Diamond Marketing Solutions Taps Ricoh's End-to-End Portfolio to Lower Costs and Expand Operations

Diamond Marketing Solutions Taps Ricoh's End-to-End Portfolio to Lower Costs 
and Expand Operations 
Ricoh's Broad Range of Offerings Brings Immediate Cost Savings,
Reduced Complexity, Greater Flexibility and Efficiency to Multi-Site
Print Operation 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 --  (PRINT 13, Booth #1931)
-- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced that Diamond Marketing
Solutions (DMS), an end-to-end partner in the creation, production,
and deployment of data-driven, highly personalized communications in
print and digital response media, has selected Ricoh's portfolio to
enable the delivery of secure, high quality and cost-effective
solutions to their customers. By making the full switch from a
multi-step production process to a completely digital solution with
Ricoh, DMS has increased its operational efficiency and overall print
management, lowered costs and expanded its complex, multi-site
operation.  
Using Ricoh's continuous forms platforms, cut-sheet devices and
workflow software, DMS has elevated its capabilities to deliver
output ranging from direct marketing to critical communications.
Previously, DMS used preprinted forms, which were no longer a
sufficient or effective way to share information with its clients'
customers. Incoming variable data orders were printed on these forms
using a variety of printing devices, adding yet another inefficient
step to the process. The high levels of cost and complexity became an
unnecessary burden for DMS, so it looked to Ricoh to find a solution
that better serves their customers. 
"We at DMS have been working with Ricoh for many years, so when we
sought solutions to help us enhance our operations, they were a clear
choice based on our proven and successful track record together,"
said Jim Renella, senior vice president and general manager, secured
document services, DMS. "From day one, the Ricoh team has provided us
with leading software, cutting-edge inkjet and toner technologies,
and proven support --time and time again. Working with Ricoh has been
a true partnership and through that partnership we've seen our
processes improve tremendously, and we have even expanded into new
facilities."  
DMS has been leveraging the market-leading InfoPrint 5000 production
print platform since 2010. During its shift to becoming a fully
digital operation, DMS recently incorporated additional InfoPrint
5000s, the award-winning RICOH ProcessDirector workflow solution and
RICOH Pro C900 devices from Ricoh that have brought enhanced levels
of print management and document workflow capabilities, along with
higher quality color output and added flexibility throughout its
facilities.  
"Realizing that in order to continue expanding their offerings,
minimize costs and streamline operations, DMS did not hesitate to
make the changes necessary for a complete transformation," said
George Promis, vice president of Continuous Forms Production
Solutions & Technology Alliances, Ricoh. "This was a team effort all
around as the Ricoh and DMS teams worked seamlessly to ensure
successful implementation of this solution together."  
To see Ricoh's solutions in action at DMS, watch this video:
http://bit.ly/1aU3HhY.  
If you're attending PRINT 13, Jim Renella of DMS will be live in the
Ricoh Theatre, Booth # 1931 on Tuesday, September 10th at 11am and
2pm CT, to share more insight into his operations and answer
questions.  
For more information about the Ricoh solutions implemented by DMS in
this successful transition, please visit
http://www.ricoh-usa.com/products/models_listing.aspx?cid=28.  
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/  
Copyright 2013 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All
referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective
companies. 
Media Contact:
Tracey Sheehy
Breakaway Communications 
Tel: (212) 616-6003
Email: tsheehy@breakawaycom.com 
 
 
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