ME LVILLE, N.Y., August 22, 2017 – As the pace of global business continues to accelerate, decision makers need to limit workflow bottlenecks in order to help maintain an efficient workflow that can help increase office productivity. Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced additional benefits to channel partners and their end-users stemming from its recent integrations with Box, Inc. (“Box”) a content management platform, and mxHero™, Inc., (“mxHero”), a cloud service for intelligent e-mail management. These new relationships continue to expand the portfolio of solutions that Canon can offer with respect to capture and information management, workflow, and collaboration to better suit the fast-paced and mobile nature of today’s workforce.
"Virtually any customer who uses email or a cloud service can benefit from Canon's integrations with Box and mxHero. With security being top of mind today, these solutions offer an auditable and manageable option for the ever-growing challenges of email attachments,” said Randy Dazo, group director, Office Document Technology, Keypoint Intelligence. “Additionally, these new integrations further strengthen Canon's philosophy of not just focusing on the product but rather on addressing the customer pain points.”
Through Canon’s relationship with Box and mxHero, users can take full advantage of the first wave of Canon integrations, which can change the way email, paper, and digital content are managed while making it easy to share, access, and collaborate on content. With the Canon, Box, and mxHero solutions and integrations, users can benefit from storage and email server administrative cost savings utilizing Box’s unlimited cloud storage for Business Plus and Enterprise Editions sold through Canon, and mxHero’s automatic substitution of email attachments with Box links. Users of Box and mxHero can also benefit from automated business rules, content security and governance features, and the opportunity to improve management of unstructured data and decrease network clogging.
“Through the integration with Canon, we’re ensuring our collaboration tools, which are a key element to a business’ success, are being passed on to Canon’s customers,” said Chris Penner, senior vice president of Global Partner Sales at Box. “Our partner ecosystem is crucial to ensuring that businesses of all sizes, across all geographies, have access to Box’s cloud content management platform.”
As Cloud Content Management (CCM) solutions become more popular and standardized in business, Canon and mxHero provide features that can help users efficiently store and send content, including emails and their attachments, in the cloud – designed to help reduce the number of email outages and network clogging while also cutting on premise storage costs. MxHero integrates with existing customer e-mail servers to transparently facilitate the easy transfer of files and automate additional mail rules to enhance the process of sending bulky emails by using links with security and governance features. Since the files themselves are no longer sent and are replaced by links to Box, information is capable of being tracked, and email bandwidth is significantly reduced.
"MxHero is thrilled to be part of Canon's digital content strategy. Email sits at the heart of the modern workflow. In taking to market mxHero's intelligent email capture abilities together with Box's powerful content management platform, Canon demonstrates its deep understanding of the challenges and needs of companies today,” said Alex Panagides, CEO, mxHero.
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“Canon is focused on providing integrated solutions that can utilize our strengths, combined with our partners to achieve business goals, making this a significant step in helping to solve key workflow challenges customers face,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The pace of business is continuing to accelerate, changing the workplace of today and tomorrow. It’s increasingly critical for Canon and therefore our channel partners to offer end-to-end solutions with security features which enable collaborative and efficient workflows that can achieve fast results that meet the needs of our customer base.”
Box and mxHero solutions are currently available through Canon authorized dealers.
For more information about Canon U.S.A., visit www.usa.canon.com.