Canon ‘Power of Five’ – The Leading Force in Document Management Solutions

News   •   Nov 07, 2010 19:36 GMT

Canon and the company’s Document Management solutions partners are working in an ever-closer strategic collaboration. Canon, a world leader in document imaging solutions and manufacturer of some of the most advanced MFP’s/multifunction printers used in document management systems has announced to world what it calls the Power of Five – four of the best companies in document management today and working alongside Canon to advance the frontiers of this impressive technology. Here, we provide you with a basic introduction to the solutions these organisations offer.


Therefore Corporation provides document management and document processing solutions. The company work to optimise those processes which connect people with information, helping organisations across a whole range of sectors and industries and offering expert help at all stages in the delivery of their solutions from initial idea and throughout the implementation.


Integration with Canon MFP’s Therefore have been working alongside Canon to enable the seamless integration of their impressive document management capabilities with the Canon range of award-winning multifunction printers. The Therefore MFP Application is a MEAP solution which enables the direct integration of all Canon’s imageRUNNER devices into the Therefore document management system. Users are able to scan in documents to the MFP device and save them to Therefore, together with the relevant indexing data. All of the classification, indexing and storage can be done through the MFP’s interface – and users’ PC’s don’t even need to be switched on.


Integration with eCOPY Sharescan For users of eCopy, the Therefore Connector for eCopy ShareScan allows storing of documents straight from a multifunction printer (MFP) to the Therefore Document Management Solution. eCopy also enables Therefore users to send documents to multiple destinations from their MFP. Integration with eCopy Desktop allows for documents to be annotated and then scanned to the Therefore document management system, by using the Save to Therefore button.


As well as Canon and eCopy Sharescan, Therefore may be integrated with a broad range of third party software packages including SAP R/3, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft SharePoint, File Director and COLD mainframes.


Canon acquired a 17% stake in IRIS back in 2009 and from that moment on Canon has worked with IRIS to develop solutions which provide customers with a larger portfolio of document management solutions – from large volume scanning and indexing solutions, document Compression and OCR invoice recognition to digital mailroom, forms and freeforms.


IRIS is an internationally renowned specialist in Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR), Electronic Document Management (EDM) Systems and Content and Process Management (CPM) Solutions. Canon is now reselling the company’s complete range of business solutions, adding to its existing document capture and document systems offering and complementing it with IRIS solutions which can now be fully integrated with Canon’s existing document management portfolio, including eCopy, NT ware and Therefore.


Canon’s main focus though is on IRIS Powerscan TM and IRIS PDF TM Scanner which is helping to expand its document scanning proposition and to further support with their customers document management needs. The IRIS/Canon solutions fully empower users to scan, structure, index, sort and convert all of their documents into fully searchable text and PDF files, truly streamlining the whole document capture process.

NT Ware

NT Ware is an innovative software company specialising in the conception, development and support of print and document management solutions. The company’s unified office printing and scanning software platform – uniFLOW – helps organisations get a grip of their print related costs, dramatically increase their office productivity and achieve far higher standards in their document security. NT Ware’s production print platform – Helix Production Workflow – helps production print facilities improve their operational efficiency and this is a solution which is currently exclusive to Canon customers.


eCopy extends to every office worker the productivity and cost saving benefits of powerful document scanning, OCR, document conversion and PDF solutions traditionally only available in production scanning and OCR centres. Sharescan makes powerful scanning and OCR accessible to every office worker right at their MFP. It also gives users a smart and simple way to achieve complete document management. It links with business applications, connects your printer/scanner to your company’s email and other network enterprises applications for low cost, easy and instantaneous distribution and management of electronic copies of paper documents in black and white or colour.


It is clear that along with its partners’ solutions and the company’s own award-winning MFP’s and printers, Canon is able to offer truly formidable document management systems for whatever the scenario, justifying the ‘Power of Five’ title which Canon has given this ongoing strategic collaboration.

For further information on how a Canon ‘Power of Five’ solution could help your business or organisation, please contact your Canon document management partner solutions partner.