Ricoh Australia moves forward to build meeting rooms for the future

by Ricoh Australia 25 August 2016

Developed with global partner Condeco, new services will optimise meeting room use and reduce costs

SYDNEY, 25 August, 2016 – As part of its commitment to deliver future-focused Connect & Collaborate Services, Ricoh Australia has announced a new partnership with Condeco, a world-class provider of premium meeting room solutions and workplace scheduling systems that make it easier for customers to book meetings, share availability and measure occupancy patterns.

The news comes during the 2016 Integrate Expo, where Ricoh officially launched its the Connect & Collaborate Services portfolio which allows organisations to seamlessly manage their visual communications infrastructure.

Ricoh Rooms is a secure, web-based system which is hosted via Ricoh's Cloud or as an on-premises instance, that enables seamless communication between end users, client services teams and vendors. The system enables people to make room bookings as well as service requests directly from a company's intranet or their personal calendar. Having one source of booking information means less work for staff, reduces administrative overheads and minimises the risk of errors associated with telephone or email requests.

According to Stuart Hammond, National Product & Marketing Manager – Managed Services Group, Ricoh Australia, "The rising costs associated with office space has increased the operational cost for businesses in many different sectors, and for some companies the cost of a meeting room may exceed $15,000 per year – which can be incredibly inefficient when meeting spaces usually remain unused for half their booked time. Our service can provide employees with a more functional work space. In addition to supporting the bottom line, our service increases productivity by ensuring rooms are available for simple and quick meetings."

The partnership forms part of Ricoh's broader strategic roadmap to align with leading third-party vendors that complement the company's own offerings, enabling Ricoh to provide comprehensive, end-to-end workplace technology solutions.

Ricoh's sophisticated Connect & Collaborate platform is driving Ricoh's rapid evolution into one of the world's leading single source, end-to-end, managed solutions providers. Ricoh supports every aspect of an organisation's visual communications environment, helping them push the boundaries of innovation to deliver positive workplace change.

Ricoh is exhibiting at the 2016 Integrate Expo, Australia's largest industry event for AV professionals, 23-25 August at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.