Canon, Oracle Team on SOA-Based Imaging To Integrate Docs, Enterprise Apps

Image giant Canon is bringing an SOA-based document imaging to enterprise IT with the goal of improving end-to-business workflows that traverse documents and applications, including ERP and CRM.  Canon’s Enterprise Application and Imaging Integration platform uses SOA technologies from Oracle Corp.

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soa_workflow_04Image giant Canon is bringing an SOA-based document imaging to enterprise IT with the goal of improving end-to-business workflows that traverse documents and applications, including ERP and CRM.  Canon’s Enterprise Application and Imaging Integration platform uses SOA technologies from Oracle Corp.

 

Canon’s EAII platform will be released by the Canon Information and Imaging Solutions (CIIS) unit, and be available as a middleware application that combines Canon’s imaging expertise with SOA technologies from Oracle.  The new offering, slated for release next year, will focus on extending traditional EAI middleware by helping companies more tightly integrate their current document-related processes to their application-based business process workflow, according to CIIS president Seymour Liebman.

 

The release will support integration with Canon printers and copiers. Users will also be able to use SOA-driven integration to better share and leverage OCR scanning and processes, merging/partitioning PDFs, and form printing, officials added.

 
“Leveraging Canon’s experience in managing information throughout the input to output stages, our solution will help to seamlessly integrate fragmented business processes while incorporating the information typically captured through paper-based processes,” Liebman added in a statement.

 

The new platform was developed by Canon IT Solutions Inc. of Japan as part of the recently announced global alliance between Canon and Oracle. Under the covers, canon’s solution uses many elements of Oracle’s SOA portfolio,, including Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM),  WebLogic Server and Oracle SOA Suite.

 

IT managers can use the new middleware and its ready-to-use SOA adapters to quickly launch new workflows to help process and route information more efficiently, officials said. The new solution will be offered as part of the Canon Information and Imaging Solutions Professional Services portfolio as well as through certain system integration partners.

 

CIIS’s Enterprise Application and Imaging Integration is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships between Canon and Oracle to bring SOA-driven integration capabilities to IT that allows companies to seamlessly integrate document processes with application and data resources.

 

 “Working closely with Oracle, Canon will leverage Oracle’s leading technologies to create a new, SOA-based platform that we believe will help evolve and modernize the way that companies increase efficiencies across their businesses,” said Chris Baker, Oracle Senior Vice President, Worldwide ISV & OEM Sales in a statement.




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