Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Next Generation of Smart Copiers has arrived!
The Hot features a few years ago was scan2ocr (will scan a paper based document and drop in back into a word doc), searchable .pdf (will scan a paper based document and turn it into a searchable .pdf), scan2MS365 and MS Sharepoint (via UDOCX) and the standard features for scan2email and scan2folder.
Document Management Software
Today's Smart Copiers/MFP can now hold the keys to kingdom for productivity in today's modern office. Smart Copiers can now scan2 document management archival systems, many of your document management software providers are now developing connectors for the Copier/MFP. Basically this means that you'll be able to scan documents to nested folders directly to your document management system, and it doesn't stop there with some document management connectors that are designed for the likes of Sharp and Toshiba you'll be able to access that document from the Copier/MFP and the print the document from the Copier/MFP. If you're looking for Document Management Software check out Doculex and Intellinetics.
Scan2box, Scan2googledrive, Scan2dropbox are just a few of the really awesome cloud solutions that are available now from different manufacturers.
In the near future we're going to see the potential for hundreds of apps that can be run from the MFP, thus the potential to improve business process with MFPs will be enormous. Some little know apps are available right now for your ipad, iphone and ipod. Ricoh Innovations has a couple of apps that allow you to use your smart phone as a scanner and then also run OCR of that document. Yeah, the technology is in it's infancy but I can't wait for some of this technology to mature.