Monday, October 17, 2016

ImageSite and Plot Station Integration with Canon imagePROGRAF Plotters

eQuorum is pleased to announce the support of Canon imagePROGRAF Series iPF78x and iPF8x0 plotters in ImageSite (eQuorum's industry leading engineering document management system) and in Plot Station (eQuorum's plotting and printing management tool).

As a participant in the Canon Alliance Partner Program, eQuorum has worked with Canon to integrate its products with some of Canon's most advanced plotters.

The Canon output drivers give users advanced control over the plotting process including:

• Querying tray information

• Selection of trays and roll sheets

• Selection of media type

• Alignment to center

• Selection of color mode and print quality

• Choice of resolution.

These choices are in addition to built-in printing/plotting features including:

• Scaling

• Rotating

• Mirroring

• Fitting to paper size

• Number of copies

• Collating of sets.

Existing ImageSite and Plot Station users can contact eQuorum Customer Support at 404.497.8155 to add the new drivers while new users can contact eQuorum Sales at 404-497-8110. Those interested in Canon products and solutions can contact Canon representatives at 1-800-OK-Canon.

About eQuorum

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, eQuorum is the developer of the ImageSite suite of products, an enterprise-wide document management system with departmental level pricing. ImageSite can be implemented as both an internal document management system and as a cloud-based collaboration solution with affiliates, customers, and vendors for a wide variety of industries. eQuorum provides solutions including its software, business workflow consulting, training, and implementation services to help customers quickly realize the productivity benefits. For additional information regarding eQuorum's products and services, please call 404.497.8110 or visit the company's web site:

ImageSite and Plot Station are registered trademarks of eQuorum Corporation. imagePROGRAF is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademark or trademark in other countries.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Adding Feedback Loops to Workflow Automation

Workflow automation for product design and engineering has been a linear process for many organizations. Though the design process has become more iterative through engineering project management software and agile development programs, it has remained fairly insulated from the rest of the organization, including the purveyors of the products (the sales staff) and often the end users (customers).

There are clear obstructions that have provided resistance over the years to expanding the information loop to non-engineering groups, including design and engineering formats that require proprietary software, the desire to keep intellectual property close to the vest, the lack of understanding of designs by non-technical players, and general organizational silos.

Information Workflows Expanding

Workflow automation for design needs to a greater degree, to incorporate information and input from other areas of the organization that are part of the product lifecycle. And to the extent these inputs are real-time, all the better. So by viewing the product lifecycle as a “cradle-to-grave” workflow we understand that to improve this workflow's velocity, accuracy, efficiency, and ultimately profitability requires expanding, in all directions, the information communicated within the lifecycle. In electronics, much is this accomplished through feedback loops (i.e., inputs, as part of a chain of cause-and-effects that form a circuit or loop).

The first obstacle to overcome is the simple task of getting design information to non-engineering parts of the organization and not requiring them to have special software and being able to view and comment on drawings and documents. Companies have done a better job of moving design documents to a neutral format, specifically PDF. Though PDF readers are ubiquitous, the ability to attach comments and changes is not, and certainly not in real-time. These workflows bog down as individuals are emailed PDFs and then print them out, and then respond with input through more emails or in scheduled meetings.

Common Platforms for Input

Using a common platform that provides multi-format viewing and markup gets around this large speed-bump. By letting all relevant parties access and comment on designs, in real-time, enables the first phase of the product lifecycle, not only speeding things up but adding necessary inputs to increasingly complex designs.

By codifying these workflows, the platform can be used to provide notifications, distribute the information, gather the feedback, and provide reporting and auditing for oversight.

Timeliness of Feedback

Feedback loops are certainly less effective if they don't provide needed input in a timely manner. Historically, this is one of the reasons workflows have developed without appropriate feedback, as the time needed to acquire the input would have substantially slowed down the workflows, so it was just easier to factor in much of the feedback after the fact, or towards the tail end of the workflow.

Now with the ability to get input within hours, if not minutes, the design and engineering workflows can, and should, incorporate the review and comment from all areas of the organization, from QA to production, to customer service, to sales, and even from finance. If reviews can be done real-time and collaboratively, the intensity of the feedback is leveraged as integrated suggestions, solutions, and hidden problems can be identified.

Getting It Done

Unfortunately, simply moving to a common platform for distributing information and gaining feedback is not enough to “juice up” the workflows, as many of the other inhibitors identified earlier still exist. But as a first step, enabling the information flow with applicable feedback can help to break down some of the silo barriers and the fear of letting intellectual property become uncontrolled while improving the design and engineering function.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Finding Reliable Roofing Repair Contractors in Marietta

The greatest obstacle that you will face as a homeowner is choosing the right roofing repair contractor when the time comes. While other upgrades to your home may be strictly optional, repairs to your roof are essential. In addition to being critical to your personal comfort, a good roof is essential to the structural integrity of your home.

For many people, when it comes to making repairs to their roof, they require the services of a professional. It is vital that you choose a contractor that is going to not only be qualified to do the job, but will also show up on time and work within your set budget.

Request Referrals

The best place to start looking for a reliable roofing repair contractor is with the people that you know and trust. Talk to your family, friends and neighbors in Marietta who have recently had work done to their roofs and ask for recommendations. When people are willing to refer you to someone, you know that the contractor obviously has a reputation for producing quality results.

Do Your Research

You will quickly discover the vast amount of roofing contractors out there. Keep in mind that it is important to choose only the very best. Begin by searching online and browsing the websites of roofers in your area. Be sure to ready the services that are offered as well as any testimonials from previous customers. You can also call the company to request referrals.

Meet with Potential Hires

Once you have narrowed your list down to only the roofing repair specialists that you are considering for the job, take the time to speak with these contractors one on one. This way, you will gain valuable insight and determine if they seem right for making the roof repairs you need.

Check for Certifications

Just like in many other fields, the roofing industry offers certification and training programs. It will be worth your time to check with each contractor that you consider to find out about the designations and certifications that they have earned.

While there are some jobs around the house that a homeowner can take care of on their own, but most roof repairs are best left to the professionals who produce high quality work. Just remember that you should never pay cash to a sales person or contractor for any roofing repairs in Marietta, nor should you pay in advance or expect to pay more than a third of the total repair price as a deposit before the work is started.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Joule Processing Chooses ImageSite Document Management System

eQuorum announces the selection of ImageSite™ by Joule Processing, a privately held engineering and procurement firm that provides a wide range of natural gas and treating solutions. ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) OCTOBER 10, 2016 eQuorum is proud to announce the selection … Continue reading

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Friday, September 16, 2016

SEO Presentation at BNI

I recently have a presentation to my BNI chapter, the Alpharetta Accelerators. We meet each Tuesday from 11:30-1:00 at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Each member gets to make an eight minute presentation twice a year.

Here are some of my slides from the presentation:

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SEO Guru Agenda

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SEO Guru Keywork Rank Tracking

measuring website traffic

Call tracking with SEO

Use Call Tracking to measure SEO results

Form submittal tracking for SEO

seo project management

SEO Guru Atlanta Reviews

Good SEO referrals

connect me with a referral

thank you

Book a 15 minute strategy session with me today to discuss the best way to get results for your business


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Monday, August 29, 2016

The Strategy Used to Sell $400 Million in Engagement Rings in 2015 Alone

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Amy's Trip to Houzz in California

Houzz Visit Image 1

I met with our Account Representative, Jennifer Luna, on August 11, in the Irvine, CA office.  We discussed our Pro Minute Video, and different ways to use Houzz to help our customers generate ideas and inspiration. 

Houzz, which was founded in 2009, is a website and online community devoted to interior design, architecture, home improvement, and landscape design. The Houzz platform and mobile apps feature product recommendations, photos articles and a user forum.


Jennifer and I looked at different tools within the Houzz app to help our potential customers and clients come up with ideas and inspirations, and also to aid you in better communicating to Tight Line Exteriors the end product that you desire, “their dream remodel project.”  We looked at using Ideabooks to collect pictures, from Houzz's vast number (18 million and growing) of beautiful completed project pictures, additional pictures from the internet, articles and scanned sketches of proposed drawings.


We also reviewed the new tool, Sketch, in the Houzz app.   This tool was released at the beginning of 2016, and is a completely new function in the Houzz app that makes it even easier to communicate using photos and to add products from the Houzz Shop, to any photo of your own.  With Sketch you can write, type or draw directly on photos, whether to circle a design feature that inspires, note the dimensions of an outdoor porch or room, make notes, sketch where you envision adding a new lighting fixture and more. 


I find these tools so helpful in communicating with you, the customer, and making sure that we share the same vision.  With all of the Houzz pictures available, you will be able to come up with different looks that can be adapted to your home. This insures that you get the beautiful remodel you dreamed of, and gives us the opportunity as your trusted resource to help you achieve your dream.

Houzz Visit Image 2

Houzz Visit Image 3

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