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- 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. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Large Format Scanners in Ontario: How to Justify the Investment


1
Large Format Scanners in Ontario
  • How to Justify the Investment

2
Large Format Scanners
  • 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
Large Format Scanners
  • 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
Large Format Scanners
  • 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
Large Format Scanners
  • Uses for Large Format Scanners in Ontario
  • The following applications are common in todays
    market
  • Scan to File. If a business has invested
    significant amounts of money in drawings, it
    wants to ensure it can maintain those drawings in
    good condition. Also, if the drawings need to be
    changed in any way, they would have to be
    completely re-drawn.

6
Large Format Scanners
  • However, scan to file applications let users
    take these large format drawings, scan them, and
    load them into other computer applications such
    as CAD software. Once in a digital format, the
    document can be preserved and changed if needed.
  •  
  • Scan to Print. Used in conjunction with a large
    format printer, these scanners can reproduce
    items like posters. Many businesses find this
    capability useful. Copy businesses, photo labs,
    architects and more can add lucrative services to
    their portfolio by using large format scanners to
    capture documents and then output them on a large
    format color printer.

7
Large Format Scanners
  • When It Makes Sense to Invest in Large Format
    Scanners in Ontario
  • Service providers are the prime targets for
    using large format scanners in Ontario. However,
    other types of businesses benefit as well. Any
    company that produces and manages large format
    documents can justify the investment for in-house
    technology.
  •  
  • In addition, companies that want to protect the
    contents of their documents may choose to invest
    in large format scanning in Ontario as an
    in-house solution. If the documents contain
    sensitive information or intellectual property
    that must be protected, in-house scanners make
    sense.

8
Large Format Scanners
  • To make a sound investment, a large format
    scanner purchase must positively contribute to
    the bottom line. For service providers this is an
    easy exercise. They can compare how much money
    theyll make from providing a new service to the
    actual cost of buying the equipment. Then, they
    can determine if the time it takes to payback the
    investment is reasonable.

9
Large Format Scanners
  • But what about other businesses? Will the
    scanner produce anything that can be sold to
    customers? Will they save money by allowing easy
    digital management? Will large format scanners in
    Ontario improve efficiency and create a more
    productive environment?

10
Large Format Scanners
  • Using large format scanners in Ontario can also
    differentiate a company from its competition.
    Can the business gain customers by offering new
    capabilities that competitors dont? Architects,
    engineers and other businesses can come up with
    innovative ways to use these scanners that could
    cause customers and prospects to view it more
    positively.

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Large Format Scanners
  • Although its nice to have all the bells and
    whistles that come with many large format
    scanners in Ontario, companies still need to
    approach the purchase as a good business
    decision. It really boils down to whether the
    scanner will cut costs and/or increase revenues.
    And, in many cases, it will.

12
About the Author
  • Kevin D'Arcy is VP of Sales and Marketing for MES
    Hybrid Document Systems, Ontario's leading
    document scanning and document management
    supplier. For more information about large format
    scanners in Ontario, visit our website.
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