Why You Aren't Scanning (and Why You Should Start)

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If you've heard great things about scanning, but still aren't sure it's worth the time, you've come to the right place. Here are a few reasons you might not be scanning--and why your worries are nothing to worry about!

The Cost of Scanning

Scanning might just be your new favorite thing--but you'll never know if you don't give it a chance. Here are a few things that might be keeping you from scanning (and why they're actually no big deal).

  • "It's too expensive."

Scanners are an investment, but they're a good investment. That's because they eventually pay for themselves; after all, once you start scanning, you probably won't want to stop.

Scanners also come in different makes and models to fit your needs and budget. For example, if you wanted a high-end machine, you'd pay a bit more for optimal character recognition and high speed and volume. However, if you wanted something simple, you could choose a scanner that just creates a static image of your file.

  • "It's too time-consuming."

Although scanning does take a little bit of work, the truth is that it's not hard work. To save time and make scanning more efficient, all you have to do is plan ahead. Here are a few tips:

  • Create a plan.
  • Organize beforehand.
  • Take it one step at a time.
  • Shred unnecessary files instead of scanning them.

  • "It's not going to solve our biggest problems."

The truth about scanning is that, while it's a simple solution, it actually has some significant benefits. Scanned files are easy to access, share, and update, which improves things like efficiency and communication--and they're even easier to protect, which improves security.

Conclusion

If you aren't scanning yet, you're missing out. Although you may think you have some good reasons, the truth is that scanning is a simple, powerful, and effective solution--and your worries might be getting in the way of the best thing you could do for your business.

Still not sure scanning is right for you? Contact us today for help addressing your concerns!