Océ and Canon Fulfill Growing Mobile Workforce Needs for Cloud-based Scan, Forms Access and Print Solutions

 TRUMBULL, CONN. May 8, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, now offers a robust portfolio of web, cloud-based and mobile print solutions that enable users to scan, view and print documents via the cloud, access forms stored on a web server and print from mobile devices.

"Corporations are faced with increasing requirements to support the consumerization of IT within their workplace as more workers use their own mobile devices at work to access and collaborate on documents," said John Reilly, President, Océ North America, Document Printing Systems. "The challenge of how to provide easy-to-use, productive and secure solutions, including the ability to print from mobile devices, can be daunting. Océ offers a variety of Canon solutions to meet these challenges and user needs."


For convenient access to cloud-based documents, Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE enables a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system to connect directly to Google Docs or Microsoft SharePoint Online. With this solution, a user can access their Microsoft SharePoint Online and Google Docs accounts directly at the front panel display of a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system. Documents can then be seamlessly scanned to, retrieved from, viewed and printed from Google Docs or SharePoint Online with a few simple touches on the MFP's front panel display. As a result, collaboration and productivity are improved as workers can access these document repositories from virtually anywhere in the enterprise that an imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP is located.

"Canon U.S.A. is pleased to offer the Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software to Océ customers to help address the demand for round-the-clock access to important documents by mobile workers," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "As cloud technology matures, the innovative hardware and carefully engineered software applications of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems product line make them ideal products for cloud applications."

To enable customers to mitigate the maintenance of constantly stocking and updating regularly used forms, Océ's Form Central provides users access to a centrally located form repository. Form Central was created, using the Canon MFP web access solution, to enable users to access web-based form libraries containing their most commonly used forms, download the forms they need and print them on demand. Browsing the forms library and selecting the needed form is done through the operator panel and user interface of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP. With Form Central, the burden of managing forms is greatly reduced and the waste of unused printed forms is eliminated since the most current version is always available and only printed when needed.

To allow users to print from smart phones, tablets or other mobile devices, EFI PrintMe enables users to submit print jobs through the web by sending an email with or without an attachment to print@printme.com. Once the print job is submitted to print@printme.com, a unique six-digit Document ID is returned to the user and the job is held securely on EFI's PrintMe Service. By entering the unique Document ID, the user can access and print at any imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP that has the EFI PrintMe MEAP application installed, thereby improving information access and productivity.

For users looking to manage their own mobile print solution with the highest level of security, uniFLOW v5.1 is a print management/output management and workflow application that can fit any environment. As a mobile print solution, documents sent from a user via the uniFLOW iPhone app, a webpage or email (via any smartphone) can be retrieved at any uniFLOW-enabled MFP or printer either by logging in and releasing the document or releasing the document via the iPhone app or from a mobile webpage via any smartphone. uniFLOW v5.1's mobile print solution that is included with uniFLOW base server, coupled with the Statistics module, offers robust reporting to track user activity. When used with imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express, companies have the added ability to archive each printed and scanned job for a secure audit trail and this combination of the solutions allows administrators to set up email notifications when a predetermined keyword is printed, scanned, faxed, copied or sent. This capability helps mitigate and identify the source of crucial information leaks as they occur. Administrators can also use the uniFLOW system to search the full text of all documents that have passed through an organization's imaging devices in any form by storing processed jobs within a document management system such as Microsoft SharePoint. uniFLOW v5.1 is also able to stop printing or scanning when it detects unauthorized printing or scanning of highly confidential files. With Canon's uniFLOW application, users receive top-of-the-line security, tracking/reporting, increased productivity and convenience in a modular package.


All of the above solutions are available now from Océ. Océ's sales and professional service teams are standing by to assist with site assessments and implement solutions that will seamlessly guide a company's evolution to the latest technology. For more information, please contact your local Océ North America, a Canon Group Company sales representative or visit www.oceusa.com.