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Macquarie University chooses Konica Minolta

November 5, 2018

Macquarie University, Sydney.

The Sydney institution has chosen the Y Soft SafeQ and Konica Minolta to provide Managed Print Services across its campus.

The OEM will now provide MPS to 60,000 students, managing 240 devices across the university, using Y Soft SafeQ document management software.

Features of the software include pull-printing, automated scan workflows, and copy and fax services, with Y Soft’s online dashboard allowing administrators to manage and monitor the print fleet and its activity. Customers can also export reporting data directly into business intelligence applications for further analysis using Y Soft-provided templates.

Adam O’Neill, Managing Director of Y Soft Australia, said: “Macquarie University has a reputation for innovation and for delivering an exceptional student experience. Implementing the Y Soft SafeQ solution to manage printing more efficiently will help the university continue to offer innovative solutions that help students get the most out of their educational experience.”

With Y Soft SafeQ, Macquarie University will also be able to offer students and staff secure printing options such as pull-print with authentication, so their confidential or sensitive documents can’t be stolen from shared printers. Furthermore, detailed and comprehensive reporting capabilities will let Macquarie University manage print costs and ensure its printer fleet is right-sized to suit requirements across the university.

“Macquarie University is investing in the future and it was important to choose a print management solution that could scale to meet the needs of both our current students and the needs of our future students,” said David Reeve, Chief Information Officer at Macquarie University. “Having a cloud-based solution gives us greater flexibility, speed of deployment as well as significant savings in operational expense. However, more importantly, as a University we are very focused on the sustainability aspects of all our solutions and Y Soft SafeQ provides us with valuable information and ways to manage the environmental impact of printing.”

Reeve continued: “The combination of Y Soft SafeQ and Konica Minolta means Macquarie staff and students can experience a seamless printing experience regardless of what device or location they’re printing from, including mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. They can print and scan from the device closest to them, and protect the integrity of their work with robust security features. This will reduce many of the anxieties and much of the time wasted when printing on campus and will let students get on with learning.”

As a cloud-hosted solution, YSoft SafeQ will scale to match Macquarie University’s growth predictions while meeting availability, redundancy, and failover requirements. The solution leverages AWS monitoring and alerts to ensure the solution is operating effectively.

Eric Holtsmark, General Manager Strategy – Transformation & Technology for Konica Minolta, explained: “Macquarie University is a cutting-edge university and this new managed print services agreement will enhance this. It will let Macquarie University manage print costs more effectively and provide students and staff with features that make it easier for them to print and scan quickly, securely, and from anywhere on campus. Konica Minolta is pleased to play a pivotal role in providing this solution to Macquarie University and looks forward to continuing to support the university as it grows in the future.”

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