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From cost reduction tips and postal savings to document workflow security and staying HIPPA, PCI, or GLB compliant, Uluro offers information relevant and useful to any mailer.
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What to Do About Spam Traps
You may have heard the term before, but never really given a lot of thought to what SPAM traps are, how they are used, or how to avoid them. First of all, SPAM traps (AKA Honey Pots) apply specifically to email messaging. But those who have been in the postal mailing business will recognize the functionality as something that has been around for a long time in the direct mail environment. You may be more comfortable with the terms "seeding" or "salting." With postal mailing project...
5 Things Almost Any Mailer Can Do to Reduce Costs
Here are five things that just about anyone creating mail can do to lessen the impact their operations have on the environment, make their mail more effective, simultaneously improving their bottom line:
1. Remove duplicates
This can be more complex than it sounds. Each mailing might have a different definition of what a duplicate is. But at least get rid of the obvious ones. Good duplicate-recognition software can find likely matches even if the data is not identical. This capability allows y...
Real Important: Security for Document Centers
Some document production facilities fail to appreciate their exposure to fines, penalties, and negative publicity should data or documents featuring private information fall into the wrong hands. Document center managers should be aware this data may be covered by regulations such as HIPAA and HITECH. The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for enforcement of the health information privacy laws and they have announced plans to expand audits and investigations.
In the language of HIPAA, outsou...
5 Reasons You Need an ADF
Automated Document Factory technology has been around for a long time now. The basic functions are pretty easy to understand, and the benefits are clear. So how come there are so many mail shops that still rely on a clipboard as their primary document integrity solution? What is it that makes these companies insist on the same production methods popular in 1983?
A major barrier has always been the cost. ADF’s can be expensive! The high price of the software, the annual software maintenanc...
Things Your Inserter Salesman May Not Tell You
Do you need new mailing equipment?
Before you start getting dazzled by the videos, product brochures, and trade show demos there are a few things you should do.
Getting a handle on exactly how your operation is working now and how you’d like it to look in the future is critical for matching your requirements to the equipment. This insightful exercise may suggest solutions that you weren’t even considering.
Operations managers need to ask themselves why they need new gear. What is ...
Making Mail Affordable
If you think you’ve done everything possible to make mail affordable for your internal or external customers, you might want to take another look.
Everyone has made cuts over the last few years. But there are still ample opportunities to save money on materials, production costs, and postage. Unfortunately, the savings that remain are difficult to recognize – especially for those who work in document operations every day. The very people called upon to find innovative ways to lower ...
A Path to Paperless
Do you print bills or statements? Are you hearing from your internal or external customers that they want more consumers to convert to paperless communications but they can’t achieve the desired participation?
In a recent study on print suppression, a majority of billers said they’d like to have 35% of their customers go paperless within the next few years. Consumer resistance is waning, but most still rely on that paper document to kick off their in-home bill-paying workflow.
Making Mail Better
Listening to all the analysts, vendors, and consultants you’d think that every piece of mail that is produced these days is personalized, relevant, and demographically targeted.
A quick scan of your own personal or business mail will tell you the goal of widespread personalized communications is still in the distance. “Spray and Pray” lives on as an often-employed marketing strategy. “Dear Customer” still substitutes for even the simplest recognition of individual ...
Creating a Green Mail Center… on a Budget!
There are lots of ways you can make your mail center more environmentally friendly.
Print and mail center managers across the country often fail to see opportunities in their shops that can make a big difference in their overall environmental footprint. Interestingly, once they are identified most environmental strategies can be implemented with little to no capital expenditure. In fact, these strategies often result in a reduction in cost along with a reduction in environmental impact.
How secure is your document workflow?
Are you in the business of creating or distributing personalized communications?
Are worries about data breaches and privacy violations keeping you up at night?
Did you know that the number of data breaches increased by over 30% in 2013, with 43% of those related to highly sensitive healthcare information?
Internet and mobile computing have amplified the need for immediate data access.
Supporting the data availability required by portable processing platforms has resulted in additional com...