Document scanning is an essential aspect of any business operations. It helps to keep the documents organised and secured, improves work efficiency and most importantly, it helps to save MONEY! A significant amount of time could be saved through document scanning instead of manual filings. Besides raising the productivity level of the workforce, having scanned and electronically stored documents will also allow your employees to be better prepared in the event of any emergency.
There are some more benefits of document scanning, such as:
(Do check out our article on comparing 3 market-leading OCR software here.)
You probably have a big and bulky photocopier machine which is also capable of scanning documents. However would you want to waste time walking up and down the office corridor, or would you want to waste time queuing up when there are other people using the machine?
Think about having a tabletop scanner that is conveniently sitting right in front of you, with the compact size of a tablet, and has the capability to convert your paper documents into electronic ones. Take a look and choose between 4 different models of scanners from leading industrial players - Kodak and Fujitsu. These tabletop scanners have the functions to perform OCR (optical character recognition), electronic filing, and more!
For a clearer picture of the key differences between both brands and what they have to offer, have a look at the table(s) below:
These 2 machines are entry models and it is suitable if you do not have a lot of documents to scan. Another benefit will be its portability, you can easily move it from one place to another.
|Model||SnapScan iX100||ScanMate i940|
|Max. Paper Size||A4||A4|
|Pages per minute||11||20|
|images per minute||11||40|
|Scanning side||Simplex (single page only)||Duplex (both sides)|
|Feed capacity||1 sheet||20 sheets|
Direct Connection with
|Dimensions||292 x 161 x 152 mm||289 x 107 x 78 mm|
Both models are also compatible with Mac, and they work well with both Microsoft and iOS too.
In our next comparison, take a look at these 2 other models from Kodak and Fujitsu. We will recommend these 2 models for heavy users as their speed of scanning is much faster than the earlier entry models.
|Model||ScanSnap iX1500||Alaris E1035|
|Max. Paper Size||A4||A4|
|Pages per minute||30||35|
|Images per minute||60||70|
|Scanning side||Duplex (both sides)||Duplex (both sides)|
|Feed capacity||50 sheets||80 sheets|
Direct connecction with
|Dimensions||292 x 161 x 152 mm||231 x 312 x 269 mm|
Both brands offer tabletop scanners that are perfect for your workspace area at an affordable price.
In terms of functionality and value-for-money, Kodak Alaris E1035 is definitely a huge bang for the dollar! Not only is it the faster scanner being featured here, but its price is also lower as compared to similar range of other scanners eg. Fujitsu iX1500
Nonetheless, both the Fujitsu models have a built-in wireless connection, so documents scanned can be forwarded directly to your designated email or specific location, making the whole process even more seamless.
However if you do not mind having one extra cable on your table, we will strongly recommend the Kodak Alaris E1035! This is the model which we think will serve you the most value for your money spent! Do check out their latest promotions to clinch good deals!
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