Ricoh positioned as a Leader in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services Worldwide
Ricoh evaluated for its completeness of vision and ability to execute
LONDON, January 5, 2016 – Ricoh today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services Worldwide”* . This is the sixth consecutive year Ricoh has received the leadership designation from Gartner.
This year's Magic Quadrant encompasses Managed Print Services (MPS), which Gartner defines as a service offered by an external service provider to optimise or manage a company’s document output to meet certain objectives, and Managed Content Services (MCS), which Gartner defines as a comprehensive solution that rationalises, streamlines and optimises business communications by providing customers with consultative help, software, and implementation.
As a part of its focus to empower customers with the ability to seamlessly capture, transform and manage information, Ricoh has developed a single, customisable managed print services plan. Along with this, the company also delivers managed content services (MCS) across the IT side of printing, business process automation and business process optimization. Further to this, Ricoh embeds services in a comprehensive needs assessment and solution development process that evaluates how a company manages information and business processes, with a goal of driving value and reducing the burden on IT departments.
Although many MPS offerings focus tightly on devices and print management, Ricoh’s managed services are delivered through a more holistic approach, employing Ricoh’s five-phase Adaptive Model
. This approach delivers a unique offering for each customer that focuses on understanding, improving, transforming, optimising and governing the overall services process.
This customer-focused approach to MCS offers consultative help to optimise the IT side of their printing environment, business process automation and business process optimisation, along with a superior organisational change management methodology. To continue helping customers achieve success in this area, Ricoh extensively trains its own staff in MPS and MCS.
“We believe our positioning in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant demonstrates our commitment to enabling our global customers with the most effective ways to continuously improve and remain competitive in their respective industries,” said Carsten Bruhn, Group Vice President & General Manager, Services Business Center, Ricoh Company, Ltd. “We approach every customer engagement with the five phases of Ricoh’s Adaptive Model. This creates a journey of continuous improvement that increases the value of the services we deliver and extends our long-term partnerships with our customers. As the MPS industry evolves, this approach enables us to be flexible and address our customers’ changing needs, no matter where they are in their journey.”
*i. Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services, Ken Weilerstein, Tomoko Mitani, 21 December 2015
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