Konica Minolta Announces Dispatcher Phoenix Release 5.0 With Exciting New Functionality

RAMSEY, NJ (February 26, 2015) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced a major release of its popular automated document workflow solution, Dispatcher Phoenix. Available in different vertical editions to address specific business needs, Dispatcher Phoenix streamlines and automates common document processing tasks, such as Bates stamping, redaction, file conversion, annotation, indexing, file routing and much more. Dispatcher Phoenix's new feature-rich release introduces a new licensing model that provides our customers with even more flexibility when creating workflows. In addition, Release 5.0 includes advanced features to enhance and expand the speed and power of our customers' workflow.

Some of the new exciting functionality and options offered with Dispatcher Phoenix Release 5.0 are:

Licensing Model - Demonstrating Konica Minolta's commitment to listening and responding to customer feedback, the new licensing model now provides more workflow capabilities without the added burden of increased costs. For example, with Release 5.0, you can now run multiple workflows on the same MFP at no additional cost. This change allows our customers to address a larger number of their business needs without incurring additional license fees.

Release2Me - Dispatcher Phoenix's convenient print release solution provides our customers with the control they need to secure their confidential information and eliminate unwanted or duplicate copies. With Release2Me, print jobs are held in a queue until they are released at the MFP by an authenticated user. The Release2Me solution comes with a new system workflow that is easy to use with minimal set-up required. To address more complex workflows, separate tools are available as well, including the PJL Print Preferences node, which allows users to specify print settings, such as numbers of copies, at the panel, and a Release2Me node that allows for further in-depth customization. In addition, the PJL Print Preferences node is included as part of the existing Dispatcher Phoenix Metadata Bundle.

OCR Enhancements / New Language Support - Release 5.0 includes support for the newest NuanceĀ© OCR engine, Version 19. This new release provides higher OCR accuracy as well as significant speed improvements. In addition, our range of recognition and interface languages has broadened. You can now add a license for Asian languages with our OCR Asian Font Pack.

Connector to FileAssist - Konica Minolta's new, dynamic cloud solution, FileAssist, allows users to store files online for access anytime, from anywhere. Now you can scan, process, and route files to FileAssist automatically or right at the MFP using Dispatcher Phoenix. Included as part of the existing Dispatcher Phoenix Distribution Connector bundle, this connector increases the power of your organization's document workflow.

Connector to Workshare - Dispatcher Phoenix now offers a direct connection to Workshare, a leading file sharing and document collaboration platform used by over 2 million professionals in a wide variety of sectors, including legal, finance and accounting, government, and healthcare. With this optional connector, our customers can easily and quickly send and store their documents in Workshare with interaction at the MFP and preprocessing done by Dispatcher Phoenix.

Connector to FilesAnywhere - Addressing the continued adoption of cloud storage technologies by businesses and organizations, Dispatcher Phoenix now offers a connector to FilesAnywhere as part of its cloud connector offerings, which also includes connectors to Box, Dropbox, WebDAV, Microsoft OneDrive, and Konica Minolta's FileAssist. With the FilesAnywhere connector, users can store and share their documents either via an automated workflow or directly at the MFP. This connector is included as part of the existing Dispatcher Phoenix Distribution Connector bundle. 

Advanced Metadata Scripting - To help our customers best address their advanced document processing challenges, a new Metadata Scripting process is now available to manage and manipulate file metadata. With a user-friendly interface, built-in functional library, and text editor, modifying, creating, copying, and removing metadata from files has never been easier. This advanced process is included as part of the existing Dispatcher Phoenix Metadata bundle.

Type ahead folder browsing for connectors - It's easy to find the correct folder to scan to with Dispatcher Phoenix's new type ahead search functionality now added to the Workshare, FilesAnywhere, Box, Dropbox, WebDAV, FileAssist, and Microsoft OneDrive connectors. MFP users can begin typing into a Search field at the panel, and the list of folders will be automatically and instantly filtered.

"We listen to our customers' complex needs and help transform the way companies in any market manage their data", says Sam Errigo, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. "By launching this new release of Dispatcher Phoenix, we are providing customers with the advanced tools they need to solve their document processing challenges and ultimately drive their business success. Dispatcher Phoenix 5.0 will have a measureable effect on businesses, through optimizing workflow resulting in reduced costs, an increase in productivity and a more effective streamlined process."

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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 of the 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: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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Kristina Marchitto
Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.236.4399