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Ricoh has announced the acquisition of DocuWare. DocuWare is a content services software provider. The amount of money involved in the takeover is unknown.

DocuWare has headquarters in Germany and the United States. The company offers cloud and on premise document management and workflow automation software to over 12,000 customers in more than 90 countries, through a network of 600 partners.

DocuWare will continue to operate as a stand-alone company after the acquisition. Presidents Michael Berger and Max Ertl are holding their positions, reports Tech Central.


David Mills, Ricoh’s corporate senior vice president, said his company is committed to building a thriving business that meets the growing demand from companies around the world to digitise their business and workplaces wherever they are.

We see strong demand from our customer to maximize the value of their documents and business content to support their growth. According to Mills, the acquisition of DocuWare is a big step in meeting the requirement.

As a long-term partner, Ricoh understands the power of DocuWare’s channel to bring document management and workflow automation software to customers. Ricoh wants to strengthen and grow that route to the market and is determined to help and learn from DocuWare and its management team.

Smart office

Ricoh rolled out a new approach earlier this year to help businesses build a smart office. With the new Dynamic Workplace Intelligence, Multi-Functional Printers should be used more as edge processing devices, subscription models and workflow platforms.

With Dynamic Workplace Intelligence, Ricoh hopes to further change how customers work with printers and further integrate into the workflow processes of companies of all sizes.

Cloud Workflow Solutions was also rolled out. This is a solution with integration tools and apps to, for example, deliver invoices, print receipts and process work orders. This platform is equipped with various cloud connectors – predefined workflows for processes – and multi-destination scanning and document management.

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