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Document Scanning and Imaging Trends

Posted on Wed, Jun 26, 2013

We’re about half way through 2013. What trends have you seen impacting the document scanning and imaging market? According to InfoTrends — a market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry — the following three trends are prominent.

1. Companies continue to invest in scanners if “the expense can be justified.”

 The state of the economy has affected scanning device purchasing decisions. While companies are still willing to invest, they are more than ever (in our opinion) are not as quick to invest. First and foremost, they are seeking justification for these types of purchases.

2. Document automation remains important.

 For many companies looking to cut costs, Automation systems are a viable solution. You’ll cut costs on:

  • How long it takes to proofread.
  • How long it takes to enter data.
  • Common risks associated with human error.
  • Postage and shipping.

Additional benefits include:

  • A reduction in paper handling.
  • Decreased document loading time.
  • A savings in storage.
  • Time spent on distribution.
  • Time spent on faxing papers.
  • And more.

The next step is to integrate intelligent workflow solutions that are seamlessly connected to in-house infrastructure and well as the cloud (InfoTrends).

3. Cloud computing and mobility are growing strong.

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How many people do you know who don’t have a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop? It’s rare for people in business this year to not have at least one or more of these items. InfoTrends pointed out: mobile devices now outnumber personal computers by three to one and they are changing the way people work.

According to Forbes, “for many companies, getting their mobility off the ground and successful is their highest priority for 2013.” In the same article (2013 Roundup of Smartphone and Tablet Forecasts and Market Estimates), it was noted: “by 2017, 45 percent of mobile cloud services will be software as a service (SaaS)-based solutions. Business users’ demands are already driving greater requirements for cloud-based mobile applications beyond messaging or relatively simple contact management and sales force automation systems (SFA).”

Cloud computing technology allows users to access data anywhere, 24/7. Whether you’re in the office or on a plane traveling for work, your data is securely where you left it. This is a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow.

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