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Ricoh Continues To Build Upon Its Position As A 'Market Leader' In Managed Print Services

  Ricoh Continues To Build Upon Its Position As A 'Market Leader' In Managed
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PR Newswire

TOKYO, May 20, 2013

TOKYO, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ricoh continues to be ranked as a global
market leader by all major analysts' reports published on MPS in 2012,
including a new report from Quocirca entitled "Managed Print Services (MPS)
Landscape, 2013."

The report states, "Ricoh has a strong value proposition to deliver MPS to
large enterprises – managing both their office and production print
environments."

Quocirca, headquartered in the UK, describes market leaders as possessing
"diverse strengths and wide global presence, and have prioritized their
efforts and investments to win in this highly competitive marketplace." The
report examines the competitive landscape for MPS and discusses the key market
drivers and trends that will shape future MPS engagements.

While many MPS offerings focus tightly on devices and print management,
Ricoh's MPS are delivered as part of its Ricoh Managed Document Services™
(Ricoh MDS). Ricoh's MDS employs a holistic, five-phased Adaptive Model. This
approach provides a unique and more complete MDS solution for each customer, a
solution that addresses the entire landscape of business information,
including its input (capture), processing (workflow) and output
(distribution), whether paper-based or electronic. Ricoh helps provide
iWorkers — whether in the office, mobile or virtual — with the right
information at the right time in the right form to make optimal business
decisions.

A growing number of organizations are working to improve their performance by
digitizing information, streamlining workflows and more quickly delivering the
right information to the right people at the right time. Ricoh MDS helps them
achieve precisely these goals through innovative, customized solutions that
include careful management of people, processes and technology.

In addition to the Quocirca report, Gartner has positioned Ricoh in the
'Leaders Quadrant' in their annual "Magic Quadrant: Managed Print Services
Worldwide"[1] report; and ranked Ricoh in the top three globally in the 2012
"Competitive Landscape: Managed Print Services, Worldwide."[2] Ricoh was also
named a Leader in the "The Forrester Wave™: Managed Print Services, Q2
2012"[3] report. Forrester gave Ricoh and its Managed Document Services (MDS)
program the highest possible marks in "technology and solution ownership,"
"enterprise print support," and "MPS market experience." The "IDC MarketScape:
Worldwide Managed Print Services 2011 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis"[4] ranked
Ricoh a leader for managed print services (MPS).

For more information on Ricoh's MDS strategy, delivery framework or services
portfolio, visit www.ricoh.com/mds/. 

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment,
production print solutions, document management systems and IT services.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and
services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh
also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial
products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional
standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform
the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit
www.ricoh.com/about/

© 2013 Ricoh Company, Ltd. All rights reserved. All referenced product names
are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:

John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023
john.greco@ricoh-usa.com

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824
jsearl@brodeur.com



[1] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken
Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, Yulan Li, October 24, 2012

[2] "Competitive Landscape: Managed Print Services, Worldwide," December 31
2012, Gartner Inc., analysts Ken Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, Yulan Li, Tomoko
Mitani, Lai-ling Lam, Elizabeth Kim, Amrita Choudhury

[3] "The Forrester Wave™: Managed Print Services, Q2 2012," by Craig Le Clair
with Alex Cullen and Mackenzie Cahill.

[4] "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print Services 2011 Hardcopy Vendor
Analysis," Doc # 232135 December 2011.

SOURCE Ricoh

Website: http://www.ricoh.com/about/
 
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