The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 was introduced to me by my good friend Matt Simpson with the Infusion Group. Just about every employee has one of these on their desk and now I understand why. I have been using my ScanSnap for about 5 months now and wish I would have found this thing years ago. Setting it up is easy. It is just another USB device like a printer or external hard drive. It folds up on your desk so the “everyday footprint” is small when you aren’t using it.
How many of you have stacks of paper on the corner of your desk that you just can’t find the time to get to… but need to keep around? How many of you get contracts that you need to sign and return to people on a regular basis? How often do you want to share your handwritten notes with someone and have to walk down the hall to the ginormous copy/scanner/printer at your office? All of these and many more can be handled simply from the comfort of your desk. In color. Both sides of the page at the same time.
Whenever I need to scan a document, I flip the ScanSnap open and put the documents in the feed tray. There is a big, fat, blue button that you press to scan the documents. That is all there is to it. The ScanSnap scans in color and scans both sides of the page at the same time. By default, it creates a PDF document in the ScanSnap Organizer software. You can scan to Email, a printer, Word, and more.
We all like to buy time. (ex: a bag of ready-to-go salad instead of a head of lettuce) $400 for the ScanSnap S1500 will save you hours of time through the course of a year. This thing will pay for itself in a month if you only use it a few times! I have paid for mine many times over with the ability to print a contract I receive via email, sign it, scan it from my desk and email the PDF attachment back to the person. Not to mention their surprise at getting it back quickly and more professionally than a fax. Give this thing a look. It may be worth thousands of dollars in your pocket for the time it will save you… or your staff.