Brother Printers/MFPs and Scanner Now Feature OnSoft Integration
As it continues in its efforts targeting the B2B and office document-imaging market, on April 12th, Brother International U.S. announced new integration with the OnTask document-workflow solutions platform marketed by content-processing software company Accusoft.
With the integration, Brother says businesses can now use OnTask-enabled Brother printer/MFPs and scanners as a document-workflow automation platform for remote user collaboration, as well as for improving document tracking, ultimately providing cost savings and shorter document-processing turnaround times.
According to Brother, OnTask’s subscription-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model makes it simple and affordable for small- to mid-size companies to start using it within hours instead of months. Similarly, it says enterprise companies can scale and standardize their document processes across departments and integrate with existing core systems.
Unique to Brother, pre-packaged workflows will include document approvals, reviews, signatures, redlining, and online forms. Users can create, execute and participate in document workflows either directly from their Brother printer/MFP or scanner, or on their own desktop computer or mobile phone.
Brother also says that in addition to workflow improvements, businesses that use OnTask from Brother can upgrade their document security with the platform’s suite of approval tools. All workflow records and transactions are maintained permanently in a secured cloud-based location so that supervisors and other authorized users will always have a bird’s eye view of their data, which can also be exported anytime if needed via protected APIs. OnTask is SOC 2- and ESIGN Act-compliant and can also be integrated with other existing data-storage solutions.
Brother announced last year that it would create a series of strategic partnerships to extend its solutions portfolio to include a variety of productivity tools, with OnTask being the latest addition to this group.
Access to the full suite of Brother services and solutions is offered exclusively through the Brother Authorized Partner Program (BAPP), as well as through direct market resellers, dealers, and office superstore contract resellers. For more information on how to register and begin offering customers the OnTask platform, visit Brother here. For more information on the variety of customization and integration capabilities Brother offers, visit Brother here.
Dan Waldinger, senior director of B2B Marketing at Brother, commented on the new introduction: “Digital transformation sounds like something reserved for large enterprises, but truly every business needs to ensure that their document workflows are reaping the competitive benefits of digital, such as vastly improved efficiency and data security. Through the integration of the OnTask software with select Brother devices, organizations big and small can unlock the transformative effects of document automation.”
“Our intention is to meet organizations wherever they are on their journey to digital transformation,” commented Megan Brooks, director of marketing at Accusoft. “We want companies to realize the benefits of document automation now, without needing to become completely paperless first. The ability to scan a document into a workflow gives you just that – this partnership essentially helps organizations automate most manual paper-based processes.”
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- August 2018: Brother Announces Latest Financial Results
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