Langenhagen, Germany, 10 February 2021
Konica Minolta is pleased to announce the launch of its Dispatcher Paragon Cloud services, a secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that enables customers to simplify print operations and outsource their print infrastructure. The new cloud print services optimise cost structure and overview through a fixed monthly or annual fee, all without compromising security. Dispatcher Paragon Cloud leverages the award-winning Dispatcher Paragon on-premise solution – recipient of Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 Pick Award – combined with the value of the cloud.
As the world forces us to stay flexible in the way we work and to constantly adapt to ever-changing markets, it is especially challenging for organisations to stay up-to-date and adapt. Changes often occur due to security issues making it particularly burdensome for SMBs that may lack in-house skills and financial resources. Moving to the cloud, especially when managed by an experienced provider, delivers invaluable benefits including reduced cost, access to specialists and increased security. In addition, the increased flexibility and scalability offered by Dispatcher Paragon Cloud services can help accelerate an organisations’ digital transformation journey.
“By moving the print infrastructure and management to the cloud, our customers can significantly reduce their IT costs as well as the total cost of print services, improve data and document security, and reduce the burden on their IT departments,” said Andrea Gottschalk, Product Manager Office Software & Applications, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “Dispatcher Paragon Cloud is an entirely self-contained print application, all residing behind the firewall without requiring anything to run on premise. Organisations can put their centralised print management in our hands and focus on other business-critical tasks. This ultimately helps them accelerate their digital transformation journey.”
Konica Minolta’s cloud print services offer a wide range of benefits, including:
- Better Cost Planning– Fixed monthly or annual fees for a perfect overview
- Quick and easy implementation– Rapid deployment, easy updates and fast adoption
- Secure Pull Printing– User authentication at any compatible bizhub multi-functional device (MFP) ensures documents do not fall into the wrong hands. For example, a user can send their print job from a PC in their home office and securely release it at a corporate office, or any bizhub MFP located on the company network.
- User Authentication at the device (MFP) can easily be done via ID card swipe
- High security standards– Certified data centres and end-to-end encryption ensure data and documents are in good hands
- Mobile Working– Services are accessible and usable from anywhere
- Print as usual, but at reduced cost– Users continue to use their MFPs as they are accustomed to, while the business benefits from reduced operational cost and effort
- Always on Print Release– The system assures high availability and backup for mission critical print applications
Customers may choose either Dispatcher Paragon Cloud service with the MFP connected directly to the cloud, or with an Edge device – where job spooling is done locally and only metadata travels securely to the cloud.
Dispatcher Paragon Cloud offers solutions for every business size:
- A shared hosting infrastructure at a low cost is ideal for a small to medium-sized business.
- A reserved hosting infrastructure with resiliency options for an extra level of security and performance, and with an individual approach, will meet the needs for enterprise companies. It will be available later this year.
Learn more about Dispatcher Paragon Cloud online.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers – small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector – and solves issues faced by society.
As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.
Konica Minolta’s Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).
For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals. The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.
For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ from Keypoint Intelligence.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 9,000 employees (as of April 2021), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 1.9 billion in financial year 2020/2021.
Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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