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Interactive Whiteboards

HAKUHODO i-studio Inc.

RICOH IWB encourages and
improves paperless work style
and mindset of employees .

Interactive Whiteboards Case Studies

HAKUHODO i-studio Inc.

RICOH IWB encourages and improves paperless work style and mindset of employees .

Purchase items:

RICOH IWB x 30 units


Customer profile:

Industry: Digital content creation and consulting
316 employees


I had been searching for an environment to encourage a paperless workstyle. The answer was RICOH IWB.

HAKUHODO i-studio Inc. is a creative solution company that creates strategies for, plans, and produces digital content for clients. In order to reduce printing costs and time for meetings, it installed 30 sets of RICOH IWB at all conference rooms.

Now it has succeed in reducing printing costs by 40%, and improving the workstyle and mindset of employees. By changing to paperless meetings, employees have more productive and higher quality meetings. They focus on discussions and making decisions by annotating ideas on the RICOH IWB.

Mr. Kasuya of Corporate Planning
Much printing time and costs were necessary to create content. Printing time was reduced from 17 min. per person a day and costs reduced 40%.
Several hundreds of web pages had to be captured and printed for checking. Process time was reduced drastically by capturing to the IWB and annotating remarks.
Much time had to be spent creating meeting materials. Meeting preparation time was reduced, enabling participants to focus on the presenter.
Meeting materials had to be printed the day before.The latest situation can be checked and meeting materials edited up to just before the meeting starts.

In just one and a half years after we start using RICOH IWB, printing costs have been reduced by 40%. It is rare to see paper documents now.

Soon after two sets of RICOH IWB were introduced for trial, several persons gathered and started using them for meetings. They were very impressed, saying things like “I can annotate smoothly!” and “Saved pages can be sent in email easier!” Top management thus decided to use the RICOH IWB in all conference rooms.

One and a half years later, printing costs have been reduced by 40%. Moreover, employees are freed from printing jobs that took 17 min. per person a day. And they can use this time to other productive work.

It is normal now to use the IWB for meetings. Work styles could be changed so fast because the RICOH IWB is easy to use by anyone.


Productive and high quality meetings realized by RICOH IWB.

The customer says that the greatest benefit of the RICOH IWB is ability to summarize ideas easily. They hear requirements and issues from clients and discuss solution ideas. Then they categorize ideas and determine what direction to take. By using the IWB for this process, it can be done visually, thereby increasing mutual understanding and allowing everyone to focus on discussions. Also, presentations can be edited right up to the point where they are shown on the IWB display.

Such communication ability and job speed met the company’s needs, and they want to improve speed and quality even more with RICOH IWB.


Productivity was greatly improved by showing presentations on the IWB, annotating remarks, then sending by email.

  1. Ideas and information can be written down smoothly.
  2. No need to worry about layout or fonts, unlike when creating presentations.
  3. The discussion can be focused on by everyone by viewing data on the IWB screen.
  4. Discussion notes can be saved and then easily sent as the minutes by email.