ScanSnap Cloud allows you to send data directly from your ScanSnap iX500 or iX100 scanner to the cloud. With a single push of the “Scan” button, ScanSnap Cloud automatically identifies the scanned document as one of the following four file types; “receipt”, “business card”, “document” and “photo”, then sends it to cloud services such as. Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote etc. All without a PC!
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ScanSnap Cloud introduces a new, innovative way of scanning documents with your ScanSnap iX500 or iX100 directly to a publicly available cloud service. There is no need to be connected to a desktop or mobile device. ScanSnap Cloud makes collecting printed documents in cloud storage and management systems easier than ever before. Simply press the Scan button, and ScanSnap Cloud automatically separates classifies users' data into documents, receipts, business cards and photos, delivering them directly to your favourite cloud service. For backup reasons, ScanSnap Cloud keeps a copy of the documents for two weeks.
ScanSnap Cloud works in conjunction with Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Google Drive, Google Photos, OneDrive, Shoeboxed, Concur Express, QuickBooks Online, and connections to more services are constantly being added.
It is important to understand that ScanSnap Cloud in itself is not a cloud storage system. It is, however a cloud based image processor and enhancement tool paired with the capability of automatically classifying scanned input into four essential types of content as document, photo, business card and receipt, routing each type into different, dedicated cloud services. If you are targeting a cloud storage space as your document repository, then ScanSnap Cloud gives you front door access. But even switching between direct cloud upload and local PC, connected use of ScanSnap iX100 and iX500 is an instantly available option
Once set up and configured, you can route everything into one single cloud space. Your ScanSnap iX500 or iX100 is connected to your WiFi router, which in turn is connected to the internet. Insert a set of documents into the scanner’s automatic document feeder (ADF) and off goes the data stream directly into ScanSnap Cloud. ScanSnap talks to ScanSnap Cloud and hands over the new stack of document data. ScanSnap Cloud now intelligently identifies the type of document within the stack and routes everything into the same 3rd party cloud service, but if you wish, into different folders.
If you are using different cloud services e.g. for documents and receipts, you can preselect different cloud service destinations for these content types. This way when you scan a receipt, it goes straight into your travel expense cloud service whilst your documents might be sent directly to your Dropbox account.