Ricoh today announced that it has been selected by innovative IT and business software and services provider Agilisys as the supplier of production print services to Agilisys Document Solutions. The Ricoh approach will deliver greater efficiency and value for money, as well as lowering environmental impacts across the entire organisation.
With the objective of developing a centre of excellence for print in public services in the North West, Agilisys put together a procurement process focused on identifying a partner that could deliver on cost and quality for critical print and services beyond that. Samples were blind scored and Ricoh came first by a wide margin.
Steve Morgan, Bolton and Wigan Partnership Director, Agilisys, said: "We are pleased to award this contract to Ricoh who offer high quality print services and competitive costs. Ricoh impressed us with an understanding of what we needed and how the equipment could be integrated efficiently. Ricoh's sustainability credentials were also attractive as we continually seek to minimise our energy and carbon footprints and lessen our supply chain impacts."
Ricoh digital production presses were installed alongside the latest Fiery Graphic Arts Systems from EFI and workflow solutions from NSI to support and improve the automation of document production and exception management. Critical printing processes are now more reactive to today's demands and, along with the wider range of new document finishing techniques and advanced high volume capabilities, Agilisys Document Solutions can open up its central print room to a wider range of document output services. Ricoh's local support infrastructure means that response times are cut from days to hours or even minutes.
Gareth Parker, strategic marketing manager, Ricoh: said: "We are delighted to have been chosen as print supplier for Agilisys Document Solutions. In addition to delivering on quality and cost reduction targets, our continuous client support and easy-to-use machines enable staff to work quickly and hassle-free on energy efficient machines, making for long-term savings. This rejuvenated print room is a perfect example of how the public sector can view this asset as part of a broader strategy that contributes to improved responsiveness across the whole organisation and ensures they continue to build towards a workplace fit for the future."
A Grand Opening saw the Agilisys senior management team, partners - including Wigan Council - and Ricoh representatives, celebrate the launch of the new print room.