Konica Minolta is Awarded the 2018 Document Imaging Software Line of the Year Award for Its Outstanding Portfolio from Buyers Lab

Ramsey, NJ – February 23, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the company has won the 2018 Document Imaging Software Line of the Year award in North America from the analysts at Keypoint Intelligence-Buyers Lab (BLI). Given once a year, this coveted award recognizes the vendor that offers the most complete and robust software portfolio across the range of document imaging application categories that BLI covers in its bliQ subscription service.

Konica Minolta landed in the top tier in the majority of the categories evaluated and received the highest score of any vendor in the device authentication category. The company’s devices also scored very well in hard drive security, function control, job protection, and device security protocols, as well as in having the entire system certified, as opposed to only one component or option. In addition to its document technology portfolio, Konica Minolta (through its All Covered subsidiary) can also provide managed security services for an entire network and all connected devices.

The company earned points for several of its own class-leading software offerings, including the Dispatcher Phoenix capture/workflow platform. The apps and customizable user interfaces available via its groundbreaking Konica Minolta Marketplace online app portal also figured favorably into the equation, as did the company’s strong portfolio of class-leading document imaging applications sourced from independent software vendors such as Kofax, Nuance Communications, Pharos Systems, Prism Software, Square 9 Softworks and many others.

“We are excited to receive this prestigious award from BLI in recognition of our industry-leading solutions portfolio,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta. “As clients’ needs evolve, we will continue to invest in aligning our solutions and services offerings to meet both their current and future requirements.”

"Document and device security is a concern in every organization, and for entities such as government office, healthcare providers, financial services firms, and law offices, it is an imperative," said Jamie Bsales, Director of Solutions Analysis at Keypoint Intelligence-Buyers Lab. "Konica Minolta focuses much of its strategy on these paper-intensive vertical markets, and our study confirms that the company's portfolio is able to meet those challenges."

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our  All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 11 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2016 America's Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.

About Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab

Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With our unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, we cut through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales. For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. Buyers Lab evolves in tandem with the ever-changing landscape of document imaging solutions, constantly updating our methods, expanding our offerings, and tracking cutting-edge developments.

About Buyers Lab Line of the Year Awards

Line of the Year awards salute the companies that provide both a broad range of hardware or software and products that consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Buyers Lab analysts and technicians in areas such as ease of use, features, and value, across an entire portfolio for that product area, the end result being the most prestigious Buyers Lab awards offered.


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