Distributed Scan Management is a new Windows 7 feature that will make it easier and more efficient for corporations to use scanners to create and route documents in their business networks. In the past, corporate IT departments often found it difficult to include paper-based scanned documents into their electronic communications. Distributed Scan Management is an innovative new technique that makes it possible to easily use scanners to integrate paper information into corporate computer-based networks more effectively than ever before.
For example, this could be used when a corporate employee has to submit paper receipts for business expenses. With Distributed Scan Management, an employee could use a scanner to submit them electronically.