Canon teams up with Nuance

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Canon U.S.A. is jumping into the digital document automation market with a preview of its next-generation office scanning solution featuring eCopy ShareScan from Nuance Communications, and the Canon imageRunner Advance platform, at Canon EXPO 2010 in New York, which got underway today.

The eCopy ShareScan solution preview includes recent advances in paperless capabilities as well as a sneak peek at innovations to be included with the next-generation of eCopy ShareScan v5.0, scheduled for release by year end. Nuance’s eCopy ShareScan, was a 2009 Buyers Laboratory Pick Award winner as Outstanding Document Scanning Software.

A few examples of innovations to be highlighted at the demonstration include:

  • The eCopy Forms Processing Extender that allows organizations to automate the extraction of data from paper forms and automatically incorporate the data into Microsoft Excel, accounting and other business applications.
  • The eCopy Connector to Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Software, allowing users to scan documents directly from the Canon imageRunner Advance devices, automate data extraction from the scanned document and attach the image to the appropriate QuickBooks transaction.
  • A highly intuitive touch-screen user experience, enabling organizations to implement paperless office and document automation capabilities without the need for extensive training of their workforce.

Today, businesses of all sizes are replacing manual paper processes with automated digital documentation workflow driving paper out of business processes. “Green” document management solutions, such as eCopy ShareScan, save companies time and money and make organizations more efficient, according to IDC.

By partnering with Nuance, Canon’s goal is to give businesses the ability to move the document imaging function from a centralized production location directly into the hands of frontline employees.

eCopy ShareScan is available immediately through Canon Authorized Dealers. eCopy ShareScan V5.0 will be available in Q4 2010.

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