Konica Minolta's New PageScope Workware Solution Brings Greater Efficiency and Ease to Desktop Document Management and Publishing

desktop document management and publishing solution that enables individuals and small workgroups to organize, view, find, edit and share images and electronic documents with extraordinary ease

KONICA MINOLTA'S NEW PAGESCOPE WORKWARE SOLUTION BRINGS GREATER EFFICIENCY AND EASE TO DESKTOP DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT AND PUBLISHING

RAMSEY, N.J. - March 2, 2006 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the launch of PageScope Workware, a desktop document management and publishing solution that enables individuals and small workgroups to organize, view, find, edit and share images and electronic documents with extraordinary ease.  Designed for increased productivity and cost efficiency, Konica Minolta's PageScope Workware is based on a PDF workflow and supports Adobe 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 versions.

A powerful desktop solution, PageScope Workware was developed to assist individuals by delivering the easy searching, retrieving, organizing and distribution of electronic files.  It allows users to perform network scanning and archiving of both text and graphic files.  The application enables the composition of documents from multiple file type sources - which are automatically turned into PDF documents - and leverages Konica Minolta's bizhub MFPs and the bizhub OP open software platform, with its desktop publishing capabilities.  Users can quickly preview files as thumbnail images, search documents using a wide range of criteria, group documents in virtual files, enhance images, and print or email with drag-and-drop speed.

"With its incredible technological enhancements and intuitive design, PageScope Workware brings dramatic ease and efficiency to individuals and groups with environments that are document-intensive and that require extensive desktop document management," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, product planning and development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Users have access and control over all of their information, which radically streamlines workflow processes and improves effectiveness and productivity enormously.  PageScope Workware and Konica Minolta's bizhub devices equal a powerful document management combination."

PageScope Workware's Main Features:

  • Convert all scanned documents automatically to PDF documents, including PDF annotations, document security (functional/password protection) and digital signatures (document authenticity).
  • Advanced search capabilities; search for documents/images by their content, keywords, date, author, etc.
  • Group multiple document file types in a "binder"
  • Combine multiple files (types) to create a single PDF document using the bind/unbind feature
  • Maintain original files (types) along with PDF
  • FTP server functionality for easy MFP connectivity
  • Built-in OCR engine for text conversion and document content indexing
  • Create icons on the Launch Bar to commonly used applications, destinations and printers
    - Print documents with Launch Bar printer (MFP) icons
    - Distribute documents via file servers, email or MS SharePoint

One of PageScope Workware's major attributes is its PDF-Centric Document Filing Cabinet that enables users to: 

  • Combine various file formats into one PDF document;
  • Leverage Adobe Acrobat's feature set; and
  • Update PDF documents after revising the contents of an original.

Pricing and Availability
PageScope Workware is available through select Konica Minolta North American distribution channels.  The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is $200.

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