Choosing Scanners for Law Offices


Different types of organizations have different needs, and that's especially true when it comes to scanning. Take, for example, a law office. Law offices need scanners that can keep up with a constant flow of documents--so here are just a few things to keep in mind in pursuit of that perfect machine.

Making the Choice

Scanning is a powerful solution. It's affordable, simple, and stress-free, and it has a long list of benefits like environmental friendliness and improved organization that make it particularly attractive. However, without a machine to do the actual scanning, you're not going to get close to that list of benefits--so first things first: you need to choose a machine.

For law offices, this can be easier said than done. There are all kinds of things to consider, from existing software to the type and volume of expected jobs--but luckily, if you take it one step at a time, you can ask all the questions necessary to make sure you end up with the right scanner for your needs.

#1: Type

First, you need to ask yourself what type of scanner seems like a good fit. There are three basic options: desktop (for personal use), department (for frequent, team-wide use), and production (for high-volume, high-speed jobs from every corner of the company).

#2: Software

Next, it's time to consider software. Remember, you probably want your scanner to work with the software you already have in your law office (unless you're looking to do a complete overhaul), so do a little research beforehand.

#3: Features and Functions

Finally, the fun part: choosing what the scanner can do. Most law offices will benefit most from a higher-end scanner with OCR (optical character recognition) technology, which doesn't scan your documents as images, but turns them into functional, searchable, edit-friendly files. It's also essential to make sure the scanner can handle all the types of content you handle in your law office, from sensitive invoices to oversized records.

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