Agency offices, like any others, are constantly looking for ways to speed workflow and improve productivity, often with an eye toward improving the bottom line. Thanks to todays technology, many such improvements are available to make life easier, if not more secure and productive, in the office environment.
Following is a sampling of such technology and products that have been recently announced.
If your agency database of customer and professional contacts needs updating, QAS has a product–QuickAddress Pro v3.0–that could help.
According to Boston-based QAS, the upgraded software can help organizations to correct their customer address data “and save thousands of dollars in labor and mailing costs.”
QuickAddress Pro is based on licensed address data from the United States Postal Service, ensuring that all addresses entered are verified against USPS data, says QAS.
“QuickAddress Pro significantly reduces addressing errors typically made by both customer service representatives and by the customers themselves,” states Jonathan Hulford-Funnell, chief operating officer of QAS.
The software offers a drop down list of address options that are used throughout the address retrieval and verification process, the company says.
The new version is available for Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows NT/2000, XP, client server and Unix platforms, says QAS.
Cost for 10 licenses is $11,000, while 20 licenses are priced at $14,800, a company spokesman says. Further details are available at www.qas.com/us.
Are multiple devices creating a tangle of wires on your desktop? If so, you can eliminate at least two of the offending interfaces with the new Wireless Keyboard and Mouse bundle from Belkin Corporation.
The bundle is designed for desktop computer users with Windows 98, 2000, Me or XP, says Compton, Calif.-based Belkin.
The new keyboard and mouse product utilizes digital radio frequency technology, the company notes. “The Belkin-patented auto-synchronization technology enables the receiver to automatically detect the mouse and keyboard, making setup and operation fast and convenient.” The keyboard offers nine keys for multimedia and Internet access, enabling one-button selection of frequently used sites and applications, adds Belkin.
The keyboard and mouse work up to six feet from the receiver, the company states, and the mouse is designed for either right- or left-handed users. The keyboard also features an integrated wrist rest.