Strong start of Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub Partner Program

| 13 July 2020

Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub Partner Program, which launched in October 2019, has been warmly received by channel partners. So far, more than 50 dealers from 13 European countries have already signed up, with more planning to join in the coming months. The program’s success reflects dealers’ enthusiasm to work with Konica Minolta in providing customers with the solutions they need for their intelligent, connected workplace. Konica Minolta’s all-in-one Workplace Hub service portfolio solutions such as Hub, Edge and Pro are a perfect example of this.


Created specifically for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the Workplace Hub service portfolio products are intelligent all-in-one IT solutions that include a full package of managed IT services that can help to simplify an organisation’s IT. Introduced at Konica Minolta’s European Leadership Campus (ELC) for its dealer partners in October 2019, the Workplace Hub Partner Program was launched for dealers keen to expand their business by adding IT services to their portfolios. 
 

LSA, a dealer from France, is the first partner to have sold a Workplace Hub solution. Their customer is a big and growing organisation with 900 employees from Marseille that helps people with low or no mobility. They wanted to modernise their IT infrastructure in order to facilitate remote work and increase flexibility for their employees. They not only wished for a global reflection in their IT and printing infrastructure, but also wanted to set up open spaces for employees and create meeting rooms and transit spaces. As a single provider was sought to take care of the organisation’s IT infrastructure, LSA provided the perfect solution by implementing Workplace Hub Edge.
 

As part of the program, dealers are provided with specialised training on selling and supporting customers with Workplace Hub solutions and services. This helps partners maintain and expand their relationships with customers, handling day-to-day management of IT services with Konica Minolta’s support. 
 

For more information about Workplace Hub, please click here.


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The resellers of our products are a key pillar of our business success. With the Workplace Hub Partner Program, we are able to provide a solution that provides additional value to their customers. This is why we offer different levels of partnership to suit IT capabilities and preferred level of investment in technology and training. For dealers that previously did not include IT solutions in their portfolio, our partner program is an effective way of restructuring their offering. With its dedicated training, Konica Minolta digitally transforms their business together with them. For our dealers already experienced in providing IT solutions, the Workplace Hub service portfolio offers an innovative and powerful new solution to complete their portfolio for smaller and medium-sized businesses in particular. Should they wish, dealers can handle everything from sales, installation and management of customers’ Workplace Hub solutions entirely in-house. Naturally, there is also the opportunity to resell any service or application on top of Workplace Hub.

Morgan Leucat

Director Europe GTM DWP Konica Minolta Business Solutions Business Solutions France S.A.S.

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We are delighted with this result, because we take our responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment very seriously and it shows that our efforts are paying off. And yet, offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions is only the last step. That is why we are focusing primarily on avoiding and reducing energy consumption and substituting CO2-emitting power sources with green energy. We are delighted with this result, because we take our responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment very seriously and it shows that our efforts are paying off. And yet, offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions is only the last step. That is why we are focusing primarily on avoiding and reducing energy consumption and substituting CO2-emitting power sources with green energy.

Olaf Lorenz

Senior General Manager Digital Transformation Division Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH

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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 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as 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 is listed among “2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.


For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ 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 approximately 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.


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


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