The True Value of Digitising Business Critical Documents


Ricoh sponsored research shows that European businesses need to reap the benefits of tackling the ‘bigger data’ opportunity by digitising business critical hard copy documents for decision-making.

In its latest sponsored study conducted by Coleman Parkes, Ricoh sets out to determine the financial and operational value which European business leaders are missing out on.

The study was conducted during May and June 2013 by Coleman Parkes Research. The online survey consisted of 735 senior business and IT decision makers across 8 vertical sectors, education, legal, utilities/energy, healthcare, public sector, retail, manufacturing and financial services sectors. Participating respondents were from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, the Nordics (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark), Switzerland and Russia.

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