Press release Konica Minolta Printgroove JT 5: Give me Five! Langenhagen, Germany, April 2012 The fifth edition of Konica Minolta’s Printgroove JT Suite hits European markets in April 2012. It consists of two flexible modules, JT Man 5 and JT Web 5, which can be combined into a software suite. The new version provides customers with comprehensive print management software and a professional web-2-print solution. As an in-house Konica Minolta development, Printgroove JT Suite 5 offers superior customisation capabilities. Its modular approach allows customers to choose only the functionalities they want, and of course these are the only ones they pay for. If that is not enough, Konica Minolta can customise the software to fit the customer’s requirements precisely. The new Printgroove JT 5 Suite is a proprietary Konica Minolta product. It fits the needs of any customer – customers such as in-house print shops, public authorities or universities as well as companies with offices spread over different locations and professional print service providers. All of these clients also benefit from the suite’s modularity. Modules such as JT Online Payment, JT Colour Split or JT Multishop and the JT Accounting Connector can be purchased separately as required. The graphical user interface makes the Printgroove JT Suite 5 intuitive and easy to use. Konica Minolta has over 10 years experience in web-2-print, make ready and workflow automation. Over this period Printgroove JT Suite 5 has been improved continuously in close collaboration with customers. If a customer still has special requirements, Konica Minolta is able to customise the software to meet any individual needs.
Christoph Kuhlisch, Product Manager Applications and Platform Group, at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe says: “We guarantee there is no solution that works better with Konica Minolta systems. Furthermore, Printgroove JT Suite 5 also supports competitors’ machines as long as they are PostScript-compatible.” Konica Minolta also offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) version of Printgroove JT Web 5: Printgroove JT Web 5 GO. With Printgroove JT Web 5 GO, hosting and maintenance remain at Konica Minolta, so the customer does not need to entrust his own staff with these tasks. The functionality of the SaaS version is the same as that of the regular version of Printgroove JT Web 5. Monthly billing makes heavy initial investments superfluous, which is why Printgroove JT Web 5 GO is highly suitable for clients who are new to the web-2-print world or for smaller companies that cannot afford the underlying IT infrastructure. “In terms of a price-performance ratio, Printgroove JT Web 5 GO not only surpasses any other externally hosted web-2-print solution on the market, but also significantly outperforms the self-hosted competition for functionality,” says Christoph Kuhlisch.
Printgroove JT 5 consists of the Printgroove JT Man 5 and Printgroove JT Web 5 software that can be combined into a suite. An additional offering is JT Web GO, the Software-as-a-Service version of JT Web 5.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing over the entire document life cycle. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and all-in-ones to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers such as printing and industrial companies optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards for the entire printing industry. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 27,200 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 4.8 billion in financial year 2010/11. For further information about the company, visit www.konicaminolta.eu. Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.eu. Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. Contact Christoph Kuhlisch Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-894 Christoph.Kuhlisch@konicaminolta.eu Oliver Weslowsky Ketchum Pleon GmbH Phone: +49 (0)711 21099-411 KonicaMinoltaTeam@ketchumpleon.com