In today’s print environment, there are more document systems and processes than ever before. Poorly managed output can lead to resource waste, inefficiency, inaccuracies, and even security issues, as sensitive information is potentially sent to incorrect parties or “orphaned” prints sit on office output trays. These losses are, of course, unacceptable yet they happen all the time.
The need to centralise print and the management of these processes are becoming even more important when organisations want to take control of cost, waste and integrity of their document and information flow.
Introducing Ricoh’s Managing Enterprise Output: One workflow to connect all print and output related processes: office and production
Ricoh’s Managing Enterprise Output (MEO) allows organisations to do this and by centralising print through a dedicated print room or CRD with Ricoh production printers. It either redirects output from systems like SAP or office MFPs, In this way businesses can benefit from improved document costs and efficiencies.
MEO connects all print and output related processes. Under its umbrella, organisations can connect all print streams, system generated output, and multi-channel communications via one workflow solution. That means one control point to focus on for all of a customer’s output devices and channels.
Simplicity isn’t MEO’s only strength, though. The software facilitates continuous optimisation of enterprise output by improving visibility into and automation of the critical – if repetitive – processes that drive enterprise output. Automated workflows reduce manual touch points, concomitantly cutting errors and inefficiencies. Additionally, with comprehensive business rules applying least-cost routing, we can ensure that no matter the type of document, our customers can intercept or redirect jobs to find the most cost-effective printer or output channel in the print room or other location. Also, MEO enables our customers to manipulate jobs to fit their exact output needs, re-engineering documents or executing automated transforms from multiple systems if needed.
Customer success: Continental Tyre Group
Implementing an effective print strategy based on MEO transformed Continental Tyre group’s work processes, improving flexibility and eliminating cost. The benefits:
- Single workflow solution
- In-house production facility
- 70% reduction in printer fleet size
- Reduction in print volume / cost
- Central management of print streams
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Manage both office and production print from a single control center
This offering is particularly helpful in that it is well-suited to help customers efficiently and easily manage both office and production printing environments from a single, effective control center. The level of visibility and management this provides can help customers improve operations across the board – and can help you demonstrate the added value of related hardware, output management software and services.
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