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Ricoh Honored With 2011 Managed Print Services Association Leadership Award

18 May, 2011

Ricoh Honored With 2011 Managed Print Services Association Leadership Award

West Caldwell, NJ (May 18, 2011) – Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced its recognition by The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) as the winner of the 2011 MPSA Leadership Awards for excellence in Managed Print Services as a Direct/Manufacturer. MPSA announced Ricoh as the winner of the award on Wednesday, May 4th at the 2011 Global MPS Conference in Orlando, FL, followed by a Leadership Awards Reception at the Peabody Hotel.

MPSA recognized Ricoh for its Managed Document Services (MDS) approach, which is an extension and evolution of MPS.  Ricoh’s MDS solutions address 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 helps organizations better manage and leverage information for improved business outcomes through a flexible, proactive approach.

“At Ricoh, we take a unique, customer-centric, step-by-step approach to document management that goes beyond MPS. Our MDS solution provides sustainable, long-term savings that impact our customers’ bottom line,” said Mark Boelhouwer, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Ricoh, U.S.  “We are proud to receive this recognition as a symbol of our innovative approach and the value we bring to our customers.”

“Ricoh has been an outstanding supporter of the Managed Print Services Association and of the MPS industry.  Its nomination really stood out against tough competition as an example of leadership, innovation and talent.  We are very pleased that Ricoh received this well-deserved recognition,” said MPSA President, Joe Barganier. 

The MPSA Leadership Award brings winners greater visibility and credibility by showcasing MPS excellence and raising awareness about successful MPS programs and their benefits within the MPSA community and the global MPS market. The judging panel consists of the MPSA Board of Directors, who review nominees and select the winners. Judges consider a wide list of criteria when selecting the winner; MPS best practices, operational fit, flexibility and growth, as well as business benefits and ROI.

For more information on Ricoh’s Managed Document Services and other Ricoh products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About the Managed Print Services Association
As an independent, not-for-profit organization, the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) serves the emerging MPS industry through development of standards and industry guidelines, which unite the different segments of the industry. MPSA also presents the annual MPS Leadership Awards. For more information, visit www.yourmpsa.org.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2009 sales in excess of $21 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 www.ricoh-usa.com.

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