Canon has announced the next generation of uniFLOW Online – 2019.1 - enabling partners of all sizes to meet the cloud requirements of their customers.
According to Canon, with easier setup and enhanced flexibility, uniFLOW Online 2019.1 gives partners an opportunity to improve their offering, stand out from their competitors and reduce the time needed for service calls.
Gaining accreditation is simplified, with only six hours of e-learning courses to train partners on installation, user set-up and device management. The Device Setup Utility function, which now fully supports eULM devices, provides a single tool which enables partners to add or update devices simultaneously. Additionally, an Online Setup button removes the complexity of onboarding, by connecting users directly from the device.
Partners directly benefit from a cloud solution with minimal technical or financial demands. This is made available through three different packages; basic printing, basic scanning and advanced scanning, with different payment tiers.
James Pittick, Director of B2B Indirect Sales, Canon UK and Ireland said, "we're dedicated to providing partners with robust solutions that allow them to compete in a rapidly changing landscape. With uniFLOW 2019.1, partners can deliver a versatile range of capture and output packages to support customers moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. Our flexible user subscription-based payment model provides partners with a competitive pricing strategy and a solution which will continue to serve customers as they scale up or down."
Enhanced connectivity and visibility
Partners can drive productivity for their customers due to the integration between cloud services, uniFLOW Online 2019.1 and Canon's expanding multifunctional printer (MFP) line-up. Compatible with a broad range of cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, this solution gives them access to familiar tools to facilitate simple print and scanning to the cloud. This system is designed to reduce the risk of operational error and mitigate the need for regular onsite support, giving partners more time to focus on serving customer needs.
Partners can also demonstrate the cost benefits of uniFLOW 2019.1. Advantages for the buyer include the regulation of employee access and usage through unique department logins, which allows businesses to better budget MFP expenses and minimise waste.
James added, "uniFLOW 2019.1 allows partners of all sizes to deliver a customisable solution, that meets customers' evolving needs without extensive financial, technical or maintenance requirements."