2013 Innovation Awards Nominee:
Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500
The ScanSnap iX500, which succeeds the S1500/S1500M, is Fujitsu Computer Products America's latest desktop scanner solution that is perfect for small to medium sized business owners. With a history of being an essential tool for document capture, the new scanner builds upon the key features that made its predecessor a key tool for accountants. The ScanSnap iX500'?s most notable new feature is built in WiFi, which allows users to scan directly to a mobile device (iOS/Android). This feature is especially beneficial to mobile tax professionals such as auditors who need to scan files on the go and in various locations.
Scanning to cloud services like Dropbox, Shoeboxed, Evernote, and SugarSync allows tax professionals to keep their documents organized and easily accessible such that when tax time rolls around, less time is spent looking for files (e.g.: invoices, receipts, W-2 forms) and more time can be dedicated to preparing these documents in an cost-efficient and thorough way.
Upgraded features include exceptional feeding reliability using "?Separation Roller" technology to minimize jams and multi-feeds (found in higher end Fujitsu scanners) and intelligent paper feed detection based on ultrasonic multi-feed sensors that helps avoid lost images and bypass double feeds. The latter is especially useful for documents like expense reports or invoices with added paper (i.e. sticky notes). The scanner's new speed is 25 pages per minute, a significant improvement for professionals who scan higher volumes of documents. All of these features come together to provide a more expedient and intuitive experience for tax professionals
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