Konica Minolta launches a new bizhub MarketPlace, accelerating customers’ business by expanding MFP functionality

Tokyo (January 17, 2017) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH are launching a new and enhanced version of the bizhub MarketPlace platform to accommodate the global market, in U.S.A. and Europe, adding a variety of applications and helpful features. The bizhub MarketPlace allows MFP’s functionalities to be enhanced by easily adding functions that are required to meet challenges of everyday businesses. The platform will be available throughout U.S.A. and Europe from January 2017.

Konica Minolta assists customers in maximising their productivity by offering more flexibility in adapting devices to everyday routines. The bizhub MarketPlace platform allows the functionality of Konica Minolta’s multifunctional products to be easily enhanced by adding apps to the devices without the need to buy expensive software.

Quick access and easy set-up

The possibility to connect to services such as OneDrive, Google Drive or SharePoint provides quick access to documents with the benefit of secure processes and state-of-the-art technology. In order to keep maintenance costs low and productivity high, the initial set-up as well as updates and additional apps are deployed remotely. Since the devices are centrally managed, all applications are kept up-to-date automatically with no extra charges.

Personalised MFP

As an additional service, the bizhub MarketPlace offers customers the possibility to get a personalised MFP user interface with an individual design and features, which fit within specific workflows and corporate design guidelines. Konica Minolta’s customisation services include consultancy, design and guidance through the individual features and workflows that can be made available on the display of the bizhub. Similar to additional apps or updates, customised user interfaces are deployed remotely, which benefits major enterprises with many staff.

Perfectly suited for every customer’s needs

The bizhub MarketPlace offers benefits for businesses of all sizes. One of the biggest advantages is that with the bizhub MarketPlace, the MFP adapts to the customer’s working behaviour, and not the other way around. The large variety of apps makes it simple to streamline the workflow, while saving time and costs, which essentially means more time for the core business.

bizhub MarketPlace (U.S.A) Recognized for Outstanding MFP App Ecosystem by BLI Pick Awards Winter 2017

This new version for global market is based on current bizhub MarketPlace developed in U.S.A., which has recently been honored with a prestigious Pick award for “Outstanding MFP App Ecosystem” from the analysts at Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI). This award is the recognition of Konica Minolta’s software commitment to providing the industry with innovative solutions for ready-to-use business applications.