Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., is launching a new FedEx Office integration to Forms and Print Services for Salesforce mobile cloud solution on salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the world’s most popular cloud marketplace for social apps for business. The new integration will allow mobile professionals using Forms and Print Services for Salesforce, to retrieve their documents on demand at any FedEx Office® store location in the United States. The announcement was made today at salesforce.com’s Dreamforce 2012 in San Francisco. Canon will be in booth #406 in the Dreamforce Expo.
By joining Canon’s innovative imaging technologies with the nationwide presence of FedEx Office, users will be able to create highly visual and attention-grabbing reports, forms or proposals from their Salesforce data, and easily print them whenever and wherever they need them.
Forms and Print Services for Salesforce is currently available for test drive and deployment via the AppExchange at http://appexchange.salesforce.com/, and through Canon Authorized Dealers, Canon Business Solutions, and Océ North America. The added capability to retrieve documents on demand from any FedEx Office location in the United States will be available in October.*
Comments on the News:
• “Professionals who find themselves on the road more than in an office will appreciate being able to create dynamic and attractive proposals for clients from almost any location in the United States,” said Satoshi Nagata, executive vice president, Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. “By leveraging the imaging technology, cloud infrastructure and brick-and-mortar presence of Canon, salesforce.com and FedEx Office respectively, we are helping these road warriors connect, share and collaborate in entirely new ways to drive business success.”
• “FedEx Office is an office away from the office for so many traveling sales professionals,” said Anthony Norris, vice president, product and e-commerce marketing. “We are proud to offer premium quality printing and finishing for their client-facing documents when and where they need them, through our nationwide network of more than 1,800 retail locations.”
• “Companies around the globe are transforming the way they connect with customers, partners and employees through social and mobile cloud solutions,” said Mike Rosenbaum, senior vice president AppExchange and Force.com Operations, salesforce.com. “Partners such as Canon are leveraging the power of the Salesforce Platform to provide customers with the right tools to accelerate their success in the cloud.”
Existing Forms and Print Services for Salesforce users will be able to easily send their print jobs to a FedEx Office location by selecting “FedEx Office” as the destination instead of their usual local printing device. Once the job is sent, users receive a unique retrieval code to enter in any FedEx Office Print & Go touchscreen to print on demand to the attached Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE machine in the self-service area of the store. Users can also consult with a FedEx Office team member to take advantage of the expanded document finishing options FedEx Office provides.
The Forms and Print Services for Salesforce application is offered as a monthly package subscription, payable on an annual basis. Canon Professional Services are utilized to design sophisticated, customized forms and to implement and facilitate the use of the application in the United States.
Dreamforce 2012 is the industry’s largest cloud computing and enterprise technology event, welcoming more than 70,000 registered attendees to experience the power of the social revolution. With more than 750 sessions and 350 cloud companies in the expo, attendees can participate in interactive sessions, hands-on training with cutting-edge technology, thousands of live demos and unparalleled networking. In addition, Dreamforce welcomes special guests Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group; Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric; Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State; Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist; and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dreamforce 2012 offers attendees everything they need to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways, under one roof.