Digital output management for the corporate environment

| 16 February 2016

With PlanetPress Connect from Objectif Lune (OL), Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, introduces the ideal output management tool for corporate environments. PlanetPress Connect offers a comprehensive toolbox for every step of a communication workflow and facilitates the native creation of fully personalised business communications for a wide variety of output types.

In an age characterised by information overflow, users expect instant access to information, on the device of their choice. For medium-sized businesses specifically that are looking to include digital output into their communication without investing in expensive upgrades, PlanetPress Connect is the right choice. The application provides an ideal solution for any corporate output environment charged with the creation and distribution of varied business communications and documents. Invoices, statements, purchase orders, delivery notes and letters are examples of the type of transactional documents that are easy to create and process with PlanetPress Connect.

Independent of systems and hardware compatibility and with full automation capabilities, the Connect Suite facilitates creating fully-personalised business communications for a wide variety of output types natively, including print, HTML e-mail and web, Best suited for corporate output as well as IT and system integration markets, PlanetPress Connect comes with a choice of add-on options, enabling enterprises to grow and expand their output management solution with evolving business needs.

"We are including the OL Connect Suite into the Konica Minolta software portfolio to pave the way to multi-channel communication for our customers. The move towards multi-channel communication is rapidly gaining importance for enterprises that want to reach new customer groups and stay abreast of changing market demands," says Greg Griffith, product manager: business solutions at Konica Minolta South Africa.

With PlanetPress Connect, the first module of the OL Connect Suite is being launched now, to be followed by a second module, PrintShop Mail Connect.

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. 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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