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Kofax Achieves Compatibility with Ricoh MFPs

21 May, 2008

Kofax Achieves Compatibility with Ricoh MFPs

Basingstoke (May 15, 2008) -- Kofax plc, the leading provider of Intelligent Capture & Exchange solutions, announced that Kofax Document Exchange Server has achieved compatibility with multifunction products (MFPs) from Ricoh, a leading supplier of office automation equipment and technology. This allows Kofax front-office capture solutions to connect with Ricoh MFPs to automate and streamline document-driven business processes for enterprise-level deployments in large organizations.

Kofax attained compatibility through the Ricoh Developer Program, an extensive testing procedure that ensures seamless integration of new or existing solutions with Ricoh hardware and software products. Kofax Document Exchange Server now integrates with nearly all of Ricoh's Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) compatible MFPs, linking these devices to Kofax's Capture and Transformation software as well as a variety of enterprise content management and other repository systems.

Used in conjunction with MFPs, scanners, faxes and other devices, Kofax Document Exchange Server simplifies business processes by capturing documents in the front office, where they originate, rather than requiring that they be sent to a centralized back-office environment for processing. This accelerates that processing and increases an organization's competitive advantage by improving its responsiveness to customers, thus providing a more strategic value proposition.

"Achieving compatibility with Ricoh further expands Kofax's capabilities to provide the most advanced Intelligent Capture & Exchange solutions for enterprise environments," said Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer at Kofax. "Kofax Document Exchange Server reduces paper-intensive business practices by automating and unifying communications from multiple field offices and on-site devices. Organizations benefit from significantly streamlined business processes that are faster, more accurate, less costly and more responsive to their customers."

The integrated Kofax and Ricoh solution also provides users with the ability to initiate workflows directly from the MFP, customize the MFP panel based on the most frequently performed activities, enforce internal records retention policies and compliance requirements, and enhance document security.

"The combination of Ricoh MFPs and Kofax Document Exchange Server is the next step organizations can take toward making their document-driven business processes better, faster and easier," said Hede Nonaka, Senior Vice President, Document Services and Solutions Division with Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The integrated solution also provides a significant opportunity for us to work with almost any organization that is seeking new and innovative ways to improve efficiency and service levels."

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