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Canon Delivers Advanced Solutions for the Legal Industry at ILTACON 2015

Business Intelligence, Process Management and Mobile Productivity Solutions Enhance the Way Firms Do Business


MELVILLE, N.Y., August 27, 2015 - Recognizing technology's impact upon the success of today's legal industry, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its comprehensive suite of document solutions for the legal market at ILTACON 2015. According to the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) 2014 Technology Purchase Survey,1 62 percent of law firms spend more than $8,000 on technology per attorney each year. To help legal professionals maximize their return on investment and enhance productivity, Canon will showcase solutions that can deliver actionable intelligence for firms of all sizes at Booth #301/303, Caesar's Palace from September 1-3.

A Business Intelligence Strategy

Legal practices are under pressure to not only improve performance, but also to reduce costs. The 2014 ILTA Tech Survey2 found 47 percent of legal professionals have yet to use a business intelligence solution, an effective tool to help firms drive efficiency and savings. Utilizing the insight from a business intelligence solution can help firms build transparency into their practice's workflow, allowing administrators to be more proactive and respond with a greater deal of agility to the industry's trends.

Canon's broad portfolio of solutions for the legal sector includes robust multifunction systems with sophisticated metrics capture and reporting capabilities. The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE product line is designed to integrate seamlessly with uniFLOW, a comprehensive and scalable solution that provides enterprise class metrics and detailed reports and analysis. uniFLOW helps firms by capturing costs associated with billable activities such as print and copy and assign charges to the appropriate customer or project. The same data collected for cost recovery can also contribute to more extensive trend analysis and forecasting to help firms build their strategy.

To help legal professionals manage their document solutions investments, Canon will showcase its portfolio of solutions designed to help pinpoint workflow bottlenecks and areas of inefficiency relating to hardware placement and document workflow. Canon offers Managed Document Services (MDS) and imageCLASS Printonomics programs to assist organizations in effectively managing fleets of any size within large, mid-sized or small firms. Providing administrators with the tools to more effectively manage deployed devices, firms can easily provide detailed reports containing analysis and graphic representations these analytic tools help firms identify opportunities for cost reduction and improved asset utilization.

Process Management for Workflow Optimization

Canon understands the time constraints faced by legal professionals and knows firms require solutions that help eliminate time-consuming business processes. Document scan and print integration is a workflow optimization strategy that can help firms save time and transform documents into productive content.

Canon offers a variety of solutions to help law firms streamline case preparation, collaborate with their associates and integrate with some of the most commonly used document management systems. For broader workflow capabilities, uniFLOW extends its print, copy tracking and user authentication features to support integration, document capture and workflow processing capabilities being integrated with various third-party document management solutions such as iManage Work, OpenText, SharePoint and Box.* Legal professionals using the Worldox document management system can leverage the Scan to Worldox MEAP application to automate scanning documents with FollowMe favorites from imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, as well as select imageFORMULA document scanners that can send documents to Worldox with the touch of a button3. In addition to Worldox scanning capabilities, imageFORMULA document scanners offer industry standard ISIS/TWAIN drivers to integrate smoothly with third-party applications, including Evernote® and Google Docs.* The models can also handle legal-sized documents with ease, providing Bates stamping and other functions helpful to legal firms when sharing information in electronic format.

Maximizing Mobile Productivity

On average, firms manage thousands of legal briefs per month and often need immediate access to upload documents to various court systems across the country. The sleek imageFORMULA Scan-tini Mobile Document Scanner is a powerful, lightweight device that conveniently fits on a desktop or in a briefcase to help legal professionals scan on-the-go. The imageFORMULA models can also wirelessly3 scan documents to mobile devices using the Canon CaptureOnTouch mobile app.4

For firms seeking increased security and control over mobile device usage and document output, Canon offers the uniFLOW Mobile Printing application. This powerful application integrates mobile device usage into a firm's overall output management solution, enabling firms to enact control over which users can submit document output from select mobile devices, while also requiring user authentication to print.

The newly announced CanonPRINT Business App, compatible with imageCLASS and imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE models and available for free download in the App Store and Google Play, provides firms with another easy-to-use tool to maximize their mobile productivity. This app is ideal for legal professionals that need to print and scan documents, presentations or images wirelessly3 from their compatible mobile device before they travel or attend an off-site meeting.

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. 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.

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1 2014 ILTA Technology Purchase Survey

2 2014 ILTA Technology Survey

3 Wireless scanning requires a working network with wireless 802.11 b/g/n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the scanner and wireless network clients.

4 Requires Canon CaptureOnTouch mobile application. CaptureOnTouch Mobile works with iOS 4.3 or later, Android 2.3.3 or later. CaptureOnTouch Mobile is available at the App Store or Google Store.