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Bonnie VanSledright, Content Producer

Applied Innovation Partnership is a Touchdown for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers operate in an extremely fast-paced environment all year long. Between recruiting, mini camps, pre-season, regular season and postseason games, they needed a technology partner that could not only keep up with the pace, but also ensure minimal downtime. 

Aware of Applied Innovation’s experience with professional sports teams, they felt confident making the decision to partner with the company for new high-quality copiers, multifunction printers (MFPs), and imaging software to support their 200+ employees in two different locations and on the road. Read on to discover Applied Innovation’s winning game plan for Tampa Bay.

Efficiency and Productivity in Two Key Locations

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ two home offices are a hub of activity for the NFL team’s staff. With countless documents, reports, and presentations exchanged in digital and hard copy daily, using reliable and efficient office equipment is a must-have for this busy staff of athletic experts and administrators. 

The team sought out Applied Innovation, a printing and technology leader, who brought their A-game with experience supporting professional sports teams. Applied’s staff met their need for new copiers with the latest printing technology featuring high-speed capabilities, exceptional print quality, and advanced scanning functionalities.

In addition, the copiers’ imaging software was a game-changer. With user-friendly interfaces and cutting-edge optical character recognition (OCR) technology, documents can easily be stored and retrieved electronically, giving staff access to vital information — regardless of their location — in real time. This also provides increased security, which is vital when working with things like contracts and personnel files.

Comprehensive Support, Anywhere and Everywhere

By offering a range of IT support services, Applied Innovation ensured the Buccaneers maximized the potential of their new copiers, printers, and imaging software. Because this football team is always on the go, the staff often requires remote assistance. This was an easy play for Applied Innovation, whose expert technicians are readily available to provide on-site, on-field or remote support, troubleshooting any issues and reducing downtime.

Far from a one trick pony, Applied Innovation is committed to continuous improvement, seamlessly implementing regular updates and software enhancements to keep the team running smoothly and at top speed. 

Seamless Integration with IT and Purchasing Teams

Applied Innovation understands that new technology and devices are the most effective when seamlessly integrated into an organization’s existing IT infrastructure. From the onset of their partnership with the Buccaneers, the company’s IT specialists worked closely with the team’s own IT experts. This collaboration has resulted in a smooth integration of new equipment into the team’s existing network, eliminating potential disruptions and enhancing the team’s overall efficiency. This partnership strengthened the Buccaneers’ internal IT capabilities, leaving them well-equipped to embrace future advancements.

The team at Applied Innovation has also worked closely with the Buccaneers’ procurement specialists to implement a streamlined and transparent purchasing process. Instead of working with multiple vendors, the team’s staff can now get everything they need from one provider with superior customer service. From initial equipment selection to order fulfillment and ongoing maintenance, the partnership has facilitated a hassle-free experience for the Buccaneers’ purchasing team.

By optimizing the procurement process, Applied Innovation has not only saved valuable time and resources, it has enabled the team to focus on other crucial aspects of their operations, such as player recruitment, event planning, fan engagement and of course, winning games!

The result? A workforce that is confident and empowered to embrace innovation in their daily tasks, elevating their overall performance and contributing to the Buccaneers’ success on and off the field.

At Applied Innovation, we have over 35 years of technology expertise, 500+ team members, world-class brand partners, and a passion you’ll rarely find in a business like ours. Plus, as an independent dealer, we have the autonomy to always do what’s right for you. 

Whether your goal is adopting new technologies, making smarter use of the tools you already use, or maybe a mix of both, our people are always available. And always happy to help.

We’re always available to support your unique technology, imaging, or automation needs. Applied Innovation experts are just a call, click, or visit away with offices in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Tampa, Florida.

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