Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that it will resell Open Text's Document Server, Alchemy Edition[1], to the Ricoh channel through the Ricoh Independent Solutions Vendor Program (RiSVP). Open Text Document Server, Alchemy Edition, is a document management software solution that enables organizations to capture, store and manage business critical documents. By combining the flexibility of distributed capture with the security of centralized document management, organizations such as those within healthcare benefit through improved document delivery and compliance support from an end-to-end on premise solution that provides a structured home for documents throughout their entire lifecycle.

"We are excited by the continued expansion of our partnership with Ricoh as it provides great value and benefits to Ricoh's healthcare customers. Now, with Open Text Document Server, Ricoh customers have access to a high value and cost effective document imaging and archiving solution," said Matthew Brine, vice president of Fax and Document Distribution solutions at Open Text.

Document Server enables its users to gain increasing value from their Ricoh multifunction product (MFP) investment by harnessing the flexibility of a distributed document capture model in the workplace combined with a centralized, secure and auditable document repository. This solution operates alongside users' existing work environment, allowing them to work with Document Server using the tools and applications with which they are most familiar. Document Server offers seamless integration with Windows Explorer enabling users to access documents through a simple drive letter. Microsoft Office users can work with documents stored in Document Server without leaving Word, PowerPoint, Excel or any of their other desktop productivity tools. Remote users simply need access to Internet Explorer and power users can take advantage of extended capabilities found in the Document Server desktop clients.

"Together with Open Text, we are committed to providing healthcare customers with best-in-class document management solutions that enhance their core business processes," said Joyce Ouellette, director, solution marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "With our scalable and robust solutions, healthcare customers will quickly realize productivity gains as well as comply with regulatory requirements within their business environment."

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.

About Open Text
Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, brings two decades of expertise supporting 50 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.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 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion. Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. 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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