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Read about topics relevant to in-plant, in-house and corporate print centers in all vertical markets. Get insights from RSA and guest industry bloggers like Howie Fenton and Ryan McAbee.

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 16 August 2021

New WebCRD Release Adds In-app Collaboration Workflows and Enhancements That Increase Efficiency

RSA's latest WebCRD in-plant Web to Print software release includes new customer-requested features and enhancements that further reduce manual steps and errors and increase efficiency for shops and their customers. The release offers new game-changing shop and customer collaboration inside WebCRD and adds additional capabilities to the software's Book Assembly module, automation rules engine, AutoFlow™, and user account contact values.

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 04 August 2021

How a Print Center Can Keep IT Security Happy

A print center can make their IT and security teams happy by taking a proactive collaborative approach, self-educating, using a structured requirements-based planning and preparation project process, and working with partners and vendors who have the knowledge and expertise to work with your IT and security team/experts. Download our Print Center IT Security checklist to learn more today.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 02 July 2021

Is it Time to Pivot to Growth Applications and Strategies?

In this article, we discuss print applications that are likely to decline and grow post-pandemic and a strategy to help you win back clients of your in-plant that may have outsourced their work during the pandemic. Using this knowledge will help you negotiate the twists and turns in product demand.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 22 June 2021

Calculating The True Value of Workflow Automation for Your Print Shop

How do you calculate the true value of workflow automation for your shop? While no model is totally inclusive, based on our calculations, a shop with 125 jobs per week could be saving over $118,000 annually just in time savings by automating some of the steps in production by using RSA's WebCRD. To reach that conclusion, we discuss the changing landscape and misalignment with customer preferences, where to look for savings in the automation process, and explore the specific value integrated workflow solutions offer throughout the production process.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 03 June 2021

The Cost Savings of Killing E-Mail May Be 3x-5x Higher Than Estimated

Do you realize that killing e-mail can reduce labor costs for CSRs, estimators, and billing staff and that there are additional savings possible by reducing the costs associated with manual estimating and billing? The savings of killing e-mail may be 3x-5x higher than estimated in recent research. To best understand the savings you can achieve, read this blog post.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 10 May 2021

Why Killing E-Mail Orders Matters for Your Recovery

Do you realize how much time and labor costs are associated with processing e-mailed orders? Do you understand the total cost of operation and the savings you could achieve by automating order entry? Find out in this post where we discuss the time, costs and production challenges of accepting e-mail orders and how a Web to Print solution can save you money and accelerate your recovery.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 07 April 2021

Recover by Adapting to Lasting Pandemic Changes

By recognizing that some of the changes from the pandemic will disappear and others will remain you will be better positioned to recover and take advantage of the permanent changes. Innovative in-plants will find ways to take advantage of these changes and convert them from threats to opportunities.

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 18 February 2021

Workflow Automation's Role in Post-COVID Recovery Webinar

Register now for our March 17th webinar featuring a live conversation with two in-plant managers about how their operations have adapted due to the pandemic, the pivotal role workflow automation played in keeping operations going and continues to play going forward, and which workflow products enable them to run their operations remotely.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 04 February 2021

5 Ideas To Support In-Plant Awareness

Inspired by in-plant awareness month, this post talks about the often-overlooked importance of understanding product and service awareness and offers five ideas to help you increase your in-plant’s awareness.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 14 January 2021

Are You Prepared to Accelerate your Recovery?

As we prepare for a recovery from our COVID infected businesses there are changes occurring that could help or hinder our success. Requiring staff to work from home has accelerated three challenges: reduced volumes, the difficulty finding qualified staff, and the reluctance to automate production. However, if we reposition or change how we talk about these issues they could become opportunities.  

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 09 December 2020

Planning Your 2021 Post-COVID Recovery

Howie Fenton's latest RSA blog suggests three areas of your print operation to inventory and strategies to strengthen your print shop's 2021 recovery.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 16 November 2020

Manual Data Collection- The Worst Data Problem in the Industry

In this the second article in a two-part series about print shop metric issues we focus on four issues with manual data collection: unreliable data, staff productivity loss and dissatisfaction, and the inability to compile and analyze manually collected data.

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 26 October 2020

RSA's QDirect Offers Print Shops New Services and Adds Productivity with Preview of New Release During PRINTING United Digital Experience

Rochester Software Associates (RSA), provider of production print workflow software solutions for in-plant print centers, commercial printers and PSPs announces the preview of a new release of RSA’s QDirect™ output management production workflow software during the PRINTING United Digital Experience...

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 19 October 2020

RSA Releases New Software for Flexible Workflow During PRINTING United Digital Experience, Announces Demo Days

Rochester Software Associates (RSA), provider of production print workflow software solutions for in-plant print centers, commercial printers, and PSPs announces new digital production workflow software releases that add flexibility to production print workflows will be demonstrated during the PRINTING United Digital Experience...

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