If you want ScangearMP to appear in the Dash, you can create a .desktop file for it.
Copy the following into a text editor:
Comment=Cannon's scanner software
Save the file with filename scangearmp.desktop
To use the desktop file from the Dash you will need to copy it to
/usr/share/applications for any user to be able to use it (you will need administrator permissions) or to
~/.local/share/applications (where ~ means your user directory) if you just want it to be available for one user.
Source: adapted from Creating a .desktop file for a new application, and as I've used myself.
Refers to the .desktop file version, not to the program version.
The name that should be displayed on the menu.
The path to the executable. As scangearmp installs into /usr/bin (in the default path) I've left off the full path, which works for me.
The path to the icon file that will be used in the Dash. I've used a generic icon name that's also used for Simple Scan.