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Spencermetrics Teams with Ricoh for Digital Print Productivity Intelligence

Monday, September 14, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Melville, NY, - SPENCERMETRICS LLC is pleased to announce that it has teamed with Ricoh Americas Corporation to add the spencermetrics solutions to Ricoh's production print solutions portfolio. Ricoh has become an Authorized Reseller of the upcoming spencermetrics connect solution as well as the standard product. These solutions address key pain points for print service providers looking to improve their productivity and competitiveness in this new world of work.

The spencermetrics productivity tools are focussed on reducing production equipment operating cost and increasing the opportunities they provide – by managing equipment, processes, and resources to reduce press downtime. Efficient shop floor data collection, centralized data storage and analysis, and real-time, intuitive productivity intelligence reporting will enable Ricoh customers to make proactive process improvements and informed hardware decisions, resulting in increased profitability and return-on-investment.

Ricoh expands the spencermetrics distribution channel, offering the shop floor data analysis system to the full range of Ricoh production customers across the Americas. The partnership furthers Ricoh's efforts to increase the productivity and profitability of its customers ranging from those with a single press to those with a multi-plant network. spencermetrics solutions will be available with Ricoh's full production printing lineup, including RICOH Pro C9110 and RICOH Pro C7110 series of cut sheet devices as well as the RICOH Pro VC60000 series ink jet continuous feed platform.

"We signed on with spencermetrics because we care deeply about our customers' productivity and continually work to find new tools to incorporate within our portfolio that boost their operations' efficiencies," noted Ryan Kiley, Director, Strategic Production Services, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Combining Ricoh's unique assessment technology, TCRU program, and Integration Services portfolio with the spencermetrics solutions, Ricoh is positioned to further help customers make the most of their technology investment."

David R Spencer, President/CEO of SPENCERMETRICS, added, "Ricoh is a proven leader with an award-winning portfolio of both cut-sheet and continuous-feed production printing hardware and solutions. In combination with our unique and powerful productivity software, Ricoh's production print portfolio will provide their customers with effective product solutions that deliver high quality output with excellent productivity."

The spencermetrics system supports continuous improvement initiatives such as reducing the high cost of overtime and waste, identifying training needs, optimizing resource allocations and limiting expenses. By shortening cycle times, optimizing schedules, creating more capacity, and increasing saleable output, the solution significantly increases opportunities. For those organizations that view print production as a lean manufacturing process, the solution also supports OEE.

The spencermetrics system works with any digital press regardless of make, model, or type, so technologically diverse printing companies are able to realize operational efficiencies across their platforms. The system's cloud-based architecture allows real-time analysis, anytime, anywhere.


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