Konica Minolta named a ‘Leader’ in Quocirca Managed Print Services report 2023

| 19 September 2023

The report highlights cost, security and sustainability as the top print management challenges

Konica Minolta has been named a ‘Leader’ in Managed Print Services (MPS) by Quocirca for a third consecutive year in its Managed Print Services, 2023 report. The industry analyst has identified cost, security and sustainability as the top print management challenges, and highlights Konica Minolta’s key differentiators in these areas.


For 37% of respondents to Quocirca’s report, cost control was cited as the top print management challenge. It is an issue that Konica Minolta is addressing through its flexible pricing models which align with its customers’ payment preferences. The report recognises how the company “…simplifies, streamlines, and reduces print costs, providing customers with invoicing predictability.”
 
Cybersecurity and IT expertise are also top priorities when choosing an MPS supplier for 45% of organisations, and the report states how, “Konica Minolta’s Intelligent Connected Workplace services provide outsourced monitoring and management of print devices and systems, including device security profile management, vulnerability scanning and intrusion detection, and print policy enforcement.” The ability of bizhub SECURE to help organisations enhance password protection and hardware security measures, along with bizhub SECURE Platinum and SECURE Ultimate’s use of BitDefender technology is also acknowledged.
  
Reducing environmental impact is an important issue for 31% of respondents and it is acknowledged as one of Konica Minolta’s key differentiators. The use of the bizWORKPLACE total cost of ownership assessment tool for printer fleet environmental audits is mentioned for its ability to assess device energy consumption, as well as consumable usage to identify opportunities to limit wastage. Furthermore, the report notes how the uses of rules-based-printing can save resources.
 
Quocirca also refers to the trend towards organisations wanting more IT services from their MPS providers such as workplace productivity and collaboration tools, as well as cloud print. Konica Minolta’s ability to be a single supplier that manages MPS and IT services is stated, “Konica Minolta’s Intelligent Connected Workplace portfolio encompasses a broad range of solutions that address customers’ digital transformation needs. Konica Minolta’s hybrid working solutions extend beyond print to also include digital document and workflow solutions.” Konica Minolta also addresses cloud print demands with its Intelligent Connected Workplace through its Dispatcher Paragon Cloud SaaS solution for centralised print management and Workplace Pure business services marketplace.
 

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Providing organisations with a single source solution to meet their MPS and broader IT infrastructure, security and sustainability needs, coupled with a flexible approach to pricing means we are aligned and ideally placed to address the challenges highlighted by Quocirca in its latest report.

Olaf Lorenz

Head of International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Quocirca Managed Print Services Landscape 2023

Konica Minolta has been named a ‘Leader’ in Managed Print Services (MPS) by Quocirca for a third consecutive year in its Managed Print Services, 2023 report. The industry analyst has identified cost, security and sustainability as the top print management challenges, and highlights Konica Minolta’s key differentiators in these areas.
 

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now.


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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