SA Board for Sheriffs improves internal collaboration and streamlines processes with Konica Minolta South Africa

| 20 July 2015

The SA Board for Sheriffs (SABFS) has integrated digital multifunctional devices at its Cape Town-based head office directly into its Microsoft SharePoint collaboration software, in order to help automate and streamline processes as the organisation moves to a paperless environment.

The SABFS is a statutory body established under section 7 of the Sheriffs' Act. Its objectives are the maintenance of the esteem, the enhancement of the status, and the improvement of the standard of training and functions performed by sheriffs. It also plays an indirect role in the appointment of sheriffs through its control over the issuing of Fidelity Fund Certificates, without which a person is not entitled to function as a sheriff.

The implementation was executed by Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, a leader in document imaging and management. With Konica Minolta South Africa's bizhub Extended Solution Technology (bEST) connector, the company is able to seamlessly integrate any of its bizhub devices into a range of third-party document management solutions, in this case Microsoft SharePoint. In addition to automating and streamlining processes and improving internal collaboration, documents can now also be allocated according to their content type.

"Our bizhub multifunctional devices recognise meta data when documents are being scanned and automatically routes each document to the correct list or library within SharePoint," explains Greg Griffith, national software services manager at Konica Minolta South Africa. "Innovation of this kind has gained traction as businesses realise the importance of enterprise content management and the streamlining of processes that can be made with proper integration into these environments."

"The SABFS needed a partner that could meet our operational needs and could assist us in creating a paperless environment by scanning and renaming documentation directly from the multifunctional devices to the structured files in SharePoint," explains Mr BZ Luthuli, acting executive manager for the SABFS.

"From the time that we partnered with Konica Minolta South Africa, SABFS has been extremely satisfied with the services rendered. Furthermore, the Konica Minolta South Africa technical team has been able make the necessary changes and customisations to accommodate the operational needs of SABFS."

He also praised the Konica Minolta South Africa’s development prowess, saying:  "We would absolutely recommend Konica Minolta South Africa's services to any business wanting to improve and enrich its document management and imaging processes."

"SABFS' board, management and staff are looking forward to further utilising this effective business automation system that has not only streamlined our processes, but has also freed up our staff to do strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation reports to ensure the better management of the board," concludes Luthuli.

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. 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" by 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 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.


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