Scanning: Outsourced or In-House?


So you've decided to make scanning a part of your day-to-day business life. Congratulations! Now all you need to do is answer one big question: outsourced or in-house? Today we're here to help you know the difference (and choose what's best for you).

Comparing Your Options

One thing to remember about scanning is that it's supposed to make things simple, stress-free, and efficient. If you feel like a choice is "too much trouble," that's an excellent sign that it's not the right choice for you. Luckily, it's easy to take a step back, go to the drawing board, and spend a little time focusing on why you chose to implement scanning solutions in the first place.

One choice that might create a little stress is whether to outsource your scanning or do it all in-house. Here's a little information about both options to help you decide!

In-house Scanning

Pros: In-house scanning puts you firmly at the helm. You're able to make every decision, control every job, and ensure that security and efficiency guidelines are as tight as possible. Plus, who knows your brand and goals better than you do?

Cons: In-house scanning makes you responsible for choosing and buying scanning equipment. This isn't necessarily a deal-breaker, but it is something to consider if you'd instead put that responsibility in someone else's hands.

Outsourced Scanning

Pros: Outsourced scanning puts you in immediate contact with experts who know the work inside and out. You don't have to worry about owning scanners, and you certainly don't have to worry about actually doing the work.

Cons: On the other hand, outsourced scanning limits visibility and influence in the job. The costs are easier to approximate than they are with in-house scanning, but they also tend to be slightly higher.

So, are you interested in outsourced scanning, or is in-house more your style? For help making this important decision, contact us today!