IDC Finds Western European Document Scanner Market Grew in 2Q2013

International Data Corporation (IDC) reported the overall Western European document scanner market grew 29.9% year-on-year (YOY) to about 89,000 units in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13).

The distributed document scanner segment commanded more than 96% of the overall document scanner market, becoming the larger of the two main segments in Western Europe. This segment increased 30.2% YOY.

IDC’s Tracker revealed the production document scanner market increased 19.8% in 2Q13 YOY, with its market share barely over 3%. Fujitsu, Canon, Epson, HP, and Brother ranked as the Top 5 vendors in Western Europe in 2Q13, accounting for 85.8% of overall document scanner shipments.

Arnaud Gagneux, Research Director, Imaging Printing and Document Solutions at IDC, says, “The large volume of paper documents that need to be either archived or processed in automated digital workflows is driving demand for robust high-capacity business scanners in Europe.”

Julio Vial, Research Manager, Western European Document Scanner Tracker at IDC, explained, “The flow of unstructured or variable data and information will increase and systems will need to be flexible to cope with various types of data and the ability to access it through several different media types.”

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