Pentadoc AG and HSA announced this week that they are launching a new multi-client study to identify opportunities for the use of MFPs (multi-functional peripherals) in the document management and enterprise content management (ECM) applications. Over the past few years, there has been a shift away from standalone printers and scanners to more integrated document management systems. This study has been developed to help understand the costs and needs associated with integrated scanning and fax capabilities that enable data and document capture.
Research subscribers will be able to gain an in-depth understanding of customer’s key requirements, as well as the potential costs involved in integrating MFPs into document management applications and business processes, and beyond the current use of MFPs as a scanning device to a network of business process solutions.
HSA’s vice president of research, Mike Spang, said: “We see the growth rate for the market for MFP capture to be higher than the capture market growth rate. There is a window of opportunity for the integration of MFPs into more complex business applications which we intend to uncover.”
Head of Research at Pentadoc Radar, Maximilian Gantner, added: “Intelligent solutions for MFP capture integrated with systems for document management create a new business area for hardware vendors, particularly if the MFP capture directly initiates business processes within the organisation.”
By Allie Philpin