Ricoh has signed a five-year deal with the Association of School Business Administrators to deliver managed document and IT services.
Ricoh managing director, John Hall, said the announcement reflected Ricoh’s continued commitment to partnering with independent schools to help them achieve greater cost efficiencies and improved productivity through increased modernisation from technology.
“Ricoh already works with numerous schools to provide tailored solutions and support for all their printing needs and beyond," he said.
"The partnership will help schools close the gap between the education they can deliver today and the technology their students and teachers need in the future.”
According to company statement, Ricoh helps schools make continuous improvements through technology with a wide range of solutions including Managed Document Services and IT services.
John Hall said no two schools were the same.
"That’s why Ricoh offers customisable solutions that can enable innovation in learning. Crucially, the vision both Ricoh and ASBA have for this partnership is that it should help schools meet their needs both today and well into the future,” he said.
The strategic partnership between Ricoh and ASBA will help school business managers and administrators deliver best business practice in areas including cost management and efficiency.
Hall said schools and businesses that need innovative solutions that are affordable and deliver savings.
"They need to maximise their investment and save in two key areas: time and cost. As a leading provider of managed services, Ricoh partners with educators to deliver technology solutions that support educational, administrative and security objectives. Ricoh’s combination of innovative print, imaging, document workflow and IT capabilities lets school business administrators focus on their core business.”
ASBA chair, Kathy Dickson, said one of our key aims as an association was to encourage school business administrators to promote excellence in education through excellent business practice.
"We appreciate the benefits Ricoh’s expertise in the areas of tailored solutions for printing can bring to ASBA and we look forward to providing our members even greater value through this strategic partnership,” she said.