Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced its RICOH Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio, a collection of cloud-based technologies that reportedly bring simplicity to small and medium-sized businesses in subscription-based packages. These solutions empower digital workplaces by eliminating manual steps, reducing manual data entry and improving speed and accuracy, so SMBs can maintain their focus on core business activities while reaping the benefits of increased productivity and reduced costs, according to Ricoh. Additionally, Cloud Workflow Solutions will be demonstrated at ConvergX, the Ricoh Family Group (RFG) dealer conference, June 25-28 in Las Vegas and will be available via Ricoh and its RFG dealer partners.
Ricoh said Cloud Workflow Solutions addresses challenges by streamlining common processes and helping employees be more productive. The portfolio consists of three distinct categories:
- Cloud Connectors: predefined workflows. Connectors extend device functionality by providing connectivity to many cloud-based applications, zero-configuration scan to email functionality, mobile printing and enterprise-class OCR (Optical Character Recognition).
- Cloud Workflows: designed for customers that require unique workflows and advanced document processing, such as multi destination routing, auto file name and folder creation for scans, QR code processes for batch scanning and routing, and more. The RICOH Smart Integration Workflows are configurable workflows that can be built in minutes.
- Cloud Services: workflows and applications that can extract content from documents, integrate with cloud-based line of business applications and create multiple data routes. These range from cloud data extraction components to end to end business process workflows. Cloud Services are fully scalable.
Additional security is delivered via fully-encrypted information transmission between any Ricoh cloud server or external cloud service, as well as required user authentication to multifunction printers (MFPs) and cloud-based services.
“Today’s workers want to use the applications they’re familiar with, because they’re comfortable with them. But many IT departments might not be, or SMBs may simply not have the needed resources available to build out effective workflows for these varied applications,” said Glenn Laverty, senior vice president Marketing, Ricoh Americas and president & CEO of Ricoh Canada.
“The RICOH Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio provides tools to create connectivity and develop automation. These offerings help transform the MFP into a true hub for productivity and collaboration, and the subscription consumption model makes it affordable, scalable and streamlined so SMBs can make the most of it.”
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