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Ricoh scoops BLI PaceSetter Award for Connected MFP Cloud Ecosystem

Ricoh Europe, London, 11 March, 2021 – Ricoh Europe is celebrating again having won Keypoint Intelligence’s seal of approval with a prestigious BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter Award for its Connected MFP Cloud Ecosystem.

To determine which document imaging OEMs lead the market when it comes to MFP cloud ecosystems, Keypoint Intelligence evaluated vendors on their vision, strategies, proprietary and third-party cloud services, and more.

As part of its extensive evaluation, Keypoint Intelligence notes that Ricoh has made cloud-connectivity a cornerstone of its MFP strategy, with its newest devices being compatible with its cloud-based workflow solutions that offer a growing roster of document capture, routing, and processing options for both general business processes (such Accounts Payable) and key verticals (such as legal and healthcare). The evaluation also references how the useful workflows include file routing using QR codes, converting files to a desired format, sending files to multiple destinations, and advanced functionality through native integration with leading back-end document repositories and business applications. The fact these cloud services and workflows are secured and maintained by Ricoh as well as available on a subscription basis means that organisations require no capital expenditures, onsite servers, or special software for implementation.

Jamie Bsales, Keypoint Intelligence’s Director of Smart Workplace & Security Analysis, says: “To complement its various MFP apps and connectors, Ricoh offers a breadth of cloud services and workflow tools to augment the experience of using the apps as well as provide time-saving functionality beyond the simple routing or printing of documents. These services let teams efficiently extract useful data from paper, organize content for efficient retrieval, and access the right information on demand.”

Harald List, Director EMEA Product Management, EMEA Marketing, adds: “The demand for robust and secure cloud connected MFPs reflects workers’ appetite for devices that enable greater accessibility and efficiency in terms of how and where they work. This PaceSetter award demonstrates our commitment to innovation, customer excellence and helping people work together from anywhere.”

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| About Keypoint Intelligence |
For 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.

| About BLI PaceSetter Awards |
Based on exhaustive questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and a proprietary rating scale, Buyers Lab PaceSetter awards recognize those document imaging OEMs that have shown market leadership in a variety of categories, including with technologies, services, and key vertical markets.

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, communications services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2020, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,008 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).

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