Ricoh signs strategic partnership with Association of School

Business Administrators

New partnership will encourage school business administrators to promote
excellence in education through excellent business practice

SYDNEY – 25 February 2015 – Ricoh has signed a five-year strategic partnership with the Association of School Business Administrators (ASBA) starting in September 2015.

John Hall, Managing Director of Ricoh Australia, said, “This announcement reflects 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. 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.”

Working with a service provider that understands the customer’s core business is imperative to maintaining excellence. 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 are 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.”

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.

John Hall said, “Schools are 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.”

Commenting on the partnership, Kathy Dickson, ASBA Chair, said: “ASBA are delighted to have Ricoh align with the association as a strategic partner. One of our key aims as an association is 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”


‚ÄčAbout Ricoh 

Ricoh is a global technology company specialising 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 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,236 billion yen (approx. 21.7 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 specialised 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.

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About the Association of Business Administrators (ASBA)

ASBA is Australasia’s leading organisation for advancing school business management by:

  • Inspiring school business administrators to promote excellence in education through excellent business practice
  • Offering members professional development opportunities – including conferences for regional Chapters, a biennial national ASBA conference, a variety of surveys and a professional isb magazine – to promote high standards of business management in our schools
  • Enabling members to support each other through an interactive web bulletin board
  • Creating collegial networks of business administrators locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Providing a national forum for ASBA Directors
  • Advising and informing national educational bodies about with school business management
  • Recognising outstanding contributions of Chapters and their members

The Association of Business Administrators Limited represents associations of business administrators who are employed in non-government schools throughout Australia and New Zealand.

ASBA Ltd is made up of eight regionally-based incorporated association, or Chapters, in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, South Australia, / Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. Chapters collectively have more than 1,100 members.


Press Contact

Kate Marshall, Corporate Communications Manager
Ricoh Australia
Tel: 02 8977 1477 |


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