WEST CALDWELL, N.J., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, in partnership with EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the launch of EFI™ plug-ins for GlobalScan™ NX. This innovative capture and distribution technology simplifies document management workflows by enabling users to convert paper documents to digital files and dynamically interact with leading Enterprise Content Management systems (ECM/EDM) for convenient collaboration, storage and distribution.
Sitting on the GlobalScan server, EFI plug-ins for GlobalScan NX are easy and quick to set up. The plug-ins are accessible from the touch screen control panel on Ricoh MFPs and offer one-click access for customized or preconfigured, frequently used workflows. The EFI dynamic plug-ins provide real-time two-way communications between GlobalScan NX and the EDM/ECM, systems helping users effectively streamline workflows and improve productivity. The GlobalScan solution also achieves significant cost savings through reduced paper use and time spent searching for documents.
"Ricoh's GlobalScan NX and EFI's intelligent plug-ins allow us to meet our customers' evolving demands and capture needs," said Shun Sato, senior vice president, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Ricoh remains committed to helping its customers access the right information, at the right time in the right form through effective document management solutions, and our partnership with EFI helps us achieve this."
In addition, EFI plug-ins for GlobalScan NX help protect sensitive information with improved document security that includes built-in encryption and user authentication controls to ensure accurate audit trails. Also, the browser-based GlobalScan server console allows administrators to centrally configure an entire fleet of devices and track activity by device, user, connector or job status.
EFI is Ricoh's premier provider of GlobalScan NX plug-ins. For more information about EFI plug-ins for GlobalScan NX and other Ricoh products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 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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