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eCopy Enables Users to Save Paper Documents Directly To Canon imageWARE

Press release from the issuing company

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. & NASHUA, N.H.--June 29, 2004-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., the nation's market share brand leader in black-and-white and color laser copier/printer solutions, and eCopy, an innovative provider of document distribution and integration solutions, today announced the availability of the eCopy Connector for Canon imageWARE(TM) document management solutions. The Connector enables users to save hardcopy documents directly to the imageWARE Document Manager Enterprise Edition, making it easier to store, modify, and distribute information that was originally only available on paper. Using the eCopy Connector, mutual customers can scan, index and save scanned documents to imageWARE's document content repositories using their Canon digital copier. Storing paper documents electronically is advantageous because it provides an audit trail for regulatory compliance requirements, such as the recently legislated Sarbanes-Oxley Act. "Now, imageWARE users can better manage the lifecycle of paper documents by easily including them in their digital workflows," said Dennis Amorosano, director and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "The Connector extends the value of imageWARE, giving customers a more productive and cost effective way to share paper-based information." The Connector enables users to input imageWARE specific attributes and document indexing information, such as document type and format, at the Canon digital copier. Once scanned, authorized users can store documents directly to specified locations within imageWARE, where they are immediately available for retrieval. "The Connector is tightly integrated with imageWARE functions, assuring customers that eCopy-created image files are stored, indexed and managed consistently with their existing content management procedures," said David Toub, eCopy vice president, product marketing. "It provides the means for users to collaborate effectively and intelligently with paper as electronic files. It also protects against unauthorized access by requiring users to select the appropriate imageWARE library and corresponding imageWARE username and password." Canon's imageWARE Document Manager Enterprise Edition is an entry-level document management system that is optimized for small workgroups and project teams working in small businesses, departments, and branch offices that manage potentially thousands of documents per month. The Enterprise Edition supports high volume retrieval, archival, and records management as well as day-to-day document sharing between distributed users. eCopy "connectors" directly link the eCopy Suite to enterprise applications, enabling paper documents to be tightly integrated with these applications. The eCopy Suite, coupled with the scanning capabilities of a Canon digital copier, enables organizations to transform paper documents into electronic documents. Using the eCopy Suite, organizations can provide open access to scanning that connects to e-mail, fax, document management, and other networked enterprise applications for a low-cost, easy, instantaneous distribution, and management of digital copies of paper documents. The eCopy Connector for Canon imageWARE is available now and can be purchased through authorized Canon resellers.