Konica Minolta Selects Vocus On-Demand Software for Corporate Communications
(KMBS) has selected Vocus public relations software to help manage and automate its public relations efforts
KONICA MINOLTA SELECTS VOCUS ON-DEMAND SOFTWARE
FOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
LANHAM, MD - April 27, 2006 - Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations, announced today that Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (KMBS) has selected Vocus public relations software to help manage and automate its public relations efforts. Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, KMBS is a leader in document imaging innovation, providing its customers with complete solutions for document creation, production and management.
According to Bill Brewster, Vice President of Marketing at KMBS, the company had used a variety of PR products and services in the past. However, none of these were designed to work together as a comprehensive, integrated system. Brewster and his team switched to Vocus in order to have complete control of their corporate communications activities in one easy-to-use product. Other reasons for choosing Vocus included its world-class media database, News-On-Demand Premium monitoring service, and robust analytics and reporting capabilities.
"We've used other disparate public relations tools in the past, but they left us wanting more," says Brewster. "With Vocus, we can easily build world-class media lists; keep track of all our conversations with journalists; distribute our press releases; monitor our news coverage; and measure and analyze our results.. At a significant savings, we can accomplish all of these tasks with one integrated, comprehensive on-demand software suite."
Vocus provides an integrated on-demand software suite for PR professionals. The Vocus on-demand software suite manages media and analyst relationships; interactive email campaigns; projects and news; files, documents and other collateral; and online newsrooms. The software also analyzes media coverage and other PR information to provide real-time feedback on the effectiveness of PR campaigns and early intelligence on trends unfolding in the press.
"Effective corporate communications requires the careful coordination of activities, contacts, and content," said Rick Rudman, President and CEO of Vocus, Inc. "By efficiently managing all of these elements in one centralized, integrated, on-demand software suite, Vocus enables PR pros to spend more time on creative and strategic efforts."
About Vocus, Inc.
Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences. Our software helps customers manage media relations, news monitoring and analysis, interactive email campaigns, online newsrooms, and government relations activities. Vocus software is delivered as an easy-to-use and cost-effective annual subscription, with no need for internal hardware, software or IT support. Our software is currently available in five languages, and is in use by customers around the world. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America and Europe. For more information please visit www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., offers a broad range of multifunctional digital imaging solutions inspired by its bizhub™ brand of powerful solutions that serve as the central resource for document scanning, in-house printing, copying, faxing and electronic archiving and distribution. From high-quality color and monochrome bizhub systems for workgroups and small offices, to advanced high-volume bizhub PRO™ production printing systems for large corporations and print-for-pay services, Konica Minolta is leading the industry toward integrated, networked hardware/software solutions that are more simple, reliable, and cost-effective. Complementing its bizhub solutions, Konica Minolta also offers desktop laser printers, microform digital imaging systems, wide-format printers and scanning systems for specialized applications.
Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and experienced, responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America. For more information, please visit Konica Minolta at www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us.
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