Named in the latest version of Market Insight: Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendors in 2018 
From document management to workplace IT, office processes today run on an abundance of different systems and services, forcing employees to manage extremely complex workflows. Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) not only provides its customers with solutions for their digital transformation, but assists them in efficiently managing and controlling these business processes, shaping their workplace of the future. A key element in the company’s dedicated Connected Office approach is its MarketPlace platform, which ensures that users have access to the digital tools needed to increase productivity and enhance their daily operations, all in one place.
Konica Minolta has been named as one of the global top 100 IT vendors – according to Gartner’s recently published “Market Insight: Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendors in 2018.”
“ Our goal is to support our customers in creating a working environment that, based on their specific needs, leads the foundation for their business success in a digitalised future. This is what we mean when we speak of the connected office.”
Toshimitsu Taiko, Senior Executive Officer, Konica Minolta, Inc.
For Konica Minolta, four crucial value fields come together in its Connected Office:
- Connect IT – helps customers to empower and simplify their IT, utilising hybrid IT services or providing managed IT services and so on.
- Connect Security – ensures the safety of the entire office, including IoT devices and multi-functional peripherals (MFPs).
- Connect People – supports the organisation in improving workflows and providing tools for creativity.
- Connect Work – provides the latest and most suitable business apps, brought together in one store: The Konica Minolta MarketPlace. Along with Connect People, it helps leverage the full potential of the company’s employees.
Currently available in 133 countries, MarketPlace offers a wide variety of cloud, scan, productivity, information, and security apps that allow users to quickly increase the power of their Konica Minolta MFPs, as well as the new Workplace Hub IT infrastructure. MarketPlace now comes standard with all Konica Minolta bizhub i-Series devices, ensuring that users can easily access the tools needed to increase productivity and enhance daily operations. Customers can connect MFPs to various cloud services, allowing them to print files from, or scan files directly into desired cloud repositories. In addition, MarketPlace has become a global billing system by integrating into Konica Minolta’s ERP systems, enabling consumption-based billing and increasing operational efficiencies. MarketPlace keeps track of each customer’s usage and ensures they are only invoiced for that amount. Further, with its revolutionary, web-based Design Tool, customers can create or request custom-designed MFP User Interfaces (UIs) that are tailored to their way of working. With the MFP UIs, customers can effectively improve their daily business operations.
“ With MarketPlace, Konica Minolta takes another step towards becoming a leading company in rethinking the today’s workplace and redefining the way organisations work. The Konica Minolta MarketPlace is not only an app store for bizhub devices, it is the core platform where our customers can add functionality to their IoT devices. The pre-installation of MarketPlace on Workplace Hub and bizhub i-Series devices represents Konica Minolta’s commitment to enhance the way our customers work. Providing tools for growth while reducing complexity is at the heart of our Connected Office approach. MarketPlace is a great example of this. As one of the global top 100 IT vendors, our Connect Office platform combines our comprehensive IT services, office solutions portfolio, and consulting services in a way that empowers our customers to create a digital-focused workplace of the future.
Ikuo Nakagawa, Senior Executive Officer, Konica Minolta, Inc. “
The full range of services and applications are available at www.konicaminoltamarketplace.com
 Gartner, Market Insight: Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendors in 2018, John-David Lovelock, 17 May 2019
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. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ 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 almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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