- Fast scanning and text conversion.
- Large ADF and high daily duty cycle.
- Impressively accurate.
- Versatile scanning interface software.
- No wireless or mobile connectivity available.
- Networking is an add-on.
- No business card scanning and archiving.
March 2, 2020
Editors’ Rating: excellent
Epson’s WorkForce ES-865 Color Duplex Document Scanner ($749.99) is a sheet-fed, high-volume desktop scanner aimed at small to midsize offices and workgroups. A small step down from (and $50 cheaper than) the recent Editors’ Choice, the Epson DS-870, the ES-865’s capacity, speed, and accuracy are about the same. The primary difference between these two high-speed workhorses is in their software bundles. The DS-870 packs a full version of Epson’s robust document management and archiving program, Document Capture Pro. The ES-865’s bundle includes Epson ScanSmart, a versatile scanner interface that supports various (often optional) plug-ins. These include the company’s Accounting Edition module, which allows you to scan into Microsoft Excel and a few bookkeeping and tax-prep programs, making it a good value for enterprises with varied high-volume scanning needs.
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