Seamless Data Systems Acquisition
Press Release - (July 31, 2020) Century Business Technologies , Inc. Acquires Emporia, KS Based Seamless Data Systems TOPEKA, KS. — For Immediate Release: Century Business Technologies (Century) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the managed services, data networking and computer repair assets of Seamless Data Systems (Seamless). Century will continue operations from 710 Industrial Road in Emporia. All current Seamless Data staff will remain and all services currently in place will continue.
“We are excited about this transition and the opportunities it offers to our customers, our staff and our community,” said Jim Belford president and founder of Seamless.
“Century Business Technologies has passionately provided and managed the business technology needs of Kansas businesses for almost 40 years. We feel honored that Jim trusts us, and I am committed to continuing his tradition of excellence to Emporia and surrounding business markets. To our customers: Thank you for allowing us to partner with you as your business technology provider. We value your business and are confident that Century will continue to provide and surpass the service and support you have come to expect.” says Dawna McCabe, President and CEO.
About Century Business Technologies Century Business Technologies, a certified woman owned business (WBE), headquartered in Topeka, Kansas is a business technology and services provider passionately driven to excellence to meet the ever-changing technology demands of business. With 7 locations throughout Kansas, Century provides one source for copiers, printers, production, document management, servers, computers, IT Network management, cloud services and business cybersecurity as well as providing customers with long-term IT strategy and business planning with a professional, personal Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) and much more.
Century Business Technologies’ proven discovery process strategy enables customers to maximize technology for their business growth and profitability, all while focusing on the security of mission critical information.
About Seamless Data Systems Seamless Data Systems is a computer and network technology company that has provided no-nonsense computer repair and networking support to Emporia and the surrounding area since 2001. Seamless specializes in full-service IT support for businesses big and small—from individual users and small businesses to banks and nonprofits—in Emporia, Lawrence, and the surrounding areas.
CBT in the News! - well, sort of....
(Topeka, Kansas, July 22, 2020)- We love this picture, because what a lot of people don’t know is that it shows off the work of Century Business Technologies behind the scenes! Do you see the wall monitor, the 2 digital whiteboards and even the podium? Well, a couple of years ago we sat down with the Kansas High School Athletics Association who needed technology and infrastructure in their facility that could be used throughout the building in a variety of configurations. Here’s what Russ Kromminga, Director of Business Development, had to say, “ This project helped KSHSAA implement interactive whiteboard technologies and remote collaboration tools that have enabled them to provide the level of services they need to assist school districts across the State, even during the COVID events. By combining multiple resources including the ability to remotely operate and control the systems through an iPad, Century and KSHSAA worked together to create a platform that helps them be better suited to service their clients. We make it easy.” Read more about the KSHSAA story here...
Century Achieves a GRADE A 2020 Platinum Level Service Award
(Topeka, Kansas, July 9, 2020)– Century Business Technologies has been recognized by Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America as a 2019 – 2020 Platinum Level Service Dealer. Sharp awards Platinum Level Service status to outstanding dealers that have exceeded performance benchmarks and implemented industry best practices during the past year. Century Business Technologies is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S.
“The Platinum Level Service award recognizes Sharp dealers such as Century Business Technologies that demonstrate exceptional customer support and the highest level of achievement in critical areas of service delivery,” said Greg Gumpright, Director, Services, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “The award is a symbol of meeting Sharp’s highest standards which recognizes Century Business Technologiesfor meeting and exceeding performance benchmarks and implementing industry best practices.”
2019 Kansas Woman-Owned Business of the Year - Professional Service Firm
On October 10th, 2019 the Kansas Department of Commerce recognized President & CEO Dawna McCabe for Kansas Woman-Owned Business of the Year in the Professional Service Firm category. This 35th Annual Awards Luncheon honored outstanding women and minority owned businesses, advocates, young entrepreneurs and corporation of the year throughout the state of Kansas. Century Business Technologies is humbled by this recognition. Thank you to all involved!
CBT Celebrates New Lawrence Office
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce welcomed Century Business Technologies with open arms. Members from the Chamber, Century employees and customers attended a ribbon-cutting October 24th in celebration of Century’s new office space. Century is excited to a part of the Chamber and is looking forward to becoming even more involved in the Lawrence community.
Best of Topeka
Thank you so much for all the support and votes throughout the Best of Topeka campaign. It was our first time competing this year, and we were beyond excited being nominated in the Top 3. Although we didn't win, we are still honored to be blessed with diligent employees, incredible customers, and a great place to call home. Thank you, Topeka!
Cyber Security Summit
Century Business Technologies – Dynamic Division and the Greater Topeka Partnership are hosting a Cyber Security Summit, bringing in local and national professionals to present on the current state of cyber security in 2019.
Learn about the current methods of attack and the pivotal importance of protecting your business from breaches, scams, and all forms of cybercrime.
- Geoffrey Jenista, Cyber Security Advisor from the US Department of Homeland Security
- Desiree D. Rohr, Digital Forensics Examiner from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation
- Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst from WatchGuard Technologies
- Justin Sharples, Information Security Officer of CoreFirst Bank & Trust
KBI Forensic Science Center
Washburn University Campus
2001 SW Washburn Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
SESSIONS (these are identical):
Morning Session from 8:30am to 11:30am
Afternoon Session from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
There will also be an optional tour of the KBI Forensic Science Center at 11:45am.
Seating is limited, please register for the Cyber Security Summit at GoTopeka.com/CyberSecurity
CBT’s Service Technicians Receive Ricoh’s Prestige Elite Certification
Congratulations to Royce and Dave from the Service Department for their dedication to service excellence. They received Ricoh’s Prestige Elite Certification status this year. Technicians only qualify for the certification if they score over 80% on a time restrictive test and are only awarded if they rank in the top 75. Only 42 dealerships across the United States had a technician qualify for this award- that’s less than one per state! (And we had two!) This is a huge honor, and we appreciate all the hard work our technicians do.
Please join us in congratulating Royce and Dave for their hard work and commitment to service excellence.
Back in March of 2019, Century Business Technologies along with the Topeka Pilots hosted a Pizza Party for the families of the Topeka Rescue Mission. The evening began with a pizza party complete with LaRocca’s pizza and garlic knots and ended in the Party Zone at the Topeka Pilots’ arena. Century employees came out with their families to spend time with the wonderful people of the Rescue Mission. During that time, everyone enjoyed popcorn and ice cream while experiencing the thrill of watching hockey right up against the plexiglass. Xavier, one of the boys from TRM, even dropped the puck for the players!
Century not only wanted to provide a night of fun for the families, but also wanted to give something back. During the game, each child signed the front of a Pilot’s jersey while later the entire Pilot’s team signed the back of it. The jersey, along with other coveted Pilot’s gear, was auctioned off with all the proceeds going towards Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries.
Together, Century and the Pilots raised $445 for the Topeka Rescue Mission’s Children Palace.
To learn more about Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries and the Children’s Palace visit their website at:
Check out LaRocca’s Pizza at:
And the Pilots at:
Out in the Community with CBT's Dynamic Division
Once again, this past holiday, Century Business Technologies- Dynamic Division proudly sponsored TARC's 21st annual Winter Wonderland at Lake Shawnee. TARC's Winter Wonderland consists of a massive decorative display of over 1 million Christmas lights all around the lake. For many, it has become a fun, family tradition to visit every year! With the help of over 500 volunteers, totaling 1655 volunteer hours, TARC raised over $189,000. This will go towards children, adults, and families with developmental, intellectual, and related disabilites.
TARC is a huge blessing Topeka. They have dedicated their time, resources, and staff to helping those in need. We are so honored and grateful for their presence in the community. And without community support this marathon fundraiser wouldn't be possible!
Pictured is the "After the Lights" appreciation event at TARC for our sponsorship of Winter Wonderland.
Ricoh's 2019 Circle of Excellence Award
Century Business Technologies has received the RFG Circle of Excellence Certified Dealership for their service department. Recognition of the award applies through the rest of 2018, but the official award begins the calendar year of 2019. This prestigious “Best of the Best” award only recognizes certain dealers who demonstrate both technical proficiency as well as service operational efficiency in accordance with Ricoh’s guidelines.
Century Business Technologies takes pride in work they do. They desire to do more than maintain industry standards. They strive to surpass them. They are honored to be rewarded for their hard work and industry best practiced standards.
Dynamic Duo: Century Business Technologies buys Dynamic Computer Solutions
9/27/2018 - Topeka Capital Journal | Topeka, KS - Century Business Technologies has acquired Dynamic Computer Solutions, which will expand its business to add managed informational technology services. The two companies have been long-time associates, with the owners serving on multiple community boards and also utilizing each other’s products and services, said Mitch Miller, founder of Dynamic. And both have been in business for more than 30 years, an unusual situation, Miller said, when it is usually a well-established business buying a newer company.
“I’ve used their equipment for 15 years,” Miller said of copy machines at his company. “We’ve partnered together, with us taking care of their systems here and across the state for the last almost three years.” Dawna McCabe, president and CEO of Century, said the two companies are a natural fit.
Century, in business since 1981, began as a copier sales company and morphed over the years to add multiple lines of business, including a wider range of equipment, software packages that work on the equipment and also for document management and even an LED lighting division. “We’ve evolved to more of a consultative approach, where we go in and we’re not dealing most of the time with the purchasing manager,” she said. “It’s more of the C-level type people and trying to get a seat at their executive table, where we’re talking about their technology road map, what are their business goals, and where do they see technology and how it fits into their business. It’s then putting together that plan, whether it’s software, equipment or something custom, or something on the network side of things in the cloud.”
Century Business Technologies Director of Services Brian Habig Earns National Recognition
At the 2018 annual PROs Elite Service Executive Meeting on August 21st in Clearwater, Florida, Century Business Technologies Director of Service Brian Habig received the prestigious PROs Elite 100 Service Executive of the Year award! As this was unexpected, Brian was both surprised and humbled for this unique recognition. Brian said, “This is a tribute to everyone in the company, especially the service department, for all of their hard work and determination in coming so far in our metrics in the last 4 to 5 years. It’s been a journey, and we aren’t finished yet! There are still even higher goals to reach!” Congratulations on a job well done.
Brian currently directs the management of Century Business Technologies Service Department, overseeing service operations of thousands of pieces of equipment with eleven field technicians at five locations across the state. The Pros Elite 100 is an exclusive dealer community. Dealerships cannot join the Pros Elite 100. Instead, they must be selected to be part of this Elite performing group of dealers, that spans throughout North America and select international markets, based on measurable benchmark financial / operational results. In addition, they must have an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and “Best in Class” service. When a service executive achieves the “Pros Elite 100 Service Executive of the Year” award, it highlights a major accomplishment in their career because they have achieved a performance level that falls amongst the top 10% of all elite performing dealers selected to the Pros Elite 100 dealer community.
A “Dynamic Duo” - Century Business Technologies Acquires Dynamic Computer Solutions
Topeka, KS - Century Business Technologies is pleased to announce the launching of an expanded managed IT services division, with the addition of one of its business partners, Dynamic Computer Solutions, effective July 31, 2018.
Century’s Dynamic Division will complement Century’s already expansive technology offering to small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) including a full, integrated suite of managed IT services from hardware, software and remote monitoring, to cloud application hosting, telephony and strategic IT planning.
“In recent years, Century has moved to being a consultative company for small to mid-sized businesses and combining forces with Dynamic Computer Solutions makes our offering even more complete. Together we can provide all of our customers the opportunity to receive the same high level of service that they have come to know from us across all areas of their businesses,” says Dawna McCabe, president and chief executive officer of Century Business Technologies.
Century Wins the 2018 Woman-Owned Business of Distinction Award
(5/30/18 | Topeka, Kansas)
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Century Business Technologies received the honor of the Woman-Owned Business of Distinction Award from the Greater Topeka Partnership.
To be eligible for the award, a small business must meet the requirement of being 51% owned and operated by a woman. Century's President and CEO, Dawna McCabe, was given the award by meeting this requirement and leading the success of Century Business Technologies for more than 10 years.
Century was honored to be nominated among such excellent small business finalists in the category, including Greenpoint and HR Partners LLC.
To learn more about the award and see the local news report of the event, visit the coverage at WIBW.
Century Business Technologies Launches New Website to Provide Resources to Kansas Businesses
(08/09/2017 | Topeka, Kansas)
Today Century Business Technologies released a new website aimed at helping Kansas businesses discover new ways to use technology to improve their business.
“We’ve been able to help companies across Kansas integrate technology to deliver some amazing results,” commented Dawna McCabe, President of Century Business Technologies. “We want this new website to be a resource where businesses can discover new ways to improve processes to reduce costs and enhance their competitive advantage.”
Century Business Technologies helps businesses across Kansas and throughout the United States use technology to streamline workflow. By integrating leading hardware systems and document management solutions with clients’ existing databases and systems, the Century team delivers business-changing results.
“Paper and digital documents are a key part of our clients’ business processes,” said Lawrence Reynoso, VP of Sales and Marketing. “It’s incredible to see the results we get when we help clients integrate paper and digital documents into their workflow.”
The new website will include a blog which will be updated weekly with ideas to help businesses reduce costs, improve workflow, and enhance security. A growing library of real-world case studies will showcase examples of how Kansas companies like Skyland Grain are using technology to improve their operations. The site will also include special reports, videos, and white papers aimed at helping companies use technology to improve their operations.
“We want to be a true resource to our peers in the Kansas business community and beyond,” said McCabe.
Started in 1981 as a copier, fax, and word processing systems provider, Century Business Technologies has evolved into a technology powerhouse. Today, the company integrates paper and digital processes to help clients improve their workflows, enhance security, and reduce costs. Combining a local team of software developers with leading technology companies like Ricoh, Sharp, and Square 9 Softworks allows the Century team to deliver integrated solutions that help companies maximize their return on investment.
[6/8/17] Century Business Technologies to host the Downtown Topeka Incorporated After Hours
[5/11/17] Century Business Technologies opens 5th location in Garden City with grand opening and ribbon cutting
[April 2017] Issue of APWA Reporter article “LED lighting provides a night and day difference to Topeka’s Maintenance Shop” featuring our LED Lighting services, pgs 30-32
[7/28/16] Century Business Technologies celebrates their 35th Anniversary and building remodel
[Summer 2016] TK Magazine article “The Changing Face of Technology” featuring Century Business Technologies (pgs 12-14)
[12/9/2015] Century Business Technologies certified as a Women Owned Business (WBE) from the National Women Business Owner’s Corporation (NWBOC)
[May 14, 2015] Century Business Technologies is a finalist for the Topeka Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards.
Circle of Excellence
Century Business Technologies has been recognized as a Ricoh Circle of Excellence Certified Dealership. This prestigious “Best of the Best” award recognizes those dealers who provide outstanding service and support in accordance with Ricoh’s guidelines.
Pros Elite 100
Century Business Technologies has been awarded the Pros Elite 100 certification. This award is a National symbol of recognition and distinction in the Office Imaging industry.
PROs Elite 100 certification, is awarded to a very limited number of select organizations displaying world-class service delivery. Only 100 Office Imaging dealers in the United States and selected international markets will earn PROs Elite 100 status. Century Business Technologies was awarded this certification for the entire state of Kansas and is the only dealer in Kansas to have this elite distinction. We have committed to having our Service and financial results audited on an ongoing basis. We believe that audits performed by 3rd party experts such as Pros Elite provide relevant unbiased input and accountability.