Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh to Showcase New Workflow Solutions for Postal Optimization at National Postal Forum 2012

Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC (Ricoh), a leading provider of digital output solutions, announced it will showcase its newest offerings for postal processing and mail optimization at the 2012 National Postal Forum (NPF) taking place April 1-4, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. The company will conduct live demonstrations of the new InfoPrint ADF Essentials offering, as well as the newly announced InfoPrint Office On-Ramp offering, along with industry-leading workflow solutions. Ricoh executives will also be on hand at the event to meet with customers on topics ranging from file processing to print and postal preparation.

At Ricoh booth #617, attendees will be introduced to these new offerings:

• The InfoPrint Office On-Ramp Offering – this new offering connects the enterprise’s network of one-off, ad hoc document production with the enterprise’s print production operation. With InfoPrint Office On-Ramp, the thousands of customer communication documents produced manually are now routed electronically to the Automated Document Factory (ADF) driven by InfoPrint ProcessDirector. Upon arrival in the ADF, these documents can be pooled, updated, corrected, commingled, postal sorted and efficiently printed. Once through the printing and mail processes, the documents can also flow to existing archives for retention, downstream access or audit function. For large enterprises, this offering helps lower print and postal costs, reduce operational costs, ensure consistent and compliant communications, and leverage existing production facilities.

• A demo highlighting the new InfoPrint ADF Essentials – this new offering enables mid-sized mailers to streamline print operations and maintain high integration environments while implementing automated postal processing. InfoPrint ADF Essentials combines both the postal optimization and workflow features to help customers cost-effectively manage their mailrooms. Using Ricoh’s industry-leading InfoPrint ADF capabilities, InfoPrint ProcessDirector workflow platform and BCC Software’s Mail Manager components, the offering provides a complete end-to-end solution.

• Enhanced PDF Workflow – this workflow family of offerings enables customers to optimize their PDF datastreams for high-volume production, seamlessly apply industry-leading PDF tools such as Enfocus PitStop Server and Ultimate Impostrip On Demand Digital Automation, maximize postal savings, achieve end-to-end integrity, save money with new ink tools, and broaden their ability to manage multichannel communications. Additionally, this solution allows the workflow to be managed from a single point of control – a market-recognized benefit of the InfoPrint ProcessDirector-based workflow solutions.

• Advanced ADF Workflow – In addition to the new offerings announced at NPF, Ricoh will also be demonstrating advanced postal optimization functions built on the ADF infrastructure. These features enable customers to improve tracking and reconciliation, maintain confidentiality and optimize the entire print-to-mail process.

"This is an exciting time for Ricoh as we gear up for our most anticipated year yet at National Postal Forum," said Humberto Prospero, Director, Consulting and Integration Services, Ricoh. "We're looking forward to showcasing our new mail offerings, which combine more than 50 years of IBM enterprise innovation and experience with production printing and workflow solutions, in highly complex and multifaceted print environments. As an organization, we have an incredible amount of momentum leading up to the show and a lot of exciting and innovative news to share with our customers and partners. We're looking forward to a very productive event."