InfoTrends New Multi-Client Study to Determine the Future of Scanning

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InfoTrends’ new multi-client study, The Future of Scanning, is intended to provide an understanding of what the future holds for document scanning and capture solutions and the associated devices as businesses are faced with more demands to operate digitally.

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Document scanning and capture is common practice in many areas of business while conversion of documents or paper used for personal productivity to very large enterprise production environments continues to show marked growth. InfoTrends’ new multi-client study, The Future of Scanning, is intended to provide an understanding of what the future holds for document scanning and capture solutions and the associated devices as businesses are faced with more demands to operate digitally.

Business process automation activities and initiatives permeate the greater IT conversation as a means to reduce cost, accelerate workflow and transform processes. Scanning has emerged as not only a means to digitize paper but, with the aid of solutions, a sophisticated method of capturing information, automatically identifying and organizing it.

InfoTrends will thoroughly examine existing information on market segments, competitors, and product categories using a variety of sources, including industry trade associations, government agencies, published industry reports, trade articles, industry databases, company websites, and other sources.

Study objectives include:

  • Market Direction

    o    Identify major trends and drivers for scanning solutions within business
    o    Measure current scan volumes and forecast future scan volume (by device types)

  • Business Process

    o    Examine business process initiatives with scanning components
    o    Determine the phase in consideration and implementation
    o    Identify common functional areas for business process efficiency and automation, along with key decision makers

  • Technology and Services

    o    Understand usage of the varied scanning products; Multifunctional printers, Single function scanners, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets
    o    Determine hardware requirements and criteria for scanning solutions
    o    Establish the propensity to utilize on premise ECM and/or cloud-based document offerings

The results of this study will provide an understanding of the following:

  •     Current and future adoption of scanning devices
  •     Key drivers for distributed and centralized scanning and adoption
  •     Current needs and challenges of IT or decision makers for scanning solutions
  •     Current scanning solutions by OEM provider

For more information on The Future of Scanning contact Scott Phinney at +1 781 616 2123 or e-mail scott(dot)phinney(at)infotrends(dot)com. Early subscriber discounts are available through January 30, 2015.

About InfoTrends
InfoTrends is the leading global analyst and strategic consulting firm for the imaging, document solutions, production print, and digital media industries. We provide insights and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and grow their business. Additional information about InfoTrends is available at http://www.infotrends.com.

For media inquiries contact Donna O'Malley at +1 781 616 2116 or donna(dot)omalley(at)infotrends(dot)com.

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