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Hitachi and Canon join forces to digitise financial process

Friday 14th September, 2018

US-based IoT business solutions provider Hitachi Consulting and Canon have signed a strategic alliance to advance data mining and AP automation.

The two companies will collaborate to create offerings around data mining and business intelligence of Accounts Payable automation process flows, statistical monitoring, and other business functions.

Hitachi Consulting is collaborating with Canon Information and Imaging Solutions on its AP Invoice Automation solution, which enables digital imaging capture of travel and expense receipts for improved and automated expense reporting and processing. Hitachi Consulting will also become an American reseller of Canon's AP Automation solution.

The alliance is meant to provide a go-to-market partnership for collaborative solutions. For example, Canon Information and Imaging Solutions imaging technology can be applied in Hitachi Consulting video analytics for security in smart city projects and manufacturing clients' video and image analytics for predictive failure and maintenance.