Deciding on the right line-up of imaging technology for your business isn't a simple task. In fact, it can be quite daunting. In the end, it comes down to determining what level of functionality is best for your business and, from there, choosing the individual brands and devices that best appeal to you.
Sure, it sounds easy, but we all know it's not quite so simple - that's why we're here to help. Here are the 5 most important questions to ask yourself before determining what imaging technology suite is best for you:
What do I need to accomplish?
This is going to be the biggest and most important question to ask yourself regarding imaging technology solutions. What do you need these tools to do? If you're interested in creating your own striking floor displays, banners, and other high-quality print material you might want to look into the benefits of wide format printers. If you're looking to take the first step toward digital integration, maybe a quality scanner is what you need. Before you let yourself get overwhelmed by the staggering amount of options out there, first decide your goals. Write them down and follow them to a T so you don't get side tracked by shinier options that might not be the right fit.
How frequently will these solutions be used?
If you don't already know how often your current imaging technology is being used, it's good to take a look at the printer traffic before deciding on a new solution. Maybe you need just one new printer, but maybe you have a constant back-up of important materials and more than one would be a better choice. Arm yourself with knowledge before you go shopping and you'll end up with the best solution for your needs.
Are our needs more physical or digital?
If your business relies on printing quality materials for customers, your interests are going to be more in printing capabilities than scanning. However, if you're a digitally focused company maybe it's good to look a little further at what you want. Look into the many document management options available to you before you invest in physical hardware - for all you know, the perfect imaging solution for your business isn't a physical imaging solution at all.
Do we need color capabilities?
This question is fairly straight forward, but it does need to be considered. You might think you need color printing capabilities, but if your imaging technology is only being used for post-meeting note documentation and similar tasks, maybe black and white is all you need.
Would multi-functionality be our best bet?
Many modern businesses are looking for solutions that can do everything at once with as little headache as possible. Thankfully, there are many multi-functionality units available these days that can do all of your printing, scanning, faxing, and formatting in one place.
Whatever your imaging technology needs may be, Coordinated Business Systems has the technology and service solutions to meet them. Contact us today to find out how we can help you build a customized solution for your business.