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Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. Announces New Forms & Print Services Solution For Salesforce

31 Aug, 2011

San Francisco, CA – August 30, 2011  - Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference - August 31, 2011 – Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc., today announced the planned introduction of a new cloud-based application, Forms and Print Services for Salesforce. This new application will allow users to create highly visual and attention-grabbing reports and forms, and easily print them without the need for any print drivers*. The Forms and Print Services application is scheduled to be available on the AppExchange in January 2012 and will be offered both individually and as a bundled monthly package subscription, payable on an annual basis. 

The Forms and Print Services for Salesforce application is the result of a direct integration between Salesforce and the Canon Business Imaging Online cloud service, thereby giving end users convenient access to the forms and print functions through a single button operation simply by logging into their Salesforce account.

“We are extremely excited to participate in Dreamforce 2011 and to exhibit our new Canon Forms and Print Services for Salesforce solution which will significantly enhance users’ ability to generate and access visually appealing output,” said Seymour Liebman, president, Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, Inc. “This solution represents the commercial introduction of many new exciting and emerging technologies currently under development by our newly formed company.”

“Customers coming to Dreamforce will have a chance to see how partners like Canon exemplify the extraordinary reach of the AppExchange marketplace,” said Ron Huddleston, vice president, ISV Alliances, salesforce.com. “Apps like these continue to push the social, open, mobile and trusted capabilities customers expect from the salesforce.com ecosystem.”

The overall solution will consist of two primary components:
• Forms Service will be utilized to design visually impactful yet highly sophisticated form templates capable of dynamically presenting the underlying Salesforce data**.
• Print Services will allow users to print the resulting templates, such as sales reports, cost estimates, inventory reports, or account profiles, directly to a designated Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction printer or as a PDF to any multifunction or laser printer**.

Because the services will be delivered in the cloud, there is no need to install any print drivers nor perform various settings on the PC.  Additionally, mobile users will be able to easily retrieve their selected print jobs from the cloud simply by logging into their Salesforce account from their mobile device or directly from the panel of a Canon image RUNNER ADVANCE multifunction printer.

Dreamforce 2011 is the cloud computing event of the year.  The ninth annual conference will welcome more than 30,000 customers, partners and developers to the new world of the social enterprise. With more than 450 sessions and 250 cloud companies in the expo, Dreamforce offers the content and educational opportunities that enable attendees to tap into the power of the social enterprise.

About Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc.
Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., was formed to harness the power of two of Canon’s greatest intangible assets:  In-depth knowledge of information flow and the best imaging technology. Utilizing Canon's vast collection of imaging technology and development tools along with select third-party enterprise applications, Canon Information and Imaging Solutions will deliver compelling market-driven solutions in the area of cloud computing and business process integration. Additional information about the company its programs and mission can be found at: www.ciis.canon.com

About Canon USA 
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number five in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2011 list.  Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange
Force.com  is the trusted social enterprise platform for building and running any employee app in the cloud. Force.com powers the Salesforce CRM   apps, the more than 200,000 custom apps used by salesforce.com customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and Sprint Nextel and the more than 1,200 ISV apps built by partners such as BMC, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu.
Enterprise apps built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed and marketed through the salesforce.com AppExchange http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.
The salesforce.com social enterprise platform delivers the most trusted and comprehensive cloud technologies for social, mobile and open apps.  It includes Force.com, the cloud platform for employee apps, Heroku, the cloud platform for customer apps and Database.com, the cloud database to integrate the social enterprise.

**Applicable terms and conditions and system and hardware requirements will be made available when the Forms and Print Services for Salesforce solution is made available for sale.  Please consult www.ciis.canon.com for details.

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