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Konica Minolta unveils new version of MarketPlace

July 10, 2019

Konica Minolta announced the new version of 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.

Toshimitsu Taiko, Senior Executive Officer, responsible for Business Technologies at Konica Minolta explains, “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.”

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 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 web-based Design Tool, customers can create or request custom-designed MFP User Interfaces (UIs) that are tailored to their way of working.

“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,” says Ikuo Nakagawa, Senior Executive Officer, responsible for Digital Workplace Business, concluding: “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 Total revenue for 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.”

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