Web Content Viewer


Canon U.S.A. Continues to Help Simplify Business Processes with Therefore 2015

Upgraded information management solution features new business analytics tool and customizable access options to streamline workflows

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 21, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of Therefore 2015, the newest version of its information management solution to help organizations streamline business processes and improve how information is managed. Therefore 2015 includes the addition of the new Therefore Business Analytics feature and Therefore Portal,1 providing advanced insight for information processing improvements, effectiveness of business workflows and more customizable options to simplify the way they do business.

"The abundance of data and files in today's business climate can create challenging and inefficient document and information management practices, putting companies at risk for decreased productivity," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Since 2013, Canon has been proud to provide customers with the Therefore solution to assist businesses in extending their capabilities of managing and using information to improve business processes. With the addition of the new business analytics tool and secure portal offering limited access, as well as multiple system enhancements, Therefore 2015 can be used to provide customers with even more options to maximize efficiency and maximize the way companies do business."

Customize Business Workflow

Designed to address evolving business needs, the latest version of the Therefore solution includes the new Therefore Business Analytics tool, allowing administrators to receive automatically generated real time reports to assess the efficiency of their company's workflow. With this new analytics tool, users will be able to view the number of weekly invoices, the average processing time for a project or the number of times each user edits each document. This insight can provide companies with valuable knowledge to identify costly workflow bottlenecks and areas in need of improvement.

Therefore 2015 also includes a newly added feature allowing businesses to confidently share information with users outside their organization. The new Therefore Portal allows businesses to delegate unlimited, Read-Only portal access to third parties. This limited access helps to add a new and efficient level to customer or vendor management where account information can be securely shared with outside parties, saving time on routine processes such as invoicing.

User-Friendly Enhancements

Available for Android, iOS and select Windows® mobile platforms2, the Therefore Mobile App has been updated to support data generated by the Business Analytics feature. Additionally, with the support of third-party applications, such as Microsoft® Office Mobile and Microsoft® QuickOffice, documents can now be edited on-the-go.

The updated and enhanced Therefore full-text search engine provides a variety of search options to conveniently find documents. Searches can be performed based on relevance, hit count or date modified. Additionally, users can filter search results to identify OCR errors that may need to be handled as exceptions. For Therefore 2015, the full-text search engine feature includes a new multi-lingual thesaurus, allowing search results to automatically include words from multiple languages, providing a time-saver for international or multi-lingual companies.

Therefore 2015 offers an improved Case Management feature to automatically create project cases from an existing database, helping to save time. This upgraded feature provides various possibilities to streamline workflow, including the ability to move documents to new cases, automate tasks and start a sub-workflow within a pre-existing project.


Using Canon's MEAP solution platform, Therefore can be integrated with Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, imageRUNNER devices and imageFORMULA DR scanners. Therefore 2015 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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the 11th consecutive year. 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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.


† 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.

1 Available with Therefore Enterprise Edition only.

2 Supported by Windows Phone 8.0, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows RT, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.