Dunder Mifflin: Limitless Paper in a Paperless World

Posted On February 14, 2011 By Scott Guercio

If you’re a fan of NBC’s The Office, you probably recognize the title above.  It was a tagline delivered at the end of an employee made commercial, representing the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictitious paper company, Dunder Mifflin.  It was spoken in the ads voice over by the quirky regional manager, Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell.

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In its irony, it points out the shift in most businesses today from moving information throughout an organization in a paper based form, to an electronic form.   While humorous in the case of Dunder Mifflin, if you are a real paper company, it is certainly some cause for concern.

Advance is not a paper company.  However, we are a company that for the last 46 years has been built on selling and servicing machines used to produce paper output.  Hardware solutions such as digital copiers, fax machines and network printers are what our company has historically been most associated with.  Yet as business needs have changed, the demands of a document solutions company, like Advance, have changed as well.  With the challenging business climate today, companies are looking for partners who can help them do more with less.  They are looking for ways to reduce expenses will increasing productivity and efficiency.  Introducing Document Management solutions from Advance…..

Document Management is a fairly broad term, so what is it really? Simply, it’s managing the life cycle of a document in a digital format, from creation, capture, and storage – to retrieval, manipulation, and circulation.  It’s being able to take literally any paper file, archive it digitally, and then reproduce it instantly in a variety of different formats.  With a structured document management system, businesses can improve and ensure:

-Regulatory compliance
-Efficient and secure document storage and retrieval
-Reduced costs, increased service levels and improved operational efficiencies
-Version control
-Quick access to paper documents, emails, web pages and secure documents from a single central repository
-Permissions and security clearance control
-Compliance customization based upon document type and security permissions
-Remote access to files
-Quick access to all documents for customer service issues
-Reduction of litigation risk and liability
-More time to focus on core responsibilities
-Less office space is used for storing paper files

To create a robust document management system that seamlessly integrates with your operations, you need more than the best hardware and software. You need the best experience. Our Professional Services team will sit down with you to understand your requirements and challenges; they will analyze your business processes, and then recommend a solution that delivers superior results, reliability and ROI.

After all, if you have seen our commercials, you know that our tagline is “We Live and Breathe This Stuff.”