Large Format Scanners in Ontario: How to Justify the Investment

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http://www.mesltd.ca - Large format scanners in Ontario have become a business tool just like regular printers.

Depending on the nature of your business, you may find a large format scanner makes good sense to have in-house.

As with all other investments, however, you need to carefully weigh the costs and benefits. Take a look at this

presentation by Kevin D'Arcy, VP of Sales and Marketing for MES Hybrid Document Systems, Ontario's leading

document scanning and document management supplier.

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Large Format Scanners in Ontario: How to Justify the Investment

  1. 1. Large Format Scanners in Ontario How to Justify the Investment
  2. 2. • Large format scanners in Ontario were used a couple decades ago primarily in the CAD market. Originally, these specialized devices scanned drawings and other large engineering and architecture documents. However, new applications evolved over time and these scanners today serve a much broader market.
  3. 3. • Perpetuating the growth of large format scanners in Ontario was the introduction of color capability. As technology advanced to a point of capture colors, the number of uses increased. Also fueling growth is the greater affordability combined with improved performance. Costs have come way down since the early days and performance has skyrocketed.
  4. 4. • Large format scanners in Ontario have become a business tool just like regular printers. Depending on the nature of your business, you may find a large format scanner makes good sense to have in-house. As with all other investments, however, you need to carefully weigh the costs and benefits.
  5. 5. Uses for Large Format Scanners in OntarioThe following applications are common in today’smarket:Scan to File. If a business has invested significantamounts of money in drawings, it wants toensure it can maintain those drawings in goodcondition. Also, if the drawings need to bechanged in any way, they would have to becompletely re-drawn.
  6. 6. However, scan to file applications let users take these largeformat drawings, scan them, and load them into othercomputer applications such as CAD software. Once in adigital format, the document can be preserved andchanged if needed.Scan to Print. Used in conjunction with a large formatprinter, these scanners can reproduce items like posters.Many businesses find this capability useful. Copybusinesses, photo labs, architects and more can addlucrative services to their portfolio by using large formatscanners to capture documents and then output them on alarge format color printer.
  7. 7. When It Makes Sense to Invest in Large Format Scanners inOntarioService providers are the prime targets for using large formatscanners in Ontario. However, other types of businesses benefit aswell. Any company that produces and manages large formatdocuments can justify the investment for in-house technology.In addition, companies that want to protect the contents of theirdocuments may choose to invest in large format scanning in Ontarioas an in-house solution. If the documents contain sensitiveinformation or intellectual property that must be protected, in-house scanners make sense.
  8. 8. To make a sound investment, a large formatscanner purchase must positively contributeto the bottom line. For service providers this isan easy exercise. They can compare howmuch money they’ll make from providing anew service to the actual cost of buying theequipment. Then, they can determine if thetime it takes to payback the investment isreasonable.
  9. 9. But what about other businesses? Will thescanner produce anything that can be sold tocustomers? Will they save money by allowingeasy digital management? Will large formatscanners in Ontario improve efficiency andcreate a more productive environment?
  10. 10. Using large format scanners in Ontario canalso differentiate a company from itscompetition. Can the business gain customersby offering new capabilities that competitorsdon’t? Architects, engineers and otherbusinesses can come up with innovative waysto use these scanners that could causecustomers and prospects to view it morepositively.
  11. 11. Although it’s nice to have all the bells andwhistles that come with many large formatscanners in Ontario, companies still need toapproach the purchase as a good businessdecision. It really boils down to whether thescanner will cut costs and/or increaserevenues. And, in many cases, it will.
  12. 12. • Kevin DArcy is VP of Sales and Marketing for MES Hybrid Document Systems, Ontarios leading document scanning and document management supplier. For more information about large format scanners in Ontario, visit our website.

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