From managing documents to IT environments, companies are using a growing number of services and different day-to-day management systems. As a result, workflow is hampered by the many systems, and employees are able to manage extremely complex work processes.
Konica Minolta proposes a solution to simplify and optimize workflows through the online MarketPlace platform, which gives users access to the digital tools needed to increase productivity and improve day-to-day operations from one place. By creating a permanently connected workspace, Konica Minolta provides customers with digital transformation solutions and assists them in efficiently managing their activities.
One of the top 2018 IT vendors, according to a Gartner study and recently published in Market Insight, Konica Minolta comes to support its customers with a new version of the MarketPlace online platform.
"Our goal is to help users succeed in business by providing a supportive work environment. Thus, we offer them the ability to access professional IT applications and services for workflow automation or document management, according to their specific needs. The MarketPlace platform provides users with a range of connected services, increasing efficiency in day-to-day work, "said Toshimitsu Taiko, Senior Executive Officer of Konica Minolta's Business Technology Department.
Four new features are representative of the definition of connected services, as follows:
Connects IT infrastructure - offers full control and the ability to simplify IT infrastructure by using hybrid or managed services
Connects security - ensure the security of the entire workspace, including IoT devices and multifunctional equipment.
Connects people - improves workflows and provides the tools needed to develop creativity.
Connects Work Activities - offers access to new applications from one place. Together with Connect People, it helps the company's employees to develop their potential.
The MarketPlace platform is available in 133 countries, and includes a variety of applications and services. Scanning features, cloud, productivity applications, information management and security systems offer users the ability to constantly improve their multifunctional equipment or Workplace Hub with new technologies and applications.
Also, the MarketPlace online platform provides easy access to the applications and tools needed for bizhub i-Series office equipment, thereby enhancing productivity and improving day-to-day business operations.
Users can connect multifunction devices to cloud services, enabling them to print or scan documents directly from the cloud. Additionally, the new version of the platform provides access to a global billing system by integrating Konica Minolta's ERP systems, facilitating billing processes and improving operational efficiency. At the same time, users can access or create customized interfaces for multifunctional devices, depending on their specific needs. Through these interfaces, users can improve their daily work activities.
Konica Minolta takes a new step towards the title of leading company in redefining the workplace and how organizations carry out their activities. By launching the new online platform. MarketPlace is not just an online bizhub application store, but also a platform where users can add new and multiple IoT features. Pre-installing the new platform on the bizhub i-Series or Workplace Hub underscores the Konica Minolta initiative to provide customers with an enhanced work experience. MarketPlace provides the tools needed to grow businesses and reduce the complexity of work processes.
The platform combines complete IT services, portfolio of office solutions and consulting services so that users benefit from an enhanced work experience and a digitized workspace centered on state-of-the-art technologies.