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Canon Introduces Therefore Online SMB

Monday, September 19, 2016  
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Canon U.S.A. Inc. has 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 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 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, Office Document Technology Group, InfoTrends. "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 to 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 benefiting 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 Thereford 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.

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