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RICOH EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH CIMA SOFTWARE

DocuClass Manufacturer Passes Compatibility Testing and Joins DocuClass Manufacturer Passes Compatibility Testing and Joins


West Caldwell, NJ, June 18, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that Cima Software Corporation, Inc., recently passed the Compatibility Testing offered by the Ricoh Developer Program for their enterprise content management system, DocuClass. Cima’s DocuClass MFP Link is the gateway to the entire DocuClass suite of components seamlessly embedded in Ricoh’s multifunction products (MFPs) through the use of Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture (ESA). Additionally, Cima has joined the Ricoh Technology Alliance Program as a bronze member.

Cima developed the DocuClass MFP Link software specifically for Ricoh Java capable MFPs to enable customers to reap the benefits of a combined, cost-effective, “process-oriented” document management solution that will streamline the capture, management, access and distribution of information. Using the latest Ricoh Java / Software Developer Kit (SDK) technology, the MFP Link makes DocuClass accessible right from the MFP control panel. To help improve the management of information being shared across devices and offices, DocuClass MFP Link can be connected to multiple MFPs though the local or wide area-network as well as the Internet.

“Cima Software Corporation is committed to bringing world-class document management solutions to the marketplace, and being a Premier Plus member in the Ricoh Developer Program has played a big part in helping us deliver on this promise,” said Nelson Cano, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Cima Software Corporation, Inc. “We are excited about our admission into the Ricoh Technology Alliance Program as this is a great honor and we look forward to continuing our work with this innovative organization.”

As Cima’s signature document management solution, DocuClass is a robust, and user-friendly system for both operational office staff and the information technology department. For users, it features an intuitive graphical interface that allows easy navigation through complex tasks. Since DocuClass is a scalable solution, companies have the ability to start at any level they choose and grow as their needs dictate.

“For three years now, Cima Software has been a significant contributor to the advancement of document management solutions in the Ricoh Developer Program,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Ricoh is confident that welcoming Cima into our Technology Alliance Program will benefit our customers and the industry as a whole.”

The Technology Alliance Program, one of two divisions within the Ricoh Alliance Program, is comprised of third party software and hardware companies who specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies. For more information on this program as well as Ricoh products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About CIMA Software Corporation
Cima Software Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is an Information Management Organization, specializing in creating and delivering innovative and process-oriented Document/Content Management solutions.
Information about Cima's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.docuclass.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products 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 products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoJennifer Kuhl
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6111
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comjkuhl@peppercom.com
 

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