Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced significant partner traction, as the company continues to roll out its advanced Enterprise Imaging Platform (EIP). By partnering with CIIS, numerous systems integrators, including Apps Associates, Fujitsu America, HyperGen, iBizSoft, Infogain, Tier1, Inc. and Volo, LLC, are among the first to deliver companies the benefits of EIP, including efficient and accurate business workflows, subsequent cost reductions and the ability to derive meaningful value from paper-based information. EIP is an innovative middleware platform that enables users to automate document and image-related business processes, and integrate them with enterprise applications. EIP provides a rich set of input and output document creation, capture and processing services that integrate a variety of enterprise applications to automate business processes. EIP streamlines both electronic and paper-based document procedures into one system where users have easy access to the latest information – and organizations have the ability to share data across multiple applications, instantly. “Document-based processes still play a crucial role across a variety of organizational functions,” said Satoshi Nagata, President, Canon Information and Imaging Solutions. “Canon is proud to collaborate with top technology and service providers to increase the efficiency and reduce the burden created by complex business processes, as well as help companies generate new business value and opportunities by taking advantage of the information previously scattered across various back-end systems or buried in paper and digital documents.” EIP streamlines a variety of business processes, automatically capturing, processing, classifying and indexing data. The platform uses this information to update various enterprise applications, as well as produce professional documents such as contracts, expense reports, applications and forms. EIP is capable of supporting a wide selection of office devices including MFPs and scanners, and when utilized in connection with Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction office systems, additional functions are available, including the ability to initiate business processes directly from the device panel.