Ricoh a 'Leader' for Third Time in Worldwide Managed Print Services MarketScape Analysis

     Ricoh a 'Leader' for Third Time in Worldwide Managed Print Services
                             MarketScape Analysis

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MALVERN, Pa., July 23, 2013

MALVERN, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ricoh continues to be positioned
as a Leader in Worldwide Managed Print Services (MPS), according to the new
"IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services 2013 Hardcopy
Vendor Analysis."[1] Ricoh has been named a Leader in all three of the reports
published to date.

Published on July 22 and authored by IDC analysts Holly Muscolino and Terry
Frazier, the IDC MarketScape features a comprehensive assessment of Ricoh and
documents positive feedback from customers: "In customer interviews Ricoh was
noted for the quality of its people and strong service. Ricoh's customer
references came from Europe, the US and Latin America, demonstrating the
company's global footprint and market presence."

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 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 critical information,
including its input (capture), processing (workflow) and output
(distribution), whether paper-based or electronic.

Ricoh MDS help improve performance for a growing number of organizations as
they digitize information, streamline workflows and more quickly deliver the
right information to the right people at the right time.

"At Ricoh, our approach to Managed Document Services is to enhance the value
of our technology and print optimization expertise to really understand the
way people work, and apply our expertise to help improve our customer's
employees efficiency and effectiveness," said Sergio (Shigeo) Kato, Associate
Director, Deputy General Manager, Global Marketing Group, Ricoh Company, Ltd.
"We understand generational differences in the way people access and use
business information and help everyone work smarter, better and faster.
Acknowledgement from influential industry analysts like IDC regarding our
leadership position confirms we are doing the right things for our customers,
and together helping them build and deliver greater value."

In addition to the IDC report, Gartner positioned Ricoh in the 'Leaders
Quadrant' in their annual "Magic Quadrant: Managed Print Services
Worldwide"[2] report; and ranked Ricoh in the top three globally in the 2012
"Competitive Landscape: Managed Print Services, Worldwide."[3] Ricoh was also
named a Leader in the "The Forrester Wave™: Managed Print Services, Q2
2012"[4] 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." And most recently,
Ricoh was named a market leader in a report from Quocirca[5] entitled "Managed
Print Services (MPS) Landscape, 2013."

For more information on Ricoh's MDS strategy, delivery framework or services
portfolio, visit

About IDC MarketScape
IDC's MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of
the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology)
suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous
scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that
results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a
given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product
and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future
market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be
meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a
360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and
prospective vendors.

|  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

© 2013 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product
names are the trademarks of their respective companies.


John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824

[1] "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services 2013
Hardcopy Vendor Analysis," Doc # 242217 July 2013.
[2] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken
Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, Yulan Li, October 24, 2012
[3] "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
[4] "The Forrester Wave™: Managed Print Services, Q2 2012," by Craig Le Clair
with Alex Cullen and Mackenzie Cahill.
[5] May 2013, Quocirca, "Managed Print Services (MPS) Landscape, 2013, Louella
Fernandes, Clive Longbottom

SOURCE Ricoh Americas Corporation

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