Ricoh Canada Inc. Launches RCloud Services

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Ricoh Canada Inc. today announced the launch of RCloud Services, a platform for a suite of cloud-based services being offered by Ricoh Canada.  The first of these services is Ricoh's Enterprise Content Management solution, which provides customers with a powerful "Software as a Service" model to address their content management needs.

The company is focusing on small to mid-sized organizations, but the solution is robust enough to easily satisfy the demands of enterprise deployments at the departmental level - and in almost any industry. RCloud Services: ECM, powered by Laserfiche, provides organizations with rapid access to the benefits of a comprehensive ECM, but without the large capital investment.

According to Eric Fletcher, Vice President of Marketing at Ricoh, "We've removed the need for large, up-front capital outlays and the challenges of on-premise infrastructure.  Add to that the strength and reach of our truly national service coverage model, as well as out-of-the-box functionality targeting specific key verticals, and the result is a truly compelling case for RCloud Services: ECM."

Ricoh Canada President and CEO, Mr. Glenn Laverty, underscored the importance of this launch to Ricoh Canada saying "this announcement goes a long way towards redefining Ricoh for Canadian businesses.  We're providing an industry first Software as a Service (SaaS) Electronic Content Management (ECM) tool, and one that is inclusive of workflow capabilities on a secure platform.  It's yet another example of how Ricoh Canada has long since moved past just being a hardware and service provider; our services business now extends to the Cloud."

The offering is designed to assist Ricoh customers in achieving higher cost savings versus a traditional software solution model, which typically involves deployment strategies, onsite support and application administration.  RCloud Service: ECM provides elegant, secure, Cloud-based functionality that includes document imaging, document management and records management across a range of industries and verticals.  The goal is to allow Ricoh customers to offload time-consuming tasks such as upgrades, maintenance, and issue resolution, while ensuring high network uptime and information accessibility and security - all delivered within a monthly operating budget.

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| 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 more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 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.

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SOURCE: Ricoh Canada Inc.

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Dan Newman
Ricoh Canada Inc.
Phone: 905-795-5788

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