Here’s a market secret. Don’t tell anyone, but everybody is already using document imaging. Sure, it might just involve scanning a document with a multi-function printer (MFP) to email a PDF or capturing a receipt with a mobile phone, but in today’s world, everybody you talk to should have at least some familiarity with document imaging. Your challenge is getting your clients to upgrade and to stay with the times to help with automation.

Six Steps to Onboarding New Document Imaging Clients

Use these six steps to onboard a new document imaging client and get them to understand the full potential of the technology.
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Like any high-tech market, the document imaging space continues to evolve rapidly. Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen quite a few changes, as the market has progressed from being aimed primarily at high-volume, back-office specialized applications to encompassing a much wider breadth of end users. Almost every office today utilizes imaging at the very least to scan and email documents. Many organizations, even smaller ones, have moved well beyond that as the technology has become less expensive, more accessible, and something everybody is familiar with.

Document Imaging News That VARs Should Pay Attention To

Like any high-tech market, the document imaging space continues to evolve rapidly. Here are some of the latest news and trends.
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A lot has been made of the term “the paperless office.” There is a good deal of evidence, in fact, that a truly paper-free working environment is most often a myth. But that’s not to say that you can’t do more with less paper. Instead of focusing on eliminating paper from your clients’ processes, you are better off focusing on minimizing it and then dealing with what remains through the application of technology in areas like document scanning and workflow—all designed to make paper behave as efficiently as your clients’ electronic processes.

Five Tips to Help Your Clients' Offices Go Paperless

Here are five tips to help your clients’ offices use less paper and shift to "a paperless office".
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Document imaging has crossed the chasm. It has gone from a nice-to-have technology utilized primarily in the back office by large organizations in paper-intensive markets like insurance, financial services, and government to a technology utilized almost every day in every organization. Applications can span the gamut—from automating the capture of data from thousands of forms per day to eliminating fax and overnight document delivery charges through the use of scan-to-email functionality on a multi-function printer (MFP).

Why 2016 Is the Year to Go Paperless

Here are 5 reasons why 2016 is the time for organizations to go paperless with the help of document imaging technology.
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The document imaging market is evolving rapidly. Once confined to back offices in large paper-heavy industries like insurance, financial services, and government, today imaging is a tool that is applied in at least some capacity at every organization. It can be applied for tasks as basic as scan-to-email to share documents with customers, partners, and co-workers. It can also be used to automate highly structured business processes like employee onboarding and invoice processing.

3 Document Imaging Industry Insights VARs Should Take Note of Now

The bottom line is that document imaging technology is only going to continue to become more pervasive as it continues to become more accessible.
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Document imaging is evolving from a nice-to-have to a must-have technology for many businesses and organizations. As people become used to doing business at the speed of e-transactions, their patience for traditional paper processes wears thin. Document imaging serves as the perfect bridge between the paper and electronic worlds.

Top Document Imaging Trends for 2016

Following is a look at the top document-imaging trends for value-added resellers to be aware of in 2016.
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Document imaging has never been more popular. According to Harvey Spencer Associates, the worldwide market for document-capture software reached $3 billion for the first time in 2014 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7% through 2019, hitting $4 billion by that point. (Capture software is used to convert paper documents to electronic images and data.) When you factor in trends like increasing adoption in the small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) space, reduced barriers to entry such as cloud options and lower prices, and an increasing desire by businesses of all sizes to speed up their paper processes to match the speed of electronic transactions, it’s easy to see why value-added resellers (VARs) should consider entering (or increasing their current efforts) in the document imaging market in 2016.

Why VARs Should Enter the Document Imaging Market in 2016

It’s easy to see why value-added resellers should consider entering (or increasing their current efforts) in the document imaging market in 2016.
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Once upon a time, a document imaging specialist may have been thought of as someone who scans paper documents and converts them into document images. But the truth of the matter is, a successful document imaging implementation has always been about more than just scanning. After all, the old saying goes, “If you take a paper problem and scan the paper without improving the process, all you are doing is creating a digital problem.”

How the Role of the Document Imaging Specialist is Changing

Now more than ever, document imaging specialists must focus on how the technology can be used to improve their customers’ processes.
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Over the past 15 years document imaging has evolved from a niche market to something in use on some level by almost every business, organization, and person. It may be something as simple as scanning a document with a personal desktop MFP to e-mail, or it might be something as complex as automatically capturing data from thousands of invoices per week. Of course, there are thousands of use cases that fall in between those extremes.

5 Trends Every Document Imaging Specialist Needs to Know

To continue to succeed, document imaging specialists need to embrace changes in the market and not bemoan them.
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Selling document imaging solutions is about selling paperless business processes. Every business can use some form of document scanner to support its operation, but to get real value from document imaging solutions you need to integrate paperless processes into the workflow. If you are selling document imaging solutions, then you are selling the benefits of streamlining business processes and reducing paper in the office.

24 Facts about Saving Money with Document Imaging Solutions

Discover 24 facts about saving money with document imaging solutions.
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We have talked about how much a company can save in operating expenses using managed print services. On average, adopting in-house managed print services can immediately reduce operating costs by 30 percent. But cost-savings aren’t the only compelling reason to adopt in-house print services. The positive environmental impact offered by print services can be a great motivator for both employees and senior management.

Five Ways Managed Print Services Promotes Environmental Responsibility

Here are just a few ways managed print services promotes environmental responsibility.
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