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How to put powerful ConnectKey apps to work even in the smallest office By Allison Zimmer, Channel and SMB Marketing Specialist, Commercial Excellence at Xerox

Though she be but little, she is fierce.”

While William Shakespeare obviously wasn’t talking about application technology, he could have been. The size of a fingertip, apps pack a mighty wallop when it comes to the impact they have on our lives.

From helping us find a restaurant to managing our banking, connecting us with friends and family, and even putting movies and television shows right in the palm of our hand, from anywhere, apps have completely transformed the way we live, and the way we interact with the world around us, says Allison Zimmer, Channel and SMB Marketing Specialist, Commercial Excellence at Xerox.

With the launch of its ConnectKey-enabled family of desktop printers and multifunction printers, Xerox unleashed the power of apps in the workplace, giving businesses the power to simplify their workflows, enable remote teams, translate documents and more, with just a few simple clicks of a button. But, too many businesses have dismissed ConnectKey technology as being just for the big guys, when in reality, there are right-size devices for even the smallest office.

Apps: your roadmap to digital

We’ve long evangelised digitisation as a better way to work. One of the easiest ways to get started is with simple-to-use scanning apps that live right on your ConnectKey-enabled printer or MFP. Some of the most popular scanning apps include:

* Xerox Scan to Cloud Email makes it easy to scan and e-mail your documents without any email set-up. Best of all, it supports virtually every format you’re using, including PDF, PDF/A, XPS, TIFF and JPEG.

Xerox Scan to Cloud Email: scan and e-mail your documents. This simplified scan services requires no email setup. Supported scan output formats include: PDF, PDF/A, XPS, TIFF and JPEG.

* Xerox Mobile Link App puts a scanner right in your pocket. Mobile Link allows you to easily configure jobs and initiate them directly from your phone. You can even capture images using your smartphone camera when you’re on the go.

Xerox Mobile Link App: 3-in-1: Capture it, manage it, send it: Xerox Mobile Link is a mobile app that can scan, fax and print from your phone or tablet by connecting with Xerox multifunction printers (MFPs).

And of course, all of the latest versions of ConnectKey-enabled MFPs allow you to scan to the cloud with a simple visit to the Xerox App Gallery, making it easier than ever to organise, share and send. Scan to DropBox, Box, and Google Drive, right from the easy-to-use, digital interface on your MFP’s front panel. They also make it easy to find and organise your documents by allowing you to scan to searchable PDFs. That means no more missing receipts or misfiled invoices.

Find everything you need with a simple search. Even cooler? With the help of optional software, you can also convert paper files – old training manuals and personnel files, for example – into easily editable Microsoft Word files. No more dusty stacks of paper, or endlessly copying files to share. How’s that for helping you work better?

True workplace assistants, for every business

But, app technology can do more than just provide better ways to scan, search and send. Even the most streamlined ConnectKey-enabled devices have the power to transform the way you work. The Xerox Versalink C400/C405 and B400/405 are true workplace assistants, enabling you to do more than copy, scan or fax. Perfect for small and mid-sized offices, these printers and MFPs give you access to the same productivity boosting, cost-cutting apps you’ll find in larger offices, apps like Xerox Easy Translator Service, which gives you the power to easily translate documents into more than 40 languages, including French, German, Lithuanian, Japanese, and Hmong Daw, directly from your MFP, phone, or PC.

Xerox Easy Translator Service: This cloud-based app utilises state-of-the-art technology to provide instant, draft machine translations or convenient access to professional translators via your Xerox MFP, PC or smartphone!

There is a whole world of possibility waiting for you in the Xerox App Gallery, and it isn’t limited by the size of your work group. Perhaps that is why BLI made the Versalink B400 and C400/405 its pick for Outstanding Printers and MFPs for mid-sized teams.

For more information on how app technology from ConnectKey can transform the way you work, or to find out how to put the newest line of Versalink business printers to work in your office, contact a Xerox channel partner today.