Digitisation: How Scanning is Changing with the Times

Scanning has been a major part of day-to-day business practice for years. Documents have always needed scanning and printing to share information around businesses. Since the pandemic, businesses have seen a rise in digitisation in correlation with hybrid working.


The Importance of Scanning in Digitisation Report: Key Findings

Quocirca is a  leading source of global market research. They provide valuable insight into new and emerging technologies and business models so industry players and adapt to changing market conditions. 508 companies of varying sizes from across Europe responded.

The resulting report The Importance of Scanning in Digitisation found that modern scanning solutions are in high demand due to existing scanners no longer being fit for purpose. Scanners need to reliably scan documents with high image quality quickly. The report shows that existing scanners are not meeting this standard. Moving toward digitisation is something many businesses are keen to do.


What were the key findings?

  • 74% of the organisations said they are looking to make changes to their existing scanners:
  • 53% want to replace some of their scanners
  • 9% want to replace all of their scanners,
  • 13% are looking to acquire extra devices

The respondents also shared the largest areas of dissatisfaction with their existing scanners:

  • 33% report misfeeds as the biggest area of disappointment
  • 26% are unhappy with the quality
  • 22% believe their scanners to be too slow

Regarding digitisation:

  • 44% of organisations agree scanning is a foundation step toward digitisation
  • 45% agree digital data is easier to work with
  • 39% agree it leads to better knowledge sharing

Paper is still used for its reliability and legal compliance. People trust paper because it can’t be hacked or corrupted and is a more tangible form of data than digital documents. However, printing is not good for the environment and requires space and resources to store.

Digitisation moves away from using paper and prioritises the sharing of data in the digital space. The state-of-the-art Fujitsu fi-8170 scanner offers high-quality scanning with digitisation in mind. 


Digitising Businesses

Digitisation means moving away from paper documents and sharing knowledge and files in the digital space. The reduced need for paper documentation is hugely beneficial for the environment and digitisation makes for a less limited, streamlined workspace.

With hybrid working becoming the new normal for many businesses, the move from paper to digital has never made more sense. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the gap between the home and the office has become bridged. By scanning documents, the need to carry, store and retrieve paperwork is eliminated.

Digitisation means employees can access and share documents from anywhere in the world. The risk of important documents getting lost, stolen, or damaged is reduced. Large filing cabinets are no longer required when data is not being stored physically.

The fi-8170 is a key component of digitisation for scanning. The manual feed mode allows for the safe scanning of documents such as passports and booklets up to 7mm thick. The versatile range of documents able to be scanned at high quality means this scanner is primed for digitisation.

The updating of existing technology so it keeps up with the times is essential for communication, collaboration, and productivity. Without the steep learning curve of brand-new technology, digitisation in scanning makes familiar products fit for purpose in the modern world.


Scanning Upgraded

While the previous fi-7000 series has set the bar for business scanning since 2013, the fi-8000 series has hugely evolved from its predecessors. Fujitsu took everything great about the fi-7000 series and made it better. One of the results is the fi-8170 scanner, which has a larger capacity and faster scanning.

With so many businesses being disappointed with their existing scanners, the high demand for efficient, state-of-the-art scanners is obvious. Fujitsu has taken full advantage and worked to solve the challenges businesses are facing.

With misfeeds being a thorn in the side of so many organisations, the fi-8170 model boasts increased feed reliability. ‘Automatic Separation Control’ technology cleverly adjusts roller torque according to the size of the paper stack. This has increased the hopper size from 80 to 100 sheets. The feeding mechanism also allows for faster scanning speed across all models by 10ppm.

Clear Image capture technology also solves the dissatisfaction from lack of quality in scanning. This means CCD image quality is delivered from lower-power CIS sensors. It has never been more important to keep the environment in mind. The reduced overall power consumption of the fi-8170 makes for a more efficient, greener scanner for businesses.

Going green has many benefits for businesses; it can reduce costs, improve efficiency, and boost brand reputation. The need to protect the planet has never been more pressing and more and more businesses are moving toward greener ways of working.

Keep your business scanning up-to-date, efficient and reliable. The fi-8000 series solves the modern challenges businesses are facing and takes important steps toward digitisation. Be part of the digital transformation.

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