Shifting collaboration to the fast lane – Konica Minolta’s Workplace Go


Interlinked working is becoming key in today’s business routine: sharing knowledge and providing a platform to enable digitally supported collaboration is crucial to keeping every team on track and to increasing creativity. SMEs in particular need to do so in order to grow their business. The need for a solution that is able to provide such a working environment is therefore increasing rapidly. Konica Minolta sees these customer requirements and addresses them with Workplace Go. The solution is highly customisable and scalable, so that its functionalities can also be applied in bigger enterprises. The IT specialist deploys a holistic solution that unites all contemporary collaboration features in one place: with Workplace Go, establishing and managing project groups, organising an intranet or real-time communication with colleagues are united within one personal dashboard where each user can easily see their current projects and tasks. It builds on top of the market-leading Microsoft Office 365 collaborative suite to feature collaboration functionalities like handling communication, social networking and productivity. While already having been available within the framework of Workplace Hub, Workplace Go will now be launched as a stand-alone solution.

Stephan Thiele, Product Manager Workplace Go, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
We realise that SMEs especially are confronted with an increasing demand to organise and share knowledge and data in their organisation. At some point, a place is needed where an aggregation and exchange of ideas, data and processes can take place, establishing the basis for efficient and creative work. We also see that expertise or capacity are often not available to implement a solution like this. With Workplace Go, Konica Minolta offers a way to address this specific need. In providing Workplace Go, we empower our customers to accelerate their digital transformation with modern tools for personal organisation, an intranet as well as solutions for collaborating with internal and external colleagues. At the same time, we ensure compliance with all necessary security and data regulations. We supply a tool to our customers so that they can individually create a digital environment based on the specific requirements of their organisation. The solution is able to incorporate all functionalities in a secure platform – fast and scalable, exactly within the needed scope.
Stephan Thiele, Product Manager Workplace Go, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Workplace Go is a digital workplace that incorporates all the information employees need to increase performance of their daily work together. It also offers quick and globally uniform access to all required content, applications and system notifications as well as a tailored search experience through SharePoint and Delve. In addition, Workplace Go enables unique content management, as users can follow their contributions in terms of likes, views, versions or the current approval status directly in their personal dashboard. Well-known business software (such as Power BI, Dynamics CRM, Outlook, Skype for Business, Planner, Groups) and Social Networks (such as Yammer, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Office 365 Video) can be incorporated as well. The SharePoints created can be individually customised to every organisation optimally.

As a component of Workplace Hub, this tool has been successfully implemented in numerous businesses. One example is the French manufacturer of insulating glass Le Kap Verre. As an element of the Workplace Hub, it brings together work processes and data in one place. It offers the company an environment that supports its digital transformation and increases the efficiency of their highly mobile teams in need of the right information at the same time, enabling them to work under optimum conditions.

Improving the agility of our teams, in particular enhancing cross-departmental work as the collaborative environment, makes it easier to collaborate on team projects. Finally, we value the security provided based on cloud technology from Microsoft.
Céline Ribot, Site Director at Le Kap Verre

The solution fits seamlessly into the Workplace Hub environment – being the software solution to support the hardware best. Workplace Go is a Software-as-a-Service solution (SaaS), therefore reducing capital expenditures and improving budget efficiency. 


Learn more about Workplace Go here.


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 approximitaley 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.

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