Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced it has been named as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: ‘Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’.
Konica Minolta has pursued an approach to grow its product portfolio and capabilities. The IDC MarketScape states that “Konica Minolta has successfully executed this plan in targeted areas such as managed IT services, security, voiceover IP (VoIP), enterprise content management, business process outsourcing and vertical specific ERP and CRM solutions.” The report notes that “…customers seeking more than just a refresh of their printer/MFP portfolio and more of a vision of the workplace’s evolution into the future may want to consider Konica Minolta.”
Konica Minolta’s respective portfolio is also recognized by the IDC MarketScape in its report, as its product evolution involves a continuum of products and services including hardware, managed services, and business process automation integrated into an Intelligent Connected Workplace. IDC MarketScape assessed that “Konica Minolta believes that technology needs to be human centered, so understanding the motivations, wants, and needs of the worker is essential. The company will focus on the ‘why’ when implementing new technology and not just the ‘how’.”
“Throughout the pandemic, Konica Minolta focused on using innovation and technology to solve clients’ business challenges. We reimagined, repackaged and repurposed existing technologies to create new offerings to help companies maintain business continuity,” said Kay Fernandez, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta. “The IDC MarketScape’s assessment is a testament to our ongoing hard work and efforts to assist clients with the acceleration toward digital transformation, and further imparts confidence amongst our clients that we will continue to pivot as the world of work further evolves.”
One main reason for the positioning as a leader is Konica Minolta’s transition toward being a partner for holistic printing and office IT solutions. The report highlights a specific product example of Konica Minolta’s digital solutions: “Konica Minolta’s MarketPlace platform represents a key element in the company’s Intelligent Connected Workplace vision. The Konica Minolta MarketPlace platform makes it easy for customers to access the tools they need to connect their MFPs to various industry-related, security and cloud service apps. Konica Minolta’s bizhub i-Series devices are increasingly becoming the centerpiece of the ‘Intelligent Connected Workplace’ of its customers.”
Within the framework of its DX Stock 2020 program, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) organized the Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection. It highlights companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange that are particularly attractive for investors that prioritize improving corporate value over the medium to long term. As one of those companies, Konica Minolta has been highly rated with regard to the potential of its new business model, including digital transformation support services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under its Intelligent Connected Workplace.
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