Canon, a familiar word in the digital imaging space, has joined forces with New Hampshire-based eCopy to bring enterprise document management to Canon India. The eCopy ShareScan Open Platform enables users to extend the capabilities of Canon's black and white or color digital multi-functional devices. With eCopy the devices can act as a bridge, converting volumes of paper to high-resolution electronic copies -- bridging document workflows and creating integration points with back office systems.Som Gangopadhyay, Director - Business Imaging Solutions Division, Canon India, said, "We are geared up to support enterprise document market with the launch of Canon-eCopy SSOP, which enable businesses to transform full-color or black and white paper documents into electronic images. Easy sharing and distribution utilizing the existing network is the hallmark of the newly launched initiative. Moreover for document intensive sectors like banks, financial institutions, BPOs, legal, etc. this provides integration into their workflows and real time authentication which will work as a panacea for their long pending demand."
A newcomer to CMSWire, eCopy's ShareScan Open Platform (SSOP) is designed to provide a simple, secure, and cost effective electronic distribution and integration of paper-based information. How simple? As simple as a user placing a paper document in a digital copier's paper tray and choosing an appropriate eCopy function. The document is then digitized and made available for distribution either down the hall or across the globe.
eCopy's ShareScan Open Platform comes in two flavors:
# eCopy ShareScan OP Embedded: An internal solution that runs inside copiers enabling eCopy ShareScan OP to be accessed from the copier’s touch screen.
# eCopy ScanStation: The external solution that attaches to the copier or scanner and includes an integrated, free standing touch screen, keyboard, and PC.
Representatives from Canon are clued into both the green aspects of the technology and the workflow optimization gains the eCopy implementation stands to yield.
Alok Bharadwaj, VP of Canon India stated that "... with this product we are targeting the banking, finance, insurance and legal sector and help them use technology to reduce paper work and maximize efficiency through digitization."
Although the dream of the "paperless" office has yet to come true, solutions such as this one from eCopy and Canon are certainly helping the cause. And its a cause that daily seems to step closer to the fore. ECM and document management providers have an important role to play here and done right the mountains of paper can become molehillls of bits, and all the while in a profitable fashion.