Ricoh and Southern University Collaborate to Improve Campus Experiences

Through the collaboration, the university says it can offer more intuitive experiences and processes

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Ricoh USA announces its collaboration with Southern University and A&M College to deliver digital services and information management technologies to help improve student, faculty, and staff experiences.

Through the collaboration, Southern can notify recipients when mail arrives. In addition, its production print center has been outfitted with new printing and finishing equipment, so it can now produce recruitment materials and other high-end print applications in-house. And, the university has streamlined its campus print technologies, leveraging Ricoh to deliver information-sharing options.

According to the company, the collaboration was a result of the mandate by Southern’s president to introduce more automation to university processes to drive efficiency, reliability, and convenience.

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Southern University’s Mail, Copier, and Production Center (Image courtesy RICOH USA)

In addition to modernized mailboxes and a new mailroom, the university refreshed its print offerings.

Previously, Southern had outsourced much of its high-end print work, including recruiting, flyers, business cards, and more, and was eager to bring them in-house. By collaborating with Ricoh, Southern was able to meet its goals — and begin printing pandemic-related health and safety signage in-house.

Ricoh also worked with Southern to eliminate unnecessary or inefficient equipment to right-size its fleet of multifunction printers (MFPs). This approach empowered campus community members to scan, print, and share information from a variety of locations on campus.

“Southern is such an incredible, historic institution. We are honored to partner with them to modernize and optimize some of their services to help deliver better experiences,” remarks Jennifer Wood, partner executive, client strategy, Ricoh USA, Inc. “The broad-spectrum approach that Southern has taken to drive improvements for its campus community is impressive. It has been wonderful to see the cost savings, new revenue streams, and enhanced student experiences for Southern.”

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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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