Scanning to your Abacus Private Cloud server is a time saver that many of our clients enjoy. These are the three tried and true options:
At the bottom of this page, we list scanners known to work.
Create and Map Your Local Drive
With this method, you will make your computer's local C: drive available on your cloud (i.e., map it) — this is a one-time setup. You would from then on scan to your local computer and move the scanned file from the mapped C: drive within the cloud to wherever you want it (e.g., a folder on your X: drive).
Pros: simplest, fastest, and free solution
Cons: each user would need to map their local C: drive (again, simple and fast, but still needs to be done)
When you do, you will see your local C: drive available on your cloud:
You can use TerminalWorks' TSScan, an optional 3rd-party software tool that enables you to scan directly to a folder on your Abacus Private Cloud server. The software comes with a free 25-day trial and then does require a purchase after the trial expires. This is a very commonly chosen solution among APC clients.
If you would like to try the 25-day trial, simply contact APC Support to get this set up and started.
Scan to FTP
With this option, your scanner will be set up with a destination IP Address and user account to scan documents directly to a folder on your Abacus Private Cloud server. You will want to make sure, , that your current scanner is TWAIN compliant and supports Scan to FTP.
Initial configuration of Scan to FTP does require 30 minutes of Professional Services (PS) time to implement. PS time is purchased in one-hour increments at $197/hour, and what you have left will remain on your account for future use.
If you have confirmed your scanner supports it and would like us to configure Scan to FTP, simply contact APC Support to get started.
Scanners Known to Work
Any scanner that is TWAIN compliant should work in your cloud environment. Check with the manufacturer to be sure. These three scanners have been tested and are known to work in the APC environment:
- Epson WorkForce DS-760 Hi Speed, Sheet-Fed Color Document Scanner, 80 page Auto Document Feeder (ADF) & Duplex (B11B222202)
- NeatDesk Desktop Scanner and Digital Filing System – PC
- Canon DR-M160II Document Scanner