Summit Educational Resources Protects Student Information with bizhub MFPs

School for Developmentally Disabled Children and Young Adults Privatizes Document Management Practices with Konica Minolta Technologies

School for Developmentally Disabled Children and Young Adults Privatizes Document Management Practices with Konica Minolta Technologies

Ramsey, NJ – March 27, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Summit Educational Resources (Summit) has consolidated its document management practices using Konica Minolta technologies and improved the security of information sharing across the organization.

A private organization serving children and young adults with developmental disabilities, Summit provides education and therapeutic services via a school setting and vocational center located in upstate New York.  In 2011, Summit relied on numerous unsecure desktop printers and MFPs with limited capabilities, but needed to modify current document management processes to be in accordance with both Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.  Working with the local Konica Minolta dealer, Copier Fax Business Technologies, Inc. in Buffalo, New York, Summit installed 17 centralized MFPs in August 2011, with the necessary authentication capabilities to better protect confidential student information. The new security processes on the Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs, enabled by badge readers and PageScope Enterprise Suite, ensure that only approved staff can release and access confidential documents.

“Student-specific documents, including medical records and individual education plans, are no longer printed and left sitting on a device for anyone to access.  The Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs have allowed us to better protect this information,” said Jim Poulos, director of information technology, Summit.  “We have also witnessed a drastic reduction in our annual spending on printing and much more responsible printing across our entire organization due to this new solution.”

In addition to reducing their annual document management budget by $12,000, Summit has also reduced waste costs by nearly $4,000 each year.

“Addressing the complex needs of this type of specialized education institution is an example of how Konica Minolta’s vertical market solutions are tailored specifically to the demands of our customers,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  “Customers can count on Konica Minolta for superior solutions in healthcare, education, legal and many other markets that present unique challenges in the areas of document management.”

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About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six years in a row. For the third consecutive year, Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has named Konica Minolta as the winner of its “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award. In 2012, Konica Minolta also received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI – and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in recognition of the company’s economic, environmental and social performance. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contacts

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