Document Imaging Market

2019 Analysis and Review of Document Imaging Market by Component - Software and Hardware for 2019 - 2029

  • 2019-11-18
  • REP-GB-10675
  • 31 Tables
  • 143 Figures
  • 300 pages
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Document Imaging Market Defines the Future of Digital Workplaces

The WTO (World Trade Organization) emphasizes that digitalization of regional and sub-regional trade with electronic data solution, such as document imaging, reduces business expenses by a fourth. The market for document imaging is observing robust growth on the back of rising adoption of automated workflow, distributed capture and cost reductions by investing in advanced document processing.

With advent of cloud technology and seamless integration with compact gadgets, document imaging market has been growing at a worthwhile CAGR of 9.6% from 2014 until previous year. As document imaging services persist to garner prominence across various verticals for offering better security and confidentiality of critical information, the market will progress at a spectacular CAGR of ~13% during 2019 – 2029. This report analyzes the overall impact of enterprises going paperless and thus how document imaging will be an eternal part of this transformation.

Top Growth Influencers – Document Imaging Market

Rising Demand for Big Data Handling and Analytics

The document imaging market offers various solutions that are essential in any business entity for big data and analytics. Owing to this rising demand in many organizations such as commercial and residential, the document imaging market is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period. Big data technology is a new potential source of revenue generation in any organizations.

Many organizations are installing document imaging for cost cutting and time saving opportunities. Customers mainly look for sleek design and flexible compact imaging technology. Young customers are interested in mobile printing apps and multi-functional printers. Owing to this factor, the document imaging market is growing significantly, and is expected to see robust growth during the forecast period. Organizations are mainly looking for automated supply and service fulfillment scanners that can provide secure print and document imaging services. Additionally, customers are ready to pay high amounts for better solutions in imaging documents. Dealers are aware about customers’ need for holistic solutions. Therefore, the demand for document imaging is growing substantially worldwide.

For instance, in November 2018, Xerox Corporation announced the launch of its cloud-based ECi e-automate software, through which accredited channel partners can shorten many back-office tasks from days to hours. Tasks like handling meters, duplicating help desk and service desk tickets, generating invoices, and read data can now be accomplished by integrating this new document imaging software.

Frequent Product Innovations

To add new features to document imaging solutions, many key players in the market have undertaken research initiatives, such as investigating the need of their customers and improve their existing product portfolio. Awareness among target customers and more advanced products are expected to create new opportunities for the document imaging market in developing as well as developed nations. Hence, the customer base is anticipated to grow, establishing a huge market for future businesses.

For instance, in October 2018, HP Development Company, L.P., introduced a new edition of HP Sprocket, its handheld photo printer. In this 2nd edition, users can print on the same device simultaneously by following few simple steps. Moreover, this edition prints sharper pictures with deeper colors and more visible detail.

North American Governments Investing in R&D

Large number of U.S.-based users and significant players are present in the document imaging market. Governments in this region are investing heavily in research and development of document imaging systems, hence it is also anticipated to propel the growth of the document imaging market. In addition, players are providing monthly basis subscription and discounts on multi-user agreements for increasing the number of startups in this region. This factor is also anticipated to drive the growth of the market.

global document imaging market share

Document Imaging Market Structure Analysis

Increasing Number of Strategic Alliances

In this fast-growing marketplace, it is difficult for document imaging solution providers to specialize in everything. Thus, alliances or partnerships are essential for growth of the document imaging market. In addition, to defend their current position in the market or to emerge new distribution channels, it is very crucial to have new dimensions of applications connectivity. Thus, companies can interface or open up with business partners to capitalize on new technology in the document imaging business. With the help of these strategic alliances, companies are focusing on innovations as customers’ demand for improved solutions with high capability and features. They are following these strategies to maintain its distinctiveness in the document imaging market.

For instance, in July 2018, Canon Inc., partnered with AVEVA Group plc, a software provider with the aim to innovate facilities in which machinery and production equipment are connected to a network. This strategy helps the companies in achieving factory visualization by bringing together companies’ image processing and camera technologies.

Diverse Product Offerings

Key players are offering diversification in terms of models in the document imaging market for higher profit margins. Most of the competitors are trying to expand their line of offerings by providing new products and services. Rising competition in the Managed Printing Service (MPS) industry is encouraging dealers to invest or diversify in other business entities. However, decreasing price and cost cutting trend is attracting new entities and existing dealers to invest in this document imaging market. Hence, the demand for document imaging is anticipated to rise during the forecast period.

Demand Upsurge within Governments and Law Firms

Government organizations would remain top consumer of paper and are migrating to paperless environment to enhance their workflow, by adopting document imaging technologies. Such workflow transformation echoes swift adoption rate of document imaging. Law firms are also exhibiting significant rate of employment of document imaging solutions. Several law firms complain of data surplus, with average file cabinet burdened with greater than 10,000 high-priority documents. To be at par with requisites of ever-changing demesne of legal practice, adoption rate of document imaging in law firms, which witnessed a sudden hike in 2017, will outdo their counterparts at over14% during the next decade.

Asia Pacific to Outpace Developed Markets

North America currently leads document imaging market, closely trailed by Western Europe. Realizing the demanding situation regarding paper disposal, government organizations in the U.S. have been directed to store paperless documents. Further, Western Europe, under the influence of the European Commission (EU), is shifting towards electronic data interchange (EDI) to establish paperless international trade. Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) will eclipse North American market for the first time in 2022, and Western Europe in the following year. The pattern is expected to remain alike through 2029. In addition, yearly export of APEJ could climb by ~US$ 250 Bn in the near future.

Companies Embracing Shift Away from Paper

Concerns apropos environmental deterioration are compelling enterprises to shift away from paper and transmute their workspaces with a blend of digitalization. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest that paper and paper-derived items contribute the largest proportion of products ending up in landfills. As per the United Nation Environment Program, industrialized nations utilize 80% of printing and writing paper. Given the costs of electricity and ink, it climbs to 2-3X the initial price of paper. Realizing the criticality of situation, governments of different countries are channelizing their focus towards waste reduction by deploying environmentally-friendly and paperless techniques. Further, enterprises, in order to ensure efficient work surrounding and deflate capital investments, are embracing state-of-the-art document imaging solutions

Hardware remains in-demand

Software to pick momentum

High demand for on-premise

Cloud to gather pace

Surging adoption in government organizations

Increasing usage in law firms

How Growth will Unfold

While on-premise document imaging is still the preferred mode that generates revenues almost twice that of cloud document imaging, there are strong possibilities of cloud gaining superior traction in the near future. On-premise document imaging provides the feature of customization as per the needs of enterprises, especially niche markets. As on-premise document imaging are cost-prohibitive, they are ideal for large-scale industries with gigantic budgets. Cloud document imaging, on the flip side, is witnessing momentous demand within small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) owing to its low upfront costs. Furthermore, cloud document imaging offers straightforward accessibility from diverse locations, essential in the era of flexible workspaces

Document Imaging Deployment Assessment, By Region 2019 (E)

* This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in report.

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Document Imaging Market Analysis 2019 - 2029

A recent market study published by FMI on the document imaging market includes a global industry analysis 2014-2018 and an opportunity assessment 2019-2029, and delivers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting thorough research on the historical as well as current growth parameters, growth prospects of this market are obtained with maximum precision.

Document Imaging Market Taxonomy

The global document imaging market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present a complete market intelligence approach to the reader.


  • Software
  • Hardware
    • Scanners
    • Printers
    • Microfilm Readers
  • Others


  • On-premise
  • Cloud


  • Government Organisations
  • Law Firms
  • Physician Practices
  • Educational Institutions
  • Others


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Excluding Japan
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa

What's Included

The report initiates with the executive summary of the document imaging market, which includes key findings and statistics of the market. It also offers demand and supply-side trends pertaining to this market.

Readers can find the definition and a detailed taxonomy of the document imaging market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the market. Along with this, comprehensive information pertaining to document imaging and its properties are provided in this section. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help readers understand the scope of the document imaging market report.

The document imaging market report provides key market trends that are expected to significantly impact market growth during the forecast period. Detailed industry trends are also provided in this section.

This section includes factors that have emerged as key successful factors and strategies adopted by key market participants.

This section explains the value analysis for the global document imaging market during the forecast period of 2019-2029. This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the historical document imaging market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute $ opportunity for the current year (2019), and an incremental $ opportunity for the forecast period (2019–2029). Along with this, the pricing analysis of the document imaging market at the regional level has also been provided in this section.

This chapter explains the key macroeconomic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the document imaging market over the forecast period. Along with macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights the value chain, supply chain, forecast factors, and value chain analysis of the document imaging market. Moreover, in-depth information about market dynamics and their impact analysis on the market have been provided in the successive section.

Based on component, the document imaging market is segmented into software and hardware. Hardware is sub-segmented into scanners, printers, microfilm readers and others. In this chapter, readers can find information about key trends and developments in the document imaging market and market attractiveness analysis.

Based on deployment, the document imaging market is segmented into On-premise and cloud. In this chapter, readers can find information about developments and key trends in the document imaging market.

Based on end-user, the document imaging market is segmented into government organisations, law firms, physician practices, educational institutions and others. In this chapter, readers can find information about developments and key trends in the document imaging market.

This chapter explains how the document imaging market will grow across various geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APEJ (Asia-Pacific excluding Japan), Japan, and the Middle East and Africa.

This chapter includes a detailed analysis on the growth of the North America document imaging market, along with country-wise assessment of the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find pricing analysis, regional trends, volume analysis, and market growth based on product, application, and countries in North America.

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the document imaging market in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America. Along with this, assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.

Important growth prospects of the document imaging market in several countries such as Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, BENELUX, and the rest of Western Europe are included in this chapter.

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the document imaging market in Eastern Europe countries such as Russia, Poland, and the rest of the Eastern Europe.

This chapter highlights the growth of the document imaging market in APEJ by focusing on China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand, and the rest of APEJ. This section also help readers understand key factors that are responsible for the growth of the document imaging market in APEJ.

This section also help readers understand key factors that are responsible for the growth of the document imaging market in Japan.

This chapter provides information about how the document imaging market will grow in major countries of the Middle East & Africa region, such as GCC Countries, South Africa, Northern Africa, Turkey, and the rest of Middle East and Africa, during the forecast period of 2019-2029.

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of key players in the document imaging market, along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolios.

In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all prominent stakeholders in the document imaging market, along with the detailed information about each company, which include the company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Hewlett-Packard Company, Epson America Inc., Canon Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Toshiba Corporation, Newgen Software Technologies Limited, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Xerox Corporation, IBM Corporation and Eastman Kodak Company.

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provides a base to the information and statistics included in the document imaging market report.

This chapter help readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the document imaging market.

How the research was conducted?

Primary Research

  • C - Level Executives
  • Marketing Directors
  • Sales Heads
  • Sales Executives
  • Technical Advisor
  • Document Imaging Providers
  • Distributors 
  • Industry Experts
  • Applications
  • Current Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Market Characteristics
  • Market Performance and Growth Quadrants
  • Competition Structure and Market Structure
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives
  • Near term and long term market growth prospects
  • Market Segment Splits and Authenticity
  • Opinions on market projections and validity of assumptions

Secondary Research

  • Company’s white papers
  • Annual Reports and Investor Presentations
  • Research Papers
  • Company Press Release 
  • Government Websites and Publications


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