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Konica Minolta awarded for advancing the smart workplaces of the future


Konica Minolta Business Solutions has received the “Buyers Lab PaceSetter award for Smart Workplace Vision” from Keypoint Intelligence, a leading analyst for the digital imaging industry. With technology transforming the way we work, the very nature of the office itself is changing. Consequentially, businesses are demanding solutions that help create a working environment that meets these demands. The analysts at Keypoint Intelligence-Buyers Lab honoured Konica Minolta with the prestigious Smart Workplace Vision award following an in-depth study that explored these developments. Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious accolade as the only vendor in its industry thanks to its forward-looking vision of the future of work, investment in innovative technology and a clear roadmap that is bringing its customers into this new world.

Office spaces are evolving, and Konica Minolta has been evolving with them. The company has a clear vision of what the Smart Workplace of the Future should include, and through a combination of in-house product development, acquisitions and partnerships, has been actively building towards that vision. As a result, Konica Minolta looks to have the structure and products in place to support Smart Workplace initiatives by offering a wide portfolio that includes its core document imaging equipment and solutions, smart receptionists, collaboration systems, robotics and advanced security video surveillance – plus the IT services to make it all work.
Jamie Bsales, Director of Solutions Analysis at Keypoint Intelligence

Keypoint Intelligence’s first-of-its-kind study looked at leading office equipment vendors’ approaches to the smart workplace, evaluating each company’s vision for the future workplace, its current and planned products and services to move customers towards that vision, current and future channel and go-to-market strategies, ability to execute the vision, and more. Konica Minolta was praised for its clear vision, a product portfolio that extended beyond the core document imaging space, and its ability to deliver on its vision.

Olaf Lorenz, General Manager International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
We are helping our customers to anticipate a future where physical locations and physical documents become less relevant and managing information flows is critical to success. We are very proud to be the only vendor in our industry to receive this award for our efforts to develop integrated smart office solutions that leverage our hardware, software and services capabilities.

Olaf Lorenz, General Manager International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH

Keypoint Intelligence-Buyers Lab noted Konica Minolta’s advanced capabilities in areas including IT Services, Cloud Services, Security, Business Process Automation (BPA) and AI, Mobility, and Unified Communications & Collaboration – all vital foundations for the smart workplace of the future. Konica Minolta also impressed through its partnerships with other industry leading technology companies and with cutting-edge product offerings such as the Workplace Hub. In EMEA, the capability to deliver effective solutions was reinforced by the company’s Business Innovation Center Europe and a dedicated development team working with IT, facilities managers and human resources to craft and test smart office solutions.


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, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global services provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in services-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards. 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 over 9,700 employees (as of March 2017), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.4 billion in financial year 2016/17.

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