Office Document Strategies Blog
I participated in a short discussion with some of my colleagues as analysis was being undertaken to respond to a client request for proposal. The discussion got me thinking.Read More
A true story in her own words:Read More
Virtually every multifunction printer (MFP) that is sold today has the ability to scan documents. For many purchasers this scanning capability is one of the attractions about doing an upgrade to a new device. They see it as at least the first step to doing some sort of document management and reducing their dependence upon paper files.
The first step in document management.
They are right, it can be a good step but I suggest it is not the first one. Capturing paper documents through scanning is certainly part of the process which can lead to returns. Storing computer generated documents internally is also a great part of the process. Both of these are components to a well designed document management system. They however are NOT the first step.
The real first step:Read More
The electronic stewardship programs in effect in most Canadian provinces are reviewed each year and a new schedule of fees is established for consumer payment on the sale of goods. The funds generated are supposed to cover the costs of collection, recycling and disposal of all electronic items covered by the system.Read More
Last blog we talked about a process review conducted as part of a production scanning replacement. In today's article we are going to talk about a fairly simple MFP replacement that took almost a year to complete but which ended in the client being led to complete a good product and performance analysis.
One of the basic historical tools for business promotion has long been the colour print glossy brochure. The design and production of these was a staple of all businesses who had to promote a product or service. Using a designer and then contracting for production was a regular and often expensive task. Of course the fancier your business the fancier the need for brochures and flyers to promote it.
I just received an email from the Treasurer of a local church asking me to review some suggestions he had for replacing their current mfp at the end of its lease. He knows I have experience in the business but no stake in the decision he is making. There are a couple of interesting components to his request for some advice on what might be his best choice of device.