Konica Minolta extends the benefits of a cloud-first print strategy with SAFEQ Cloud

| 16 January 2024

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH (Konica Minolta) has announced the introduction of SAFEQ Cloud, to further support the growing number of organisations wanting to reap the productivity, operational, and cost benefits of a cloud-first print strategy. SAFEQ Cloud is hosted by Konica Minolta at its secure data centres.

SAFEQ Cloud makes printing from any device quick and easy, whilst eliminating the need for print servers and their associated costs. It includes a new Multi-Vendor Scanning feature that enables productivity to be increased with simple one-touch scan to email or cloud repositories, utilising OCR technology and metadata searchability.
SAFEQ Cloud benefits from being hosted in Konica Minolta’s secure data centres located in Germany and Sweden. These ISO 27001 and DIN EN 50600 certified sites operate a zero-trust architecture, providing the highest levels of security (including end-to-end security of data, user authentication, auditing functionality, and integration with cloud authentication providers), regulatory GDPR compliance, availability, and redundancy.
By offering SAFEQ Cloud (from strategic partner Y Soft that acquired EveryonePrint in 2022), Konica Minolta is replacing Dispatcher Paragon Cloud and EveryonePrint HCP while streamlining its cloud print portfolio. This will consist of SAFEQ Cloud and  the Workplace Pure cloud services platform that includes cloud print, document translation, document conversion, direct upload to cloud repositories etc. Together, this comprehensive portfolio provides organisations with everything they need to support hybrid working and reap the productivity, operational, and cost benefits of a cloud-first print strategy.

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With Konica Minolta, customers have a holistic digital workplace partner at their side. Through our portfolio of services and solutions we can support all our European customers at every stage of their cloud journey, enabling them to realise the substantial operational, management and cost benefits the cloud print and cloud document services deliver.

Olaf Lorenz

Head of International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

In June 2023, Konica Minolta was recognised as a major player in Quocirca’s ‘The Cloud Print Services Market Landscape, 2023’. The analyst comments on Konica Minolta, “Cloud print services are an integral part of Konica Minolta’s offering, and it has developed a flexible and scalable service portfolio within its core print business, designed to support clients’ migration from on-premise to SaaS and cloud platforms.”
SAFEQ Cloud is available now from Konica Minolta. For more information visit: https://www.konicaminolta.eu/eu-en/intelligent-connected-workplace/managed-print-services/mobile-printing/solutions/safeq-cloud


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 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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