Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Partners with Rochester Software Associates, Inc. to Officer Enterprise Class Production Printing

IRVINE, Calif., (March 20, 2008) – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced a strategic partnership with Rochester Software Associates Inc. (RSA) to provide RSA’s complete Production Workflow Solution with Toshiba’s e-STUDIO™ family of multifunction products (MFP).  For the first time, Toshiba’s dealers can provide new and existing customers with a unified workflow from Toshiba e-STUDIOTM workgroup MFPs to the production print center.  This complete turn-key solution is ideal for the education and enterprise market and offers production print solutions for developing, customizing and supporting job submission, including the award-winning web-to-print component, WebCRD™. 

"The addition of Rochester Software Associates’ Enterprise Workflow System to Toshiba’s solutions portfolio allows us to offer a new level of production-focused productivity, scalability and serviceability to our customers,” said Joseph Contreras, director, Product and Solutions Marketing, TABS.  “Toshiba’s value-added solutions strategy focuses on providing our dealer channel with industry leading tools to enable them to meet the changing dynamics of the industry and their customers.”



RSA’s Enterprise Workflow System is a collection of software solutions that automate the data center and print on-demand workflow from submission through production.  The primary modules of the Enterprise Workflow System include WebCRD, QDirect, and QDirect.SCAN.  Winner of the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition Best of Show award in 2007, WebCRD is a Web-based tool that automates job submission, creating precise and thorough print instructions to the print center.  Users are guided through the submission process with highly intuitive instruction fields that can be customized to a customer’s specific needs.  Print orders are automatically submitted directly to the print center, complete with a detailed electronic job ticket, increasing efficiency and eliminating costly project interpretation errors.  WebCRD supports digital and lithograph job ticketing, submission of print on-demand and non-print item orders, and multiple languages from a single server.

The RSA Enterprise Workflow System solution is currently available through Toshiba’s nationwide network of dealers.  To find an authorized dealer in your area, please call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.

About Rochester Software Associates

Founded in 1986, Rochester Software Associates (RSA) delivers Integrated Workflow Results.  RSA’s software solutions consolidate, optimize and manage data center and network printing, thereby enhancing productivity and lowering costs.  RSA enables Internet-based print job submission and fulfillment (WebCRD), scan-to-print (QDirect.SCAN), enterprise print workflow management (QDirect), and print transform (M.I.S. Print, IPDSPrint, VIPrint, and RDOPrint).

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions:  the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer nine times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba’s entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry.  Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the “Manufacturer of the Year” seven times by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 “bold” (2005) and “agile” (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 91st largest company in terms of sales.  Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 10th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.  Fiscal year revenue in 2006 was approximately $60 billion. 

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.

Contact:       
Darek Connole                                  Sally Anderson
PainePR                                              Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.
949-809-6734                                      949-462-6091 
dconnole@painepr.com sally.anderson@tabs.toshiba.com