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Wherever you are on your journey to Digital Transformation, we are here to support you with our integrated ecosystem of software solutions. Click on each image to find out more.

Kofax Intelligent Automation software platform helps organizations transform information intensive business processes, reduce manual work and errors, minimize costs and improve customer engagement.

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Organize your content based on what it is, not where it’s stored. M‐Files offers a single platform that connects all of your core business systems, applications and devices, allowing you to find and share information securely and quickly.

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Locate information efficiently, increase information security and simplify your document management processes using ImageConnect, an on‐premise Enterprise Content Management system that offers sophisticated search and reporting functionality.

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Your employees are your brand ambassadors and your marketing materials are their toolkit. With a WebConnect digital storefront, teams are empowered to order printed supplies while your organization maintains reliable brand control.

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" The staff is professional, friendly, experienced and always looking for new, fresh and hip ways to help you express your creative ideas. Looking forward to working with them on all our future campaigns."


" Creating a stand-out direct mail piece is one thing. Satisfying our rigorous brand standards is something else entirely. WCD delivered an innovative product that connected quite powerfully with our audiences. We were very impressed with their ability to adhere to our brand guidelines while delivering a superb direct mail piece."


" WCD maintains the same level of service that they come to the table with. Dependable and reliable—WCD is virtually an extension of our own business."


" We only print what we need, when we need it, making it easy to manage marketing materials and customizable collateral. Our investment in the WebConnect print-on-demand solution has proven to be worth every penny. It’s been of tremendous value to ATB."


" Our past vendor didn’t like the idea of quarterly meetings. When we made the transition to WCD it opened a door to new ideas and a different way of doing business. Now we meet quarterly to discuss reports and have open lines of communications with all WCD employees. Everyone is quick to respond to questions and able to deliver results."


" Thanks for the extra effort you took to complete this project! That’s the reason I would bring your team with me wherever I go… you are not just super talented, but you're also amazing partners."


Success Stories

Large Canadian Utilities Company Reduces Risk and Improves Employee Experience

Discover how WCD helped a large Canadian utilities company respond to service calls quicker and more efficiently.

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Premier Office Tower Implements Efficient and Secure Messenger Office Services for High-End Clientele

Find out how this premier twin-tower office complex maintains a secure, trackable chain of custody and efficiently manages 12,000+ incoming and outgoing packages.

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University of Calgary On-Campus Print Centre Experience is Transformed with Process Innovation and Outstanding Service

Learn how the University efficiently prints and and accurately scans thousands of student exams all within a tight 48-hour turnaround time.

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ATCO Maintains Brand Consistency and Tracks Print Spend with Custom Web-to-Print Storefront

Learn how their employees can easily access and print up-to-date corporate materials while the organization maintains reliable brand consistency using WebConnect.

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Online Photobook Platform Improves Customer Reviews with a Reliable Print Partner

Learn how the organization has reduced shipping costs and improved speed of delivery, resulting in happy customers and contributing to the organization's stellar reputation.

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09.27.2022

How to Design and Print Memorable Business Cards

With corporate events and in-person networking opportunities returning in full force, we’re seeing business cards make a major comeback this year. Business cards are a quick, convenient and cost-effective way to market yourself and build new connections with ease—and since they’re often a key part of making a good first impression, it’s important to create a design that’s both memorable and effective at getting your message across. Let us show you how, starting with the basics: Information to include on your business cardsChoosing a shape, size and orientationDesign best practices for business cardsChoosing the right paper for your business cardsUnique finishes for business cardsGetting help designing your business cardsHow to print business cards in Calgary and Edmonton Information to include on your business cards First things first, let’s make sure you’re including all the basic information your new contacts will need to get in touch with you and that will help you to market yourself effectively. This could include: Your nameJob titleCompany name [and logo]Email address Phone number Physical address Social media handles Website URL or QR code Choosing a shape, size and orientation The size and shape of your business cards will impact the rest of the design, so this is an important first step. Standard business cards are typically rectangular with a landscape orientation (roughly 2 x 3.5” in size). However, if you want to go for a more distinct look, you can also opt for a rectangular shape with a portrait orientation, or for a square-shaped business card. Design best practices for business cards If you choose to design your own business cards, here are a few design best practices you should follow along the way. Information Hierarchy—Each piece of information on your card should be distinguishable, yet cohesive. Emphasize important details like your logo and name, then weave in secondary information like your contact details. White Space—If you add too many elements to a small item like a business card, it can easily become cluttered and difficult to read. Leaving a bit of white space will make the important details flow better and will be more impactful for readers. Proofread—Be like Santa… check your list twice! It’s easy to get caught up in the design elements and miss grammar and spelling errors in your business cards. Be sure to review your text several times, and ask a friend for a second set of eyes. Need help designing your business cards? Today, there are many options available for designing business cards ranging from DIY digital templates to completely custom professional design. Online tools like Canva are a great way to find free templates if you’re looking for a basic product. However, if you want an original design that aligns with your brand’s visual identity, professional designers are the way to go. Our in-house design team, WCD Creative, specializes in bringing brands to life through marketing collateral that’s unique-to-you. They’re also knowledgeable on the print process and ways to incorporate unique finishes into print products like business cards—meaning they can manage your design project from concept to completion. Connect with our creative team today > Brand and business cards designed by WCD Creative Choosing the right paper for your business cards Because business cards are highly tactile, choosing a stock that feels texturally unique can work in your favour. If you’d like to stand out from competitors, you might try using an extra-thick stock that feels high-end and premium, or perhaps a recycled kraft paper that’s more organic in nature. Ask our print production specialists for a recommendation. Unique finishes for business cards Special finishes can help your business cards stand out and make a lasting impression on potential clients. A few unique print finishes include foil accents, embossing, or textural finishes like a matte overlay. Now, it might not make sense for a construction company to add luxurious gold foil to their cards—so whatever you choose, make sure it aligns with your brand. Print business cards in Calgary and Edmonton Before you can send your business cards to print, here are a few things you’ll need to do: Finalize your business card template Flow in contact information for your team membersProof read all your files Export a print-ready PDF with crop marks Create a list of print specifications Contact WCD for great prices and quality products! If you're ready to print your business cards, WCD offers pick-up and local delivery in Calgary and Edmonton. If you're outside the city, we offer reliable and affordable shipping across the country as Canada Post Expert Partners. Reach out to our experts and get started today!

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09.20.2022

WCD Achieves M-Files Certified Delivery Partner Status

WCD Achieves Certified Delivery Partner Status with M-Files WCD is proud to announce our designation as a Certified Delivery Partner with M-Files, a global information management software solutions provider. The M-Files Delivery Partner Certification Program grants designation to M-Files partners for having two or more certified employees. What This Means for WCD Customers As one of only four Certified Delivery Partners in Canada, WCD is well poised to provide organizations with strategic guidance and support for configuring, deploying and maintaining M-Files as their information management solution. Through strategic consultation and expert professional services, WCD helps organizations effectively manage the lifecycle and governance of their digital records and information. “More than anything, this designation shows customers that we’re skilled in handling sophisticated data and information ecosystems. By following reliable processes and methodologies, we enable our customers to fully leverage the tools and technologies they invest in—M-Files included.” — Mark Ellis, Sr. Digital Transformation Consultant About the Certified Delivery Partner Program The process of becoming a Certified Delivery Partner includes extensive training on M-Files technology solutions, followed by a problem-solving exercise that tests your ability to design, develop and implement those solutions in a real-world scenario. WCD’s Mark Ellis, Senior Digital Transformation Consultant and Chris Edwards, Solutions Architect, have both completed the training certification. “We’re very proud to have achieved Certified Delivery Partner status with M-Files,” says Ellis. “We’ve proven our ability to analyze and solve complex challenges that require a high degree of business acumen, process-thinking and technology expertise—and that’s exactly what we do for our clients when it comes to managing their information.” About M-Files M-Files is a global leader in information management. The M-Files metadata-driven document management platform enables knowledge workers to instantly find the right information in any context, automate business processes, and enforce information control. This provides businesses with a competitive advantage and substantial ROI as they deliver better customer experiences and higher-quality work with lower risk. For more information, visit www.m-files.com. About WCD As a leader in digital on-demand solutions for print and information, WCD stands behind creative, personalized and integrated services. We help you transform your business, empower your people and share your story. Our leading-edge technology, expansive network of resources and entrepreneurial spirit ensure consistent, quality results in every market we serve. A steadfast Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta, we’ve made business personal for 70 years. Discover more ways to cultivate seamless connection— with customers, employees and information. To find out how, visit www.wcdconnect.com. What Can M-Files Do for Your Business? Unlike any other content management platform, M-Files overlays your current information architecture and searches for information based on what it is rather than where it's stored, simplifying access from a single location and eliminating the need for a costly data migration project. By breaking down silos between disparate systems and content repositories, M-Files helps accelerate your organization's journey to digital transformation. Does it sound like M-Files could work for you?

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08.30.2022

Celebrating Pride: How WCD is Championing Diversity in 2022

Happy Pride Week! Calgary’s Pride Parade + Festival is in full swing, taking place from August 26 – September 5, 2022. In celebration and reflection, we’re looking back on the progress we’ve made to support the LGBTQA+ community and improve diversity, equity and inclusion at WCD this year. WCD’s Progress Toward Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2022 1) Partnership with Pride in Business This year, we partnered with Pride in Business as their official Print & Signage Sponsor. Working to create connections within the LGBTQA+ community of professionals and entrepreneurs, Pride in Business is on a mission to enhance visibility, support and commerce in the community. Through our partnership, we’ve played a humble role in the success of several Pride in Business events, including Pride in Art, an event that showcased the work of several local LGBTQA+ artists, and the upcoming 10-Year Anniversary Rooftop Bash, taking place on August 31, 2022. Pride in Art 2022 We’re proud to support Pride in Business, and we look forward to our continued partnership. 2) WCD Diversity Council & Internal Awareness Last year, we recognized a need to create space for open discussion around diversity and inclusion in our workplace. In response, we established WCD’s first ever Diversity Council—an internal group of leaders committed to creating dialogue and taking actionable steps to ensure everyone feels empowered to be their most authentic selves at work. As an organization, we’re proud of the diversity that makes our culture uniquely ours. We also recognize that the work is never done, which is why our team is committed to continually improving our DEI initiatives. To start, we’re launching our 2022 employee survey with an added emphasis on collecting feedback and valuable insights from staff on areas we can improve DEI in the workplace. What Pride Week Means for WCD’s Candace Ogden Last year, we celebrated Pride by interviewing WCD’s Rob Steed, VP of Partnerships & Client Engagement. This year, we asked Candace Ogden, Customer Service Representative to share a bit about what Pride means to her as a member of the LGBTQA+ community. Read last year's interview with Rob Steed > What does Pride mean to you? "For my family, Pride means being at one with who we are inside and out and accepting love as love. We teach our children that if we open our hearts to others, we will learn acceptance through doing so." How do you celebrate Pride week with your family? "Our family attends community events during Pride week which really helps to teach the youngest members in our family about diversity. But we don’t just celebrate Pride during this week. We are a family that celebrates who we are all throughout the year." How do you show your support for diversity and inclusion at work all year round? "In any social setting, including at work, the one thing I have learned on my journey is that being open and fully comfortable with who I am is a great way to stimulate inclusion anywhere. Not only do I show complete confidence in myself, I also make a genuine effort to show interest in others and learn about what makes them unique." We teach our children that if we open our hearts to others, we will learn acceptance through doing so. What is your advice to businesses who want to be better allies to the LGBTQA+ community? "My advice to businesses is to not only show the support visually, but to take a solid stance in advocating on behalf of the LGBTQA+ community. It is such a multifaceted community that often there is a lack of understanding for one another, even amongst those of us who are members of this community. Take time to listen and to try to understand others, and when there is a lack of understanding, find and provide resources to those who may be struggling with who they are." How You Can Celebrate Pride Week Feeling the spirit of Pride? Visit Calgary Pride's Community Events Calendar to discover the many inclusive and interactive events happening around the city this week.

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