Canon’s New Therefore 2015 Features New Analytics Tool, Customizable Access Options

thereforeCanon U.S.A. has released the next generation of its Therefore information-management solution system, Therefore 2015, which includes the addition of the new Therefore Business Analytics feature and Therefore Portal, which Canon says provide advanced insight for information-processing improvements, and making document-processing workflows more efficient.

Customize Business Workflows

This latest version of the Therefore solution includes the new Therefore Business Analytics tool, which enables administrators to receive automatically generated real-time reports to assess the efficiency of their company’s workflow. With this new analytics tool, users will be able to view the number of weekly invoices, the average processing time for a project, or the number of times each user edits each document.

Therefore 2015 also includes a newly added feature that enables businesses to share information with users outside their organization. The new Therefore Portal (available with Therefore Enterprise edition only) enables businesses to delegate unlimited, read-only portal access to third parties, so that, for instance, account information can be securely shared with outside parties.

User-Friendly Enhancements

Available for Android, Apple iOS, and select Microsoft Windows mobile platforms, the Therefore Mobile App has been updated to support data generated by the Business Analytics feature. And, with the support of third-party applications, such as Microsoft Office Mobile and Microsoft QuickOffice, documents can now be edited “on-the-go.”

The updated and enhanced Therefore full-text search engine also provides a variety of search options for locating documents. Searches can be performed based on relevance, hit count, or date modified. Users may also filter-search results to identify OCR (optical character recognition) errors that may need to be handled as exceptions. For Therefore 2015, the full-text search engine feature includes a new multi-lingual thesaurus, allowing search results to automatically include words from multiple languages.

Therefore 2015 also provides an improved case-management feature to automatically create project cases from an existing database. Canon says this upgraded feature provides various options to streamline document workflow, including the ability to move documents to new cases, automate tasks, and start a sub-workflow within a pre-existing project.

Using Canon’s MEAP solution platform, Therefore can be integrated with Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, imageRUNNER devices, and imageFORMULA DR scanners. Therefore 2015 is now available in the United States through Canon authorized dealers. Prices are set by individual dealers and may vary depending upon version purchased, number of licensed users, and implementation services provided.

For more information on Therefore, visit Canon here.

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