ICS CORPORATION NAMED A "GREAT PLACE TO WORK"

October 19, 2016

ICS Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been named to the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list.    The Great Place to Work Institute® recognizes companies for developing workplace cultures where employees are valued. The in-depth review process includes an anonymous employee survey and a detailed application from each company, highlighting policies, practices and stories that showcase each company’s philosophy and approach. Companies with cultures emphasizing credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie top the list.

“ICS prides itself on its family atmosphere,” said Matthew J. Bastian, CEO of ICS.    “As a second generation owner of the company, It is humbling to see the commitment that so many individuals have made to this organization for so many years.”

Founded in 1965 as Instant Copy Service, ICS has grown into a full service print and direct fulfillment company.   Today, ICS produces 900 million direct mail pieces annually for leading brands in the non-profit, financial services, retail and insurance industries.

ICS CORPORATION CONTRACTS FOR HITRUST AND SOC2

ICS Corporation contracts for HITRUST and SOC 2 data security standards;Compliance audits being administered by 360 Advanced

AUGUST 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA – ICS Corporation, a leader in innovative, creative marketing and distribution services for print/mail clients nationwide, has contracted for rigorous audits of its data security processes and systems in order to earn compliance under the demanding HITRUST CSF and Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) standards.

The rigorous  third-party examinations for which ICS has contracted are being administered by the professional IT assurance and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a respected national Qualified Security Assessor, HITRUST CSF Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in Tampa, FL.

“Earning these designations will send a clear message to our clients and potential clients that ICS is dedicated to maintaining the strictest standards of data security and privacy in all of our operations,” commented Dennis Fish, company spokesperson. He added that the initiatives to achieve HITRUST and SOC 2 Type 1 standards is in response to demand in the marketplace as more contract specifiers understand their value and are requesting these levels of IT assurance and compliance.

“We also know that these designations will give us a clear competitive advantage when competing for business in the ever-expanding healthcare services arena and other industries in which we have identified significant opportunities for growth,” said Fish.

The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program delivers compliance assessment and reporting for HIPAA, HITECH, state, and business associate requirements. Leveraging the HITRUST CSF, the program provides healthcare organizations and their business associates with a common approach to managing security assessments that creates efficiencies and contains costs associated with multiple and varied assurance requirements.

 The objective of a SOC 2 Type 1 examination is the expression of an opinion about whether the control principles have been effectively designed to meet the requirements defined in the control principles.

Established in 1965, ICS is a full-service print, mail and fulfillment business based in Philadelphia, PA.  For more information, please visit www.ics-corporation.com .

ABOUT 360 ADVANCED

Known for its responsiveness, experience and professionalism, 360 Advanced has clients in more than 35 states that are major service providers in various industries, including cloud and SaaS based organizations.  360 Advanced is one of only a few specialized firms in the U.S. that assist service providers as their independent IT assurance and compliance assessor in maintaining and communicating security and compliance to their clients.

360 Advanced’s services are provided, but not limited to, the following industries: TitleServices, Hosted and Managed IT, Data Center and Colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS), Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, HR | Payroll | PEO, Legal and Collections, Bulk Mail Printing and Distribution, Background Screening, Business Process Outsourcing and Marketing.

Services provided by 360 Advanced include HITRUST CSF, SOC 1 (SSAE 16), SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security/HITECH, Microsoft Vendor Policy and other security and compliance services.

ICS CORPORATION UNCOVERS NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WITH RICOH

MALVERN, PA, October 22, 2016 – Ricoh USA, Inc., today announced that ICS Corporation, a leader in innovative, creative marketing and distribution services for print and mail clients nationwide, has partnered with Ricoh to expand its print capabilities and lower operating costs. ICS has taken the leap into color inkjet production printing by adding Ricoh’s market-leading InfoPrint 5000 continuous feed platforms and RICOH ProcessDirector workflow to its Philadelphia-based shop. With these implementations, ICS continues to expand its footprint in the direct mail and marketing industries, and address changing customer needs by securing new color and variable data business opportunities, decreasing costs and increasing efficiencies. 

“These days, more and more customers are demanding color capabilities, and we simply could not continue missing out on their color business,” said Tom Rippert, Director of Print Operations at ICS Corporation. “We knew we wanted to grow our digital color capabilities, but we didn’t want to break the bank doing it, either. Ricoh’s team worked closely with us to lower our operating costs, both by implementing affordable inkjet solutions and by optimizing and automating our workflows with RICOH ProcessDirector. The combination of Ricoh’s people and technology delivered a win for us at ICS.”

Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 continuous feed platforms designed to help users transition smoothly to inkjet and offer scalability to continually protect customers’ investments. Both the InfoPrint 5000 GP and InfoPrint 5000 MP platforms print up to 420 feet per minute, the GP in monochrome and the MP in color. These models support a multiple ink types, paper stocks and file formats, along with support for process and spot colors and International Color Consortium (ICC)–based color management. Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 family delivers these capabilities while consuming less power than many alternatives, helping customers achieve more with less energy usage. 

RICOH ProcessDirector is scalable workflow software designed for efficiency-, cost- and precision-conscious printers using AFP or PDF data streams. It is both modular and robust, helping it fit the needs of specific environments at reasonable costs, centralizing workflow monitoring and management to help drive efficiency, transparency and reliability. 

“The direct mail market has been changing more rapidly now than perhaps ever before. Many shops are looking for ways to adapt, grow and thrive,” said Andre Brazeau, Vice President, Sales, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “We are proud to provide the expertise and solutions that help direct mailers not just maintain but grow their customer bases. Our goal is to get our customers where they want to be, and in ICS’s case, they wanted to attract new business and drive down costs. Through new efficiencies and new capabilities, ICS was able to realize both, significantly.”

For details on Ricoh’s full line of products, services and solutions for the production print market, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com/rpp and follow @RicohProPrint on Twitter and Ricoh USA Production Print on LinkedIn.  

| About Ricoh |
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Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).
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Ricoh USA, Inc.
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