Canon U.S.A. Launches Therefore™ Information Management Solution to Help Businesses of All Sizes Streamline Workflow and

  Canon U.S.A. Launches Therefore™ Information Management Solution to Help
  Businesses of All Sizes Streamline Workflow and Improve Productivity

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- July 15, 2013

To help businesses of all sizes increase productivity and reduce document
management costs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions,
has announced the availability of Therefore™ information management solution,
which gives employees the ability to capture, archive, retrieve, edit and
process documents quickly and efficiently. Able to integrate with a wide
variety of third-party applications, Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction
devices, existing imageRUNNER models and imageFORMULA DR scanners, Therefore™
can be implemented as part of a comprehensive end-to-end information
management and workflow solution.

“The proliferation of data created in today’s businesses can create
challenging document and overall information management practices that are
often inefficient and cause employees to waste valuable time searching for
documents or information they know exist but cannot find. This decreases
productivity for the entire organization,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president
and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.
“By streamlining the way information is stored and processed, Therefore™ can
be a key component of a smart information management strategy.”

Canon offers several editions of Therefore™ to address the needs of different
sized businesses and IT environments. Therefore™ Personal (for individual
users), Therefore™ Workgroup (for small companies or departments), Therefore ™
Essentials (for small to medium companies), and Therefore™ Enterprise (for
medium and large organizations with multiple document workflows) are all
server-based solutions with different user and paper-capture license options.
Therefore™ Online, which will be available later, is a cloud-based solution
that provides much of the functionality of the Therefore™ Enterprise edition,
but offers a subscription-based model for organizations that don’t want to
support an on-premise server, yet desire the convenience of having their data
stored, backed up and available in the cloud through a hosted service
provider.

No matter which edition a customer selects for their unique business needs,
they will be able to take advantage of these key features:

  *Information Capture: information can be placed into the Therefore™ system
    either by using a document scanner or by directly uploading electronic
    documents. Documents and files from a wide variety of file formats can
    then be classified, indexed and archived using the Therefore™ Capture
    Client or the Therefore™ Content Connector.
  *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
    document that is being sought. The Therefore™ Viewer is used to view,
    edit, and check in/out documents. Documents and files can be opened and
    edited in their familiar, native applications, making it easy for users to
    make revisions.
  *Security: Therefore™ helps to securely store information and offers
    complete control over document and file access. Permission settings are
    easily configurable and highly customizable, ensuring that only authorized
    persons are given access to view and/or modify specific documents.
    Additional security features include audit trails, version control,
    digital signatures and retention policy compliance.
  *Workflows: Therefore™ Workflow, available with Therefore™ Essentials
    Edition, Enterprise Edition and Therefore™ Online, enables the design and
    optimization of document or information business processes – automating
    how information is routed throughout an organization. Each employee knows
    what 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
    bottlenecks.
  *Mobility: Therefore™ Web Access enables remote access of the Therefore™
    system via the most popular web browsers. The Therefore™ Mobile App (for
    iPhone® or iPad® mobile online devices, and Android™ devices), available
    for download on the App Store^SM or Google Play™, allows users to search
    and view documents and participate in workflows, all from their mobile
    device. With Therefore™ Anywhere, users can take documents offline and
    edit them when away from their network. Once reconnected, all changes are
    automatically synchronized to the system.
  *Integration: Therefore™ integrates with many different applications,
    programs, and solutions, including Canon’s uniFLOW, Windows® Explorer,
    Microsoft® Office, Microsoft® SharePoint, SAP NetWeaver and many
    third-party scanning solutions, such as Kofax Capture®, eCopy™ ShareScan®
    and eCopy™ PDF Pro Office™. Therefore™ also integrates with popular e-mail
    clients such as Microsoft® Outlook, Microsoft® Exchange Server and IBM
    Lotus Notes®.

“It is gratifying for us to be launching in the United States after
successfully teaming with Canon in Europe since 2005,” said Michael Lebeda,
chief executive officer, Therefore Corporation, an Austria-based document
management solutions provider that is partially owned by Canon Europe. “We are
eager to expand our footprint and help Canon U.S.A.’s customers use our
innovative technology to improve the way they work.”

Availability

Using Canon’s MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform), Therefore™
can be integrated with Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, existing
imageRUNNER devices and imageFORMULA DR scanners. It is now available across
the United States through Canon authorized dealers. Prices are set by
individual dealers and may vary depending upon version purchased, 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 2012, Canon U.S.A. 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
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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 Trademark
Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

Contact:

Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
or
Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Michael Maloney, 631-330-4613
mmaloney@cusa.canon.com
 
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