Leases, Jams, Recycling, Training, and Business Processes – Reader-Approved Blogs of 2017


Take a look at the best posts from 2017 - including paper jams, document management, and more.jpegHappy New Year!

We’ve had the pleasure of blogging for you for almost three years now.

In case you missed them, here are nine of the most popular blogs from 2017.

9 Steps to Redesign a Broken Business Process

The best technology in the world can’t fix a poorly designed process. In that case, technology only speeds up the ineptness of the process. Here are nine tips to get your broken processes fixed. Read more.

How Long Should My Copier Last?

PCs, monitors, chairs, pens, and all other office equipment wears out and needs to be replaced – so do your copiers. If you’re still holding on to that photocopier you bought in 2000, it might be time to seek out a replacement. Read more.
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End User Training – Why It’s So Important

Unfortunately, most business executives hear “user training” when implementing new technology or software – immediately think, “extra expense” – and opt out of receiving training for their staff. That’s a mistake. Read more.

Don’t Throw That Away! How and Why to Recycle Toner Cartridges

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Not only is this a catchy tune from Jack Johnson (I do listen to music other than Buffett!), but it's important to think of when it comes to toner recycling.

Before you toss that empty toner cartridge into the trash, know that it will take nearly 1,000 years to decompose in your local landfill.

Don't throw it away. Recycle it. We've made it dead simple for you to do so. Read more.

7 Things to Know About Your Copier Lease

Here are some nuggets of advice on what to know about copier leases from our folks who deal with your contracts. We’re here to help, but understanding a few things up-front will keep our relationship a good one. Read more.

How to Fix a Paper Jam

We’ve all heard it at some point. You’re standing there, silently counting the copies under your breath, when you hear paper crumple and scrunch and your copier count stops on 37 of 40. Read more.

I Need to Scan a Document – Which File Format Should I Use?

The different file formats (the most common are JPG, XPS, OOXML, PDF, and TIFF) all have different uses. Let's take a quick look at some of the most common ways these formats are used. First though, some general scanning tips. Read more.
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When the Copier Breaks: The Value of Copier Maintenance and Service

I’d like to talk about the importance of service. This applies to more than just your copier, it applies to your printer, MFP, and all the office equipment that you use regularly.

To mix metaphors, if your office equipment stops working, you aren’t driving anywhere that day. Keep the following issues in mind when you think about copier uptime. Read more.

Brother Dominic, Documents, and Your Productivity

What can a pretend monk from a long-ago Xerox commercial – and the new remake – still teach us about document productivity? As Brother Dominic knows, it's not a miracle, it's smart use of technology to accomplish a business goal. Read more.

There you have it – our nine most popular posts of 2017.

I hope you enjoyed them again – or learned from them for the first time.

I look forward to providing more advice and education throughout 2018. Let me know what you’d like to know in the comments below. I’ll do my best to answer questions in future posts.

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About The Author

Dave Quint, president and CEO of Advanced Systems Inc. and past president of BTA Mid-America. Dave has worked with copiers, MFPs, scanners, and document workflow software since joining Advanced Systems as a sales associate in 1989. His favorite part of the job -- “there is no greater joy than to see the positive impact these solutions have in our client’s businesses.’ You press print, we take care of the rest. Contact us for more information >>