Konica Minolta in Europe attains all six Microsoft Cloud Solutions Partner Designations

| 20 June 2023

A trusted partner for digital transformation

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe and 21 of its subsidiaries have attained all six Microsoft Cloud Solutions Partner Designations, underscoring its comprehensive capabilities across all Microsoft Cloud Solution areas.


Following the restructuring of Microsoft's partner programme in 2022, aimed at highlighting organisations with proven experience, in order to guide customers through their cloud journeys, Konica Minolta in Europe quickly adapted. The company secured all six available Solutions Partner designations, thereby showcasing its expertise in Data & AI (Azure), Digital & App Innovation (Azure), Infrastructure (Azure), Modern Work, Security, and Business Applications.

 
 

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Earning all six designations is a significant milestone for our team, demonstrating the breadth of our expertise and our commitment to helping organisations expedite their digital transformation. Each designation is a testament to our team's diligence, dedication to continual learning, and the company’s proven success in delivering excellent results for our customers.

Norihisa Takayama

Executive Director DX, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Obtaining a Microsoft Solutions Partner designation requires meeting stringent requirements in terms of skills (technical aptitude), performance (number of customers), and customer success (deployment outcomes). "Securing these designations is a testament to our team's commitment to excellence," Norihisa Takayama continued.
 
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These badges serve as quality markers that assist customers in identifying the best technology partners for their needs. Customers who choose Konica Minolta in Europe can expect innovative business solutions from a full-service partner with proven expertise across the entire Microsoft Cloud.

Julie Sanford

Vice President, GTM, Programs, & Experiences at Microsoft

With the launch of Workplace One, Konica Minolta's Microsoft 365-related managed IT service, the company continues to affirm its commitment to digital transformation. Workplace One is a comprehensive solution offering a managed Microsoft 365 environment, managed backup services, proactive remote monitoring, and the implementation of Microsoft’s Cloud Services, all designed to simplify IT operations and provide a seamless digital workplace experience for customers.
 

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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 2023.


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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