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Tana's Tech Tip

Revenue by Route

Many of our shredding customers wanted to know their revenue by route. You asked and we listened!

With it's "Revenue by Route" management report, Veri-Shred users are able to easily track this important information. This powerful report:

  • Includes Service Orders/Work Orders that have already been invoiced
  • Includes the total revenue, as well as the number of units serviced.
  • Can capture total revenue per day per route for a specific customer
  • Can be also be set to report revenue for a specific date range.

Contact an ASI Support Specialist today for more information on how to get
the most from the Veri-Shred Revenue by Route report!

Upcoming Events

PRISM International Annual Conference
May 13-16, 2013
Bonita Springs, Florida

PRISM Data Protection Conference
Sept. 26-27, 2013
Dallas, Texas

Data Protection Association Conference
Oct. 11-13, 2013
Oakland, California

The Paper Recycling Conference & Trade Show
Oct. 16-18, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

ARMA Annual Conference
Oct. 28-30, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Difference Between Try and Triumph
Scott Bidwell, President/COO

In a couple of weeks, we’ll be attending the PRISM International Annual Conference in Bonita Springs, Florida. The theme for this year’s conference, “Connect, Learn & Succeed” got me thinking about what it takes to be successful in business, particularly at an entrepreneurial level.

I recently saw a quote that stated, "The difference between try and triumph is a little umph." How true this is! There are a multitude of factors ASI newsletter image 1that attribute to business success, yet business analysts, psychologists, investors and entrepreneurs themselves readily acknowledge that it's this extra "umph", also known as tenacity, that is probably the single most important attribute in achieving success in business and throughout life. It’s the person who never takes “no” for an answer, who gets knocked down and gets right back up who reaps the rewards of their perseverance.

Calvin Coolidge offered his own take on the value of persistence when he said, "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.”

There's no denying that talent and natural aptitude are important, but it is a person’s willingness to develop themselves and their business through practice and tenacity who have the highest percentage of success. Even inventor and businessman Thomas Edison attributes tenacity to his success when he stated, "I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that didn't work." More recently, Malcolm Gladwell targeted the factors that contribute to high levels of success in his book Outliers: The Story of Success. In it, he cites the "10,000-Hour Rule", claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours.

I don't know about that, but I do know that the business leaders who rise to the top, often do so because they have committed immeasurable hours and energy to their endeavors. They'll be the first to tell you that it wasn't always easy but their belief in their own vision and willingness to pursue it, pushed them through.

I’m looking forward to the PRISM Conference where the educational program features the four pillars of records management: physical records storage, data protection, imaging, and destruction and the attendees represent some of the brightest entrepreneurs and business minds in the RIM services industry; entrepreneurs who, through their grit and commitment to their vision, are realizing or have achieved business success. How will you make the most of your time at the PRISM Annual Conference?  I look forward to seeing you there and invite you to stop by the ASI booth to talk about your business and what success means to you.

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ASI Mobile 3.1 Offers Wi-Fi for Warehouse Operations

With testing successfully completed, we’re pleased to release ASI Mobile 3.1 for warehouse operations. By utilizing Wi-Fi data transfer for the warehouse, ASI Mobile 3.1 eliminates the need to update data in VCK-SQL via a docking station. This offers significant advantages since the wireless transmission of data enables warehouse operations to streamline their operations and maximize productivity.  

Typical tasks include scanning files in/out, staging files, reviewing scanned items and sending scans to VCK-SQL. Once scans are received, VCK-SQL sends notifications, or messages, back to the scanner about the scans.  Each session is tracked by date and time, user, session number, and device number.  The notification listings can be viewed on the scanner screen, printed to the receipt printer, and emailed to the user.  Of course, records centers are also able to select items for permanent removal with ASI Mobile 3.1.

With its Wi-Fi connectivity and depth of functionality, ASI Mobile 3.1 exemplifies Andrews Software Inc.’s commitment to deliver technology-based solutions that offer a competitive advantage for its customers.

You're invited to contact an ASI Support Specialist for more information. You may also view the ASI Mobile 3.1 Training Manual online for detailed setup and operational instructions, including hardware and setup requirements. (Please note that a user name and password are required to view the training manual.)


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ASI Mobile 3.1: Notifications Screen Shot

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ASI Mobile 3.1: Scan Session Detail Screen Shot

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How to Learn to Love Conferences Again
By Laura Vanderkam, MoneyWatch

I know it is important to attend professional conferences. I also confess that I have a very short attention span. That makes conferences tough. Just as when I listened to lectures in school, I get frustrated by the amount of time passing, especially when I consider that this is time that could be spent, say, reading a book.

But I realized that if I approached a conference with a set of goals in mind, I'd enjoy myself much more. They need to be limited goals. After all, on any given day, I sometimes scratch my head figuring out "What did I learn today?" The key is not to expect too much more from a day spent at a conference. Here's a potential list of goals when you attend one:

  • Put 3 names with faces: meet a few people you know virtually in person.
  • Spend time -- in the hallway, over coffee, over lunch -- with 5 people you've met before and remember and liked.
  • Meet 3 new interesting people who would qualify for the above category the next time you attend this conference.
  • Learn the name of a book or publication or website you'd like to start reading.
  • If you're running a business, leave with enough leads to cover at least twice the cost of the conference (and hopefully more!).
  • Learn 3 new tidbits you didn't know. Even if it just turns into cocktail party fodder, that can be useful in its own right.

The above article is a reprint from the CBS News Moneywatch web site. Laura Vanderkam, author and blogger, is the author of 168 Hours and All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending.

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