From document management to workplace IT, office processes today run on an abundance of different systems and services, forcing employees to manage extremely complex workflows. Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) not only provides its customers with solutions for their digital transformation, but assists them in efficiently managing and controlling these business processes, shaping their workplace of the future. A key element in the company’s dedicated Connected Office approach is its MarketPlace platform, which ensures that users have access to the digital tools needed to increase productivity and enhance their daily operations, all in one place.
Konica Minolta has been named as one of the global top 100 IT vendors – according to Gartner’s recently published “Market Insight: Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendors in 2018.”
For Konica Minolta, four crucial value fields come together in its Connected Office:
- Connect IT - helps customers to empower and simplify their IT, utilising hybrid IT services or providing managed IT services and so on.
- Connect Security - ensures the safety of the entire office, including IoT devices and multi-functional peripherals (MFPs).
- Connect People - supports the organisation in improving workflows and providing tools for creativity.
- Connect Work - provides the latest and most suitable business apps, brought together in one store: The Konica Minolta MarketPlace. Along with Connect People, it helps leverage the full potential of the company’s employees.
Currently available in 133 countries, MarketPlace offers a wide variety of cloud, scan, productivity, information, and security apps that allow users to quickly increase the power of their Konica Minolta MFPs, as well as the new Workplace Hub IT infrastructure. MarketPlace now comes standard with all Konica Minolta bizhub i-Series devices, ensuring that users can easily access the tools needed to increase productivity and enhance daily operations. Customers can connect MFPs to various cloud services, allowing them to print files from, or scan files directly into desired cloud repositories. In addition, MarketPlace has become a global billing system by integrating into Konica Minolta’s ERP systems, enabling consumption-based billing and increasing operational efficiencies. MarketPlace keeps track of each customer’s usage and ensures they are only invoiced for that amount. Further, with its revolutionary, web-based Design Tool, customers can create or request custom-designed MFP User Interfaces (UIs) that are tailored to their way of working. With the MFP UIs, customers can effectively improve their daily business operations.
The full range of services and applications are available at www.konicaminoltamarketplace.com
 Gartner, Market Insight: Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendors in 2018, John-David Lovelock, 17 May 2019