Konica Minolta bizhub Evolution awarded Buyers Lab Gold by Keypoint Intelligence

| 11 October 2018

Following in-depth testing, Konica Minolta’s flexible platform for document processes, bizhub Evolution, has received a Buyers Lab Gold rating from Keypoint Intelligence – the world’s foremost authority on imaging software, hardware and services. The cloud-based solution enables users to streamline their everyday document processes via mobile, desktop computer or connected Konica Minolta MFP. Described in the Buyers Lab report as being “unique to the market”, bizhub Evolution offers a suite of on-demand document processing and delivery services, including converting digital or paper-based documents into a multitude of formats, having them translated into another language, converting text to speech or printing from any Internet-connected device.

Konica Minolta bizhub Evolution is a convenient and flexible document service offering. The marketplace of apps and services included within the solution was identified as a key differentiator, with the report noting, “Konica Minolta is constantly expanding the list of services and the number of countries that have access to bizhub Evolution.” It further finds, “Even better, instead of a blanket monthly fee, Konica Minolta charges customers only for what they use.”

Also praised was the clear and intuitive user experience, with a common, easy-to-understand interface shared by both the web portal and the embedded applets available on a Konica Minolta MFP. The report noted that many user tasks could be achieved with simple drag and drop operations. Whilst Konica Minolta offers training if requested, Keypoint’s report saw the immediacy and simplicity of bizhub Evolution services as rendering this largely unnecessary. Administration was also highlighted as being “pleasantly simple and straightforward”, with strong security and data protection processes and features built in.

The Buyers Lab report also drew attention to the cost-effective and flexible nature of the bizhub Evolution platform. Even though a breadth of services and tools is available, businesses only need to pay for what that they use, and the platform offers an affordable way to access specific features, such as secure pull printing, without needing to invest in an expensive dedicated solution.

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 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta 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 received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.

For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ 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 more than 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.

Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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