Canon’s Intelligent Dealer Electronic Archiving System (IDEAS) was well received among DFO session attendees at last year’s 2011 Digital Dealer Conference, but the overarching commentary was: “Great solution – I didn’t know that Canon offered an archiving solution for the automotive industry.”
NEW YORK – To meet the needs of auto dealers seeking a cost-effective archiving solution, Canon Business Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. and a leading provider of document imaging and print production solutions, last year launched Canon’s IDEAS (Intelligent Dealer Electronic Archiving System). With IDEAS, Canon Business Solutions helps optimize dealership operations by utilizing the latest imaging technology to automatically capture critical warranty information and vehicle diagnostic data for archiving.
The response to the commentary is really quite simple. At Canon we are committed to helping businesses of all types, sizes and industries improve their business processes. We pride ourselves by listening to our customers and then developing solutions that optimize their document workflows in ways that help reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase productivity and ultimately positively affect profitability. Our automotive customers are no different. It’s no secret that auto dealerships generate an enormous amount of documents as a byproduct of daily operations. This cuts across all areas of their business including sales, service, warranty claims, HR and other administrative departments.
By helping dealers transform their operations into a secure and virtually paperless environment, we can help them meet regulatory and manufacturer requirements confidently knowing that most documents associated with any VIN or Repair Order are automatically captured and retrievable on demand. Our customers have saved thousands of dollars in warranty charge backs during warranty audits. In addition, IDEAS even helps to increase the number of vehicles serviced per day by reducing the time that service personnel spend printing, distributing and managing paper.
So, Canon does indeed have a unique and valuable offering for the automotive industry! At Canon, we are more than just high technology – we are partners in business.
Canon is sponsoring the Fixed Operations track at the 12th Digital Dealer Conference and Exposition. The conference will be held April 3-5, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, in Orlando Florida. There will be 93 workshops, 90+ specialized technology exhibitors, and dealer roundtables. For more information, visit: www.DigitalDealerConference.com.
Canon’s IDEAS is an approved Electronic Archiving System (EAS) and is designed to work with many different business systems and franchises. For more information about Canon’s IDEAS call: 877-720-7380, or visit us on the Web at: paperlessIDEAS.net.
About Canon Business Solutions, Inc.
From small/medium businesses to large corporate enterprises, Canon Business Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., serves a broad range of organizations with a variety of document management and workflow solutions and services. Canon Business Solutions, Inc. operates from 70 offices in 40 metropolitan areas across the country. For more information on Canon Business Solutions, Inc. locations, please visit: solutions.canon.com.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. 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. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. 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.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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