Can your transactional print and mail operations protect against planned and unplanned business disruptions? Most approaches for disaster recovery prioritize a “cold-site” method, and those are usually costly. PCI Group has a different strategy with its ACTIV dR solution. PCI Group’s Area VP, Solutions Partner Scott Concannon, discussed its advantages in this episode of Ask the Experts.
“The advantages of the PCI ACTIV dR are really three things,” Scott explained. “First, you’re paying PCI to produce work that you’d be producing in your facility, so there’s value in that it’s not a subscription with a declaration fee if something were to happen. It’s work for a reasonable rate on an ongoing basis.”
There’s more to the program than just disaster recovery protection. “The second is it doesn’t just protect you against DR events. It’s much more along the lines of business continuity. It could be a power outage, weather, lack of employees, or other cost scenarios that create the need.”
Scott discussed a client that had some labor issues in their peak period, and they asked PCI to handle five times their volume. “If we process 400,000 pieces a month, they asked us for two million over a six-week period. That’s an example of the ACTIV dR program being seamless,” Scott said.
Since PCI produces jobs on a regular basis, the team is familiar with the workflows and file structures. As a result, operations can commence quickly without time for getting up to speed and working through the process. “The third is we’re an extension of their in-plant operation and have familiarity.”ACTIV dR also has no annual fees with no travel, testing, or implementation expense necessary. This innovative approach to business continuity supports organizations whenever they need it.
ACTIV dR also has no annual fees with no travel, testing, or implementation expense necessary. This innovative approach to business continuity supports organizations whenever they need it.