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Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. Showcases Strong System Integrator and Technology Partner Growth for its

  Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. Showcases Strong System
  Integrator and Technology Partner Growth for its Enterprise Imaging Platform
  (EIP)

            Canon U.S.A. Deploys EIP To Improve Accounting Systems

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- July 9, 2013

Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS), a wholly owned
subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced significant partner
traction, as the company continues to roll out its advanced Enterprise Imaging
Platform (EIP). By partnering with CIIS, numerous systems integrators,
including Apps Associates, Fujitsu America, HyperGen, iBizSoft, Infogain,
Tier1, Inc. and Volo, LLC, are among the first to deliver companies the
benefits of EIP, including efficient and accurate business workflows,
subsequent cost reductions and the ability to derive meaningful value from
paper-based information.

EIP is an innovative middleware platform that enables users to automate
document and image-related business processes, and integrate them with
enterprise applications. EIP provides a rich set of input and output document
creation, capture and processing services that integrate a variety of
enterprise applications to automate business processes. EIP streamlines both
electronic and paper-based document procedures into one system where users
have easy access to the latest information – and organizations have the
ability to share data across multiple applications, instantly.

“Document-based processes still play a crucial role across a variety of
organizational functions,” said Satoshi Nagata, President, Canon Information
and Imaging Solutions. “Canon is proud to collaborate with top technology and
service providers to increase the efficiency and reduce the burden created by
complex business processes, as well as help companies generate new business
value and opportunities by taking advantage of the information previously
scattered across various back-end systems or buried in paper and digital
documents.”

EIP streamlines a variety of business processes, automatically capturing,
processing, classifying and indexing data. The platform uses this information
to update various enterprise applications, as well as produce professional
documents such as contracts, expense reports, applications and forms. EIP is
capable of supporting a wide selection of office devices including MFPs and
scanners, and when utilized in connection with Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE
multifunction office systems, additional functions are available, including
the ability to initiate business processes directly from the device panel.

In addition to incorporating traditional enterprise application
service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based adapters, EIP also contains
imaging-based adapters that can control document related functions, such as
Optical Character Recognition (OCR), PDF creation, forms creation, and format
conversion. The platform provides a variety of benefits including:

  *Increased Efficiency: Significantly streamlines workflows by helping to
    reduce business process management processing time
  *Information Value: Unlocks the value of the information held in hard-copy
    documents and stored in disparate back-end enterprise applications
  *Reduced Costs: Decreases the need for manual document input
  *Increased Accuracy: Provides greater data control through automation (e.g.
    error reduction and recovery, audit)
  *Data Integration: Creates one automated solution to integrate multiple
    enterprise applications quickly and efficiently
  *Customer Satisfaction: Provides flexible archiving and retrieval to
    improve customer interaction and boost overall experience
  *Environmental and Financial Responsibility: Delivers efficient print
    management to help reduce document output
  *Increased Scalability and Flexibility: Evolves with business needs (new
    vendors, more volume) and expands to other business processes
    (import/export, T&E, subsidiaries integration)

As a user of its own powerful technology, EIP is currently being used by Canon
U.S.A. to automate business processes associated with accounts payable and
receivables. By using EIP, Canon has significantly reduced costs and
streamlined its financial workflows, reducing the time necessary to generate
and process invoices by 400%.

“Like most large enterprises, Canon needs to produce thousands of invoices on
a daily basis, utilizing information from a variety of back end systems,” said
Kevin Sato, VP & GM of Corporate IT for Canon. “With EIP, we are able to
reduce the processing time fourfold and gain better control and access to the
receivables information thereby improving our overall cash flow.”

“As a lifelong advocate for the CIO and IT leader, I am constantly interacting
with technology providers like Canon that offer innovative technology
solutions capable of deriving new business value,” said Hunter Muller,
President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. “By bringing together imaging and
information capabilities into a single platform, EIP represents the new face
of Canon, as it brings to market a new breed of solution offerings for IT,
based upon its imaging heritage.”

About Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc.

Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Canon U.S.A., Inc., was formed to harness the power of two of Canon’s greatest
intangible assets: In-depth knowledge of information flow and the best imaging
technology. Utilizing Canon's vast collection of imaging technology and
development tools along with select third-party enterprise applications, Canon
Information and Imaging Solutions will deliver compelling market-driven
solutions in the area of cloud computing and business process integration.
Additional information about the company, its programs and mission can be
found at: www.ciis.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. 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 2012, 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 ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two 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., sign up
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us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

†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.

Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Siobhan Cullagh, 631-330-4602
scullagh@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc.
http://www.ciis.canon.com
 
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