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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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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 17 May 2016

5 Reasons to Attend the IPMA 2016 Annual Conference

The IPMA 2016 Annual Conference June 20-24, 2016 RSA has long been a sponsor of the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), a 600+ member-lead association dedicated exclusively to the needs of all in-plant printing and mailing organizations. IPMA's annual conference and vendor fair, themed "Reaching New Heights" will take place in Denver, CO from June 20 - 24, 2016.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 11 May 2016

The Five Leading In-Plant Issues Series - No. 5: Adding Services

In this fifth article in the series about the top five challenges facing in-plant print centers, we look at some of the new services in-plants are offering to meet the challenges of growth and relevancy. Expanding workflow features can enable an in-plant to offer new services like VDP and TransPromo.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 27 April 2016

The Five Leading In-Plant Issues Series: No. 4 – Growing the In-Plant

In-plant leaders that are growing their operations are engaged for the future. How are they doing this? In this fourth article in the series about the top five challenges facing in-plant print centers, we answer that question. I spoke with four in-plants – State of Colorado, University of Oklahoma, Dynamic Funds, part of the third largest bank in Canada, and Michigan Farm Bureau

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 25 April 2016

Three Take Aways from Ken Macro's "Graphic Communication is Sexy" ACUP presentation

A conversation with Ken Macro about his ACUP Keynote Presentation I sat down with Ken Macro at the annual Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) conference to talk  about his keynote presentation, "Graphic Communication is Sexier than Printing." I asked him what he felt were the three things in-plants- both higher ed and other

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 21 April 2016

See Efficiency Ideas from RSA at DigiGov

Rochester Software Associates will be exhibiting In-plant Graphics' DigiGov, The Digital Printing in Government and Higher Ed Conference on May 3rd, 2016 at the GPO in Washington, DC. At the conference, we'll be sharing ideas ideas to optimize your in-plant's efficiency. For instance, speed up customer ordering, increase efficiency and supercharge production with the newest

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 18 April 2016

Higher Education In-Plants Share Tips and Knowledge at ACUP Conference

I recently had the opportunity to experience my first ACUP (Association of College and University Printers) conference. While RSA has been a sponsor for many years, this was my first conference. Like other conferences, this one had it's share of education sessions, networking and a vendor fair. Because many in-plants can't attend, I wanted to write about the tips that presenters, speakers and other in-plants shared: tips that are relevant to higher education and other in-plant print centers.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 06 March 2016

UCLA In-Plant  –  Part Healthcare and Part Higher Ed

UCLA In-Plant  –  Part Healthcare and Part Higher Ed UCLA is both the most applied-to university in the nation and a health care provider (UCLA Health) that ranks as one of the top three hospitals in the nation, with 150 primary care and specialty care offices that receive nearly two million patient visits annually.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 14 February 2016

Build a Better In-Plant - 4 Valuable Tips

Develop Your Value Proposition, Become the Data Integration Expert for Marketing and IT, Plus More Valuable Tips We're all pushed to the max with daily operations. Making sure we take the right actions to develop our variable products for those we serve is serious. Below are four tips to get you moving and how conversations

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 24 January 2016

Build a Better In-Plant – 5 Pillars of In-Plant Growth

Are You Capturing All of the Possible Print Opportunities for Your Shop? Astute in-plant managers and service teams are attuned to and ahead of the customer. You are an inside partner with a vested interest in customer success. But are you capturing all of the possible print opportunities for your shop? 

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 17 January 2016

Unique Ways 3 Higher Ed In-Plants Grow, Remain Relevant

At a recent In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) lunch-n-learn session, three higher education in-plant managers from UC Davis, Fairfield University and Cedarville University discussed how they've remained relevant and grown, leveraging graphic design services, marketing and Web to print. Web to Print and a Unique Graph Design Retainer Fuel Growth for

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 10 January 2016

Progressive's 7-Step Insourcing Journey

At a recent presentation sponsored by Rochester Software Associates, Tom Rohrbach, IT Systems Engineer Consultant at Progressive, shared a 7-step framework that Progressive utilized to determine the optimal balance of in-house and outsourced work for their firm. In addition to the 7-step process, Rorhbach related the key project learnings. Watch the entire

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 06 December 2015

Build a Better In-Plant - The 4 Value Axes

Each of the Four Values Are Present in Every Order Experience, Production Process and Delivery. Print services depend on 4 Value Axes: Time, Cost, Quality and Quantity. Each value is present in every order experience, production process, and delivery. You will be successful if you align you

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