WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services and IPRO Tech, a leader in the design of scalable, easy to manage litigation support and e-discovery software, announced today that IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, has signed an enterprise agreement making IPRO software its core platform for electronic discovery services through the IKON Litovation Solutions(SM) Electronic Discovery offering. This relationship combines IKON's deep expertise of e-discovery project management and best practices with the leading edge technology found in IPRO software to provide unmatched early data assessment, e-discovery processing, and first pass review to law firms and corporations around the country.
IKON performed rigorous evaluations on several e-discovery software platforms before choosing IPRO's e-discovery product set, which will be leveraged as a standard part of the IKON Litovation Solutions Electronic Discovery offering. IPRO's Enterprise solution set of IPRO eCapture, IPRO Allegro, and IPRO Eclipse gives IKON the speed, flexibility, and quality needed to support their national processing center as well as their national network of local processing centers to consistently meet customer needs. With the ability to deploy IPRO products nationally, IKON is able to reduce processing time, increase quality, and pass the savings on to its clients.
"The relationship between IKON and IPRO has never been stronger," said Eric Wangler, Vice President, Legal Enterprise Solutions for IKON. "The quality of IPRO's software solutions, coupled with over 70 trained technicians in IKON's network, provides a true powerhouse in e-discovery processing. Combine that with additional solutions for the legal industry that comprise the IKON Litovation Solutions suite, the result is a superior solution supported by unmatched project management and dedication to our clients' success."
IKON Litovation Solutions is a suite of best-in-class technologies that provides customers with customized support throughout the entire electronic discovery reference model including data forensics, electronic discovery, document imaging, and document coding. These technologies are part of IKON Legal Enterprise Solutions' comprehensive portfolio of document management products and services designed to help law firms and corporate counsel manage their entire document workflow, from on-site copy and mail centers, off-site imaging and processing work and other litigation support services.
"We are delighted that IKON Office Solutions, a leader in the litigation support industry, has chosen to position the IPRO Enterprise solution as its core electronic discovery platform," says Jim King, President of IPRO Tech. "The experts at IKON truly understand the challenges faced by their clients regarding electronic data. By implementing the high-speed, scalable e-discovery technology found in IPRO software, IKON further proves its commitment to exceeding expectations by consistently providing high quality e-discovery services to organizations nationwide."
IKON Office Solutions has incorporated many IPRO products, including IPRO eCapture, into the IKON Litovation Solutions portfolio over the past two years. However, this new agreement marks the upgrade to IPRO's Enterprise solution which includes the litigation database IPRO Eclipse, IPRO eCapture, and early data assessment tool IPRO Allegro for true end-to-end electronic discovery workflow.
IPRO offers a suite of litigation software tools for database management, e-discovery, review, and production. IPRO is utilized by thousands of users in law firms, corporate and government legal departments, and litigation service organizations. Billions of documents are processed annually using IPRO software. Currently, 86 of the Am Law 100 utilize IPRO Software in their firms. IPRO clients are found on six continents of the world. To learn more about IPRO software tools, visit www.iprotech.com or call 888-477-6463.
IKON Office Solutions, Inc., (www.ikon.com) a Ricoh company, is a leading provider of innovative document management systems and services, enabling customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency. IKON integrates copiers, printers and MFP technologies, and document management software and systems, to deliver tailored, high-value solutions, implemented and supported by its team of services professionals. IKON leverages the manufacturing and engineering expertise of Ricoh, a more than $21 billion global technology innovator, with the experience and reach of its locally based sales and services teams, to provide end-to-end solutions and one of the industry's broadest portfolios of document management services, including on-site and off-site managed services, technical service and support, and customized workflow design and implementation.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2009 sales in excess of $21 billion.
Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.
Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.
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