AFPSLAI calls on Canon to digitize 6 million documents – Back End News


The Association d’Epargne et de Crédit des Forces Armées et de la Police Inc. (AFPSLAI), a non-equity savings and credit association, has embarked on a digitization project in accordance with the Anti- Money Laundering Council (AMLC) in 2018 to digitize all customer files.

The project aims to address file congestion, improve the efficiency of file retention and retrieval, and mitigate the risk of untoward incidents.

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AFPSLAI awarded the Membership Records Digitization Project, which includes the six million document scanning services and document management system, to Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc.

“From scanning services, software, to training our staff, Canon comes in very handy,” said BGen. Cheston Valencerina, President and CEO, AFPSLAI. “I am convinced that we have chosen the right partner for this business. “

AFPSLAI serves nearly 600,000 members in more than 33 branches and 51 satellite offices nationwide. It aims to promote industry, frugality and savings among its members by offering quality financial products such as deposits and loans; and other related services.

End-to-end solution

In addition to high-speed document readers, Canon’s suite of solutions that efficiently reads and categorizes printed data into digital information simplifies what would have been a tedious process. The images and data of six million documents will be processed by IRIS PowerScan, an advanced capture solution with optical character recognition and automatic document reading. After that, the data will be transmitted to Canon’s Therefore document management system. The solution serves as an organized database with highly customizable security access options for the various AFPSLAI staff members, ensuring maximum confidentiality and security. The result is simple: Membership data that used to take employees’ time to manually search millions of files can now be found with just a few keystrokes. Names, cell phone numbers and even photos can be retrieved by the system in no time, saving the business hours of work, office space and, ultimately, account, to offer better service to its customers.

“We take great pride in the credibility of our products and our ability to provide end-to-end solutions that will enable our partners to fulfill their responsibilities effectively and efficiently,” said Yasuhiko Shiraki, Chief Solutions Officer commercial imaging at Canon Marketing. (Philippines) Inc. “In addition to providing business solutions, we are delighted to be of service to our military and police forces. In partnership with AFPSLAI, we aim to provide smart, reliable and efficient financial services that will improve the overall experience of AFPSLAI stakeholders ”,

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