Konica Minolta’s Workplace Pure Named Winner of a BLI Pick Award from Keypoint Intelligence for Outstanding Document Processing Services
Langenhagen, Germany, 20 December 2022
Konica Minolta’s Workplace Pure solution has won a Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023 Pick Award for Outstanding Document Processing Services from Keypoint Intelligence, the leading market research firm and independent evaluator of print and smart workplace technology and services. The award recognises Workplace Pure for its ‘Anytime, anywhere document processing’, the ‘Easy, intuitive user experience’, and adds that the ‘Administration is simple and straightforward’.
The Workplace Pure platform (formally known as bizhub Evolution) provides cost-effective 24/7 access to a marketplace of constantly evolving services including centralised upload to cloud repositories, cloud print, secure guest print, smart document conversion and translation – all automated and streamlined from a single trusted source.
Lee Davis, Senior Analyst in Keypoint Intelligence’s Office Group stated, “Konica Minolta Workplace Pure is a cloud document processing solution that helps businesses manage the intersection of paper documents and digital processes. The solution comes with several productivity-boosting features that users can access on demand, such as the ability to scan to cloud, convert documents into searchable, editable file types, instantly translate documents, print via the cloud print service, and much more.”
In recognising Konica Minolta Workplace Pure with its BLI Pick Award, Keypoint Intelligence also observes how it is particularly useful for businesses that operate in distributed working environments, but its benefits can be enjoyed by all. A cloud-hosted subscription service, workers can access the solution anytime, anywhere using the devices they prefer the most. The market research firm also acknowledges how the solution’s architecture and pricing model eliminates the time and money that IT has to spend deploying and maintaining additional physical IT infrastructure just to support the solution, as well as converts large upfront software costs into low, predictable monthly payments. Keypoint Intelligence concludes that best of all, businesses only pay for the features they need, but they can always add more functionality as their needs change.
Philipp Schröder, Head of Portfolio Strategy & Management at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe commented, “We are proud that Konica Minolta Workplace Pure has been recognised by Keypoint Intelligence. This cloud solution addresses the needs of hybrid working and boosts productivity whilst also centralising workflows and managing team collaboration. It delivers 24/7 access to a platform of constantly evolving essential services, such as Cloud Print or Translate with easy and secure availability wherever workers choose to operate. It also avoids potential issues with sharing/synchronising or security issues, and fully embraces the considerable strengths of automation and flexibility of Digital Transformation.”
For more information about Konica Minolta Workplace Pure please visit: https://www.konicaminolta.eu/eu-en/services/smart-cloud-services/workplace-pure
About Keypoint Intelligence
For over 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.
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. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers – small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector – and solves issues faced by society.
As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.
Konica Minolta’s Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).
For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.
The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.
For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ 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 approximately 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.
Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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