As HR Practitioner, some of us are in charge of office administration; some of us do benefits administration.
In terms of office administration, buying an additional multi-purpose photo-copy machine or a high volume multi-purpose printer can be a big budget issue if all we wanted is a scanner. I have personally done some office scanner reviews. You may want to consider the Fujisu Scansnap S1300i.
Some Possible Uses in the Office
Application 1: Archive old personnel files by scanning the documents into soft copies. This saves physical space. It saves money incurred from storing at an external storage facility.
Application 2: Scanning business cards. This is useful for both management staff and sales person who want to keep copies of the business cards in their mobile phones.
Application 3: Scanning medical chits to support medical leave applications.
Application 4: Scanning supportive documents such as restaurant receipts, hotel invoices for expense claim reimbursements.
Some Possible Uses at Home
Application 1: Your children can scan and archive their school notes for future references.
Application 2: You can scan documents that you use for your job application.
Application 3: Scanning income tax statements, credit card statements, utility bills etc, and minimize some of the clutter on your desk.
If you need a lighter mobile scanner, then review the ScanSnap iX100 Wireless Mobile Scanner.