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Konica Minolta Named Leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services

Global Recognition Highlights Strategy to Deliver Document Management for All Business Needs

Mississauga, ON – November 10, 2014 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) today announced its placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS).

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for vendors of Managed Print Services and Managed Content Services worldwide serves as a guide for organizations to identify and evaluate technology providers that deliver managed services for multifunction printers (MFP), printer products and device-monitoring software technology within their organizations. Gartner customers are increasingly seeking providers that can match their global presence and become partners in helping them with the management of their printing and document management needs.

According to Gartner, Konica Minolta has achieved the Leaders quadrant because of enhancements to its Optimized Print Services (OPS) offering combined with its Managed Content Services vision. Konica Minolta offers managed content services to support small, mid-market and enterprise organizations in conjunction with complementary managed IT services, business process automation, and managed print services.

The independent Gartner analysts confirmed Konica Minolta's position as a leading global services provider for enhancements around its Professional Services, which support OPS, by delivering Managed Content Services to focus on and optimize enterprise content and business processes along the entire document life cycle.

"We have been strategically building our managed content services with our managed print services program. As a result, we are now acknowledged as a leader in this new combined category," says Dave Robertson, Vice President, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. "We have created a high-value suite of services in the MCS space through strategic acquisitions of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) providers, including AMS Imaging, DocuSource and Results Engineering."

Konica Minolta was also noted for its EnvisionIT vertical market services offering and organizational alignment, which includes a comprehensive vertical market software portfolio, robust training and alignment of sales resources that are vertically focused. The company has developed a project management office (PMO) and specialized engagement teams to its regional operations to support customers of any size who are ready to optimize their business processes.

"The core of our service and solutions strategy is to support our customers by offering a full array of document management and enterprise content management technology. We are excited about driving a less-print strategy through the enablement of our OPS program while decreasing operational expenses and delivering access to information using the best possible method," says Robertson. "By offering a combination of our OPS, MCS and Managed IT Services (MIT), we are able to architect, implement, manage and support our customers in a cost-effective manner while delivering an end-to-end solution."

This latest recognition caps off a banner year for Konica Minolta, which includes 2014 Buyers Lab, Inc. "Line of the Year" Awards in the A3/Ledger MFP segment for the fourth consecutive year; a 2014 Buyers Lab, Inc. "PRO" Award; 11 2014 Buyers Lab, Inc. "Pick" Awards, including PageScope Mobile as the Outstanding Mobile Print App; four 2014 Better Buys for Business "Editor's Choice" Awards; the 2014 Brand Keys #1 Brand in the "MFP Office Copier" category for the seventh consecutive year,  46 Konica Minolta solutions listed in the EPEAT product registry for 2014 and All Covered's inclusion as a top Managed IT service provider for the sixth consecutive year by the MSPmentor 501.

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About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Recognized as a #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years, awarded "MFP (multifunction peripheral) Line of the Year" by Buyers Laboratory LLC, and named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index three years in a row, the company focuses on end-to-end business solutions to help your business grow. Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca.


Konica Minolta Media Relations – Canada
Marketing Department, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.

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