Ricoh Europe Launches eBinder, Powered by Global Graphics Technology
CAMBRIDGE, England—September 1, 2015—Global Graphics has signed a contract with Ricoh Europe to supply gDoc technology to enable Ricoh to develop digital document solutions that support flexible, mobile access to information.
The first solution Ricoh has developed using the gDoc Application Platform is Ricoh eBinder, a digital ring binder solution that enables fast access to the information contained in documents without the need to physically copy or connect to the original files. Ricoh eBinder presents documents in a ring binder format that is instantly familiar to users, with easy navigation via a table of contents or tabs within a digital binder. Binders can be viewed on PC, iOS and Android-based devices.
Ricoh Europe will launch Ricoh eBinder across the EMEA region via its 23 operating companies and their resellers. In addition to the standard Ricoh eBinder application, Ricoh will deliver customized versions to meet the requirements of large enterprises and selected vertical markets.
Commenting on the launch, Olivier Vriesendorp, vice president of product marketing, Ricoh Europe said, “Ricoh eBinder extends the support we provide for organizations seeking to establish a more flexible, mobile working environment. By enabling the information contained in documents to be assembled together for easy access later on from the user’s preferred device, we can help save time and paper and boost employee productivity.”
Ricoh eBinder bridges the gap between paper and digital working practices by making it easy to collect and organize documents in over 100 different formats, including scans from hard copy. For added personalization, individual users can customize the look and feel of the digital ring binders they create. When sharing binders for wider consumption, users can specify which parts can be accessed, and binders can be password protected for greater security.
“Ricoh is an expert in helping customers transition from paper-based to digital workflows,” said Jonathan Wilson, director of business development, Global Graphics, “and the entire ethos behind the gDoc brand is to make this possible. Our platforms are designed to make the move from a printed page to a digital page effortless and to achieve this we simulate paper workflows. We are delighted that Ricoh has chosen our technology.”
About Global Graphics
Global Graphics (Euronext: GLOG) is a leading developer of software platforms on which our partners create solutions for digital printing, digital document and PDF applications. Customers include HP, Corel, Quark, Kodak and Agfa. The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and, now the majority of the R&D team is still based near there. The company also has offices near Boston, Massachusetts, and in Tokyo.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD). The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives. Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.