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Ricoh Named a Leader In Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant For MPS Worldwide

28 Sep, 2010

Ricoh Named a Leader In Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant For MPS Worldwide

West Caldwell, NJ (September 23, 2010)– Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced that Gartner, Inc. named Ricoh as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for managed print services (MPS) worldwide. {1}

With its “Outservicing” approach, Ricoh’s Managed Document Services (MDS) program goes beyond MPS, offering a highly customizable suite of services to streamline printing and document processes and empower customers to concentrate their efforts on their most critical priorities.

According to Gartner, “Leaders provide MPS to a wide range of customers, including the largest and most geographically dispersed, so they must demonstrate a truly global reach. They must demonstrate not only the skills to deliver today’s MPS, but also the understanding, initiative and resources to prepare for tomorrow’s MPS. Leaders characteristically augment the full scope of MPS with a wide range of added-value services. As a result, they are frequently shortlisted by large and midsize customers.”

“We are very pleased with Gartner’s recognition of our position, which we feel accurately reflects our momentum and differentiators in the market. In particular, we believe this placement as a Leader recognizes Ricoh’s compelling approach to MDS,” said Mark Boelhouwer, vice president strategic marketing, Ricoh U.S.  “Over the past ten years, Ricoh has been working with corporations throughout the world to help them effectively manage their documents. As global demand has increased for MDS, Ricoh has implemented and improved upon its MDS solution, taking MPS to the next level.”

Ricoh’s Managed Document Services offering brings together industry-leading expertise, technology and tools to optimize enterprise-wide output and business processes, with a focus on change management, environmental sustainability and continuous improvement. 

Ricoh’s “Outservicing” approach to MDS is a continuous and collaborative journey that enables customers to operate as greener corporate citizens with engaged employees, optimized processes and greater profitability. Through application of a Change Management methodology that is designed to identify and permanently change costly end-user practices, customers get sustained savings, green reports to track the environmental impact of printing practices and more agile operations.

Ricoh’s change management strategy, toolkit and process allow the company to learn about its customers’ businesses and then design a solution focusing on their most critical asset – the employees. Understanding that office cultures cannot be changed overnight, members of Ricoh’s MDS Teams apply Prosci’s change management methodology.  Prosci has become the leading provider of change management tools and benchmarking reports, working with more than 2,000 companies from 65 countries on research projects in change management. Prosci’s popular ADKAR® model is used worldwide.  Find out more about Ricoh’s full line of services, products and solutions by visiting www.ricoh-usa.com.

[1] Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide" by Ken Weilerstein, et al. September 22, 2010.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services. Through its Managed Document Services (MDS) solution, Ricoh goes beyond the realm of print, taking a collaborative approach via outservicing to help organizations achieve productivity, profitability and continuous improvement.

Headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., Ricoh Americas Corporation 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. Steadfastly committed to the environment for more than 30 years, Ricoh has been named as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for the past six consecutive years at the World Economic Forum in Davos.   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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