5 Reasons Document Management Equals Good Government

By Lane Lebahn | Apr 20, 2017 12:40:51 PM

Government agencies are consumed by paper – paper that seems to grow exponentially with every new policy or form that's made. It’s a double edged sword—all agencies need meticulous records, but the inefficiencies of a paper-based or antiquated system can be costly. Now more than ever, agencies are taking a hard look at their current situation and where they need to be.

In a recent Center for Digital Government survey of more than 200 state officials:

  • Over 80% of respondents said better document management capabilities are a top priority
  • 41% said a key driver of electronic document management is the ability to streamline workflows
  • 70% are actively reinvesting in their document management technology

Before you rule out an overhaul, and think you can jury-rig your legacy systems, consider these five reasons why making an investment in a modern document management system may not be such a bad idea after all.

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Command Workstation: What It Is and Why You Will Kick Yourself for Not Using It Sooner

By Mike Andrews | Apr 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If your day involves a lot of printing, you have a Fiery print controller, and you’ve never heard of Command Workstation, keep reading. I'm about to be your hero.

Like your Fiery, Command Workstation is a product of EFI (Electronics For Imaging) – a product that many folks kick themselves for not using sooner once they find out just how awesome it is.

Even better – IT’S FREE.

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Celebrating 40 Years With Advanced Systems: Margene O'Connell

By Dave Quint | Apr 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

In business today, it's common to have multiple jobs – or even careers – over the course of 40 years. It's incredible when you meet someone in a job for a decade. Meeting someone who's been with one company – and the loyalty and enjoyment in a career – for 40 years is a little bit like finding a unicorn.

Advanced Systems has our own “unicorn” – Margene O'Connell.

As we celebrate our 60th year, we thought that a conversation with someone who's been with the company for two-thirds of its existence would be fun. From applying because of her sister's boyfriend to some excellent advice for happiness at work, here's Margene O'Connell.

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Need a New Phone System? Here's Some Advice

By Dave Quint | Apr 6, 2017 2:16:39 PM

Buying a new phone system for your office isn't as exciting as getting the latest and greatest cell phone for personal use.

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In-House Printing and the Many Hats You Will Wear (But Will Save You Money!)

By Mike Andrews | Mar 28, 2017 12:35:23 PM

You’ve finally done it. You’ve made the leap. Digital is “that good” that after rounds and rounds of demos with your loupe in hand, your organization is making the move to bring your printing in-house. If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself, right?

Exactly, it’s on YOU now.

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Who Won Our St. Patrick's Day “Pot O' Gold”?

By Dave Quint | Mar 27, 2017 3:04:23 PM
For St. Patrick's Day, we had a little bit of fun on Facebook with a limerick contest.

The contest was simple – like, share, and comment (with a limerick, your own or a favorite one) on our Facebook post for a chance to win a $60 gift card (in honor of our 60th year in business!).

We started things off with our own limerick effort (which would NOT have taken home the gold!):

There once was a company from Waterloo,
60 years ago sold copiers to me & YOU! 
Today they're still showin',
That it really takes knowin',
How to help customers do what they do!

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Wide-Format Printers: A Buyer’s Game Plan

By Dave Quint | Mar 15, 2017 2:37:21 PM

March Madness is upon us and while many of us look forward to watching some hoops in the next few weeks, investing in a new piece of office equipment is almost as stressful as picking your brackets. Fear not, because with the steady decrease in demand for commercial print, matched with the tremendous cost-savings of bringing your outsourced documents in-house, now has never been a better time to get in the wide-format game.

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