To help businesses of all sizes increase productivity and reduce document  management costs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has  announced the availability of Therefore information management solution, which  gives employees the ability to capture, archive, retrieve, edit and process  documents quickly and efficiently. Able to integrate with a wide variety of  third-party applications, Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction devices,  existing imageRUNNER models and imageFORMULA DR scanners, Therefore can be  implemented as part of a comprehensive end-to-end information management and  workflow solution.

 

"The proliferation of data created in today's businesses can create  challenging document and overall information management practices that are often  inefficient and cause employees to waste valuable time searching for documents  or information they know exist but cannot find. This decreases productivity for  the entire organization," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager,  Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "By streamlining the  way information is stored and processed, Therefore can be a key component of a  smart information management strategy."

 

Canon offers several editions of Therefore to address the needs of different  sized businesses and IT environments. Therefore Personal (for individual users),  Therefore Workgroup (for small companies or departments), Therefore  Essentials  (for small to medium companies), and Therefore Enterprise (for medium and large  organizations with multiple document workflows) are all server-based solutions  with different user and paper-capture license options. Therefore Online, which  will be available later, is a cloud-based solution that provides much of the  functionality of the Therefore Enterprise edition, but offers a  subscription-based model for organizations that don't want to support an  on-premise server, yet desire the convenience of having their data stored,  backed up and available in the cloud through a hosted service provider.

 

No matter which edition a customer selects for their unique business needs,  they will be able to take advantage of these key features:

  • Information Capture: information can be placed into the  Therefore system either by using a document scanner or by directly uploading  electronic documents. Documents and files from a wide variety of file formats  can then be classified, indexed and archived using the Therefore Capture Client  or the Therefore Content Connector.
  • Find & Edit: The Therefore Navigator enables users to  easily find information, either by performing a full text search similar to  popular search engines, or by using specific index data associated with the  document that is being sought. The Therefore Viewer is used to view, edit, and  check in/out documents. Documents and files can be opened and edited in their  familiar, native applications, making it easy for users to make revisions.
  • Security: Therefore helps to securely store information and  offers complete control over document and file access. Permission settings are  easily configurable and highly customizable, ensuring that only authorized  persons are given access to view and/or modify specific documents. Additional  security features include audit trails, version control, digital signatures and  retention policy compliance.
  • Workflows: Therefore Workflow, available with Therefore  Essentials Edition, Enterprise Edition and Therefore Online, enables the design  and optimization of document or information business processes - automating how  information is routed throughout an organization. Each employee knows what task  they need to complete, the date it's due, and who's next in the process.  Managers can monitor the progression of the workflow process and administrators  can view the entire system to identify potential bottlenecks.
  • Mobility: Therefore Web Access enables remote access of the  Therefore system via the most popular web browsers. The Therefore Mobile App  (for iPhone or iPad mobile online devices, and Android devices), available for  download on the App StoreSM or Google Play, allows users to search and view  documents and participate in workflows, all from their mobile device. With  Therefore Anywhere, users can take documents offline and edit them when away  from their network. Once reconnected, all changes are automatically synchronized  to the system.
  • Integration: Therefore integrates with many different  applications, programs, and solutions, including Canon's uniFLOW, Windows  Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, SAP NetWeaver and many  third-party scanning solutions, such as Kofax Capture, eCopy ShareScan and eCopy  PDF Pro Office. Therefore also integrates with popular e-mail clients such as  Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange Server and IBM Lotus Notes.

"It is gratifying for us to be launching in the United States after  successfully teaming with Canon in Europe since 2005," said Michael Lebeda,  chief executive officer, Therefore Corporation, an Austria-based document  management solutions provider that is partially owned by Canon Europe. "We are  eager to expand our footprint and help Canon U.S.A.'s customers use our  innovative technology to improve the way they work."

 

Availability

Using Canon's MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform), Therefore  can be integrated with Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, existing imageRUNNER  devices and imageFORMULA DR scanners. It is now available across the United  States through Canon authorized dealers. Prices are set by individual dealers  and may vary depending upon version purchased, number of licensed users, and  implementation services provided. For more information, please visit www.usa.canon.com/software.

 

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,  and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in  global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall  in U.S. patents registered in 2012‡ and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's  Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com  Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and  printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the  past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer  satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and  support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its  Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep  apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS  news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter  @CanonUSA.

 

About Therefore Corporation

Based in Austria, the Therefore Corporation creates technology that works for  people by providing innovative information management software. Therefore was  founded in 2003 as ADOS and was renamed Therefore in 2009. Helping make  companies more successful across a range of key sectors and industries,  Therefore offers solutions that unite printing and scanning devices, existing IT  systems and process strategies to improve control, efficiency, and boost  productivity. For more information, please visit www.therefore.net.

 

‡Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark  Office.

 

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their  respective owners.

 

 

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