Friday, July 22nd, 2011 - Canon
Canon has been recognised among Australia’s most innovative organisations, winning the Australian Business Award for both Product Excellence and Best Value Product in the 2011 Awards for its uniFLOW platform.

Developed by NT Ware, uniFLOW is a single management platform that offers businesses a print and workflow solution that helps companies to take control of their print environment by reducing cost, improving productivity, heightening security and lowering the impact on the environment.

The Australian Business Awards challenges the full spectrum of private, public and non-profit sector organisations in Australia through its comprehensive business and product award categories.

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Business Awards program recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, corporate responsibility, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries. A total of 103 recipients were honoured from the 928 organisations that participated in the 2011 Awards.

The Australian Business Award for Product Excellence recognises market-leading products or services that demonstrate overall product superiority offering a point of difference from their competitors.

Likewise the Australian Business Award for Best Value Product recognises products or services that deliver outstanding value offering a point of difference from their competitors.

Commenting on the win, Luke Maddison, Senior Product Manager, Canon Business Imaging said: “This award reinforces our commitment to research and development and enables us to demonstrate how uniFLOW can empower businesses to take firm control of the security and costs associated with documents, while giving worker productivity a significant boost. With a complete approach to input and output management, uniFLOW represents a new standard for the industry.”

Tara Johnston, Program Director of the Australian Business Awards, said the standard of entries for 2011 was a testament to the strength and resilience of the Australian economy.

“Australian businesses continue to adapt business processes, invest in product development and develop dynamic e-business initiatives that increase productivity and quality standards for all. The Australian Business Awards provide a welcome opportunity for organisations committed to business and product excellence to receive recognition throughout their respective industries for driving positive business outcomes,” said Johnston.

“We are proud that the Awards continue to promote the key values in the workplace which foster a vibrant organisational culture and encourage enterprise, product innovation, service excellence, marketing excellence, environmental sustainability and community contribution. We would like to congratulate all the 2011 winners for achieving exceptional results within the respective award categories.”

The product award categories are open to all products available in Australia delivered through the private, public and non-profit sectors including business to business (B2B), business to government (B2G), government to business (G2B), government to citizen (G2C), business to consumer (B2C) and are evaluated in accordance with a number of key criteria, including performance, technology, visual appeal, cost-effectiveness, benefits to the user, sustainability and compliance.

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