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Ricoh Electronic Discovery Insight service helps make electronic data analysis simpler, smarter and more affordable

Customers can refine litigation strategy using innovative cost calculation function while data remains in their control behind the customer's firewall

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today unveiled a new early data analysis service for corporate legal departments combining highly intuitive data culling, a simple user interface, an innovative cost calculator and an affordable, behind-the-firewall method of controlling costs.

Customers deploy the Ricoh Electronic Discovery Insight (REDI) solution within their environment before they ever need it. At the onset of litigation, investigation or regulatory action, they can perform natural language queries and granular culling through a browser-based, intuitive interface. Queries trigger powerful analysis and identification of potentially relevant data, providing valuable insight to reduce data before it is processed and expensive review takes place.

Ricoh announced the new service today at LegalTech® New York 2014, the premier conference and trade show for technology in the legal community, where it is exhibiting in Booth # 224/226.

REDI's interactive interface allows customers to search and retrieve information by date, keywords, key phrases, file type, custodians and other parameters, refining results with Boolean connectors, in addition to wildcard and proximity searching, without requiring IT support for coding/scripting of complex search algorithms. Users can quickly and easily access very large data sets and identify likely relevant information, enabling them to make appropriate decisions which may have a positive impact on the downstream costs of document review. REDI also provides detailed reports showing analysis results, data volumes involved and projected review costs, among other things – all of which assist the customer in improving litigation strategy and building a defense against overly burdensome discovery requests.

Powerful, yet cost-effective
The REDI service gives customers all the power of permanently installed eDiscovery analysis tools without the capital investment, delays and proprietary lock-ins. It offers seamless integration with other eDiscovery solutions, e.g., hosted review platforms, and eliminates the need for programming knowledge. Employing technology used in some of the most demanding ESI settings, REDI rivals the affordability of tools with a fraction of the power. And unlike software-as-a-service (SaaS) processing tools, REDI helps keep customer data safe and secure behind the company firewall.

"As a full-service provider of eDiscovery services, we listened to our customers and developed a cost-effective solution that pinpoints their relevant information, mitigates their risk, manages their costs and protects their data," said Bob Brock, Vice President, Legal and Managed Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "REDI is a unique combination of simplicity and power, and our customers are eager to look to a partner like Ricoh to provide simple, yet innovative ways to make information work for eDiscovery clients."

For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. Change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit http://www.ricoh.com/about.

© 2014 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:

John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023
john.greco@ricoh-usa.com

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824
jsearl@brodeur.com 

SOURCE Ricoh Americas Corporation

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