In less than 2 months of scanning car deals, your $900 scanner will have paid for itself.
Is your dealership selling more cars each year while running out of space to file the car deals? Scanning and storing car deals will eliminate filing cabinets in your office and save your dealership money to file them and retrieve them. How much money can you really save with a paperless office?
- You are a Controller for The Car Company
- The Car Company sells 100 cars per month
- You purchase one scanner for $900 to scan car deals
- You have an office staff of 3 employees
As a leader in your business, you are tasked with the responsibility to effectively manage your department, including your department’s expenses and work processes. While managing expenses can be difficult, effectively using a Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator will ensure that you are spending in line with your budget.
Using the Scan123 ROI Calculator, we will calculate how much money your dealership will save by scanning car deals instead of filing them as paper files in your office. The time is takes to file and retrieve your documents adds up – leaving you paying much more money than you think to drop a car deal into the cabinet each month.
Employee Time to File
Amount of Car Deals filed each month
Amount of filing cabinets are holding last year’s car deals
Each time your staff pulls a car deal, it adds up
Lost car deals account for more money than you think
Add in time to fax car deal documents
Add in expense to Fedex documents
Add in cost of your car deal folders
During the course of your day, you handle paper constantly. During this calculation you had to evaluate the wages paid to your employees who handle files, how many car deals pass through your dealership, and how often they are accessed. You also need to take into account to last year’s car deals, the cost to maintain the filing cabinets and paper supplies, as well as the time and monetary expense associated with faxing paperwork and/or sending files via Fedex to banks. What happens when a car deal is lost? Unfortunately that means you are spending more in wages for your employees to track down and/or recreate the lost files. This leads to lost revenue and a burden.
How much is filing your car deals really costing you?
In the example used above for a dealership that sells 100 cars per month, you are spending approximately $650 each month to file your car deals.
Centralized Accounting Office with 4 + Locations
Accounting: 2 + scanners (Accounts Payable, Car Deals, HR, etc)
Service: 1 scanner
We recommend that you purchase at least 3 scanners for your dealership. Purchase 2+ for accounting and 1 scanner for service per location. In the accounting office, purchase a scanner for each department clerk: Accounts Payable, Car Deals, HR, etc. Designate one person from each department to scan documents for their department. In the service office at each location, place the scanner on your cashier’s desk and this person will scan all of the service documents.
What Scanner Model Should You Buy?
We recommend that you purchase Fujitsu fi-model scanners that are TWAIN compliant to scan your documents with Scan123. These scanners are reliable, quick and space-efficient. We have been using Fujitsu scanners for 20 years and continue to recommend them for our customers. These scanners will handle a large volume of scans and require minimal maintenance over their life. The Fujitsu fi-scanners we recommend will scan 120 pages per minute, double-sided. This means that all of your scans will be completed in under a minute – that’s fast! At only the size of a shoebox, you could manage to put a scanner on the desk of every one of your employees and not feel like they were taking over your office. There’s no need to take out a desk or carve out somewhere in your office to house a large all-in-one central copier/scanner.
If you are a smaller dealership, selling around 20 cars per month, we recommend a low volume scanner such as the Canon DR-225c. This scanner is comparable in reliability and size as the Fujitsu models. You will pay half of the cost of a Fujitsu scanner while still enjoying compatibility with Scan123 service.
Preferred Scanner Models for High Volume Scanning:
Models for Low Volume Scanning:
Do you already have a scanner on hand that you want to connect to Scan123? Another brand or model of scanner may be compatible. Give us a call to confirm compatibility. Call 1-888-481-3727 Option 1. Click here to Contact Support to check for Scanner Compatibility.
Where Should You Buy Your Scanner?
While we don’t have a preferred vendor to purchase your scanner, we would like to help you find your next scanner. We will post the best scanner deals we find each week – see the current deals below!
Before you start looking, ask yourself if you would prefer a new or used scanner. A new scanner will come with a Limited Warranty to protect your purchase for one year. Often, a used scanner can be purchased for a fraction of the price of a new scanner. Be cautious with all used scanner purchases, as they often do not come with a warranty and may need maintenance such as consumables replacement or other parts replacements.
If you can’t pass up a good deal on a used scanner, check out these vendors:
- Estate sales
- Going Out-of-Business sales
Here are the best scanner deals for this week!
Ebay holds strong with the best deal for both recommended scanners: Fujitsu fi-7160 at $800.00 (plus $12 shipping) and Fujitsu fi-7030 at $585.99 (free shipping). Both of these scanners are listed as New Condition – amazing!
Fujitsu fi-7160 $800.00
Fujitsu fi-7030 $585.99