Intelligent devices take businesses beyond print. Featuring advanced integrations, smart automation, and enhanced scanning capabilities, they address core business needs around data and document capture, storage, and sharing.
With an intelligent device, you can:
Find out how today’s intelligent devices do more than print
Time: 5 minute read
Yet, all of the benefits of an intelligent device come from three primary drivers: automation, security, and collaboration.
In this article, we’ll look at each one and how they help to streamline your efforts and promote greater business agility. Before we do, let’s answer the first question you might be asking…
What is an “intelligent device”?
An intelligent device drives business intelligence. According to Forrester Research, business intelligence is:
“a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information. It allows business users to make informed business decisions with real-time data that can put a company ahead of its competitors.”
At first, business intelligence focused on reporting and analytics. As technology has evolved, new opportunities have also developed. Faster, more efficient data capture means a more agile business. Mobile and remote workforces mean a wider range of talent available and new possibilities to build customer relationships, support, and sell.
Together, data capture plus workforce mobility represent two trends that can give businesses a significant competitive edge through real-time information, increased productivity, and better overall customer experiences.
Intelligent devices, then, drive business intelligence by empowering speed and agility. They act as digital on-ramps for data and document distribution, storage, protection, and access. Printing and document finishing become simpler through custom configurations and intuitive interfaces. Plus, these devices promote financial and eco-friendly practices by reducing waste.
Let’s take a closer look at the three primary drivers that make these devices intelligent.
Manual tasks take time. They introduce the chance of error. Data moves slower.
Through automation, intelligent devices resolve each one. Automated processes reduce manual work to speed workflows. Advanced technologies capture data, prevent document loss, and introduce redundancies that reduce the risk of data error. Faster processes make data available faster.
More specifically, intelligent devices can:
Intelligent devices help break down all of these process gaps by making it easier to share documents, control access and move them into digital workflows, or simply just print. Advanced, but simple to manage security, gives your intelligent device capabilities like:
Are you ready to take your devices beyond print?
Many multifunctional printers have moved far beyond print. Today, they offer automation and security that can empower your employees to share and collaborate more effectively. Their ability to break down siloes and make data and information available positions them as integral business intelligence tools.
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