Whitman Hanson Regional School District Streamlines Printing With Konica Minolta
Document Management Solution and Centralized Print Facility Improve
Printing Across Seven Schools
RAMSEY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/04/14 -- Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Whitman
Hanson Regional School District in Whitman, MA has implemented a
print solution from Konica Minolta and Collegiate Press, a local
facilities management provider, to standardize printing across the
district. Leveraging EFI Digital Storefront from Konica Minolta, the
complete solution helped the district streamline print job
submissions and eliminate hours of time used by educators and staff
on the preparation of printed materials.
With the help of Collegiate Press, Whitman Hanson established the
"SmartCentre," the school district's central print facility.
Collegiate Press equipped the SmartCentre with two Konica Minolta
monochrome production print systems to manage printing for the seven
schools in the district, and also improve output speeds and quality.
Driving the operation and success of the facility is EFI Digital
StoreFront from Konica Minolta. Delivering streamlined job
management, the solution enables educators and staff to create
customized user profiles and send print jobs to the SmartCentre for
same-day turnaround. A district-wide, web-to-print solution, Digital
Storefront accepts print job submission from any computer within the
district, and also supports automatic PDF conversion, a library of
pre-defined job formats, complex job submissions, and on-screen
proofing. The SmartCentre now turns around all submitted jobs from
the Digital Storefront within four hours and delivers twice a day to
all seven schools.
"Collegiate Press proposed a solution with Konica Minolta
technologies that not only improved our workflow, but essentially
created an entire culture change across all our schools with regard
to technology," says Craig Finley, Assistant Superintendent, Whitman
Hanson Regional School District. "Our integrated Konica Minolta
document management solution allows teachers and staff to spend more
time focusing on educating, and less time on printing and materials
The Konica Minolta production print systems at the SmartCentre permit
a host of new output capabilities for Whitman Hanson including:
high-end finishing, folding, stapling and cover insertion. With a
dedicated Collegiate Press operator at the SmartCentre, the machines
are continuously working at peak performance for consistency,
reliability, and reduced downtime. The district has eliminated
reliance on outsourced print vendors with the new capabilities. In
addition, Collegiate Press set up 12 Konica Minolta color and
monochrome bizhubÂ® MFPs throughout the schools for immediate access
and smaller print jobs.
"Whitman Hanson's document management solution has improved the way
they work and also helped them realize true cost savings," says Kevin
Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "With the help of Collegiate Press' facilities
management expertise, the school district has implemented a solution
that will continue to grow and manage their printing to improve
efficiency and quality standards."
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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in
information management focused on enterprise content, technology
optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations
improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and
facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity.
Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can
achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to
their ideas. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition
including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in
the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years,
and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC
for an unprecedented four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta
received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition
from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones
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