When it comes to your business, there are multiple options when it comes to scanning. These scanning can range from personal desktop scanners to production scanners. Types of scanners vary based on your application. Diving into the digital world and looking at scanners can prove to be a hassle. There are so many options to choose from, so knowing what you want to get out of your scanner is key.
When starting off on your search for a scanner, it is important to know the difference between centralized scanning and decentralized scanning. In our free Buyer’s Guide to Document Management, the other types of scanning can be found. But for now, here are the differences between centralized scanning and decentralized scanning.
- Centralized Scanning – This is an environment where paper documents are sent to a central location for processing. It requires high-volume production scanners, so looking for a scanner with a large document feeder and a high scan speed is key. Also, looking into a maintenance agreement on the scanner can ensure that your scanner will run at peak performance.
- Decentralized Scanning – This is an environment where you scan documents in locations throughout your organization. Unlike centralized scanning, documents can be captured in various locations in your organization. One of the most convenient ways to utilize this type of scanning is through networked multifunction systems that print, copy and scan.
Our free Buyer’s Guide to Document Management contains more information on scanning, along with other important facts to know about creating a document management system for your business. Download our free Buyer’s Guide today or contact us to learn more about how we could help you create a successful document management system for your company!