11/10/2003 - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, is seeing significant growth in the use of its ScanSnap! scanning solution among small businesses within the real estate and property management industries. By enabling streamlined document sharing and dissemination operations both domestically and globally, Fujitsu ScanSnap!TM is helping business professionals working in these paper-laden and information-sharing intensive industries conduct business more effectively and efficiently.
ScanSnap!TM users are already realizing monetary savings and simplifying the way they work due to ScanSnap!'s one-step approach for paper-to-digital conversion of hardcopy documents, resulting in lowered communication expenses associated with faxing, postal service, and shipment-carriers. ScanSnap!TM is also improving customer service with users conducting business domestically and overseas with E-mail communication capabilities to digitize and send documents so that clients can immediately access and review paperwork to expedite the reviewing and enactment of contracts.
The real estate industry is one of many challenged by volumes of colored and multi-sized documents, archiving requirements of up-to four-years, demanding communications requirements between remote locations, exponential annual growth of paper documentation, and 'paper replication' issues bred by fax and copy machines. The Fujitsu ScanSnap!TM scanning solution was engineered for business environments such as this, offering simple, anytime, anywhere access to data by bridging the "paper-based" world with the digital to streamline paper clutter. To demonstrate its functionality to the market, Fujitsu will be showcasing ScanSnap!TM at the 2003 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, at the Moscone Center from Nov. 7-10 in booth #328.
ScanSnap! Success Story: Property Management Plus, Inc.
Property Management Plus, Inc. provides property management and real estate services within the San Francisco Bay Area as well as international clientele located in Australia, China, Israel, Japan, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. The company receives upward of seventy incoming calls daily requiring immediate client file review, verification, and retrieval. Each client folder can grow to be four-inches thick, and includes such documents as rental agreements, property photographs, property inspection, disclosure statements, contacts, and related notes.
Property Management Plus previously relied on sending and receiving information via fax, postal service, and overnight shipment carriers. This often resulted in illegible resolution in addition to shipping delays averaging five-to-seven working days. Additionally, shipping information – especially overseas – was a significant expense, sometimes requiring $36 to mail a single contract to Korea as a case in point.
Property Management Plus recognized the need to streamline its processing and file archiving system in order to expedite contracts and paperwork while saving time and money. Property Management Plus deployed Fujitsu's ScanSnap!TM scanning solution to facilitate the scanning and archiving of its client files. As a result, Property Management Plus was able to meet the trend of customers moving away from a dependency on hardcopy documents and instead, gravitate toward e-mail exchange via PDF.
"Fujitsu's ScanSnap!TM scanning solution has enabled us to meet our clients' on-demand expectations by simplifying the communication process to increase the productivity and speed at which business can be conducted," said Peggy Francis, principal owner of Property Management Plus. "We expect to save thousands of dollars over the next year that would have instead been spent faxing and mailing documents. Additionally, as ScanSnap!TM is equipped with Adobe® Acrobat® software, we are able to improve our customer service by digitizing information into PDF, reducing delivery time to mere seconds with clients located throughout the world."
"There is a need among small businesses for a standardized digital platform, document archiving and retrieval scanning solution," said Victor Kan, senior director of product and channel marketing, Imaging Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Easy information access and data sharing, combined with one-touch simplicity and ease of use, are of particular importance in the real estate market. ScanSnap!'s continued success in critical vertical industries validates a credible need among small businesses to simplify and digitize paper-intensive processes."
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA) conducts engineering and marketing activities in San Jose, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. FCPA's current product and service offerings include hard disk drives, tape drives, magneto-optical drives, scanners and scanner maintenance. FCPA is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333.
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