Our MFP devices have become the hub of document-based information traffic throughout the enterprise
Ramsey, NJ (Vocus) April 17, 2007
ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition - Boston, Mass. (Vocus) April 17, 2007 -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies, showcases the potential of the company's new bizhub OpenAPI capability that allows control of print and scan functions from external and third-party software applications. bizhub OpenAPI is demonstrated working seamlessly with Hyland Software's OnBase OnLine at the 2007 ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition in Boston beginning April 17, 2007.
bizhub OpenAPI is a key component of Konica Minolta's bizhub OP (Open Platform), the heart of a new line of bizhub™ multifunctional products (MFP). With bizhub OP, Konica Minolta consolidates the functions that move information and manages them in a consistent, compatible approach and common interface that simplifies end-user operation. bizhub OpenAPI allows control of print and scan functions from external and third-party software applications. bizhub OpenAPI uses common tools to allow custom integration with software applications that meet specialized business requirements - including cost recovery, account tracking, device security, document privacy, job history, user activity monitoring and custom scanning applications. And software developers will be able to create these applications with confidence that their solutions will have universal functionality in bizhub OP devices.
"Our MFP devices have become the hub of document-based information traffic throughout the enterprise," said Kevin Kern, vice president, product planning and development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "As a result, our customers require that our bizhub devices work with their applications as an 'on ramp' to scan documents to mission critical applications; and as an 'off ramp' to retrieve and print documents as required. bizhub OpenAPI now gives third party providers and our customers an easy way to integrate their software applications with bizhub MFPs. bizhub OpenAPI will open new opportunities for us to work with software developers, VARs, and integrators seeking ways to add value for their customers."
bizhub OpenAPI and Hyland Software's OnBase OnLine
The capability of bizhub OpenAPI will be demonstrated at ON DEMAND with Hyland Software's OnBase OnLine. Documents can be scanned from a Konica Minolta MFP control panel, in this case on a bizhub C352 color printer/copier/scanner, to OnBase OnLine simply by pressing a function key on the scan menu. OnBase OnLine allows organizations to rapidly and cost effectively implement OnBase ECM solutions without the need to expand or build an in-house network. With OnBase OnLine, customers gain the functionality and benefits of OnBase within a completely outsourced data center that is redundant and secure. As a result, organizations can combine the strength of a central content repository with the flexibility of an on-demand Web application, eliminating the often project-prohibitive investment required to create a sound technological infrastructure.
"MFP devices are increasingly deployed as a gateway to our ECM systems," said John Opdycke, Vice President of Marketing, Hyland Software Inc. "We see more of our clients using the scan function on MFPs as a means to capture and store images and critical document-based information. It's fast, convenient and easy to use. It is important for Hyland Software to partner with industry leaders such as Konica Minolta as a way to link OnBase to MFPs - our customers demand this capability and I think it is a great opportunity for both companies to provide a service that enhances the performance of our respective products."
About Hyland Software
Established in 1991, Hyland Software Inc. is the developer of OnBase, a rapidly deployable suite of enterprise content management (ECM) software applications. OnBase is a modular suite of ECM applications that includes document imaging, workflow, electronic document management, COLD/ERM and records management. OnBase allows organizations to manage all digital content, including scanned paper documents, e-mails, faxes, print streams, application files, e-forms, Web content and multi-media files. OnBase is used by businesses and government agencies around the world to reduce the time and cost of performing important business functions and address the need for regulatory compliance through the management, control and sharing of digital content with employees, business partners, customers and other constituencies. For more information about OnBase, please contact an authorized OnBase solution provider or visit http://www.onbase.com.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. offers a broad range of multifunctional digital imaging solutions inspired by its bizhub brand of powerful solutions that serve as the central resource for document scanning, in-house printing, copying, faxing and electronic archiving and distribution. From high-quality color and monochrome bizhub systems for workgroups and small offices, to advanced high-volume bizhub PRO™ production printing systems for large corporations and print-for-pay services, Konica Minolta is leading the industry toward integrated, networked hardware/software solutions that are more simple, reliable, and cost-effective. Complementing its bizhub solutions, Konica Minolta also offers desktop laser printers, microform digital imaging systems, wide-format printers and scanning systems for specialized applications.
Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and experienced, responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America. For more information, please visit Konica Minolta at http://www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us.
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