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Ricoh Announces Multi-City Tour to Show Companies How to Improve Their Bottom Line

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Ricoh’s Managed Document Services approach helps companies meet their business objectives

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced a multi-city U.S. tour designed to show companies how to improve their bottom line through effective information and document management. The events will discuss the challenges companies face in meeting their cost reduction, productivity and sustainability goals as well as showcase Ricoh’s Managed Document Services (MDS) approach, a collaborative journey to help companies meet their specific business objectives. A current Ricoh MDS customer will be present at each event to discuss how Ricoh’s MDS solutions have impacted their business.

As part of its recently announced $300 million investment in its MDS infrastructure, these events will showcase Ricoh’s cutting-edge technologies and strategies. Industry experts, including leading industry analysts from Gartner, IDC and Photizo, will join Ricoh executive management to discuss how information workflow is evolving, and how solutions like Ricoh’s MDS can help improve productivity, implement best practices and transform the way companies manage document-related information.

“We are excited for the Ricoh MDS tour as it enables us to further interact with our customers,” said Jeffrey Hickling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ricoh U.S. “Ricoh takes a collaborative approach to MDS to help customers implement solutions in a way that works for them. We start with an assessment of their current environment, and make recommendations to help them improve their processes and workflow, with the ability to manage their existing equipment, regardless of manufacturer.  We hope this event helps broaden our customers’ understanding of Ricoh’s value, and the scope of our MDS solutions to help them meet their needs.”

The Ricoh MDS Tour will include stops in:

  • Chicago, IL- June 9th, 2011
  • Philadelphia, PA- June 14th, 2011
  • Washington D.C.- June 16th, 2011
  • San Francisco, CA- July 12th, 2011
  • Orange County, CA- July 14th, 2011
  • Boston, MA- October 18th, 2011
  • Atlanta, GA- October 20th, 2011
  • Phoenix, AZ- November 15th, 2011
  • Houston, TX- November 17th, 2011
  • Orlando, FL- January 10th, 2012
  • Seattle, WA- January 17th, 2012
  • New York, NY- March 2012 (TBD)

For more information on the Ricoh MDS Tour, please visit

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh’s complete range of offerings can be found at

Ricoh’s Managed Document Services (MDS)

Ricoh’s MDS approach is an extension and evolution of Managed Print Services (MPS), which addresses the three fundamental functions relating to the entire document management ecosystem of input, throughput, and output. Ricoh’s MDS aims to streamline core business processes by focusing on process, people, and technology and innovation to create a state of continuous improvement. Ricoh aims to help organizations better manage and leverage information for improved business outcomes through a flexible, partnership-led approach. Services management is the fundamental pillar to govern the print and document services program, aided with expert consultancy as well as proven project and change management methodologies. Ricoh is recognized today by both IDC and Gartner as a leader in the industry.

© 2011 Ricoh Americas Corporation.  All rights reserved.  All other company or product names, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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