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.
This business expansion is just the beginning of McCabe’s ambitious plans to take Century to new heights as a leading managed IT services provider in Kansas, now with over 65 employees in 6 locations throughout Kansas (two in Topeka, Chanute, Lawrence, Dodge City and Garden City).
Century’s Dynamic Division will provide leading edge services in proactive monitoring, backup and disaster recovery, voice and data carrier services, telephony, hosted cloud applications, and strategic IT planning. Dynamic will also provide customers with strategic, long-term IT strategy and planning with a personal Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO).
In addition, Century will continue to provide its traditional offerings of products and services to a wider array of customers statewide, to include printing, scanning, cloud services, document management, business process optimization, managed print, mobile technology, production print, creative and professional services, and LED lighting.
“We’ve already been working with Dynamic for several years on a referral basis,” says Lawrence Reynoso, executive vice president of Century Business Technologies, “Our core values are so closely aligned in the way we do business and care for our customers that it just made sense for us to join forces.”
In fact, for the past several years, Dynamic Computer Solutions has even been managing Century’s own IT infrastructure and long-term strategy.
Miller, who has owned and operated several IT companies in the Topeka area over his 34 year career, is excited about the partnership, and will play a strategic role as the Vice President of Century’s new Dynamic Division. Dynamic’s employees will also remain and work in tandem with Century’s customers and professional services team.
Miller is excited for the change, as it’s nothing new for him in the IT space. From his first retail computer hardware store, to on-site IT support, to today’s full-service, managed IT provider, Dynamic Computer Solutions, IT is always evolving.
“Combining resources from the two entities only helps to improve the offerings that help clients create, manage and support a long term plan for technology stability and growth in their own organizations. Century continues to “Make it Easy” for our clients to do business,” says McCabe.
Miller concluded, “IT should never be put in the expense column for a small business. We want to be at the boardroom table with their most trusted advisors—the lawyer, the tax accountant, and the HR specialist. Professionals helping them make business decisions that will help them grow, save money, and keep everything running smoothly. That’s how you take full advantage of technology.”
About Century Business Technologies
Century Business Technologies, a certified woman owned business (WBE), provides all the solutions required to bring order and discipline to the digital information of small businesses. In an industry that is ever changing, Century helps navigate the challenges of business technology through innovation and adaptability.
Century’s wide range of products and services include digital print technology, digital scanning, cloud services, document management, business process optimization, managed print services, mobile technology, production print, comprehensive managed network services, creative and professional services, LED lighting services 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. To learn more, visit https://www.centuryks.com.
About Dynamic Computer Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Dynamic Computer Solutions is a managed service provider located in Topeka, Kansas. Dynamic prides itself on being on the forefront of technology and offers IT and telecommunication products and services. To learn more, visit https://dcstopeka.com/.
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.