Imagine never having to fill out another expense report again, or being able to retrieve an old email without scouring through mountains of past correspondence. Or what if machines could analyze information and products and respond appropriately with the next step in the production chain. It’s possible with artificial intelligence.
Canon Information and Imaging Solutions (CIIS) recognizes the impact of artificial intelligence on business procedures, and recently demonstrated this by introducing several new AI-driven technologies at the Oracle OpenWorld 2018 event.
“Businesses are under incredible pressure to improve processes and create efficiencies. Emerging technologies based on AI create an opportunity for unprecedented levels of automation, when combined with business process expertise,” says Kenji Sato, president and CEO of Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. “Canon has a legacy of tying together world-class digital imaging technologies with innovation and business process experience, and we are dedicated to working with our partners to create innovative business solutions for our mutual clients.”
Canon’s Mobile Travel and Expense Automation Solution addresses the inefficient and slow manual paper based expense process. The solution enables the mobile capture of information at the point of transaction and improves compliance with company policy and regulatory requirements.
Controlling Email and Cloud Content
Managing email communications within enterprises can be a challenge – email is difficult to organize, search, and govern. The Email and Cloud Content Management solutions showcase Canon’s relationships with mxHero and Box to provide powerful content management and security features, integrate email content with cloud storage, file and retrieve emails, and track and control email messages even after delivery.
Product and Document Analysis
Other, more futuristic AI solutions include intelligent solutions for manufacturing that employ machine learning, such as the Assisted Defect Recognition,that can intelligently analyze images of inspected parts as part of a quality control process, and automatically identify defects. An AI-powered Smart Document Assistant solution for Legal can help law professionals classify, access and respond to critical information faster and with greater accuracy. It achieves this by employing machine learning to intelligently automate the process of categorizing content and making contextual associations with content housed in company data stores. The software can even learn who should know about a specific document’s arrival and notify the appropriate personnel.