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State of Colorado Uncovers $500,000 in Customer Savings in Just One Year
|Steve Wilkerson, Print Shop Mgr.; Mike Lincoln, General Mgr.; Mike St. Peter, Asst. General Mgr.|
Colorado's Integrated Document Solutions (IDS) has taken address cleansing to new heights by implementing an Address Quality Program that has dramatically reduced undeliverable mail and the associated costs. "We have taken the concept of address hygiene and morphed it into a tool to make government better at managing print and mail," explains Mike Lincoln, IDS manager for the Department of Personnel and Administration for the state of Colorado.
"We were able to save $88,000 for a customer..."
"We use Anchor's NCOA-Link Software for address hygiene," Lincoln says. "It's the way IDS has implemented the program that is unique. Most commercial mailers use these systems to ensure continued USPS discounts. We are using this not only to maintain our USPS discounts, but to drive down upfront print, labor and postage costs. For example, by not printing for addresses that are undeliverable, we were able to save $88,000 for a customer just in the first year."
First State Government Recognized as an NCOA Vendor
The idea for the address hygiene program, which took three years to implement, was conceived at the National Postal Forum four years ago. Thanks to the perseverance and tenacity of this in-plant, which manages more than 30 million pieces of mail annually, Colorado became the first state government to be recognized as an NCOA vendor by the United States Postal Service. Lincoln is proud of the way his team of 30 print and mail professionals has successfully implemented this program. "We are ahead of the curve, plus we are making government better and more efficient."
Learn more about the strategies taken to deliver $500,000 in savings.
Time to Enter Your Best Work in the In-Print Contest Deadline is January 31!
It's time to enter your best printed pieces produced between January 1 and December 31, 2011 in the annual In-Print competition, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-Plant Graphics. As an IPMA member, your organization's first 3 entries are FREE!
If you submitted an entry in last year's contest, you have been e-mailed a special entry code created specifically for your organization. As an IPMA member organization, use this special coupon code to submit your organization's 3 free entries. Any additional entries are $30 each -- payment is due at the time your entry is submitted.
If you are an IPMA member, who did not submit an entry last year or did not receive an entry code, contact IPMA at firstname.lastname@example.org for your organization's special coupon code.
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IPMA Chapter News from Central Pennsylvania
Pictured left to right: Charlie Tonoff (The Hershey Company), Jeff Kopp (Northern Machine), James Williams (Pennsylvania School Boards Association), Don Colon (The Hershey Company), Ashley Ringquist (Pennsylvania School Boards Association), David Sears (Xerox), George Kaufman (The Hershey Company), Tom Merlie (Xerox), Jonathan Ireland (Xerox), Lou Sauer (Wellspan).
In November IPMA's Central Pennsylvania Chapter held a Technology Day hosted by Xerox. The local event took place at the ACS/Xerox facility in Middletown, PA. Part of the activities included a tour of the facilities, showcasing the automated processes of the plant and a demo of the Xerox XC 800 Color Press.
The Central Pennsylvania Chapter meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Please contact George Kaufman at email@example.com for additional details.
If you have news about your chapter to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's Why So Many In-Plants Are Registering for IPMA's 2012 Conference
"The benefit to my company and our duplicating facility of networking with my peers AND our vendors at the IPMA Educational Conference has saved our company thousands of dollars. The focus, experience and value of this group regarding in-plant printing and mailing operations cannot be found anywhere else!"
Mark Shaw, National Security Technologies
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