Ricoh UK and Equitrac Announce Cost Recovery and Print Tracking Availability for Customers in Legal and AEC Markets


LONDON, February 6/ / --

- Award-winning Equitrac Professional 5 Solution Now Available to Ricoh UK Customers with Embedded Front-Panel Access or Terminal-based Touch Screen Interface

Legal IT 2008 -- Equitrac Corporation and Ricoh UK have today announced Ricoh UK will distribute the award-winning Equitrac Professional 5 (EP5) print tracking and cost recovery solution in the legal and architectural, engineering and consulting markets (AEC) in the UK.

The agreement singles out Ricoh UK as the first manufacturer of multi-function devices in the UK and Europe to provide full service distribution, installation and support of Equitrac's popular latest-generation cost recovery and print management solution. Available as a software-centric embedded or terminal-based solution, EP5 offers customers of Ricoh MFDs a centralised system for matter-centric tracking of scanned, copied, faxed and printed documents. It also provides accounting and disbursement capture for the most efficient discovery and recovery of client billable expenses available in the marketplace today.

"Ricoh UK is pleased to expand our ongoing relationship with Equitrac, providing our customers in the UK legal, AEC markets with this latest-generation Equitrac cost recovery and print tracking solution," said Chas Moloney, director of marketing Ricoh UK. "Users of Ricoh products in the legal and professional office environments will experience more efficient and profitable workflow management with EP5, while IT administrators will enjoy the solution's advanced reporting capabilities that simplify document output management across any fleet of networked multi-function devices."

EP5 supports efficient recovery of document, fax, phone and virtually any other expenses or disbursement incurred on behalf of clients. The built-in Follow-You printing capability provides security and convenience, while allowing firms to dramatically reduce paper waste in order to meet sustainability goals and reduce their CO2 footprint. At the same time, EP5 provides legal IT administrators with printer and MFD fleet management tools that include the detailed reports and analysis they need for data-driven equipment procurement and deployment decisions.

"Equitrac is delighted to announce this agreement for Ricoh UK's distribution and support of our award-winning Equitrac Professional 5 solution to Ricoh customers in the UK," said Chris Wyszkowski, VP Professional Sales and Marketing, Equitrac. "We know Ricoh's customers using either the software-centric embedded front-panel access on Ricoh Aficio devices or a device-based solution, such as the new TouchPoint Console user interface, will be pleased with the ease of use and improved workflow enhancements they experience."

The embedded Equitrac client for Ricoh ESA-enabled Aficio MFDs provides any walk-up user with the ability to easily track copies with color and other detailed document attributes through a familiar touch-screen user interface and QWERTY soft-keyboard on the Ricoh front panel. Advanced features like Search and personalised Favourites and History are standard capabilities on the Equitrac equipped Ricoh MFD.

The terminal-based EP5 solution provides users with a truly personalised cost recovery user experience in new Equitrac TouchPoint Console, with integrated card reader support, the standard combination of both LCD touch screen and full 101-key keyboard data entry, roaming user profiles, card-based authentication, user-definable favourites and secure document release for confidential print output. Equitrac's TouchPoint Document Capture features provide easy to use scanning capabilities for Scan-to-Me, email, and network folder scanning with full image preview right on the LCD screen of the TouchPoint console.

Legal IT professionals seeking further information about Equitrac Professional 5 availability on Ricoh MFDs can visit executives of the companies at the Equitrac stand (#3) and Ricoh UK stand (#6) at Legal IT 2008, taking place Feb. 6th-7th at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH. Further information may also be obtained online at www.equitrac.com and www.ricoh.co.uk.

About Ricoh

Ricoh designs, develops and manufactures a complete range of print and document management, hardware, software and services which are tailored to meet individual customer needs. Its devices print, copy, scan and fax documents as an integrated part of the IT network and enterprise content management system. Software is used to audit usage, manage document flows, simplify business processes, control print expenditure and secure access. The company takes an innovative approach to research and development, having invented the first digital black & white copier and introducing the colour-capable device.

Ricoh UK's environmental credentials are second to none. It operates a zero-waste policy at all of its manufacturing plants and maintains carbon-neutral status at its headquarters in Feltham, Middlesex. It operates a dedicated 'Green Centre', where old machines are re-commissioned and recycled in line with WEEE Directive guidelines, and has been accredited with ISO14001 for environmental management.

Further information can be found at www.ricoh.co.uk. Alternatively, please contact the Ricoh team at Berkeley PR on 0118-988-2992 or ricoh@berkeleypr.co.uk

About Equitrac

Equitrac Corporation is the world leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions. Backed by an unmatched R&D program and the largest team of cost-recovery experts in the world, Equitrac enjoys preferred technology partnerships with the world's leading providers of hardware and software solutions for the office environment. From the Fortune Global 100 to college campuses, within the AMLAW 200 and in municipalities across the globe, Equitrac solutions are at work helping organizations recover costs, reduce waste, increase returns and maximize efficiency in printers, copiers and multifunction devices. For more information visit www.equitrac.com

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Web site: www.equitrac.com
www.ricoh.co.uk

Source: Equitrac Corporation

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