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RICOH STREAMLINES DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT WITH ARCHIVE STUDIO SOLUTION

RiSVP Member Software to Enhance Electronic Content Delivery


West Caldwell, NJ, February 10, 2009 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the release of Archive Studio document management software to the Ricoh Channel through its recently introduced Ricoh Independent Solutions Vendor Program (RiSVP). Archive Studio, a product of DocuLex, is a business-ready document management solution that enables knowledge workers, regardless of location or system, to securely capture, manage and share electronic content in document repositories.

Archive Studio’s ability to boost process improvement capabilities offers Ricoh customers increased efficiency and productivity while reducing costs associated with distributing documents, maintaining paper and unstructured electronic files. The solution’s seamless integration with most Ricoh multifunctional products serves as the gateway for document input and output and allows organizations to tightly control the lifecycle of all valuable information assets. Organizations are ensured that corporate accountability and regulatory compliances are met, as the RiSVP member software facilitates the flow of documents from initial capture and indexing to policy-based destruction.

“As a longtime solution partner of Ricoh, we are thrilled to offer best-in-class document management applications to the marketplace,” said David Bailey, president, DocuLex. “We are resolute in our commitment to continue to bring to market scalable, robust and easy to use solutions that help Ricoh customers manage documents efficiently and enhance core business processes.”

One of three Ricoh Alliance programs, RiSVP, developed in cooperation with Ricoh solution partners and Ricoh’s direct and dealer channels, focuses on two key areas: expansion of channel marketing opportunities for RiSVP members and simplifying solution access for Ricoh sales channels. By providing RiSVP member products directly from Ricoh, the direct and dealer channels have more opportunities for new revenue growth combined, as well as simplified sales operations. In turn, RiSVP members enjoy faster and greater financial return on the investments they have made in developing solutions that when combined with Ricoh’s award-winning product portfolio address customers’ key concerns.

“Teaming with DocuLex in delivering world-class document management solutions will provide our customers a means to manage information in a way that best supports their core business processes,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Collectively, our steadfast goal is to develop competitive solutions that enable customers to thrive in today’s volatile business climate.”

Ricoh recognized the MFP would become the focal point of all business equipment and blazed a path to provide an open architecture platform to expand the products usefulness. Through our patented “Embedded Software Architecture” (ESA), developers have utilized the most extensive tool offering in the industry to create unique solutions, which have far exceeded customer expectations. Developers enjoy a wide range of individualized support options that have allowed them to reduce development costs by speeding up the development process. Customers have benefited from ESA through productivity increases and the use of existing technology to solve the ever-changing myriad of business challenges. Ricoh’s MFP’s running ESA have evolved from merely printing, scanning and faxing to providing end users with the profound realization they have truly purchased a full service business center.

For more information on RiSVP, please visit www.ricohalliances.com.

About DocuLex
Established in 1996, DocuLex offers years of experience in the field of document and content management software development. DocuLex serves over 1000 customers with the award winning Archive Studio product suite, encompassing document capture, indexing, data conversion, file security, 100% browser access, email compliance, file archiving and records retention management. To learn more, please visit www.doculex.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 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’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white multifunction products, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. Ricoh brands in the U.S. include Ricoh, Lanier and Savin.


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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoJessy Trejo
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6134
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comjtrejo@peppercom.com
 

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