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Konica Minolta Participating in SAP Printer Vendor Program

Press release from the issuing company

Ramsey, N.J. – May 2, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that its parent company, Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. (President: Akio Kitani), is participating in the new SAP Printer Vendor program, launched earlier this week by SAP AG in collaboration with leading printer manufacturers. Konica Minolta Business Technologies is participating in the program as a gold-level member.
The SAP Printer Vendor program is a technology license program SAP manages in cooperation with printer manufacturers to provide supreme quality printing solutions to users of SAP solutions. The program offers participating vendors, including Konica Minolta access to specific SAP development environments that are necessary to optimize support for their devices operating within customers' SAP solution-based environments.
"Our company's commitment to SAP as a gold-level member in their printer vendor program will allow Konica Minolta to seamlessly meet the needs of our customers who work in an SAP environment," said Kevin Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "This cooperation will provide users with complete print management capabilities by allowing easy access to all Konica Minolta printer and MFP functions within their SAP environment."
Through participation in the program, users of SAP software solutions can accurately learn about the status of Konica Minolta's MFPs and printers. Printing from an SAP solution-based system will become easier, while enabling users to have full access to functions of Konica Minolta's MFPs and printers, such as stapling in finishing process, image adjustment, confirmation of prints, and so on. In addition, effective printing management will become possible by taking quick actions in case of problems.
Konica Minolta is planning to achieve SAP Printer Vendor program approval for all of its MFPs and printers, and will continue to further promote facilitation of office equipment.