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Canon Introduces Therefore™ Online SMB, Offering Ready-to-Use Information Management Solution to Customers


New Release Simplifies Setup, Aids Customers in Capturing Immediate Benefits


MELVILLE, N.Y., September 19, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of Therefore™ Online SMB, an information management and workflow application that will help small and medium-sized businesses work smarter by providing a ready-to-use, scalable solution that simplifies content capture and storage while helping to improve business processes.

For many years, Canon’s winning Therefore™ offering has been used by companies around the globe to streamline the flow of information and improve efficiencies related to the storage and retrieval of information, electronic forms handling, automating workflows and much more. Many industries, such as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Legal and many others, have benefited from the capabilities provided by Therefore™’s business process automation functions. With a target to have customers up and running in 24 to 48 hours, the new preconfigured Therefore™ Online SMB, focusing on the horizontal business processes all organizations face, is designed to expand the use of Therefore™ to companies with minimal IT support and accelerate the time it takes for a customer to begin using the application.

Providing the same powerful tools as Therefore™ 2016, Therefore™ Online SMB is the first Therefore™ option to come ready to use with key settings already pre-configured, significantly reducing the setup time for businesses to start improving the way in which they manage their businesses’ critical information. Advanced features offered by Therefore™ Online SMB include structured index fields, full text search, mobile access and automatic version control, all of which can assist businesses in treating information as an asset and improve the way business communications are managed.

“Whether the owner of an SMB is the sole manager of the company's IT environment, or there is only a single dedicated staffer, time and resources are of the essence for SMBs,” said Randy Dazo, group director of InfoTrends’ Office Document Technology Group. “Preconfigured solutions can help empower SMBs, allowing them to easily implement workflow efficiency into their business practices.”

“In today’s complex, interconnected environment, businesses are looking for access controlled and effective information management options that can be implemented as efficiently as possible,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With Therefore™ Online SMB, it is easier than ever before for companies of all sizes to start benefitting from Canon’s exclusive award-winning Therefore™ workflow solution.”

An important component of the completely integrated solutions platform, Therefore™ Online SMB integrates seamlessly with Canon’s portfolio of software solutions, including uniFLOW and imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop, as well as third-party integrations such as Microsoft® Power BI and DocuSign®, which will enable organizations to leverage their current investments in their business analytics and electronic signature tools.

The key benefits of Therefore™ Online SMB include:

  • Pre-configuration options – Therefore™ Online SMB is preconfigured with six horizontally focused folders and 20 corresponding categories, all of which are fully indexed and ready to use within 24 to 48 hours of purchase.
  • Centralized, access controlled document storage – Regardless of the source or format, Therefore™ Online SMB delivers an access controlled, offsite repository, providing some peace of mind and disaster recovery benefits.
  • Minimized IT expenditures – Eliminating the need for server administration and expensive hardware, Therefore™ Online SMB helps small and medium-sized businesses save money.
  • Scalable approach grows with businesses – Therefore™ Online SMB’s uses and features can be flexibly applied for small and medium sized businesses all the way through large enterprise Fortune 100 organizations, with functions, such as a workflow or electronic signature components that can be easily added when needed.

Availability
Therefore™ Online SMB is available exclusively through Canon Authorized Dealers* and Canon Solutions America. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

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 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. 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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** Canon offers security features that can help your business. Many variables can impact the security of your devices and data. Canon does not warrant that the use of its features will prevent malicious attacks, or prevent misuse of devices or data or other security issues. Nothing herein should be construed as legal counsel or regulatory advice concerning customers’ compliance with laws related to privacy and security. Customers must have their own qualified counsel determine the feasibility of a particular solution as it relates to regulatory and statutory compliance.