MELVILLE, N.Y., July 15, 2013 – 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:
"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."
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.
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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.
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