Give it to me straight – what is electronic document workflow?

A compelling reason for going to a document management system is for speed through an electronic, collaborative workflow. For example, take the real estate market. In the past, the process of putting a house on the market, from a realty company back-end office standpoint, involved lengthy paper contracts, FedEx shipping costs, manual back-end office processes, and often lost…

But we only like to use HP toner

This is a question or statement that occasionally comes up with our managed print clients and prospects. When we first started providing our current version of manage print services (MPS), we expected the issue to be a big road block. The servicing and support of HP printers is largely affected by the price and quality…

Use those widgets

As previous blogs have noted, there are many configuration options out there for your Ricoh/Savin device.  Ricoh’s line of apps for their Java “App2Me” (www.app2me.com) platform contain some really interesting and usable options for the typical end user.  Obtaining most of these apps is a simple task and most install within minutes after reading the…

“Green” Paper Output Solutions? Yup.

Let Advance help you implement an Electronic Document Management solution. We call it Document Management by Advance and it’s all the rage in Baltimore.

It is my turn to drive – driverless printing reality

The need for driverless printing is becoming a reality in many offices. We have already blogged about similar technologies that require add-ons however many MFD’s (multifunctional devices) and printers have options built into them that allow driverless job submission within the LAN. This is a great option for offices with mobile users or guests that…

Customer Maryland Management and Jeff Elkin of Advance talk Document Management on MPT

In case you hadn’t noticed, we really love our customers. And they love us back. The secret sauce (as our president, Jeff Elkin likes to say) is the ability to practice the same dedication, level of service, and high-quality experience from our well-established hardware business (the MFPs and copiers), to the Document Management side of the…

Scanning to Email with your MFP? Gmail users beware…

Before your company considers making the leap to Gmail, don’t forget about the digital copier in your office that you may rely on to directly email paper documents as PDF, TIFF or JPEG files. Gmail requires the use of SSL over SMTP, and your machine, depending on its brand and age, might not have that ability. Simply put, SSL provides a higher level of data security, when communicating with the SMTP (mail) server, when compared to a standard protocol like POP3.

Simplify meter readings with DocuLife Line by Advance

What’s in it for you? As a customer of Advance, we provide one of our software products for free with your MFPs and Laser Printers. We work with our clients to closely monitor the network printers and copiers using a tool called DocuLife Line, a software package designed to automatically send in meter readings. In…

Printing is a snap with Google Cloud Print

How many times have you been working with your mobile device and needed to print a document to your local printer? Have you found yourself out of the office but would still like the option to send a document to a printer offsite? These have not always been options but with the rapid enhancements in technology you are now able to do so with cloud based applications such as Google Cloud Print.

A new system is great, but how do you get everyone on-board?

You’ve just announced to your team that a new electronic document management software solution will be implemented in the coming weeks, replacing their tried but true paper-based process. After you rattle off all the exciting features and time saving benefits of converting from paper to digital docs, you look out into the sea of faces…

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