Ramsey, NJ – March 8, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), known for its leading print and advanced imaging technology, has been undergoing business transformation in recent years. The company’s ambition as detailed in its corporate strategy, SHINKA 2019, is to create value for customers, by evolving into a problem-solving digital company in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). By leveraging its expertise in innovative digital technologies and enterprise solutions, Konica Minolta continues to be gaining momentum under this new approach. Specifically, it proudly announced today that the company’s Dispatcher Phoenix document workflow software solution was named a finalist in the “IT Software” category by the 2017 World Technology Awards. This award follows the honors received from Hyland Software for the award-winning Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution provider.

In addition to receiving accolades related to its technology, its parent company, Konica Minolta, Inc., was awarded the Grand Prize in the NIKKEI Smart Work Awards 2018 in recognition for its exceptional corporate competence in Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing and Management Fundamentals.

These acknowledgments showcase the company’s drive for digital transformation, with an emphasis on a full suite of value-added IT servicesand its cohesive combination of cutting-edge software and technology. With a focus on changing the nature of the workplace, the company sets the bar high with a reinforced commitment to technologies that connect people, spaces and technologies that can drive increased collaboration and productivity like never before.

Notably, Dispatcher Phoenix, a key technology in supporting this initiative, streamlines document processing tasks, optimizes productivity and increases business efficiencies. Its cutting-edge tools automate manual paper-based processing tasks and handle large volumes of daily content accumulated in their workplace.

“It’s an honor to receive these global accolades for our innovative approach to bringing digital advancement to the industry,” said Kay Du Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta. “Being recognized underscores our ongoing commitment to digital transformation and these changes illustrate excellent examples that truly help our clients improve their workplace efficiency and productivity.”

Placing innovation at the core of its operations to drive sustainable corporate growth, Konica Minolta strives to not only offer products and services that meet clients’ needs, but to transform its business internally. The company illustrates this in their forward-thinking enthusiastic culture, passion for innovation and revolutionary and diverse workstyles. Under this strategy, this leading technology company is accelerating efforts to evolve into a platform-led, IoT business, providing holistic client solutions across a growing ecosystem.

About the World Technology Awards
The annual World Technology Network (WTN) awards honor “outstanding innovators from each sector within the technology arena” whose work has “long-term significance in the fields of science and technology.” According to the WTN, it received 1,000 nominees across 20 award categories from all over the world.

All winners and finalists are considered a Fellow of the WTN and part of the peer-elected, global community of the most innovative people and organizations in science and technology and related fields.

About the NIKKEI Smart Work Awards
The NIKKEI Smart Work Awards 2018 are designed to recognize excellent companies that can serve as future leaders. Based on the results of the first NIKKEI Smart Work Management Survey, which Nikkei Inc. started in 2017, 602 companies were comprehensively evaluated by an external jury in order to decide the award winners.

The NIKKEI Smart Work Management Survey examines four key areas across companies: corporate competence in Human Resources, Innovation, and Marketing, plus Management Fundamentals, which are deemed to be critical for sustainable corporate development. Within these areas, companies were evaluated based on 18 indicators drawn from the results of company surveys, consumer surveys, and publicly available data.