SmartCEO magazine rolled out the red carpet last week at the Westin, BWI to celebrate 29 of Baltimore’s leading technology innovators for the 2013 VOLTAGE awards. Advance, who was nominated for its Onsite & Online remote network installation program, was the runner up in the Technology Implementer category for a large business. Continue reading “SmartCEO Honors Advance as a Technology Implementer at the 2013 VOLTAGE Awards” »
Last Wednesday, co-CEOs of Advance, Lois and Alan Elkin were honored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce as two of four 2013 inductees into The Maryland Business Hall of Fame. “This honor not only recognizes them but also their body of work of close to 50 years,” says Jeff Elkin, president of Advance. “They are the founders and co-CEOs, as well as the mother and father of the Advance family, which shares their passion for customer service.”
It’s a common scenario: you spend countless hours working with an agency or graphic artist to create the perfect logo to represent your brand, only to find once it enters the four walls of your organization, its degradation begins. In an ideal world, the graphics police would filter each and every page that comes out of your multifunctional device to ensure that your mark is always reproduced as it was originally intended, right down to the proper CMYK simulation of your precious Pantone. Since that is not the reality, we’ve compiled a few tips to help your logo look its best. Continue reading “Protecting the Brand You’ve Worked So Hard to Create” »
If reducing expenses while increasing office productivity is important to your organization, it’s definitely worth taking a deeper look at Canon uniFLOW’s features. In my last post, I gave a broad overview of the product and its core modules. This week, I’ll dive deeper into the features and benefits of each: statistics, secure printing, rules based routing, and mobile printing. Continue reading “Streamline Expenses in Q1 with Canon’s UniFLOW-Part II” »
Awhile back, Advance President, Jeff Elkin, shared his thoughts about the key considerations when choosing a technology partner. As Jeff pointed out, the driving force should be trust. At Advance, we build on that trust by providing recommendations focused on helping organizations achieve two primary outcomes: increased productivity and reduced expenses. Who doesn’t want to streamline expenses, especially in the first quarter? Continue reading “Streamline Expenses in Q1 with Canon’s UniFLOW-Part I” »
It’s here. Football season. And the Ravens look fantastic! We all know they’re a great organization on the field, but we wanted to highlight and share what a great organization they are in their back office.
The latest video in our Advance Stories series highlights the Ravens and how Advance has grown our partnership over the past decade. Join us in the story of how Advance plays a small part in helping the Ravens in being a phenomenal football organization by being an integral back office document solutions provider.
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As you may know, Windows 8 was released last month to the public. If you’ve had a chance to play with the new operating system you quickly notice that many changes have taken place since Windows 7, especially on the front-end. The new metro interface is loved by some and hated by others. Design objections aside, the plain fact is that it’s likely here to stay since the primary motive for the evolution is to keep Windows consistent among PCs, phones, and tablets. Continue reading “Here’s Windows 8!” »
When it comes to technology, change can happen overnight. That’s why, no matter how big or small, we all want to walk away from the negotiating table with confidence in those we choose to partner with. As we continue in our 48th year in business, I often reflect about the changes and relationships we have made along the way. Regardless of the innovation, the driving force behind it is trust, not tricks.
Continue reading “Choosing a Technology Partner is Based on Trust, Not Tricks” »
Shelly Holdaway is the Marketing Specialist for Advance and a guest blogger for the company.
Ever held up print traffic so you could run to the copier and load a sheet of letterhead, then race back to your desk and hope no one printed on it before you did? Or maybe you’ve dedicated one of your multifunctional paper trays to “just letterhead” but people still print on it by accident anyway.
What about the shelf life of your letterhead? Small changes to your location, website, or logo even, can be costly to update, especially when organizations usually pre-purchase large amounts of letterhead to offset the expense of commercial print setup.
If you do make changes, what happens to the old letterhead? Does it go straight to your fax machine and get flipped over until it’s used up printing incoming faxes or does it simply get handed out as scrap paper around the office?
Continue reading “Letterhead: Waste Not, Want Not” »
Over the past eight months, Ricoh/Savin has introduced roughly 17 new MFD/P (multifunctional device/printer) models, updating its monochrome and full color lineup. Ricoh/Savin is refreshing its products, from desktop units to light production machines, to meet a more workflow oriented placement strategy. Continue reading “What’s New from Ricoh/Savin?…Lots” »