Acu-Data has helped businesses with multiple sales offices streamline distribution and production of print materials shared by the majority of their branch locations. In fact, Acu-Data was instrumental in developing a custom solution for national real estate broker, Coldwell Banker during the 1980s.
At that time, Coldwell Banker was maintaining an internal print shop and warehouse which was responsible for printing, storing, and distributing their forms to all branch locations when requested. This system presented a real challenge to their organization as the cost of maintaining a full print shop and warehouse to service only their internal needs were a huge expense. Also, their accounting department was having difficulty keeping track of the internal costs associated with each branch as they requested more inventory for their location from the central warehouse. The costs of maintaining the print shop, inventory, warehouse, and many full-time employees handled their print needs was becoming a huge expense and cutting their profit margins significantly.
Since we began our careers as licensed realtors, we are intimately familiar with the processes and challenges brokerages faced day to day. This industry experience enabled us to propose a better solution.
Acu-Data masterfully developed a plan to remove their internal print, storage, and shipping needs by providing these services at our location. The elimination of their internal print shop and warehouse alone saved their company hundreds of thousands per year. However, we took it one step further.
Rather than Coldwell Banker accounting for the inventory and costs associated with each branch which needed more print materials, Acu-Data would manage inventory and shipping for them and simply invoice each branch direct when they requested more supplies. This solution further eliminated Coldwell Banker’s need to make sense of the internal charges associated with each branch’s use of printed materials.
The cost savings and efficiency created by this approach was astounding and has firmly established Acu-Data as an indispensable asset in printing, warehousing, and fulfillment services to the real estate industry. Even with a large number of real estate printing transitioning to digital storage, we’ve maintained a strong relationship with Coldwell Banker and continue to develop printing and storing solutions to meet their evolving needs.
Acu-Data is more than just paper and ink.
We helped Coldwell Banker recover costs, manpower, and lost time by streamlining their nationwide distribution of internal forms and printed materials.
What can we do for you?
To learn more about our Warehousing, Inventory Management, and Fulfillment Services or create your customized approach to producing and managing your print inventory? Contact us today.