Scanning documents in an office can be time-consuming and the cause of much frustration, but it doesn’t have to be.
Mary Lou Sousa, executive assistant at Investors Group, has been using the ScanSnap iX500 on the job for three years and has seen her scanning time cut to a fraction of what it once was.
“We had a flatbed scanner before, and ScanSnap has made things so much easier, turning a longer process into one that is done in minutes,” says Sousa. “I’ve run through 50-page and 100-page documents. I scanned a driver’s license like it was a piece of paper. It still works like it is brand new and never needed repair or replacement.”
ScanSnap simplifies the scanning process to the single press of the SCAN button. There is no need to fiddle with various settings or adjustments. The scanner will automatically scan both sides of the page, auto crop pages of different sizes, delete blank pages and determine whether to scan the page in colour or black and white. With the ScanSnap iX500, you can create a 50-page PDF file (25 double-sided pages) in just one minute by simply inserting the paper and pressing SCAN.
In addition to scanning to email and print, the ScanSnap iX500 also comes with the ability to scan to Word or Excel. This allows Mary Lou to create editable Word or Excel files directly from paper documents. No need to re-type lengthy documents even if you’ve lost the original files.
If you have a regular need to scan paper documents, the ScanSnap iX500 will quickly become your favourite office tool and significantly increase your productivity. Canadian MSRP for the ScanSnap iX500 is $569.99