Does your current printing and scanning infrastructure help or hinder your business? Can your people count on printers, scanners and copiers being reliable and ready to use every time? How easy is it to manage print costs and consumables? Are documents left lying in printer output trays, potentially exposing confidential or sensitive information to prying eyes? Does your IT team have to spend too much time fixing hardware problems?
Working with a specialist managed print services (MPS) provider helps you do away with everyday issues and make printing and scanning an efficient and high-performance service that helps everyone to be more productive. Even if you're moving away from paper and towards more digital ways of working, a reliable MPS will provide the supporting foundation for digitalised processes and location-independent working.
When you choose Konica Minolta, our consultants will work with you to analyse your needs and design the managed print solution that's right for you. As part of the analysis, our consultants can perform an environmental audit of your current printer fleet using our bizWORKPLACE tool that will reveal aspects like energy and consumables consumption.
Based on our Optimized Print Services (OPS) portfolio of devices, software and services, maintenance expertise and workflow management, your comprehensive MPS solution will help make printing and scanning a secure, cost-effective and user-friendly service your organisation can count on. On top of that, we'll make sure it's continuously refined to keep pace as your business needs evolve.
What makes an office smart? What means smart working, and how does the MFP relate to it? We have defined 7 key areas, all shaping the way we are working today and tomorrow: Connectivity, Universal Design, Security, File sharing & collaboration, Document capture & Management, Panel customisation as well as Cloud & Mobile Printing. Sounds complicated? It's not, with our smart Office Solutions.
A managed print service (MPS), like Optimized Print Services (OPS) from Konica Minolta, allows you to offload the maintenance and management of your printing and scanning infrastructure to a third-party provider. The provider may take over management of your existing devices (even a mixed fleet) or may partially or completely replace your devices.
MPS business benefits rated by respondents to industry analyst Quocirca's 'Managed Print Services, 2022' report as very important include improved service quality and reliability (44%), enhanced security (43%), and improved business process efficiency (40%). Further benefits include better cost control and reduced waste. Ideally, your MPS provider should also be able to advise you on process digitalisation and how MPS can support your objectives.
Your MPS should include features like:
Continuous optimisation of your printing and scanning infrastructure to ensure it keeps pace with business needs
Print management software for user authentication, usage monitoring, cost management and more
Remote support for proactive device monitoring and remote fixing of issues wherever possible
Your MPS provider should offer a range of devices to suit the needs of your organisation and your users. At Konica Minolta, for example, we offer a range of devices that:
Can print, scan, copy and even fax
Produce black and white or colour output on a wide range of paper sizes
Enable duplex (double-sided) printing
Provide finishing options like stapling and booklet-making
Are safe and easy for anyone to use
Offer enhanced security features to safeguard your data
Are designed for a reduced environmental impact
With Cloud Print services from Konica Minolta, you can move your print infrastructure to the cloud and benefit from increased flexibility and improved mobile working. Managed by experts, our cloud-based solution eliminates on-prem print servers, reduces capex and opex, and lightens the load for your IT teams.
In 'The Cloud Print Services Market Landscape, 2022' report, Quocirca reveals that 43% of organisations have implemented a cloud print management platform, and 37% plan to do so over the next two years. The report classifies Konica Minolta as a 'major player' in cloud print services, saying: “Konica Minolta’s cloud print services offer benefits such as: reduced maintenance requirements for server and software versions due to serverless operation and management of the software by the vendor, budget savings as no upfront investment is needed, simple and easy deployment that enables a quick start, flexible scalability that adapts to the customers' changing needs, and the ability to print from anywhere at any time.”
Printing from mobile devices has long been a challenge that's frustrated or hampered mobile workers. Now Konica Minolta offers a range of mobile printing solutions that make it possible to print from almost any phone or tablet to a bizhub multifunctional printer (MFP) or any other device or brand of printer. We also make it easy for you to allow guests and visitors to print from their mobile devices while keeping your business secure.
You can take a number of approaches to make printing more sustainable, including:
Choosing devices that are designed with a reduced environmental impact and low power consumption, and offer additional settings to further optimise energy use
Having your vendor perform an environmental audit of your printer fleet for insights into energy and consumables consumption
Engaging with an MPS provider that helps you make printing and copying as efficient and eco-friendly as possible; simplifies collection and recycling of consumables; and supports climate compensation with a programme for offsetting unavoidable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Using print management software to reduce wasted print and so help you lower your use of paper and other consumables
When you choose Konica Minolta as your MPS partner, you benefit from our years of experience in the printing and scanning space, combined with our commitment to ongoing technological innovation, information security, and sustainability.
Industry analysts recognise the quality of our MPS solutions. Quocirca named us a market leader for managed print services and as a major player in cloud print services. Our bizhub i-Series won multiple Buyers Lab (BLI) awards from Keypoint Intelligence, for reliability, quality and usability in particular; and we won further BLI awards for our print and document management solutions. In addition, we're recognised as a leader in print security, while our MFPs have been shown to exceed industry standard for cybersecurity compliance.
Konica Minolta has been named a ‘Leader’ in Managed Print Services, by the industry analyst, Quocirca. With many organisations fully embracing the flexibility and stability of hybrid working models post-pandemic, Konica Minolta’s Managed Print Services are more important than ever in ensuring cost reductions, IT security, sustainability, and efficiency.
Located on the south of Tejo River, Portugal, Garcia de Horta has been the most important hospital. In addition to all the technology that is integrated, Garcia de Horta also has other technologies that help in the daily management of the hospital. Facing the challenge to monitor the printing part, the technological platform implemented by Konica Minolta, now allows to know in real time all the costs associated with printing services.
The company Navigator is a reference in the production of pulp and paper spread over several countries. Facing a dispersion of the organisation led to a number of management challenges, particularly in the printing fleet. Looking for a technical solution to standardise the fleet and the printing services, Konica Minolta provided a unique solution for the printing fleet, where the company has now the full visibility of the costs related to printing and to the confidentiality of data.
Sonae is composed by a group of companies in the most diverse areas. The company faces new challenges regarding the search for new technological platform implementations. Having a large network of stores with local systems for the control and distribution of print services was proving inefficient, so Konica Minolta provided a centralised solution, where now Sonea’s information systems department is in charge for all the technological infrastructure of the Group’s retail area.
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