|[August 25, 2014]
Canon U.S.A. Debuts Therefore™ Online, a Cloud-based Version of its Information Management Solution
MELVILLE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced
the availability of Therefore™ Online, a cloud-based version of its
established information management solution, which helps organizations
by improving the storage, management and processing of scanned and
Therefore™ Online provides customers with all of the same benefits and
functionality as the Therefore™ Enterprise on-premise edition, without
the need to invest and maintain additional IT infrastructure and
personnel to support that investment. Offered on an annual subscription
basis, there is no limit to the number of users that can be added to
Therefore™ Online. Therefore™ Online also provides powerful workflow
capabilities that help improve a customer's business processes, is
scalable to meet the growing needs of any size business and adds the
convenience of having the client's data stored, backed up and available
through the ease of an internet connection.
"Canon's delivery of a cloud based version of its' information
management software, Therefore Online, is very much in sync with how
businesses want to automate and optimize business process workflows. Our
research shows equally strong interest in cloud and on-premise content
management for business process automation," according to Angèle Boyd,
IDC (News - Alert) GVP/GM, Document Solutions.
"Therefore™ Online allows customers to implement a robust information
management solution without large upfront costs or ongoing IT overhead,
which can help reduce capital expenses and provide a clear total cost of
ownership," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general
manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "Therefore™
Online is also ideal for small and medium sized businesses who are now
able to access technologies commonly used by larger corporations."
Key benefits and features of Therefore™ Online include:
Information Capture: Users
can place information into the Therefore™ Online system using a
document scanner such as Canon's DR-Scanner models or an MFP such as a
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP, or by directly uploading existing,
electronic content. Documents and other content can then be
classified, indexed and archived, to ensure optimal workflows.
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 content that is being
sought. The Therefore™ Viewer is
used to view, edit, and check in/out documents. Documents can be
opened and edited in their familiar, native applications, making it
easy for users to make revisions.
stores documents in a highly protected environment and offers
comprehensive controls over document access. Permission settings are
easily configurable and highly customizable, so that only authorized
persons are granted access to view and/or modify specific documents or
content. Additional security features include audit trails, version
control, digital signatures, and retention policy compliance.
Workflow enables the design and optimization of document or
information business processes - automating information routing and
flow throughout an organization. Each employee knows the 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
Web Access enables remote access of the Therefore™ Online
system via the most popular web browsers. The Therefore™
Mobile App (for iPhone®, iPad® and Android (News - Alert)™ devices)
enables users to search and view documents, and participate in
workflows, all from their mobile device. Therefore™
Anywhere allows users to take documents offline, and edit
them when away from their network. Once reconnected, all changes are
automatically synchronized to the system.
Online integrates with numerous applications, programs, and solutions,
including Windows® Explorer, Microsoft (News - Alert)® Office, and third-party
scanning solutions, such as eCopy™ PDF Pro Office™, and uniFLOW. It
also integrates with Windows desktop through Therefore™
Gadget, which can be used to monitor activity within the
system, such as updates, workflows, and tasks.
As a part of the Canon Managed Document Services (MDS) tool set,
Therefore™ and Therefore™ Online provide organizations with the powerful
elements of information management and business process optimization.
Not only can businesses reduce costs and increase efficiency through the
use of Canon MDS output management solutions like uniFLOW, they can now
gain effective control over their business critical information and
optimize their workflows through the use of Therefore™ and now
Therefore™ Online. By taking advantage of professional services offered
by Canon and its authorized dealers, customers can be supported in
discovering, analyzing, designing, deploying and managing the best
implementation of these tools to help improve and optimize their
critical business processes.
Purchased on a subscription basis, Therefore™ Online is now available in
the United States through Canon and Canon authorized dealers. Pricing
will vary depending on 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 2013, 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 tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three
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.,
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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
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
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