Canon Delivers Advanced Solutions for the Legal Industry at LegalTech 2016

MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) 2015 Technology Purchase Survey,1 Canon is the predominant brand of photocopier among legal firms, used by 41 percent of firms surveyed. To help legal practices improve performance and better manage costs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its comprehensive suite of document solutions for the legal market at LegalTech 2016 at Booth #324, the Hilton New York Hotel, from February 2-4.

At the show, Canon will debut the third generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction systems with their high-volume, black-and-white models ready to support the demanding needs of a busy firm. Universal Login Manager comes standard in all models, helping firms to better manage print and document costs by controlling employees’ access and usage. These new models also include support for mobile print workflows, and firms using the Worldox™ document management system can leverage the optional Scan to Worldox MEAP application to automate document scanning.

A Business Intelligence Strategy

Firms are under pressure to not only improve performance, but also to reduce costs. A comprehensive view into utilization and performance metrics can help law firms respond more proactively to client needs and industry trends. Solutions with integrated metrics can capture and reporting capabilities can help firms with their Business Intelligence strategy and provide quantitative insight into the value of workflows and asset usage essential to firm productivity.

Canon’s broad portfolio of solutions for the legal sector, including its newest imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems with advanced authentication, metrics capture and reporting capabilities, can help drive profitability and operational efficiency. These new models integrate virtually seamlessly with uniFLOW, a comprehensive and scalable solution software platform that provides enterprise class metrics and detailed reports and analysis. uniFLOW helps firms by capturing costs associated with billable activities such as print and copy and assign charges to the appropriate customer or project. The same data collected for cost recovery can also contribute to more extensive trend analysis and forecasting to help firms build their cost management and profit improvement strategy.

Canon will also showcase its portfolio of solutions designed to help pinpoint workflow bottlenecks and areas of inefficiency relating to hardware placement and document workflow. To assist organizations in effectively managing fleets of any size within large, mid-sized or small firms, Canon offers Managed Document Services (MDS). MDS provides administrators with the tools to effectively manage deployed devices, allowing firms to easily generate detailed reports containing analysis and graphic representations of enterprise activity, these analytic tools help firms identify opportunities for cost reduction and improved asset utilization.

Process Management

Legal firms are pressed to meet deadlines, and firms require solutions that help eliminate time-consuming business processes. Document scan and print integration is a workflow optimization strategy that can help firms save time and transform documents into productive content. Canon offers a variety of solutions to help law firms streamline case preparation, collaborate with their associates and integrate with some of the most commonly used document management systems. For broader workflow capabilities, uniFLOW extends its print, copy tracking and user authentication features to support integrated document capture and comprehensive workflow processing capabilities with various third-party document management solutions such as iManage Work™, OpenText™, Microsoft SharePoint™ and Box™.* Legal professionals using the WorldoxTM document management system can leverage the optional Scan to Worldox MEAP application to automate scanning documents with FollowMe favorites from imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices.

Mobile Productivity

During an average month, some firms manage thousands of legal briefs per month and often need immediate access to upload documents to various court systems across the country. For firms seeking increased control over printing from mobile devices, Canon offers the uniFLOW Mobile Printing application2. This powerful part of the uniFLOW application integrates mobile device printing into a firm’s overall output management solution, enabling firms to enact control over which users can submit document output from select compatible mobile devices, while also requiring user authentication to print.

The CanonPRINT Business app, store2, provides firms with an easy-to-use tool to help maximize their mobile productivity. Convenient for legal professionals that don’t need a cost recovery solution but need to print and scan documents, presentations or images wirelessly3 from their compatible mobile device before they travel or attend an off-site meeting, the app is compatible with imageCLASS and imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE models.

For more information about Canon U.S.A., visit https://www.usa.canon.com.