Turning devices into powerful translators and much more: Konica Minolta upgrades bizhub Evolution

| 7 August 2019

Konica Minolta’s flexible cloud-based platform for office workflows and communication, bizhub Evolution, has been upgraded to include a powerful new translation service to enable users to seamlessly translate documents while also keeping the document format. The solution is equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered engine and utilises a self-learning algorithm to deliver its translations. All this can be processed via mobile, desktop computer or Konica Minolta’s bizhub devices.

Since its introduction in 2016, the convenient and flexible smart services platform bizhub Evolution has stood at the core of Konica Minolta’s connected office solution. It offers on-demand document processing and other cloud services, including converting digital or paper-based documents into a multitude of formats and translating them into another language. The AI-based translation update, which is available from August, relies on the technology of a proven and very innovative translation service provider, while the included conversion engine for document format recovery has been developed by Konica Minolta. Besides the high translation quality, five additional languages have been included in the service. Translation is now possible for German, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Dutch and Russian. It is part of bizhub Evolution’s value package – customers who have already subscribed to the translation service will automatically enjoy the advantages of the upgrade – without any additional costs.

In its Buyers Lab report 2018, Keypoint Intelligence awarded bizhub Evolution a gold rating and described the platform as being “unique to the market”. More than 400 clients, such as Lufthansa, have been using the cloud-based services, which are available and integratively usable over all devices, including PCs, Smartphones, Tablets and bizhub MFPs.

bizhub Evolution also attracts attention with its cost-efficiency and its flexible nature. Despite its breadth of services and tools, businesses only need to pay for what they actually use. The platform offers an affordable way to access specific features such as secure pull printing, cloud fax, document conversion and much more 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 8,800 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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