When it's time to upgrade your office equipment, you'll likely start by wondering what your budget is and how you can maximize your purchase. Choosing a Multifunction System (MFP) enables you to get the most bang for your buck, and it gives you new opportunities for a range of solutions. Before we discuss some of the amazing scanning solutions that a multifunction printer offers, let's take a quick look at how to approach the decision-making process regarding an MFP. Multifunction Printers: Buying Guide Deciding to get a multifunction printer is the easy part. The hard part is selecting from the huge variety of options on the market. Sure, sticking to your budget is important, but finding a device that fits your specifications saves you time, money, and headaches in the long run. Here are a few things you'll want to look for in an MFP: Specifications: Before buying, you'll want to consider your office's print habits and any additional factors that dictate the specifications you need. Quality: When we say quality, we're talking about things like print and scan quality, in addition to how well the machine is made. You may have specific needs for printing, especially if you intend to print materials for marketing or for your customers. Connectivity: Be sure the device you choose will easily integrate into your existing network. Additional Features: Today's MFPs offer a range of features, such as finishing options like stapling. Consider whether you need some additional features that may not be standard on all models. Multifunction Printers: Scanning Solutions Once you have your shiny new MFP, it's time to take advantage of all the new possibilities that come with it. Our favorites include scanning solutions -- options for converting paper documents to digital files, in formats like JPG, PDF, and Word. Your new MFP likely has Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to streamline processes. For next-level scanning solutions, check out Document Management! And, to find out more about MFPs or additional solutions, contact CPC Office Technologies today.