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6 Minutes Will Save Your Organization Thousands on the Cost of Toner

August 30th, 2021 by Kevin Box

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When it comes to your printer fleet, having more visibility to performance is critical. Knowing how much volume each printer is producing is valuable. Getting automatic toner fulfillment is more productive and efficient than having an employee order...

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Posted in: Document Management

6 Ways to Ensure Your Copier and Printer Secures Healthcare Data

July 20th, 2021 by Gabriela Garner

6 Ways to Ensure Your Copier and Printer Secures Healthcare Data

Security breaches create significant problems for any organization. They tax resources, put your reputation in danger and, most of all, cost money. Healthcare organizations are especially vulnerable to security breaches and often have the most to...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

The Power of Business Process Management (in Facts and Figures)

April 27th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

What is Business Process Management (BPM) - Types, Steps & Real Benefits

As one observer noted, even large disasters like Chernobyl didn’t completely stem from a lack of documentation. This crisis caused so much damage because people failed to follow the planned and documented processes in time. While it’s important...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Your Business Information Should Work for You… Not Against You

April 22nd, 2021 by Elija Paajanen

Introduction to Management Information System

Information, in all its formats, is the lifeblood of business. Yet, it is an asset that’s often poorly managed, and therefore, provides less value than its potential. Let’s face it. Information only has value when it is refined and used for decision-making....

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Posted in: Business Technology

Why Metadata is as Important as the Data Itself

April 20th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

The role of metadata in a data-driven strategy | Zeenea

The sheer volume of information being created on a daily basis by the average business is staggering. In fact, it’s been estimated that more data has been created in the last two years alone than in the entirety of human history leading up to that...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How Automation in the Workplace Can Help Every Type of Business

April 13th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

How DevOps Tools Are Contributing to Automation Initiatives Across the IT Landscape - DevOps.com

Automation in the workplace is when computers perform the types of tasks that would normally require human intervention, thus freeing up the valuable time of living, breathing employees so that they can focus on those matters that truly need them....

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Posted in: Automation

How Long Does It Actually Take to Find a Document?

April 8th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

How Fast Does Your AdWords Data Update? Find Out

Let’s track the timeline of responses over the last twenty years… 2001 IDC reports that workers who manage, create, or edit documents for a company were spending up to 2.5 hours per day searching for what...

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Posted in: Document Management

HR Process Automation with Function4

April 5th, 2021 by Function4

HR Automation

Given the amount of information human resource departments are required to manage and secure, it is reasonable that these HR processes can become difficult to organize. Information management solutions provide tools that can assist in streamlining...

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Posted in: Document Management, Automation

Printing for Businesses with Multiple Locations

March 30th, 2021 by Brian Wistisen

How to Optimize for Multiple Locations

Print servers are the go-to choice when it comes to a corporate printing infrastructure. Conventional direct IP printing is different than server printing. With direct IP, printers are managed on a workstation-by-workstation basis. Print...

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

How to drastically reduce printer-related service desk calls

March 23rd, 2021 by Tom Darnall

Technician getting stressed over server maintenance in server room

You can probably imagine how eliminating print servers also helps to end single points of failure. This means increased printer availability and more printer uptime at your organization. A welcome bonus? Fewer calls to the service desk. ...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Are Your Current Print Management Practices Future Proof?

March 11th, 2021 by Tom Darnall

Print Manager for Business and Education | Print Management Solution

When planning their enterprise print management strategies, most organizations try to take a long-term view. They look to purchase cost-sensitive workhorse printers for their fleet and printer management solutions that will support and integrate...

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Posted in: Document Management

3 Signs to Upgrade Copiers and Multifunctional Printers

March 5th, 2021 by Max Queen

printer

Here are a few signs it’s time to make a change! Employees are constantly waiting. Is there a group of employees gathered around the copier waiting for their documents? If so, you have inefficient...

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Posted in: Business Technology

4 Avoidable Stresses of Working with Business Documents

February 11th, 2021 by Wendy Seykens

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The following article is a guest post by Wendy Seykens, Marketing and Communications Coordinator with M-Files partner BMconsultants. This year has become the year of virtual meetings — where we all convene together to discuss business. An hour here,...

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Posted in: Document Management

Function4 Selected as a 2020 ENX Magazine Elite Dealer

January 20th, 2021 by Max Queen

ENX Magazine elite dealer 2020

Toluca Lake, CA (Nov. 1, 2020)— ENX Magazine announced that Function4 was among the nation’s top office technology dealerships chosen this year as a 2020 Elite Dealer. Function4 provides a variety of Hardware, Software, and IT Services that focus on...

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Posted in: General

8 Best-in-Class Accounts Receivable Management Strategies

December 8th, 2020 by Bri Maas

accounts receivable management strategies

What used to be considered a back-office function has transformed into one of every organization’s largest assets: accounts receivable. Why? Because it deals with one very important asset that doesn’t appear on the balance sheet — customers. ...

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Posted in: Automation

As COVID Fuels P2P & O2C Digital Transformation, Esker is Perceived as a Unicorn

November 17th, 2020 by Daniel Reeve

COVID Fuels P2P and O2C SaaS Platforms Digital Transformation

There’s a big focus on digital transformation across the entire enterprise. In fact, Information Age calls out that 47% of CIO’s are seeing an increase in the pace of transformation. CFO’s are sharing that they need to protect their organizations and...

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Posted in: Document Management

How to Use Approved Group Purchasing Contracts to Make Purchases

November 12th, 2020 by Ryan Skinner

The Ins and Outs of Signing a Listing Agreement - Aviara Real Estate

When organizations face making purchases, they first must consider what process they need to follow. Some organizations even go as far as creating a policy requiring at least three bids. The main reason is to ensure you are getting the best price for...

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Posted in: General

Four Steps to replace Google Cloud Print

November 11th, 2020 by Ross Lasley

Google Cloud Print will be killed off in 2021

Google Air Print is officially going away on December 21st, which will cause a problem for many organizations' print environment. Google has reported that organizations will have two options: direct IP printing from Chromebooks or an alternative print...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How to Select a Technology Partner

November 10th, 2020 by Christian Colasono

real-estate-acquisitions - Skyland Management | Commercial Residential Real Estate Management

In today’s increasingly evolving print/imaging technology industry, it is of the utmost importance to know what to look for, avoid, and what questions to ask when selecting your next technology partner. One of the most essential and overlooked areas...

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Posted in: Business Technology

6 Steps to Implement Digital Transformation in your Organization

November 5th, 2020 by Ross Lasley

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation has been a huge buzz word for the last five-plus years. It is still essential to companies in becoming a more profitable, efficient, and scalable business. Many companies have discussed trying to go through a digital transformation....

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Posted in: General

How to Successfully Implement a Software Project

October 15th, 2020 by Bill Patsouras / Ross Lasley

Software Implementation

How to Successfully Implement a Software Project In today’s business environment, everyone is looking to increase productivity, reduce expenses, and streamline efficiencies. Many times, the answer lies in introducing more software to the environment....

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Posted in: Business Technology

Understanding the Benefits of Data Mining

August 19th, 2020 by Ross Lasley

Data mining

Every business leader is trying to make better decisions for their organization. It does not matter how good of a business person or leader, you are if you are making decisions from incomplete data. Today we have an overload of data. Most businesses...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Do You Need a Mobile Device Management Solution?

January 21st, 2019 by Function4

Employees on mobile devices

The 21st century has already seen some astonishing advances in the technology sector, with new opportunities coming so fast that many businesses struggle to stay on top of changes. Mobile device management is one technology solution your organization...

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

Get These Four Benefits with Document Management

December 10th, 2018 by Function4

Document Management

A great document management solution can speed up your existing business processes, with time savings as high as 40% to 75% depending on your current processes. Since time is still money, you can count on some significant improvements to your bottom...

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Posted in: Document Management

How Mobile Device Management Solutions Give You More Options

October 22nd, 2018 by Function4

Mobile Device Management

Your employees probably use their personally-owned mobile devices for at least some of their work. They may use them to check email, text co-workers about projects, or put meetings on their calendar. Rather than risk security issues when employees devise...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Banish Paper Clutter With Document Management

October 15th, 2018 by Function4

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Look around your office and make a mental list of the things that bother you the most. For many people, it's paper clutter, lack of space, and constant reminders of how behind they are that causes the most frustration. Moving to a roomier office may...

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Posted in: Document Management

Do You Need a Mobile Device Management Partner?

October 1st, 2018 by Function4

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Personal mobile device usage is now so prevalent in company work environments that few question the practice. As more and more BYOD employees enter the workplace, Mobile Device Management professionals provide a wide variety of services to protect confidential...

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

Accomplish More with a Document Management System

July 16th, 2018 by Function4

document management

Fitting more hours into a day is impossible. However, by working smarter, we can almost always fit more tasks into the day's available hours. One of the most effective ways to get more from your day is through technology. Work Smarter By leveraging the...

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Posted in: Document Management, Automation

Managed IT Services: Keeping Up With You

May 21st, 2018 by Function4

Managed IT Services

It might feel like your company has a lot to keep up with--technology, customers, the business world at large--but when it comes to managed IT services, there's only one thing to focus on: you. This innovative solution was designed to move at your pace...

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Posted in: Business Technology

3 Processes Streamlined by Document Management

May 7th, 2018 by Function4

Document Management

Document management can help your company in countless ways. It saves time, money, and stress, all by streamlining and strengthening the ways you deal with paper—but that's a pretty general statement, isn't it? Today we'll look at three specific...

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Posted in: Document Management

3 Reasons Managed IT is Right For You

April 30th, 2018 by Function4

managed IT services

Managed IT services provide countless benefits that help improve efficiency, budget-friendliness, and morale across any company--but what can it do for your company? Here's a quick look at just a few reasons why managed IT is right for you. A Crash-Course...

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Posted in: Business Technology

What Mobile Management Looks Like

April 23rd, 2018 by Function4

mobile management

Do you remember reading textbooks in school and not being able to imagine any of those things happening in real life? The same is true when it comes to business solutions like mobile management. If you can't visualize the processes and their benefits,...

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Posted in: Business Technology