Langenhagen,
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2019
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Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab honours Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub and Dispatcher Phoenix 6 globally for its impressive turnkey IT solution

Summary

Continuing to highlight its innovative capabilities, the prominent technology provider Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has received the prestigious Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI) award for “Outstanding Achievement in Innovation” for Workplace Hub and “Outstanding Workflow Automation Platform” for its Dispatcher Phoenix 6.

Workplace Hub: “ground-braking product”

Regarding Workplace Hub, Buyers Lab stated that “It’s not often that a truly ground-breaking product comes along, but Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub is just such an innovation. Meant to be the IT heart of a small office, branch location, department or anywhere where an ‘edge’ computing infrastructure is needed, the solution combines a turnkey IT infrastructure appliance – either as a rack-mount server or built into a Konica Minolta MFP – with the company’s 24/7 monitoring and management service for a ‘hands-off,’ fully managed IT environment.”

Notably, this recognition continues Workplace Hub’s award success, which includes, but is not limited to, the Editor’s Choice award by UK’s Managed.IT Magazine for its Workplace Hub solution earlier this year and the Czech’s IDG publishing house “IT Product of 2019” recognition just recently.

Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub is an all-in-one Managed IT solution that consolidates an organisation’s technology via a single, centralised platform by directly addressing growing IT complexity. It does this by providing more efficient and effective management of the disparate array of tools, services and devices used by modern organisations, harnessing the best in breed of technologies from its partner network.

 

On Dispatcher Phoenix 6: “one of the most comprehensive workflow automation solutions that Buyers Lab has seen”

Buyers Lab stated that “Konica Minolta Dispatcher Phoenix is one of the most comprehensive workflow automation solutions that Buyers Lab has seen. The platform enables businesses to automate all their document-centric workflows to increase worker productivity, accelerate business processes, cut costs, eliminate mistakes, secure sensitive information, and comply with corporate and government regulations. Moreover, Dispatcher Phoenix is available in nine flavours, each seasoned differently to meet the specific needs of educators, law offices, healthcare providers, government institutions, general business usage, and more.”

Konica Minolta’s Dispatcher Phoenix 6 is a dynamic, automated document workflow solution. Available in different vertical editions to address specific business needs, it streamlines and automates common document processing tasks, maximising productivity and helping users increase their business efficiencies.

 

Intelligent connected workplace

Norihisa Takayama, General Manager of the Digital Workplace Business Unit, Konica Minolta, Inc.
We are thrilled to have our solutions recognised in this way. Workplace Hub in particular marks a significant milestone in Konica Minolta’s innovation journey. Our goal at Konica Minolta is to help our customers achieve an intelligent connected workplace. We believe that through our workflow automation solutions like Dispatcher Phoenix 6, and Workplace Hub’s all-in-one Managed IT offering, customers are able to take that important first step to getting better access to their data, and simplify IT, connecting people, spaces and devices. This will prove vital as they move to become IoT enabled in the future.
Norihisa Takayama, General Manager of the Digital Workplace Business Unit, Konica Minolta, Inc.

About Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab

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About Konica Minolta, Inc.

Konica Minolta, Inc. is a global technology company that provides innovative solutions to businesses and society. With its strengths in the combination of its core technologies in advanced imaging, optics, sensing, materials and nano-processing, Konica Minolta is committed to create new values that help customers address challenges in their operations and work processes. Advancing its expertise in digital technologies, the company has been going through business transformation into a digital company with insight into implicit challenges across the board as One Konica Minolta in the era of Internet of the Things (IoT). Konica Minolta is also active in open innovation through various collaborations and alliances with academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Headquartered in Tokyo, Konica Minolta has its Group companies in around 50 countries with over 44,300 employees and offers products and services in 150 countries around the world.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.

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