Workflow Assessments

We take an innovative and proactive approach to overall office document output and network management.

We realize that thoroughly evaluating document and network workflow touches on areas that are very sensitive in any organization. Our team of experts maintain complete confidentiality during our consultations and assessments, providing necessary discretion to meet your internal security requirements. All findings are summarized and presented to our clients upon completion.

Our assessments include:

  1. Total current costs of each service studied
  2. Area of opportunity for improved efficiency
  3. Summarized questionnaire results
  4. Preliminary recommendations

Quantitative Data

We are able to compile all direct and indirect costs related to the services under evaluation. We can review all available invoices, contracts, contract termination information, payroll records, and corresponding volume levels. Our processes are intended to minimize work required by your staff and ensure the accuracy of the information.

Workflow Observations

Our studies yield critical information about the actual systems and procedures and their effectiveness in your office environment. The employees completing these tasks are valuable resources in providing an in-depth view of operations, as they are closest to the work being completed. Our observations are conducted without staff interruption and physical and network adjacencies often benefit from design changes based on our findings.

Surveys & Questionnaires

The identification of end-user needs and perceptions is a critical component of our consulting process. Understanding levels of satisfaction with current service and performance levels can be achieved via questionnaires and group or individual focus interviews. Questionnaires provide an overall measure of the satisfaction level, whereas our interviews are typically conducted in more detail with key users.

Our workflow assessment may encompass services and areas that are potentially outsourced, like:


  • Provide a thorough current cost analysis to obtain an accurate basis to compare financial ramifications
  • Perform a complete assessment of the qualitative aspects of the services including systems and procedures, workflow layout, as well as end user perceptions and needs
  • Identify existing constraints like compliance requirements, physical space, early termination penalties, company culture, and more that may effect final recommendations and implementation costs
  • Determine key quality indicators that will be used as benchmarks upon implementation

Our team generally consists of an account representative, a technical analyst and a solutions specialist who interface with designated contacts at your organization. Our team is trained to quickly gather relevant information, leaving your staff unburdened with the process of consolidating the information.


Protect Yourself Against Office Supply Scams and Toner Pirates

Office supply scams are widespread and relatively common, yet many organizations still don't know that they exist, much less how to identify and avoid them. This guide outlines the information you need to protect your business from this common scam.

Free Workbook: Is Document Management Right for Your Business?

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Going OVER THE EDGE to Support Habitat for Humanity of Northern VA

On Saturday, May 19, as part of a partnership between Meridian's Community Outreach Committee and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Meridian VP of Sales Chris Lucci will participate in a high-adrenaline rappel down the 15-story Hilton Global Headquarters building to actively support Habitat NOVA’s mission. Help us send Chris OVER THE EDGE here!

This is NOT your Typical Fundraiser! Habitat's 2018 Over the Edge event is one of the most highly anticipated and exciting fundraisers in Northern Virginia. This unique experience will only be matched by the participants' deep pride in supporting Habitat NOVA’s mission — building lives and homes for local families. 

With 80+ elite thrill-seekers – or “Edgers” – enrolled, the OVER THE EDGE event supports Habitat NOVA's program outreach including the 100 Families Served Campaign – a major milestone: 100 families served since the organization's inception in 1992.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) is a vanguard affordable homeownership advocate, known for ensuring strong and stable local communities and families. The affiliate has a stellar 28+ year reputation of fostering strength, stability, and self-reliance for local families wanting to invest in themselves and their communities through affordable homeownership.


Meridian in the Community: Cornerstones After School Snack Packs Program 2018

Today, Meridian's Community Outreach Committee gathered together with other employee volunteers to contribute to the Cornerstones After School Snack Pack program — assembling 118 snack bags for donation, which the Meridian delivery team will drop off next week.

The After School Snack Pack program entails preparing after-school snack bags for children served by Cornerstones programs

The Reston, VA based non-profit has been a Meridian Community Outreach partner for a number of years and primarily works in local apartment communities to connect residents to local services and often has children drop in after school for programs and help with their homework.


The Benefits of In-House Production Printing vs Outsourced Printing

Modern print technology has made it possible to produce large volumes of high-quality printed material right in the office. Depending on the size of your office, and your organization’s needs, print solutions are available in-house that in the past were only found at professional print facilities. In fact, print technology is so good now, particularly the multifunction printer (MFP), that many commercial print shops use the same machines found in many offices.

So, aside from the availability of professional equipment, why are many businesses now considering bringing production printing capabilities in-house?

Read on to learn more about the factors involved when considering in-house production printing vs. outsourced commercial printing, including:

  • Cost savings
  • Security
  • Control
  • Convenience and timing