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  • Nothing Beats Seeing A Production Print Product Firsthand!

    , Vice President, Product Management and Planning

    With PRINT 18 just weeks away, this is an opportune time to mention which products Konica Minolta will have on display in our 9,000 square foot exhibit.  Our team aims to impress by showcasing our broad range of capabilities in digital printing, decorative embellishment, packaging, wide-format printing, and finishing. It’s no small effort to get these colossal machines out to Chicago up and running on the trade show floor each year. But we believe it’s worth the effort for our customers to see the finished product firsthand as it’s made. (more…)

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    The Future Of Artificial Intelligence & Analytics In Healthcare

    , National Healthcare Market Manager, Solutions

    As a company invested in the future of work, but also committed to healthcare, we pose this question: What does the future of healthcare look like?  This question likely has many divergent, interesting and potentially controversial answers, especially depending upon who is asked. Konica Minolta, through close collaboration with our Business Innovation Center’s Healthcare Advisory Council, has attempted to answer this question by introducing our Value Based Care Platform  to deliver better care at lower costs.  These two objectives are closely aligned with Triple Aim of Care: enhancing the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of care.  This initiative, begun by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)1, was driven by our exploding healthcare cost and eroding quality.  So, before we illustrate the exciting advances in technology, and how it’s helping to meet the IHI’s critical objectives, let’s take a moment to reflect on the many changes that are occurring right now that are driving this new landscape of healthcare.  (more…)

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    Transformation Starts With People

    , Senior Vice President, Marketing

    As a Konica Minolta Philosophy Ambassador I was fortunate to attend the Transform Award and Business Contribution Award (TA/BCA) ceremony in Hachioji, Japan this summer. The TA/BCA ceremony is held annually and serves to recognize teams within our 44,000+ employees who showcase transformational and innovative thinking. My role, as a Philosophy Ambassador is to witness and advocate for our six core values, which are clearly exemplified by each of these teams. Open and honest. Customer-centric. Innovative. Passionate. Inclusive and collaborative. Accountable.

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    What’s Behind Our New Acquisition Of MWA Intelligence And Their Flagship FORZA’s ERP Solution

    , Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development

    This latest acquisition is exciting because it positions Konica Minolta as a full-service provider to the dealer channel with the extension of FORZA in addition to managed IT services, enterprise content management, voice over IP (VoIP), multi-function devices and industrial print. (more…)

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    ECM Eases The Struggle With Managing Information

    , BIS Program Manager, ecm practitioner

    If you break down the ways that every business operates, you’ll realize that it’s all based on flows of information and content. We rely on data and information to make sales, pay bills, hire and onboard employees, manage their records and so much more. For as long as we can remember, our businesses have operated on the same basic manual- and paper-laden processes that are now being challenged with new technology and regulations. (more…)

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    Three Areas Where Process Automation Streamlines Data Sharing

    , BIS Program Manager, ecm practitioner

    Delivering paperwork from desk to desk, requesting written approval, manually searching for correspondence – all of these tasks are inefficient and time-consuming. Implementing a process automation solution can transform your existing routine from ineffective to exceptional.

    Process automation blends people and their work together into one streamlined performance, creating a strategic foundation for daily operations to take place, boosting productivity, simplifying collaboration and improving the quality of output. Imagine how much more work your team can get done by automating document-driven tasks from capture to routing, escalation and even tracking. Beyond conventional record-keeping activities, automation has the inherent strength to handle the most complex business functions, enabling your organization to better manage daily activities. (more…)

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    It’s Not ‘All Or Nothing’ With ECM

    , BIS Program Manager, ecm practitioner

    One of the biggest drawbacks organizations have that keep them from implementing new technologies and changes is budget. It’s the most important resource you need in order to spearhead a new project.

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    Extending Content Management To The Back Office To Increase Efficiency

    , BIS Program Manager, ecm practitioner

    There are many different factors that need to be carefully considered and evaluated when choosing the right Content Management (CN) solution to fit your organization. One of the main things to consider is having an ECM platform that will integrate with your current ERP/legacy systems/line of business applications, and any other systems in your IT environment. Integration is key to a successful ECM adoption within your organization. It will cut down on training costs and will let people work from the systems they are familiar and comfortable with already. (more…)

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    Document Scanning Services Because Time Is Not On Our Side

    , National Practice Manager, Legal & Finance

    On a recent vacation, I made the time to dig into a book by Karen Kingston entitled, “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui.” I selected this book, after having witnessed a neighbor’s house almost destroyed by a gas pipe that had been struck. Thankfully, the family members were all safe. The house of course, could be rebuilt. I still felt sadness, though, for the possible loss of photos, letters, documents, children’s drawings on the refrigerator and other priceless and irreplaceable mementos that could have been lost. (more…)

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    Understanding The People Of The Workforce Of The Future

    , Vice President, Global Client Services and Solutions

    The ‘Workplace of the Future™’ is often associated with disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT, filled with promises of how it will positively revolutionize the way we work. As exciting as all of these technologies are, the journey towards the realization of the future workplace must first begin by fundamentally understanding the people that technology must serve. Put another way, to truly build the ‘Workplace of the Future, companies must invest and strategize also on how to build the ‘Workforce of the Future’.

    If organizations consider the changes that the future workforce will likely demand of the workplace, then they will be better placed to consider what tools are most appropriate to attract and retain the best talent. (more…)

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