Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc., has 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.
* No print drivers are needed when printing to Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction printers. If not printing to a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction printer, users can download and print a PDF from any other printer with the use of a printer driver.
**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.