SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

October 09, 2013 12:00 ET

Infirmary Health Saves $240,000 With Managed Print Solution From Konica Minolta

Regional Hospital Network Implements Konica Minolta Optimized Print Services Throughout Its Hospitals, Outpatient Facilities and Clinics for Improved Print Management

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - October 09, 2013) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Infirmary Health System, a leading provider of healthcare in southwest Alabama, has implemented Konica Minolta Optimized Print Services (OPS) throughout its entire network of hospitals, outpatient facilities and medical clinics. By standardizing on a managed print solution Infirmary Health has saved over $240,000 as well as simplified the management of 2,000 printing devices and improved efficiencies and document security.

"Maintaining our large printing fleet across multiple hospitals and clinics was a strain on the IT department and our operational budget," Eddy Stephens, CIO, Infirmary Health System, Inc. "It made more sense to move to a single managed print service plan with Konica Minolta OPS maintaining and supporting our entire fleet regardless of the manufacture and model. Not only has it helped to drive down operating costs, but the IT department no longer has to manage multiple vendors or service devices ourselves. With everything else I have on my plate as CIO of a large healthcare provider, printing is now one less thing I have to worry about with Konica Minolta OPS."

For the past 15 years Infirmary Health has leveraged Konica Minolta printers, bizhub® multifunction printers (MFPs) and production print systems. Looking ahead to the long-term changes in healthcare reimbursements from government and private payers, Infirmary Health turned to Konica Minolta to implement a managed print solution that would help reduce its operating budget and drive costs out of the system. Infirmary Health now saves $20,000 monthly on replacement toner cartridges by moving to Konica Minolta OPS for the ordering and delivery of all consumables, replacement parts and maintenance kits, regardless of the device make or model.

With a total of 2000 printing devices throughout the organization, Infirmary Health has moved to a vendor supported maintenance model with a dedicated Konica Minolta technician on site to service and ensure optimal uptime. Now when IT receives a call related to printing, it is sent directly to the Konica Minolta technician. The combination of a dedicated Konica Minolta technician and local technician support ensure that Konica Minolta can easily service and maintain all the print devices located throughout nine different hospital facilities and more than 30 satellite clinics.

"Like so many large organizations with multiple locations, Infirmary Health's printing environment was not optimized for efficiency and was comprised of excess printing, imaging and fax devices," says Sam Errigo, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Konica Minolta's Optimized Print Services (OPS) takes the complexity and inefficiencies out of managing a print environment for both productivity and cost savings. Our approach combines consultancy, hardware, software and implementation services in order to achieve cost reductions and trouble-free processes."

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About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for three consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. The company has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter.

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