Ricoh Announces Production Workflow Services Offering

BOSTON, March 4 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, today announced the launch of Ricoh's Production Workflow Services (RPWS) at the 2008 AIIM ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition. An enterprise solution based on Ricoh's Alliance Program partners and professional service offerings of Ricoh's Production Printing Business Group (PPBG), RPWS enables customers to easily integrate Ricoh's hardware and software solutions into existing workflows without the need for application re-engineering.

RPWS, which includes document management for Ricoh's line of monochrome and color production printing solutions, enables Ricoh to offer a comprehensive suite of software and professional services that address the challenges faced when combining print centers. With RPWS, users are provided an extensive portfolio of advanced solutions for web-based job submission, job management, and legacy printing for in-plants, data centers, and graphic arts. RPWS allows any customer consolidating their print operation support a multi-vendor environment. Enhanced centralized printing, and the ability to implement enterprise solutions are enabled by RPWS.

One of PPBG's key partner solutions that will be demonstrated at Ricoh's booth is Rochester Software Associates (RSA), an industry-leading supplier of print workflow solutions. RSA's QDirect is a RPWS partner solution that enhances enterprise document output management with the ability to accept print jobs from multiple sources. QDirect can manage convergence printing and publishing centers, copy centers, and network printing across the entire enterprise. Additional software modules from RSA such as WebCRD, QDirect.Scan, among other products, can be integrated into a customized offering to provide web to print, data stream transformation, and distributed scanning, along with job management. In essence, RPWS provides an umbrella service offering that leverages the strengths of RSA, and other PPBG alliance partners.

"Understanding the needs of our customers is why we are launching RPWS as it is truly customer-driven," said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "RPWS can be tailored to suit any customer's requirements, enhancing their workflow by introducing them to new hardware and software solutions that can be easily integrated into their existing system and keep their business operations running smoothly."

About RSA
Founded in 1986, Rochester Software Associates (RSA) delivers Integrated Workflow Results. RSA's software solutions consolidate, optimize, and manage data center and network printing, thereby enhancing productivity and lowering costs. RSA enables Internet-based print job submission and fulfillment (WebCRD,), enterprise print workflow management (QDirect) and print transform (M.I.S. Print, IPDSPrint, DTPrint, and RDOPrint). RSA's software solutions are sold by leaders in the printing industry, including Canon, Canon Business Solutions, IBM, IKON, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Ricoh and Xerox Corporation.

About Ricoh's Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today's rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Information about Ricoh's Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at

Russell Marchetta
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2075

Laura Bower of
Peppercom, 1-212-931-6127,, for Ricoh Americas

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