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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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