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

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

April 21, 2015 14:46 ET

Konica Minolta Named as an Industry Leader by IDC MarketScape for Smart MFPs

KM Is Recognized for Its Blend of Technology and Services to Help Customers Save Money and Achieve Success

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc., has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2014-2015 Vendor Assessment (doc #254761, March 2015). The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework that assesses vendors' short-term and long-term strengths, based on their respective strategies and capabilities.

"Konica Minolta's strategy, aptly named Transform 2016, runs through the end of March, 2017. Under this plan, the company highlights a customer-focused strategy with a services solution orientation as its foundation," said Keith Kmetz, vice president of IDC, Hardcopy Peripherals Solutions and Services Programs. "We see Konica Minolta moving forward with an effective approach that understands each client's specific document and workflow challenges and creating solutions to meet their needs."

"It is gratifying to be recognized as an industry leader by the IDC MarketScape. We are able to help our customers achieve greater success by continuing to provide smarter and more customized ways of working, while adhering to all industry security standards," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. "The fact that our portfolio offering stands out from the crowd of services and technology in the eyes of our customers is a testament to our client-first approach."

IDC defines a smart MFP as one that does more than print by incorporating copying, scanning, faxing or a combination. It must be network and/or Internet ready, have a customizable graphical user interface (e.g., touchscreen) panel, and be programmable.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the world's leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.

About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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