Thank you for the GeoSLAM information Joanna. These are new workflows that we are eager to try out now that we know they exist.
For anybody who is curious about the reference plate (as I also just found out it exists but couldn't find much information on it), I finally found a great video that helped me understand this workflow that has been discussed. I copied the youtube link to start at the instant where they show the reference plate and describe the workflow, but the entire video is quite helpful (thank you to Frontier Precision if anybody is on this forum).
As Joanna mentioned and as the presenter describes in the above video, you can have survey control points that are georeferenced and then set the plate over those points while scanning, which will embed a "reference point" into the scan data which can be used to georeference the scan to a global coordinate system. Or as I understand, you can also set up your own reference points without georeferencing them and just use them for the purpose of merging multiple scans as long as the individual scans overlap and you use the same reference points in the different scans. They will not be georeferenced to a global coordinate system, but it is helpful for aligning multiple clouds.
I have also been finding helpful resources on the GeoSLAM Academy if anybody is curious to learn more about the workflow described.
Thank you all for the great insights provided. I hope this has helped other users too.