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Repro Products, Inc. – Celebrating 42 Years in Business

Drake Dunaway
Digital Marketing Specialist
Repro Products, Inc.
Phone: 678.486.3161
Email: marketing@reproproducts.com

Repro Products, Inc. CELEBRATING 42 YEARS IN BUSINESS

SMYRNA, GA, June 2, 2021 – According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of U.S. small businesses fail within the first year. By the end of year 5, about 50% have shuttered. Only around a third survive to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Defying the odds, Repro Products, Inc. (RPI) is celebrating its 42nd anniversary on June 6, 2021.

Founded in 1979 in a two-bedroom apartment on Windy Hill Road in Smyrna by Robert (Bob) Feldberg, Repro Products, Inc. originally sold blueprinting supplies. Now RPI is Metro Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox agency and a leading provider of wide format technical and graphics equipment, printing and reprographic services, Autodesk software and training services. Among the most recent additions to its offerings are 3D laser scanning and drone aerial imaging services.

RPI was honored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year and has also received many accolades from the community for its philanthropic contributions. Among its other achievements, RPI also received the Business Community Service Recognition award from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Trend magazine and has also been a finalist for Cox Family Enterprise Center’s Georgia Family Business of the Year.

The first 42 years have not been without challenges, however. When asked about weathering the global pandemic, company President Bob Feldberg noted that RPI’s ethic of taking care of customers and employees alike was vital. “As an essential business by virtue of our affiliation with the building industry, it was necessary that we continue operating throughout the pandemic. We established contact and sanitation protocols, worked virtually where possible and took extra precautions around the required site visits to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. I am proud of how our employees pulled together and made sure that we took care of our customers. From our Service team who kept printers running smoothly to our drivers who delivered prints and supplies safely and efficiently to our Customer Service team who kept everything humming, we never missed a beat.”

As 2020 proved, the future is uncertain. But Repro Products plans to continue evolving to meet and exceed its customers’ ever evolving-needs and requirements.

About Repro Products, Inc.

Repro Products, Inc. (RPI), has been the Southeast’s preeminent technology solutions provider for the AEC and business industry since 1979. As the leading provider of document technology solutions to businesses in the Atlanta area and beyond, RPI combines award-winning service with the latest and best in office technology, helping clients achieve maximum productivity. Headquartered in Smyrna, GA, with offices in Roswell and Facilities Management installations nationwide, RPI is a leading provider of wide format equipment, printing and reprographic services, Autodesk software, training services, 3D laser scanning and drone aerial imaging services. From the beginning, commitment to customer satisfaction has been the guiding principle of the Repro Products Family of Businesses and its mission continues to be to offer the latest solutions and services while providing unparalleled support and customer service.

View the History of Repro Products.

Xerox takes top spot in Quocirca’s MPS report for cloud capabilities, exceptional security and strong hybrid workplace support

NORWALK, Conn., MAR 25, 2021 — Xerox, a global workplace technology company, remains the leader in the worldwide managed print services (MPS) market, securing the top position in Quocirca’s worldwide market landscape report.

“Xerox continues to impress with its leadership position as an established and innovative MPS provider, recognized for its cloud capabilities, exceptional security features and strong support for the hybrid workplace environment,” said Quocirca Director Louella Fernandes. “Xerox’s comprehensive service portfolio supported by a mature global service delivery platform helps position Xerox as a leader in the market.”

While the global pandemic presented new challenges for MPS providers, Xerox remained the leader in this space due to its broad service offerings across the office and production print environments, and its deep expertise in business process automation, according to Quocirca.

“Our clients vocalized a clear need to accelerate their digital transformation and cybersecurity roadmap,” said Mike Feldman, president of Americas Operations and Global Document Services for Xerox. “We are proud of this ranking as it recognizes Xerox’s portfolio of solutions that serves organizations small and large, across all major industries, and helps them achieve these goals.”

As more companies envision a blend of remote and office work, Xerox® Intelligent Workplace Services (IWS) helps enable a hybrid workforce with technology and services that allow Xerox customers to provide their employees increased productivity, efficiency, and security, no matter where they are working.

“IWS includes a core set of MPS capabilities – assessment and optimization, fleet management and print management; plus, a set of digital transformation capabilities – capture and digitization, workflow automation, and content management,” according to the Quocirca report.

Xerox also offers customers protection against various forms of cyber-attacks or other related risks through a combination of capabilities, services and partnerships.

“Xerox ConnectKey® technology features a comprehensive set of advanced security features in partnership with McAfee and Cisco – which is a strong differentiator. Secure device and document management monitors devices, usage and content for compliance to policies, regulatory requirements and data privacy acts,” the Quocirca report states.

Additionally, Xerox continues advancing its cloud strategy, ensuring its cloud initiatives are consistent with customer requirements. According to the report, “Xerox is a leader in enabling mobile workers’ needs with a portfolio of cloud capabilities from seamless printing independent of location, and other aspects of mobile user workflow such as capture and MFP apps.”

To view the full article on the Xerox website, click here.

YOUR NEXT STEP

With over 40 years of print experience, Repro Products is uniquely qualified to provide the print expertise you need to make the best buying decisions for your business. Our award-winning service department with over 200 years of combined experience, and Repro Products is the premiere Xerox Platinum Partner for the City of Atlanta. Click below to start a conversation with our team of Xerox pros about letting Xerox multifunction devices and apps streamline your workflow.

Repro Products Listed in the 2021 Georgia Film SourceBook

It’s no secret that the State of Georgia plays host to a booming film industry. Fortunately for film companies working in Georgia, Repro Products, Inc. (RPI) is a metro Atlanta-based resource for print equipment rentals (including office machines and wide format), print services of all types and sizes from business cards to grand format graphics and giant-sized 3D models. RPI makes it easy to check off many of your needs with one phone call. We have provided equipment to many productions and provide the support you need to make your job easy. We offer plans that provide service, ink and paper in one payment. Our service department has over 200 years of experience installing and servicing print equipment and can ensure that your printers work when you need them.

Check our listings in the 2021 Georgia Film & TV and contact us for more information on how we can apply our experience in supplying the film industry to your production.

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Xerox Wins 2021 Software Line of the Year Award in Study

Xerox Corporation Wins Buyers Lab 2021 Software Line of the Year Award, Ranked Best Overall in Keypoint Intelligence Solutions Study

Repro Products was not involved in the creation of this content. Original article can be found here.

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services, today announced that Xerox Corporation has won the coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021 Document Imaging Software Line of the Year Award. Given once a year, this award recognizes the vendor that offers the most complete software portfolio across the range of document imaging solutions categories that the company covers on its bliQ subscription service.

To determine the Software Line of the Year Award recipient, Keypoint Intelligence’s experienced analysts consider the imaging software each leading OEM officially sells and supports via its direct and independent sales channels. The vendor’s own products and those from partner ISVs are taken into account, and the portfolio is judged on both the breadth and depth of the offerings. For the breadth aspect, analysts consider how complete each vendor’s line is across the categories of software Keypoint Intelligence covers in bliQ Solutions Center: MFP Apps & Connectors, Capture & Workflow, Document Management/ECM, Fleet Management & MPS Tools, Output Management, and others such as security, OCR, fax servers, and vertical-market solutions. Another consideration is the variety of offerings in each of those categories to suit the needs of different size organizations, from small businesses to global enterprises. Judgment on the quality of the solutions is based on Keypoint Intelligence’s hands-on evaluations, which look at ease of use, feature set, value, and other attributes.

The analysis showed that Xerox has the strongest lineup overall in three of the six categories studied: MFP Apps & Connectors, Capture & Workflow, and Fleet Management & MPS Tools. In MFP Apps & Connectors, Xerox boasts an unrivaled catalog of approximately 125 apps to extend the functionality of Xerox ConnectKey VersaLink and AltaLink MFPs, plus many more private apps that have been built by Xerox partners for their customers that are not reflected in that tally. In Capture & Workflow, the Xerox Workflow Automation Solution family stood out, with more than 40 specialized applications for needs ranging from Recruiting and HR Onboarding to Loan Application Processing to Student Billing and Advising. The company’s strong MPS program is underpinned by a range of solutions and services (under the company’s Intelligent Workplace Services umbrella) to help partners with managed print and managed document services engagements. And the company’s growing focus on verticals continues, with solutions for the education, legal, healthcare, and retail markets.

“Now more than ever, document imaging vendors need to offer software solutions that support information access, provide seamless collaboration, deliver workflow productivity, and promote cost efficiency—more likely than not with a workforce that is split between the home and office,” said Jamie Bsales, Director of Smart Workplace & Security Analysis at Keypoint Intelligence. “Xerox has demonstrated its ability to address this challenge with a wide-ranging lineup of apps, software, and services to help customers not just navigate this ‘new normal’ but actually use it to their advantage, too.”

ABOUT KEYPOINT INTELLIGENCE

For almost 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence—improving business goals and increasing bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.

ABOUT BUYERS LAB LINE OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Line of the Year Awards salute the companies that provide a broad range of hardware or software and whose products consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Keypoint Intelligence analysts and technicians in areas such as ease of use, features, and value, across an entire portfolio for that product area, with the end result being the most prestigious Buyers Lab Awards offered.

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YOUR NEXT STEP

With over 40 years of print experience, Repro Products is uniquely qualified to provide the print expertise you need to make the best buying decisions for your business. Our award-winning service department with over 200 years of combined experience, and Repro Products is the premiere Xerox Platinum Partner for the City of Atlanta. Click below to start a conversation with our team of Xerox pros about letting Xerox multifunction devices and apps streamline your workflow.

Turbocharge Design Review Time-Savings with Studio Sessions

Looking for a more efficient way to manage the design review process? Look no further—Studio Sessions’ real-time collaboration will make the once-cumbersome workflow easier and better

 

Design review is one of the most critical stages of a construction project. This is when all stakeholders of a project—owner, architect, mechanical, electrical and structural engineers, plumber, etc. convene to look over all the plan documents to ensure that what’s included in the plans matches the requirements for the building. The workflow is also used to ensure that everything within the building’s plans is fully coordinated through all of the different stakeholder contributions to the project.

“A big part of the design review process is making sure that there aren’t any conflicts that would affect the entire design of the building,” said Jeanette Popiel, a product manager at Bluebeam and a former architect. “So, there’s an internal coordination that happens throughout the design review process, making sure that things like mechanical duct is not too low for the ceiling height that was intended for the space.”

In a bygone era, the design review workflow was a cumbersome, time-intensive endeavor. Since each stakeholder is often in a different office spread throughout the country, paper documents would be printed and sent to each different location for them to markup and comment on. Then, once all of the different stakeholder review documents returned to a central office, someone would be responsible for consolidating all of the distinct markups and comments so they can be incorporated in a final set of design documents.

“It’s a tedious process and oftentimes that paper set might float around your office too,” Popiel said. “So, you can only have one person working on it, because there’s one paper sheet. It really does limit who can work on it.”

Digital transformation to the rescue

In more recent years, the digital transformation in the construction industry has played a big role in making many common industry workflows easier and more efficient. Design review is one workflow that has benefited mightily from the evolution of the digital age in construction.

In particular, just as Bluebeam Revu has played a hugely valuable role in digitizing the process of viewing and marking up PDF documents, Studio in Revu—which allows any user to store and manage documents with Studio Projects as well as collaborate on documents with Studio Sessions—has completely transformed the way project teams are able to facilitate the design review process.

Studio Sessions, the collaboration vehicle in Revu, is especially instrumental for design review. Instead of printing off paper documents and sending them to dispersed stakeholders to review in varying locations, Sessions allows those same documents to be reviewed virtually by all stakeholders in the same place in real time.

An architect in New York, for instance, can be making markups and comments on the same set of documents just as an engineer in Los Angeles is making theirs and a plumber or other stakeholder is making their own in Chicago. What’s more, with Studio Sessions, each of the different markups and comments are designated so that each stakeholders’ markups are identifiable. There’s also a Markups List that instantly tracks everyone’s activity on the documents as they’re happening, in the event that someone wants to double check who made what change or comment when.

“Everyone is able to place their comments in real-time,” Popiel said, “and that’s the true benefit because you get to see all the comments as they’re being made; you don’t ship out a paper set and wonder when you are going to get all those comments.”

Suddenly, with Sessions, a design review workflow that might take weeks upon weeks to complete thanks to a cumbersome, paper-based process, is able to be completed in a fraction of the time with far more ease and clarity when it comes time to finalize the review process and move the documents onto the next phase of the project.

How to Design Review in Studio

Here’s how new or novice users can get started with design review using Studio, according to Popiel.

Gather digital drawings, set up a Studio ID

Users can set up a Studio ID account within Revu for free. All they need to do is choose an email and password to use as credentials and sign up. “And from there, all you do is upload your documents to Studio and invite whoever you need to look at your drawings,” Popiel said. “You can send it out to your general contractor, your subcontractors, your owner, etc., so they’re all in tune with all the comments that are happening throughout the design review process.”

Once you invite stakeholders to join a Session, they receive an email link to join and they’re in. “When you invite anyone to your Studio Session,” Popiel said, “if they have Bluebeam Revu, they can sign in and create a Studio account. And even if they don’t have Revu, they can still join your Studio Sessions free of charge.”

Know the right tools

Not every tool within Revu is needed to complete a design review in Studio Sessions. Most of what users will need are the basic markup tools like clouds and call-out text boxes. “Those are probably the most essential ones that you need to know,” Popiel said. “But one tip that I think is really important, especially if you have many reviewers that are inside that same Studio Session, is I would highly recommend becoming familiar with your Tool Chest and having a subject for your markups that are inside your Tool Chest.”

This allows users to sort and filter different tools. “For instance, if you have 10 reviewers in there and everybody is adding a comment that is used with a text box, you’re going to get a list in your Markups List that is just going to say, ‘text box, text box, text box’ under the subject,” Popiel said. “But if you have somebody who has designated a subject inside of their Tool Chest, and they’ve used a markup, and instead of saying ‘text box,’ the subject has been edited, so now it says mechanical. You’ll be able to sort and filter by the different disciplines … it makes it much easier to see all of that information.”

Set up a practice round; create best practices

If you’re a seasoned construction professional used to doing design review on paper but are curious about making the jump to Studio, don’t feel like you have to dive in headfirst right away on a real project.

Popiel recommends that first-time users set up a practice Session first just so everyone has an opportunity to get used to the tools and the new environment. “Everything is always a little difficult the first time,” Popiel said. “So, I would say do a practice session internally within your own company, get used to uploading your files and understanding what people can and can’t do inside of a Session and getting your files prepared for a Session.”

After you’ve had a practice round in Sessions, the next time will feel infinitely easier. “It will become a breeze,” Popiel said.

Lastly, Popiel said users who are newer to doing design reviews in Studio should consider creating a best practices list. “This way you know, ‘What do I need to do before I put my files into a Session? Do I want to make sure that I have my file name? What are the file names going to look like? What are my permissions I’m going to use in the document?’”

Part of a best practices list may be creating a cover page document to send out to everyone you invite to participate in a design review via a Studio Session.

“I’ve seen customers share Tool Sets inside that Studio Session; they’ll have a cover page in the Studio Session that says, ‘Hey, welcome to the Studio Session, click here to download a Tool Set,’” Popiel said.  “That way you’re providing all the collaborators all the markup tools that they’re going to need in that Session.”

“Things like that can really benefit you as the host,” Popiel added, “because now with those Tool Sets, that Markups List will be much better organized and it will be easier to find things because you provided them the markup tools directly within the Session. You’ve also given them directions on what’s expected inside that Session. Usually that results in better outcomes as well.”

AEC TEAMWORK CAN BE CHALLENGING… BUT REPRO HAS YOUR BACK

Collaboration in the AEC industry comes with so many challenges; you must unite office and work site, maintain tight version control, work efficiently, adapt to change, foster process standards and sift through paper clutter. Moreover, in light of the global pandemic and the remote office of 2020, software that cannot provide robust virtual collaboration can hamper your workflow. This technological road map can be daunting. Where to turn?

CONTACT THE BLUEBEAM SPECIALISTS AT REPRO PRODUCTS

Fortunately, Repro Products is a Bluebeam Partner and runs a fully equipped demo room in our Smyrna Headquarters showcasing the latest models of HP wide format printers. Here, we can demonstrate how Bluebeam Revu performs in an actual print environment, and we can ease you through the process of software selection, licensing options, upgrades, Bluebeam University training and maintenance. Contact us today for a quote and put Bluebeam to work for you.

National Small Business Week at Repro Products

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before.

We are facing unique challenges together. However, American small businesses continue to play a central role in building a strong country, prepared for any obstacles in the future.

National Small Business Week 3-Day Virtual Conference, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, is happening Tuesday, September 22 – Thursday, September 24, 2020.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of NSBW, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories. Additionally, this year’s NSBW will recognize the small businesses who have navigated the coronavirus pandemic while supporting their employees and communities. There will be a number of presenters providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover towards a stronger economy.

Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

Please join us.

Small Business

Original article available here at www.sba.gov.

Bluebeam Revu 20 Is Here!

Repro Products is excited to announce that the most powerful version of Bluebeam Revu — Revu 20 — is available for purchase on our online store or for free trial download.

Revu 20 improves upon:

Collaboration capabilities
    • ​Greater flexibility and control: You can now easily invite and manage your project collaborators to ensure the right people have the right access to information.
Communication & task efficiency
    • ​More effective management of project data: Easier access to Markup data through enhancements to the Markups List.  This will allow you to effectively track, manage and interpret data captured on your drawings and documents to inform project decisions.
    • ​Better communication through improvements to some of the most widely used Markups, such as Callout and Textbox.
    • ​Improvements to our measurement tools, including new line styles, that allow you to save time and ensure accuracy when taking measurements throughout the duration of your project.
Additional improvements
    • Easier access to functionality with a new tool finder.
    • Time savings with faster loading and interacting with Markup-heavy documents.

AEC TEAMWORK CAN BE CHALLENGING… BUT REPRO HAS YOUR BACK

Collaboration in the AEC industry comes with so many challenges; you must unite office and work site, maintain tight version control, work efficiently, adapt to change, foster process standards and sift through paper clutter. Moreover, in light of the global pandemic and the remote office of 2020, software that cannot provide robust virtual collaboration can hamper your workflow. This technological road map can be daunting. Where to turn?

CONTACT THE BLUEBEAM SPECIALISTS AT REPRO PRODUCTS

Fortunately, Repro Products is a Bluebeam Partner and runs a fully equipped demo room in our Smyrna Headquarters showcasing the latest models of HP wide format printers. Here, we can demonstrate how Bluebeam Revu performs in an actual print environment, and we can ease you through the process of software selection, licensing options, upgrades, Bluebeam University training and maintenance. Contact us today for a quote and put Bluebeam to work for you.

Repro Products, Inc. Offers Licensed Drone Pilot Services

Repro Products, Inc. (RPI), your Autodesk software partner and 3D laser scanning provider, also offers UAS (drone) pilot services.  Dave Young, one of our Autodesk-authorized Application Engineers, is a certified Pilot in Command having passed the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test and receiving his drone license in 2020, 30 years after receiving his Private Pilot’s license.  Dave has worked at Repro Products for over 14 years and was previously employed as a Survey Crew Chief, CAD Manager and IT Manager.   His knowledge of Civil Engineering provides an additional layer of expertise to his scans.

As Pilot in Command, Dave oversees and is directly responsible for the safe operation of the drone and any additional crewmembers, such as a visual observer.  The physical roles vary depending on the nature of the flight.  In some instances, the Pilot in Command may be the only person involved, while for others there may be separate operators for the drone and the on-board camera.  For larger sites, a visual observer may be employed to maintain visual line-of-site while the drone operator remains in a fixed location, but not able to maintain the visual line of site.

Use of Drones in the AEC Industry

Given their versatility, the application of drones in the AEC industry can span all phases of a project, from preliminary design through construction, and even marketing.  Rather than relying on manpower to reach potentially unsafe or challenging terrain, you can choose a drone to capture data.  For example, instead of sending a worker into an unsafe environment to photograph and document information, we are now able to fly a drone on-location and obtain the same information with reduced cost as well as reduced risk of injury.  This imagery can also be quickly delivered to team members without the added cost of having the entire team on-site and separated from other important tasks.

Drones are also being utilized for digital/laser mapping and modeling.  Projects which would typically take months to complete are now being accomplished in minutes using drones.  Drones provide a higher level of accuracy to the mapping and modeling process, which eliminates expensive mistakes.  While not as accurate as a terrestrial based laser scanner, drone imagery can be used to generate 3D point clouds which may then be combined with terrestrially obtained data to create point clouds which include inaccessible areas such as a roofs.

Throughout the construction phase of a project, drones are being employed to inspect, monitor and document the construction process.  Drones are also used to measure volumes for landfills and open mining operations.  A drone can capture in hours what it would take a surveyor days to accomplish.  Many companies in the AEC industry are making use of drones-as-a-service:  hiring a provider like Repro Products to conduct a drone flight rather than investing thousands of dollars in a drone and a qualified, licensed operator (Pilot in Command).  Among the applications for drones are:

  • Aerial and orthographic photos of large sites
  • Generation of mesh models and 3D point clouds of buildings
  • Building, bridge and pipeline inspection (not including power transmission lines)
  • Raw video footage for promotional videos

Would you like to learn more about how drone services can save time, lower costs and unlock information about your job site?  Contact us at 678-385-2185 or by email at ttaylor@reproproducts.com.

Construction Safety Week at Repro Products

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Do you need safety apparel or illuminated decals for your construction operations? In honor of Construction Safety Week you can save BIG. For a limited time, you can log onto Safety Products Store (www.safetyproductstore.com) and enter promo code: SAFETY20 and shave a whopping 20% off of the cost of your order.

 

Safety Signage Printing! 

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Also, Repro Products will print your Safety Week and COVID-19 signage, Email marketing@reproproducts.com for a quote.

HP PageWide XL For Safety Signage: Trade In Up To $3,500* or more!

OR, Enjoy limited-time only, unprecedented pricing on the HP PageWide XL and print your own signage! As the largest wide format reseller in Georgia, Repro Products is offering the highest trade-in offer ever — $3500 or more – when you lease or buy a HP PageWide XL by September 30, 2020. Click here to learn more about the HP PageWide XL family and see a video of the PageWide in action. To see a demo of the PageWide XL, simply email marketing@reproproducts.com.


If you have any further questions for us about Construction Safety Week, please call us at (866) 665-7604 or reach us at marketing@reproproducts.com.

Bluebeam Revu 20 Is Coming!

Repro Products is excited to announce that the most powerful version of Bluebeam Revu — Revu 20 — will be released and available on August 18th, 2020. And as always, the latest version will be available for purchase on our online store.

Revu 20 offers improvement to:

Collaboration capabilities
    • ​Greater flexibility and control: You can now easily invite and manage your project collaborators to ensure the right people have the right access to information.
Communication & task efficiency
    • ​More effective management of project data: Easier access to Markup data through enhancements to the Markups List.  This will allow you to effectively track, manage and interpret data captured on your drawings and documents to inform project decisions.
    • ​Better communication through improvements to some of the most widely used Markups, such as Callout and Textbox.
    • ​Improvements to our measurement tools, including new line styles, that allow you to save time and ensure accuracy when taking measurements throughout the duration of your project.
Additional improvements
    • Easier access to functionality with a new tool finder.
    • Time savings with faster loading and interacting with Markup-heavy documents.

AEC TEAMWORK CAN BE CHALLENGING… BUT REPRO HAS YOUR BACK

Collaboration in the AEC industry comes with so many challenges; you must unite office and work site, maintain tight version control, work efficiently, adapt to change, foster process standards and sift through paper clutter. Moreover, in light of the global pandemic and the remote office of 2020, software that cannot provide robust virtual collaboration can hamper your workflow. This technological road map can be daunting. Where to turn?

CONTACT THE BLUEBEAM SPECIALISTS AT REPRO PRODUCTS

Fortunately, Repro Products is a Bluebeam Partner and runs a fully equipped demo room in our Smyrna Headquarters showcasing the latest models of HP wide format printers. Here, we can demonstrate how Bluebeam Revu performs in an actual print environment, and we can ease you through the process of software selection, licensing options, upgrades, Bluebeam University training and maintenance. Contact us today for a quote and put Bluebeam to work for you.

Xerox Launches ConnectKey-Enabled AltaLink Digital Workplace Assistant

The Xerox AltaLink C8100/B8100 Series with ConnectKey Apps and Automation speeds digital transformation and supports workers in and out of the office

Norwalk, Conn. —  Xerox announced its new Xerox AltaLink® C8100 and Xerox AltaLink B8100 Series multi-function printers (MFPs), that can better support today’s flexible work environment and help companies speed their digital transformation with access to the ConnectKey® ecosystem of apps. In addition to its printing capabilities, the AltaLink 8100 series helps speed workplace digitization with ultra-fast scanning of up to 270 images per minute and Optical Character Recognition that allows clients to extract more value from information. Combined with ConnectKey apps, including connections to the most popular cloud solutions, these printers can support a key area of focus for businesses as they shift from physical to digital enterprises. According to a recent global Future of Work Survey by Xerox, 34% of businesses are expediting digital transformation plans as a result of COVID-19.

“ConnectKey technology transforms the AltaLink C8100/B8100 into the digital workplace assistant that modern businesses need to speed their digital transformations,” says Tracey Koziol, senior vice president of Global Offerings, Xerox. “The tablet-like user interface allows for easy, familiar interaction or the user can choose to print from their mobile devices. These workplace assistants bridge the physical and digital world with innovative apps like converting the most challenging hand-writing into editable text documents, auto-redacting documents for private information and even creating audio files from text.”

According to Quorcirca, a Smart MFP is a key enabler for digital transformation, providing access to services and systems beyond digitization and into more complex business process and workflow automation.1

“The most mature smart MFP platform is Xerox ConnectKey,” says Louella Fernandes, director, Quocirca. “Xerox ConnectKey-enabled MFPs support a range of cloud and mobile digital workflows, boosted by a broad ecosystem of Xerox and third party-developed apps. The Xerox App Gallery continues to only grow stronger with more apps and widening developer support.

Additionally, a more flexible workforce brings with it heightened security concerns. Xerox partners with leading cyber security experts such as McAfee and Cisco to give AltaLink comprehensive built-in security that protect both device and network. Integration with industry leading security solutions like Security Information and Event Management solutions from McAfee, LogRhythm and Splunk simplifies reporting and management of security events.

For the past two years Keypoint – BLI has named Xerox Workplace Suite and ConnectKey Apps the Document Imaging Software Line of the Year Award and Outstanding Job Management & Mobile Print Solution.

The AltaLink C8100/B8100 are available immediately in the Americas and the AltaLink B8100 is available now in EMEA. The C8100 will be available in EMEA in September 2020.

¹ Quocirca Predicts: 5 trends for print industry players to capitalize on in 2020

Your next step

With over 40 years of print experience, Repro Products is uniquely qualified to provide the print expertise you need to make the best buying decisions for your business. Our award-winning service department with over 200 years of combined experience, and Repro Products is the premiere Xerox Platinum Partner for the City of Atlanta. Click below to start a conversation with our team of Xerox pros about letting Xerox multifunction devices and apps streamline your workflow.

New Xerox Team Availability App Supports Flexible Workplace Needs

Recent Xerox Future of Work Survey shows 58% of respondents plan changes to remote working policy

NORWALK, Conn. Xerox has announced the launch of its Team Availability App, a quick-to-deploy, real-time solution for organizations that need to understand employee availability and location. Knowing where and whether employees are working is critical to managing flexible work environments, where the percentage of employees sharing time between home and work locations grows.

Organizations are actively supporting and investing in technology solutions for a hybrid workforce. A recent global business survey commissioned by Xerox shows 58% of respondents plan to change their work from home policy within the next year. This new acceptance of a hybrid workforce has also revealed technology gaps, with companies increasing investment in remote technology resources (55%) or a hybrid of remote and in-office resources (40%).

“Managing a distributed workforce during a continued pandemic presents unique challenges no organization has experienced before,” said Joanne Collins Smee, executive vice president and chief commercial, SMB and channels officer, Xerox. “Organizations need to know who is available and where so they can make better decisions when allocating resources and work. This tool provides real-time knowledge to managers with distributed employee populations.”

Unlike other attendance management tools, which need to plug into IT infrastructure and take weeks to implement, the Team Availability App is ready in just hours. Once populated, the app provides authorized users with customizable and privacy-protected data for strategic decision making. Xerox is rolling out the app across the company to support its Path Forward plans to manage a phased approach to returning to the workplace safely. Xerox is leveraging the app with its own employee population to conduct daily health checks for exposure related to COVID-19. Tracking of this activity allows for a safe and phased return to the workplace.

The U.K.’s prestigious Imperial NHS Trust was the first organization to pilot the Xerox Team Availability App to access the status of essential workers across the Trust and its newly assigned locations at the height of the pandemic.

“It’s important for a healthcare provider to know which caregivers are available when to support patients, and that’s even more critical in a pandemic,” said Linda Watts, joint clinical systems program manager, Imperial NHS Trust & Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, head of health records, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. “The Xerox Team Availability App was deployed at lightning speed, and we got updates from staff on their availability in real-time. As a result, we could always make sure our patients were covered.”

The Xerox Team Availability App is a GDPR-compliant SaaS offering with a subscription-based model that allows customers to sign up for as long as required. It’s available now on the App Store and Google Play Store.

For more information and additional results from the Xerox Future of Work study, visit www.Xerox.com/MakeNowWork.

Your Next Step: Put Xerox Apps to Work for You

Repro Products, Inc. is a proud Xerox Platinum partner. And as such, we realize that any investment in your office extends beyond hardware, but also in synchronizing equipment to your unique workflow, security standards and accessibility needs to form a comprehensive solution that saves you time, money, and allows you to focus where you excel.

Reach out to us today and let one of our Xerox specialists guide you to a solution that is right for you.

The Benefits of Bluebeam Revu Software

Bluebeam is a PDF-based software offering a diverse suite of solutions for AEC professionals and their workflow. In fact, Bluebeam Revu offers Studio for live team collaboration and document review, providing you with a centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud.

For years, the AEC industry has trusted Bluebeam to streamline workflows among teams, stakeholders, to disseminate information and allow secure remote access. Now, Revu 2019 features many powerful enhancements.

Get to the Point 6X Faster: Enjoy consistent, smooth performance and quickly pan through complex linework with our new hardware-accelerated rendering engine.

Build Your Best Bid: Take quick, precise measurements with our newly improved takeoff features, which now include automatic prompts for setting scale to ensure you make the most accurate bid possible.

Standardize in a Snap: Take control of deployment across your organization with our new enterprise-ready configuration tool.

World-Class Support: Get rock-solid support, free version upgrades and exclusive features when you add one year of maintenance to your purchase of Revu 2019. Maintenance includes:

  • Premium support via phone or email
  • The ability to upload and distribute mobile-optimized drawings to any device with the Bluebeam Drawings app
  • Free upgrades to the latest version of Revu within one year of purchase

More Relevant Than Ever: When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, everything changed. Professionals found themselves with a quick commute from the bedroom to the home office, and IT professionals faced new challenges, forced to strike a balance between security and accessibility as America adapted its work routine.

Yet Bluebeam Revu was already ahead of the curve, and its capabilities for virtual collaboration—a medium that took a back seat to face time—became essential.

Bluebeam Revu is used by 94% of top US contractors and 92% of top design-build firms*. Revu is 1.6 million global users strong, partnered with Repro Products to deliver unique and cutting-edge solutions to Atlanta AEC.

So to all you AEC professionals bogged down in mediocre PDF software: make documents make sense again with Bluebeam Revu. Get started today by shopping our online store or by calling in directly at 866-665-7604.

Bluebeam Tackles the New Virtual Work Reality

Bluebeam is a PDF-based software offering a diverse suite of solutions for AEC professionals and their workflow. In fact, Bluebeam Revu offers Studio for live team collaboration and document review, giving you a single centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud. For years, Bluebeam has been trusted to serve the AEC industry by streamlining the workflows among teams, stakeholders, disseminating information and allowing secure remote access.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened and everything changed. Professionals found themselves with a quick commute from the bedroom to the home office, and IT professionals were beset with new challenges, forced to strike a balance between security and accessibility as quarantines and lock-downs changed the way America works.

Yet Bluebeam met the challenge head-on, and its capabilities for remote virtual collaboration—a work strategy often viewed as secondary to face time—became essential.

Discover in the article and interviews below how Bluebeam has helped the industry adapt to virtual work, and how it can do the same for your team.

Bluebeam User Group Meetings Go Virtual

With COVID-19 halting in-person gatherings and events, Bluebeam’s passionate user community isn’t missing a beat—in fact, it’s taking BUG meetings to a new level entirely

In April, 48 members of the Kansas City Bluebeam User Group (BUG) attended its usual gathering. Chatter filled the room leading up to the meeting’s formal presentation, as members caught up with one another on matters both personal and professional.

Hoefer Wysocki’s Tina Haskins quieted the crowd as she began her presentation on sets, spaces and hyperlinks in Bluebeam Revu. As usual, members listened intently during the presentation, occasionally offering questions and comments.

At the end of the meeting, announcements were made and members quietly went on their way. They would likely see one another again at the next KCBUG meeting.

Except, this time, instead of embarking on an evening commute home after a long workday, these KCBUG members actually went back to work.

It was, after all, just past 1 p.m. local time. The members were already in their offices, which for the past month or so had also served as their homes. Many of them had a post-lunch round of homeschooling, pet and family care also on tap.

The BUG meeting was entirely virtual, during lunch, over video conferencing.

Virtual reality

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, BUG meetings have gone virtual.

The KCBUG meeting came after other virtual meetings in New York City and Austin in March and April. Additional meetings in Denver, San Diego and Portland later in April followed. Many upcoming BUG meetings around the world will also be virtual.

Virtual BUG meetings are the “new normal”—at least until the virus wanes to the point where it’s safe again for in-person gatherings.

Although virtual BUGs may be far from ideal for those who appreciate live interaction and building in-person relationships, many of the virtual BUG meetings that have taken place so far have been equally—if not more—productive and engaging.

BUG participation has more than doubled in the most recent virtual meetings, according to the Bluebeam Communities team, which oversees BUGs globally. What’s more, requests to join the government BUG (GOVBUG), which has always been virtual, have spiked 25% in recent weeks. The UK’s recent LondonBUG meeting featured its biggest turnout ever.

“Bluebeam users are being forced to transition to working from home before they’re ready because of COVID-19, and they are looking for help and guidance from their peers,” said Bluebeam’s Sr. Community Development Manager Kellie Ward. “Users are in some ways feeling even more uninhibited to ask questions and share, because now their local and immediate resources are more limited.”

Embracing change

So far, BUG members are embracing the shift—though many are eager to return to in-person meetings.

“What I was surprised by with the virtual meeting was how the conversation happened just like an in-person BUG,” wrote Jason Hascall, chief engineer – federal services at construction firm Black & Veatch, in an email after the meeting. “KC for one has NEVER had a problem with questions, comments, suggestions, etc. A 15-minute presentation can turn into a lively discussion that easily fills the hour. In Tina [Haskin]’s example, the presentation was heartier than 15 minutes, but we had no shortage of discussion or questions. I was really happy to see/hear that.”

While Haskins prefers in-person BUG meetings, she said she enjoyed presenting and connecting with the group virtually. The virtual events have even allowed her to drop in on other BUG meetings in other cities she normally wouldn’t be able to attend.

“I have watched other BUG groups online and learned even more about how others use the program,” she said, referring to Revu.

Collaboration required

Like many industries, construction has become heavily reliant on digital collaboration. Teams of architects, engineers and administrators are constantly communicating with workers on jobsites as complex projects take shape.

But as the COVID-19 outbreak hit, many construction workers have noticed an even bigger push for collaboration, according to a recent report in Construction Dive. Competing general contractors are sharing more information with one another, particularly about strategies to improve worker safety during the pandemic, the report said.

This need to promote construction industry collaboration is largely what led Bluebeam’s BUG Champ leaders, with support from Bluebeam’s Communities team, to respond to the pandemic by shifting the meetings to virtual environments. “The transition to virtual BUG initially came out of a continued desire to share knowledge in an alternate setting from the typical physical meeting because of COVID,” Ward said, reflecting on the sentiment she received from talking to BUG Champ leaders during the transition.

By March 18, as states began issuing stay-at-home orders and companies started instructing their employees to work from home, Bluebeam’s BUG Champ leaders started working up alternate plans to ensure the BUG calendar could continue. They communicated with members about the plan to transition to virtual meetings, and within a few weeks the first batch of meetings were ready to go.

“These professionals need answers and solutions to questions that they’re used to receiving from colleagues in an office environment,” said Bluebeam Sr. Community Engagement Specialist Angela Aff. “Participating in BUGs are a great way for them to still get those answers.”

Better together

Perhaps the most memorable—and meaningful—moment thus far to come out of the virtual BUG meetings came from the group in New York City.

With the city’s status as the United States’ epicenter of the pandemic, the New York City BUG group was looking for something to lift its spirits when it met virtually in March.

The group found such uplift over a game of “Bluebeam Trivia.” As the game went along, the chat room suddenly burst with instances of digital laughter and enthusiasm—emotions not uncommon among this BUG community during in-person meetings.

Still, the moment seemed to serve as a much-needed reprieve from the city’s ongoing hardship.

“We needed this!” wrote David Eppinger of Meadows Office Interiors.

“You guys, this is the best day of my life!” added Lisa Neal of Skanska.

 

Original article by Frank Kalman available here on Strxur blog.

If you would like to acquire Bluebeam Software and bring your team into the new virtual collaboration trend, click on the button below to shop on our Bluebeam store.

Bluebeam Virtual Success Interviews


Bluebeam is proving itself as a secure and flexible virtual collaboration for AEC decision-makers during the pandemic

Even before Covid-19, the lockdowns, and virtual work trends, Bluebeam took virtual collaboration seriously. For that, Bluebeam is enjoying a fresh moment in the AEC spotlight. Listen to some industry voices below.

Working Remote with Bluebeam, Spotlighting Erin Khan

Erin Khan’s experience adjusting to remote work life in light of COVID-19 has probably been a bit different than yours.

That’s because, when she’s able to work in Suffolk’s L.A. office, Khan oversees a technology stack comparable to the White House Situation Room.

As the company’s construction solutions director, Khan spends most of her in-office days operating and facilitating colleagues’ use of one of Suffolk’s state-of-the-art CoLabs. At the center of this 530-square-foot space is a nine-screen, touch-enabled Data Wall.

Going from this to a laptop on a kitchen table would be quite a change.

 

Coordinating Virtual Jobsite Work, Spotlighting Trevor Musia

In non-pandemic times, Trevor Musia’s alarm goes off at around 4 a.m.  

Within the hour, he’s out the door of his Temecula, California, area home and commuting roughly 60 miles south to San Diego, where his firm, Dynalectric, has its office.  

At 6:30 a.m., Musia is typically at his desk working, communicating with colleagues both in the office and out in the field as he contributes to a bevy of large-scale construction projects as a project engineer.  

By the middle of March, however, Musia’s wake-up call and commute got a little easier.  

Like many of the construction-industry professionals we’ve profiled these past two months, Musia has been a full-time remote worker during the COVID-19 pandemic’s peak.

If you would like to acquire Bluebeam Software and bring your team into the new virtual collaboration trend, click on the button below to shop on our Bluebeam store.

Manage data better: the new features in Vault 2021

By: Dan Wiliams
Original article posted here.

There’s a time of year that CAD geeks (like me) look forward to with great excitement, but network and infrastructure administrators (also, like me) dread. It happens every spring when the good folks at Autodesk release the new versions of their software. My CAD geek’s excitement over new toys is usually tempered a little bit by trepidation over the trials associated with upgrades, migrations and update training. This year, however, Vault 2021 has my inner Administrator just as excited.

Obviously, Autodesk always prioritizes productivity enhancements and this year is no different. This new and enhanced functionality can best be summarized in three areas:

1) Productivity enhancements for CAD users.
2) Something they are calling Smart Duplicate Reduction, and.. Wait for it…
3) More and better tools for Administrators

Enhancements for CAD Users
Now, for all of you Inventor users, Vault 2021 supports the new interoperability between Inventor and Revit. Beginning in Inventor 2021, AnyCAD allows Inventor users to reference their Revit models into Inventor assemblies. As a result, Inventor users can design and arrange parts and assemblies in the context of an architectural model.

That architectural model reference updates in the assembly to reflect ongoing changes to the Revit model. That’s big, not only for the obvious modeling advantages, but because most Inventor users don’t have access to Revit.

Most users access Inventor via the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection. Unfortunately, the PD&M Collection does not include Revit, severely limiting what its subscribers can do with Revit files. I am very excited to further explore all the potential workflows enabled by this interoperability, especially with my Factory Design Utilities users.

Vault has long supported storing Revit data inside a vault. However, Revit users, even those with Vault access, are often prone to using one of Revit’s other collaboration options such as hosting those models on a network share or on BIM 360. Vault 2021 can manage those AnyCAD references even if the data resides outside a vault on a network share or BIM 360. In those scenarios, the Revit data is not duplicated in Vault. Vault simply manages the reference to the data in its original location. A user opening an Inventor assembly with an AnyCAD Revit reference will retrieve that data from its original source.

Vault 2021 has a new system property called “Has Parent Relationship”. This property will allow users to identify, filter by, or search for files that don’t have referencing files. This allows users to determine if, for example, a part during the ongoing process of design was replaced in – or abandoned by – an assembly. Now the user can potentially purge or avoid releasing parts not actually used in the final design.


I’m including these next feature enhancements with the ones that most benefit CAD users, but Administrators will appreciate them also.

In Vault 2021, Copy Design Rule Sets are now stored on the server instead of each user’s local workstation. That means that new rules and modifications to existing rules immediately become available to all of the users. No need to manually propagate them across all user’s workstations. I know a few Administrators who will want to upgrade based on that feature alone.

The Job Queue can now optionally show more than 1000 jobs, up to 100,000.

ECO email template customization is now far more capable as you can include new links to files and items.

You can include ECO properties in the subject as well as the body.

And, like the Copy Design Rule Sets, the template is stored on the server.

In previous versions of Vault, Navisworks files had to be viewed in the native application, requiring that Navisworks be installed – potentially consuming a license on workstations where it isn’t otherwise in use. Vault 2021 generates a visualization attachment for Navisworks files so they can be viewed in the preview window and can participate in Shared Views.



Smart Duplicate Reduction
At the core of this concept is a feature that was introduced in Vault 2020.2 called Duplicate Search which allows Vault to intelligently index the geometry of Inventor models. That index can be used in lots of interesting ways. Perhaps the most obvious is that it gives users the option of comparing their model to what is already in vault prior to checking it in.

The theory being, this should promote the re-use of existing models and reduce the time and costs associated with producing the same physical part over and over. Fewer redundant part numbers, less time re-creating drawings, fewer opportunities to introduce errors… the list of potential benefits goes on and on.

Further, this information is aggregated and exposed to Managers in the form of a Duplicates dashboard so they can better understand their environments.



Tools for Administrators
If you have made it this far, congratulations, data management can be a pretty dry and boring topic. Prepare yourselves, the remaining enhancements are geared directly at Vault 2021 Administrators and as such, may be of minimal interest to a typical user.

In previous versions of Vault, any user who had Read rights could also download a file. Once a “clever” user has a local copy of the file, they could potentially modify or distribute it. Vault 2021 splits the download permission out as its own separate right. Now those “clever” users can be grated Read permissions while denied Download rights.

This Download permission can be applied to roles, objects and lifecycle states.

In Vault 2021, the Audit Logs have been enhanced to provide more relevant information about specific user actions like Get, Open, Pack & Go, and more.

Now, instead of editing a configuration file, the logs can be enabled and configured using the UI.

Most Vault administrators have multiple roles within their respective organizations. As a result, it is common for them to have at least two sets of Vault credentials, one for administrative tasks, and another for their day job.

Switching between these roles often involves a lot of logging in and out over the course of a workday. Alternately, they can maintain multiple Vault application sessions open at once, each with a different set of credentials. Regardless of which method used, it is very easy to “forget who you are” and attempt a task with the wrong credentials.

Vault 2021 makes it easy to tell if you are logged in with administrative rights by altering the color of the status bar.

Since its inception, Vault has required a specific named MS SQL Server instance. It always had to be called AutodeskVault. This was problematic for a number of reasons. Many larger organizations have rules and regulations concerning SQL instance names and prefer that those names not be predictable for security reasons. It also caused issues if you wanted the same SQL server to host instances for two or more Vault servers. The list goes on…

Now, in Vault 2021, an instance name other than AutodeskVault can be specified.

Administrators of very large vaults will appreciate a new change to the way purge works. Previously, If existing file versions were protected from purge by their lifecycle state, they will always be protected. Even if there are changes to that lifecycle control such that the file versions would no longer be protected from purge. That change would only apply to new file versions added to the vault subsequent to that change in the lifecycle control. Now administrators can optionally purge legacy file versions after changes to the lifecycle control.

It somehow seems appropriate that I saved enhancements to Backup and Restore for last. Few would argue against making backups as often as possible. The period between backups represents potentially unrecoverable work should some outage occur requiring the server to be restored. However, for administrators of very large vaults, some balance must be struck between the need for fault tolerance and the edict of minimizing downtime for backup and restore operations.

For Vault 2021, the file store validation (one of the more time-consuming tasks associated with Backup and Restore operations) has been optimized for better performance. There has also been an option added to Restore operations for a “Quick” file store validation.

As you can see, there is a lot here for a typical user to like. And I think Administrators will like it, too!

Enabling a Functioning Home Office With DocuShare

When millions of workers started working from home recently, few knew what to expect and as a result many are struggling. We are all coming to terms with the normal challenges like managing schedules, balancing personal life over professional and that blurred line between work hours and home. Some challenges you can attack head-on with Xerox Multifunctional Printers, software portfolio and innovative apps. Yet when it comes to work (wherever that happens) work-at-home champions expect things to remain simple. You want to connect and interact with their business resources easily, minus any hassle or long conversations with the IT department.

In the graphic below, we have identified some challenges that the new home workers (perhaps you yourself) can find themselves having to deal with. Do any look familiar?

Docushare Home Work Graphic


Is There a Solution?

Yes. Xerox is leading the way in providing unique solutions to give huge productivity gains for the home worker and solving these pain points.

The First Step: Selecting the Ideal Multifunction Device as your Home Assistant

Homeworkers can be split into two broad categories: users with simple print-centric needs that create, share via email and print documents, and a second category of users that need to process documents as part of their job (like an insurance claim clerk, lawyers or real estate professionals). Workers who process documents for their job need to mimic the operations available at their office, follow company procedures, approve or review documents and pass them on to others. These workers need remote access from their device to their office systems. (For example, sign and approve an insurance claim and move that document to the finance department for payment to the client to complete their work). These complex tasks greatly benefit from the availability of apps that ConnectKey-enabled devices support in order to work as efficiently from home as from their office.

On the other hand, general workers who create documents (like finance and marketing) often share with others in the company. They need to be able to print, copy and scan their documents, and then email them to whoever needs them. These easier tasks do not need ConnectKey apps, but do need reliable devices that offer them the functionality they need. The WorkCentre 6515 color multifunction printer, WorkCentre 3345 mono multifunction printer and B215 multifunction printer offer small, easy to use devices capable of any task the average user needs to perform.

All ConnectKey enabled devices offer the same, personalized, simple-to-use front panel, and offer capabilities beyond print with connection to the app gallery. The Versalink C405 color multifunctional printer and Versalink B405 multifunctional printer are small enough to use within the home without losing any of the advanced functionality and security attributes that offices require.

With access to the app gallery, Xerox offers a multitude of workflow scanning solutions and productivity apps at the device’s front panel. Scan into cloud repositories, scan into text searchable formats, even translate documents all at the device.

All Xerox devices are simple-to-install on networks with Install Wizards to configure wi-fi, email server settings etc, and simple-to-install drivers. The Smart Start installer for printing and scanning helps customers through the installation process removing the need for any IT support staff, getting the homeworker quickly up and running.

As we all come to terms with recent events, many of us have already started to adapt and rebuild within these challenging and changing work practices.

The Next Step: Tying it all Together with DocuShare

So how can businesses benefit from DocuShare, especially in these challenging times?

DocuShare Flex is a cloud-based SaaS content management solution offering 24/7 secure access to the documents and information you need from any location. It can be custom-configured to meet almost any business need, and Flex helps accelerate your digital transformation efforts by providing pre-configured solutions for common business problems in the cloud.

Collaborating and sharing information stays within secure channels instead of sending documents over email (often unencrypted) or 3rd party transfer methods (which may store your information for an indefinite period). Direct links to key documents or collections, with appropriate access rights, can be sent to individuals who can access via encrypted channels using their PC browser or DocuShare App for mobile devices.

DocuShare Flex’s real strength versus its main competitors comes from its ability to automate key processes, real-time document collaboration while also helping to remove paper from the outset to support business digital transformation initiatives. Information can be captured from multiple sources including hardcopy scans and electronic web forms then moved into automated workflows or made available to share or collaborate with others. Document lifecycle policies can also be managed to help businesses stay compliant to government legislation requirements such as automatic document expiry/deletion.

To aid with capturing and digitizing hardcopy documents along with transferring files between different systems, DocuShare can fully integrate with your ConnectKey MFP and other key business tools such as Cloud Storage, ERP and CRM platforms through available apps and connectors. Wouldn’t it be nice to scan directly to Microsoft 365, OneDrive, or even Evernote right from the C405 panel to save time? While you’re there, just browse your folders and print a document from your boss that you need to review. Our range of connectors to popular cloud-hosted solutions completely avoid the need for those middle steps, helping to streamline your document storage process and get you better connected.

Xerox also sports many apps that connect to those popular CRM or ERP systems that the company has standardized on. Some cases customers might have had these apps in their business on departmental MFP like an AltaLink. The beauty of this is that they can have the same functionality on their VersaLink at the home office. With apps like Salesforce or Oracle NetSuite, users can connect directly to their business-critical software, upload their customer contracts, accounts payable paperwork, or keep up-to-date on important business paperwork. Keeping the business process flowing like they were in their traditional office is key to staying successful.

Working from home may be the new “normal,” after all is said and done. With that, the support structure is also changing for the millions that have moved to their “home office,” which is adding the pain of setting up your hardware, or just getting support that you would get in the traditional office.

Xerox has the tools you need to work from home effectively, securely, and efficiently, bringing to bear all the conveniences of a modern office and placing them right at your fingertips without skipping a beat. Pandemic or not, times are changing for the telecommuter and Xerox is leading the way.

To download a free 60-day trial of DocuShare Flex, click here.

Autodesk Financing

Autodesk has arranged with select financing partners to provide 0% financing on up to a total of $25,000,000 USD worth of eligible purchases by qualified end-user customers in the United States and Canada purchasing and renewing 1- and 3-year subscriptions.  To qualify, purchases must be $10,000 or more.

All financing arrangements are between end customers and the partner financing companies. Financing under this offer applies to new and renewing subscriptions of Autodesk® software purchased directly through Repro Products, Inc. The 0% financing offer begins on May 18,  2020  and will  remain available through July 17, 2020 or until the funds allocated are depleted, whichever occurs first (as determined by Autodesk).

We Are Open in Smyrna and Roswell

*** Please See Below for Our Hours ***

Whether you are in the office or working from home, Repro Products has flexible and dependable delivery options to ensure you get your printed documents in a timely manner. Simply submit your documents to us electronically and we will coordinate the distribution of printed documents to your recipients. Click here for assistance with navigating our print portal.

We appreciate your business and assure you that we are taking the appropriate steps suggested by the CDC to minimize the chances of our team getting or spreading the Coronavirus. These precautions include enhanced cleanliness routines, social distancing internally and added precautions with all jobs. If there are specific restrictions or instructions we should follow before entering your company, please feel free to call us at 770-434-3050 and let us know what additional precautions we should take.

We are here to serve you, but will abide by government mandates if and as they are instituted. If you decide to visit our offices for printing, please call to confirm we are open. Below are our office locations and business hours.

Thank you for your business, don’t hesitate to let us know how we can be of assistance.

Effective August 19, 2020 until further notice, our hours will be:

Repro Products Smyrna
4485 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, GA 30080
770.434.3050

Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Repro Products North Fulton
1100 Old Ellis Road, Roswell, GA 30076
770.408.1880

Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wide Format Economic Stimulus Package

Save 2 ways when you lease a new PageWide 4100, 4600, 5100, 6000, 8000 or DesignJet: T2600, XL3600
Please Fill Out the Form to Have a Wide Format Specialist Contact You:

1. Repro Products will make your first 3 payments when you lease a new HP wide format model listed above from us on a 63 month Fair Market Value Lease.* Total payments 60 months.

AND

2. NO COST wide format printing for 90 days, we will pay for your Service/Ink/Paper.

Yes, Repro Products will make your first THREE payments for you. We are not deferring the payments, you will make your first payment in month 4. The offer begins when your unit is installed.

*With qualified lease approval from Repro Products’ approved leasing source, offer valid until 6/30/2020.

Click here to view the entire promotional brochure.

Our Bluebeam E-Commerce Store Launch

Repro Products, Inc. is a Bluebeam partner, serving the AEC industry in the Greater Atlanta Area and the entire United States. Today we are pleased to announce the opening of our online store!

The online Bluebeam store will make purchasing Bluebeam products from us even more convenient. In the store, you may purchase software, training, maintenance, request quotes and checkout all in one easy-to-use interface.

This online store is more than just our trendy way of “going digital.” Rather, Repro Products constantly strives to serve you, our customers in the most expedient and convenient ways.

If you would like to begin shopping and browsing today, simply visit https://reproproducts.store/ and put Bluebeam to work for you!

 

Xerox Economic Stimulus Package

Save 2 ways when you lease a new Xerox AltaLink® (C8035/45/55/70)

Please Fill Out the Form to Have a Xerox Specialist Contact You:

1. Repro Products will make your first 3 payments when you lease a new Xerox AltaLink from us on a 60 or 63 month Fair Market Value Lease*

AND

2. Lease a Xerox AltaLink from Repro Products and get a FREE B&W multi-function device**

Yes, Repro Products will make your first THREE payments for you. We are not deferring the payments, you will make your first payment in month 4. The free desktop unit is ideal for employees who are now working from home. This offer provides a new unit to make your office more productive AND the desktop unit to use where you need it.

*With qualified lease approval from Repro Products’ approved leasing source, offer valid until 4/30/2020.
**Offer valid while supplies last.

Click here to view the entire promotional brochure.

Save on Bluebeam at Repro Products

Fix Your Pain Points and Save On Your Bluebeam Investment 

Collaboration in the AEC industry comes with so many challenges; you must unite office and work sites, maintain tight version control, work efficiently, adapt to change, foster process standards and sift through paper clutter. Moreover, choosing a paperless software solution faces its own implementation hurdles – such as deciding which software best fits your operations, training your talent, onboarding new seats and ongoing support. This technological road map can be daunting. Where to turn?

Bluebeam Revu is your solution. And fortunately, Repro Products is a Bluebeam Partner and runs a fully equipped demo room in our Smyrna Headquarters showcasing the latest models of wide format printers and Bluebeam software. We can ease you through the process of software selection, licensing options, upgrades, Bluebeam University training and maintenance. And we can help you save on Bluebeam.

And now, from March 17 through the 31st, enjoy discounts on the following versions of Bluebeam Revu:

  • $10 off Revu Standard
  • $15 off Revu CAD
  • $20 off Revu eXtreme

Contact us today to put Bluebeam to work for you.

“Thanks for the offer, but I just need to stay current…”

No problem. As a Bluebeam partner, our specialists at Repro Products are committed to keeping you in the loop and optimizing your current software investment.

  • Already have Bluebeam Revu? Upgrade with your maintenance plan by clicking here.
  • Curious about Bluebeam for your team? Download a free trial by clicking here.
  • Are you making a decision? Request a quote by clicking here.

Contact us today for help staying current or to put Bluebeam to work for you.

Repro Products is Boosting Our Online Experience in 2020!

In order to bring better service to our customers in 2020, Repro Products has recently increased our website speed to provide a fast, convenient online experience. We’ve vastly improved our page loading speed since 2019 with a thorough website restructuring.

Since 20% of our website users visit us from mobile devices, we also Chat feature image pngimproved the performance of our mobile site to provide a swifter, leaner mobile experience. We improved our file upload functionality via mobile devices. Now the upload functionality is visible for both mobile and desktop. Repro offers a diverse portfolio of print and document solutions, and as you visit our site you might ask yourself, “Where do I begin?” Not to worry. Our website contains a convenient live chat feature to guide you to your desired destination and connect you with your solution. Our chat operates during normal business hours, and you can even message us through chat during off hours. Repro Products is proud to serve Atlanta and help customers nationwide, and our website is but one vehicle to achieve and maintain our reach. We value your input, so if you notice areas for website improvement or if you would like to suggest a new feature, feel free to contact us here.

PaperCut Software Wins BLI Award

Repro Products is thrilled to announce that PaperCut v19 was named the Keypoint Intelligence Buyer’s Lab (BLI) 2020 Pick Award winner in the Outstanding Cost Accounting & Cost Control Solution category!

BLI is the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software and we’re impressed that they have acknowledged the tremendous work that has been poured into v19.

“The PaperCut family of print management solutions continues to grow more impressive with each iteration” said BLI, awarding us for the fifth time in the Outstanding Cost Accounting & Cost Control Solution category.

PaperCut appreciates the rigorous testing and feedback that the testers at Buyers Lab provide as they review PaperCut software. It’s invaluable industry input needed to develop the PaperCut solution into the simplest, most valuable product of its kind.

It was highlighted that v19 had a “strong base” with OCR being one of the standout features in their eyes.

“PaperCut v19 wouldn’t have been possible without the inputs from the PaperCut family around the world!” PaperCutter Chris Goult from the PaperCut Go to Market Team said.

Printing is crucial, but it doesn’t have to be as costly. Printing is complex, but it can also be transparent. Printing can bottleneck a project, but you can proceed with confidence. So if you are ready to take the next step in eliminating printing waste, boosting efficiency, and gaining a clear picture of where your imaging outlays are being spent, contact us today at 770-434-3050, or by requesting a quote with the form available on this page. Repro Products is a trusted reseller of a broad portfolio of software solutions. Our technical experts can assist you with choosing and implementing the solution which best meets your needs.

To read more about what PaperCut has to offer, start here.

If you want to read the report overview from BLI, here’s the full press release.

For more information about the BLI Pick Awards, and other devices and solutions that have been recognized, visit the Keypoint Intelligence site.

Original article by: Mikaela Copland – Marketing Coordinator at PaperCut, viewable here.

 

Stay Current with Bluebeam

Have you heard? Bluebeam Revu 2019 is officially here!

Bluebeam Revu 2019 is the fastest, most efficient version yet, with improved speed, enhanced takeoff functionality and a new tool to help you quickly roll out Revu across teams.

As a Bluebeam partner, Repro Products remains committed to keeping you in the loop and optimizing your software investment with every new release.

  • Already have Bluebeam Revu? Upgrade with your maintenance plan by clicking here.
  • Curious about Bluebeam for your team? Download a free trial by clicking here.
  • Are you making a decision? Request a quote by clicking here.

Repro Products invites you to our fully-equipped demo room located in our Smyrna headquarters to see a demo of the latest models of HP wide format printers. We will demonstrate how Bluebeam Revu performs in an actual print environment. Also, if you buy a wide format printer from Repro Products by December 30, 2019, you will receive a FREE license of Revu Extreme.

Contact us today for help staying current, or to put Bluebeam to work for you.

Toys for Training at Repro Products

SMYRNA, GA (December 13, 2019) – Repro Products, Inc. completed our Toys for Tots 2019 campaign by presenting four large boxes of toys to the Toys for Tots Marine Corps Reservists: Sergeant Saenz and CWO4 Roman (pictured above with our Company President, Bob Feldberg).

Repro Products was able to play Santa’s helper this year by promoting and hosting our first annual Toys for Training, a day-long event at our Smyrna location. Throughout the day, Repro Products offered training classes in Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Revit® and Civil 3D® software in exchange for the donation of a toy for each class attended.

Repro Products extends a warm thank you to our customers and employees who donated to our toy drive. This event was so successful that we look forward to adding a food drive in 2020. If you would like to be notified of upcoming events, email marketing@reproproducts.com.

Happy Holidays from The Repro Team

 

Xerox Networking Lunch & Learn at Maggiano’s

DUNWOODY, GEORGIA, October 30 – Repro Products, Inc. hosted a Xerox Lunch & Learn at Maggiano’s at Perimeter Mall. Brian Cleary, National Account Manager and Xerox Office Specialist at Repro Products, covered the following topics:

  • Introduction: as a Cobb County business with 40 years of experience, Repro Products is the only Xerox Full-Line Agent and Document Technology Partner in the Atlanta marketplace
  • Workplace assistant: our ability to provide WorkPlace Assistants (formerly known as Xerox multifunction devices) for our potential clients
  • Painting a picture: a work environment in which employees work more productively using apps, paper documents become digital content and print infrastructure is optimized for maximum up-time, efficiency and security
  • Repro’s partnerships: our alliances with industry leaders like Xerox, HP, McAfee, Cisco, Papercut and many others to provide integrated solutions to support your business needs

Are you curious about the savings, productivity and results Repro Products and Xerox can bring your business? Repro Products delivers Atlanta the finest in office printing and imaging with all the backing of a Xerox Platinum Partner. Connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to stay in the loop on great deals, networking opportunities and fantastic educational insights. And to engage a Xerox specialist in a one-on-one discussion, dial 770-434-3050 or click here to begin.

Bluebeam Revu 2019 Has Arrived

Repro Products is excited to announce today the official arrival of Bluebeam’s fastest and most efficient version of Revu yet: Revu 2019. Revu 2019 features improved speed, enhanced takeoff functionality and a new tool to help you quickly roll out Revu across teams.

Get to the Point 6X Faster

Enjoy consistent, smooth performance and quickly pan and zoom through complex linework with our new hardware-accelerated rendering engine.

Build Your Best Bid

Take quick, precise measurements with our newly improved takeoff features, which now include automatic prompts for setting scale to ensure you make the most accurate bid possible.

Standardize in a Snap

Take control of deployment across your organization with our new enterprise-ready configuration tool.

Get World-Class Support

Get phone and email support, free version upgrades and exclusive features when you add one year of Maintenance to your purchase of Revu 2019.

Maintenance Includes

    • Premium support via phone or email
    • The ability to upload and distribute mobile-optimized drawings to any device with the Bluebeam Drawings app
    • Free upgrades to the latest version of Revu within one year of purchase

Repro Products is a Bluebeam Silver Partner, providing Atlanta businesses with a powerful toolkit of printing and imaging solutions. Time after time our showroom visitors are pleasantly surprised to learn we offer Bluebeam and demo useful glimpses of how Revu performs in tandem with their hardware investments. We encourage our showroom visitors to get the most out of the tour by asking about Bluebeam. And for AEC professionals trapped in the inertia of mediocre PDF software: consider exploring Bluebeam Revu. It simply helps documents make sense.

Bluebeam Revu is used by 94% of top US contractors and 92% of top design-build firms*. Revu is 1.6 million global users strong, partnered with Repro Products to deliver unique and cutting-edge solutions to Atlanta AEC. Discover Bluebeam Revu 2019 and put it to work for your operations by requesting a quote here or by calling in directly at 866-665-7604.

Act today!

* Top 50 firms by revenue, as reported by Engineering News-Record

Safety Products Store Receives 2019 Best of Smyrna Award

SMYRNA October 4, 2019 — Safety Products Store, a Repro Products company, has been selected for the 2019 Best of Smyrna Award in the Safety Equipment Supplier category by the Smyrna Award Program.

The Smyrna Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Smyrna area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

 About Smyrna Award Program

The Smyrna Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. This organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Their mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

About Safety Product Store

Safety Products Store is your premier source for high visibility safety products ranging from customizable safety apparel to chevron prismatic reflective decals for pickup tailgates.

Safety Products Store is one of the Repro Products, Inc. family of companies. Repro Products, established in 1979, has a range of offerings including reprographic and color printing services, printers and copiers and Autodesk design software and training. Realizing that jobsite safety is the highest priority for our customers, we created the Safety Products Store to provide additional value to our AEC customers. Safety Products is proud to receive the Best of Smyrna Award for 2019.

If you are interested in reaching Safety Products Store for our many solutions, you may email us at Sales@SafetyProductsStore.com or contact us at 855-706-3050.

For more information about this award, contact the Smyrna Award Program at:

Email: PublicRelations@2019biz-rankingannouncement.com
URL: http://www.2019biz-rankingannouncement.com

Managing PDFs Doesn’t Call for “Acrobatics.” Switch to Bluebeam.

No more contortions. No more juggling. And no more flaming hoops. Finally, a better PDF document solution tailored specifically to AEC workflows and designed by engineers.

As the title of this article hints, you’re probably well aware of the most popular PDF software on the market. And no wonder! It serves countless industries and remains a public staple for viewing and generating PDFs. But if you work in AEC, you cannot afford to manage PDFs on the same platform used by pub owners to print help wanted signs. Nor can you lean on the same PDF software a K-12 teacher uses to compose her syllabus. Precision, clarity and efficiency are paramount in your line of work, and QA means getting the job done right the first time, on time. And if your PDF solution isn’t up to the task of markup, then buck up for another all-nighter because the work isn’t going to finish itself.

Sound familiar? No worries. That’s where Bluebeam® Revu® 2019 rushes to your rescue.

Conveniently, Repro Products is a Bluebeam Silver Partner. Repro Products provides Atlanta businesses with a powerful toolkit of printing and imaging solutions, and our printer showroom has earned a reputation as a place where seeing becomes believing. Here, our pleasantly surprised visitors learn that we offer Bluebeam, witnessing demos of how Revu performs in tandem with their hardware investments. This is why we encourage our showroom visitors to get the most out of the tour by asking about Bluebeam. And for AEC professionals trapped in the inertia of mediocre PDF software: consider exploring Bluebeam Revu. 

So perhaps you’re in the market for wide format hardware and you want to test the waters with Bluebeam. Great! Ask us for a demo. Or better yet: get a FREE license of Revu Extreme for every wide format order placed before the end of 2019. Invest with confidence.

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The Repro Products showroom

Take a look at the attractive workflow tools within Bluebeam Revu in the video and feature list below:



Finally! A PDF Software Expressly Designed for Your Industry


Seamless Collaboration
  • Enable better collaboration with the suite of tools in Studio, which are designed to make it easier to work with others. Click for video example
  • Advanced suite of customizable measurement tool. Click for video example
  • Document Comparison and Overlay Pages for tracking changes and quality control
  • Dynamic document set up and version control tools
  • Bluebeam Studio, the only real-time, PDF-based collaboration solution
  • Instantly connect project partners worldwide on the same set of documents through Studio Projects and Sessions
  • Activity tracking for improved transparency and trust
PDF Tools for Your Industry 
  • Create and distribute PDF forms with text fields, buttons, check and list boxes, digital signature fields and more. Click for video example
  • Edit the PDF content in text in published PDFs, modifying it, moving it or erasing it all together. Click for video example
  • Create new, blank PDFs, generate PDF templates installed with Revu, or create custom templates to reuse and share with your team. Click for video example
  • Apply a password to open the PDF file or set permissions to what your recipients can and cannot do. Click for video example
  • Transform scanned PDFs into text-searchable and selectable files. Click for video example
  • View, edit and manipulate 3D PDFs to provide even more detail. Click for video example
Industry-Tailored Markups
  • Best-In-Class Markup Technology featuring easy-to-use and customizable industry-specific markups (markup tools and properties). Click for video example
  • Save, centralize and share commonly used markups for better standardization (Tool Chest)
  • Attach, track, sort, filter and generate reports on markup data (Markups List)
Bottom Line Impact 
  • Save time reviewing and commenting
  • Increase efficiency with standardization
  • Reduce liability
  • Win more jobs with improved bid quality and shorter bid creation times
  • Reduce time spent on manual processes and errors
  • Reduce the risk of time and budget overruns with access to current information
  • Complete projects faster and more effectively
  • Reduce travel, shipping and printing costs
  • Reduce liability

From a business standpoint, Bluebeam achieves the three main objectives of maximizing productivity, improving project predictability, and minimizing risk. As a result, revenues increase, cost diminishes and risk gives way to greater certainty.

productivity diagram for PDFs

Case Studies

Bluebeam Revu helps people deliver on efficiency, collaboration, and productivity time and again, and has done so for over a million AEC professionals worldwide. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

Case study: Mechanical contractor saves weeks by using Bluebeam Revu and allowing for simultaneous drafting and designing

Case study: Arup cuts design review time by 60% while maintaining quality with Revu

Case study: Civil Constructors save $50,000 on their first project with Bluebeam Revu

The next time you stop by our show room to demo a hardware investment, consider your entire document workflow and ask your rep how Bluebeam Revu can boost your operations. Or you can simply reach out to us by requesting a quote here or by calling in directly at 866-665-7604.

Bluebeam Revu is a registered trademark of Bluebeam, Inc., used under license.

Batch Link, Bluebeam, Bluebeam Revu, eXtreme, Revu, and Studio are registered trademarks of Bluebeam Inc., used under license.