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Konica Minolta Launches New Dispatcher Phoenix Features for Educators

RAMSEY, N.J., June 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), one of the world's leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services, announced today the launch of Dispatcher Phoenix Bubble Grader Solution, an easy-to-use, automated Bubble Sheet test scoring solution that eliminates the need for pre-printed forms or slow scanning systems, and the Dispatcher Phoenix Google Drive Connector, which automates the process of processing and distributing documents to Google Drive.

"Bringing these new features to market demonstrates Konica Minolta's commitment to solving real challenges for our customers in the education industry, and our continued investment in growing our education solutions and services business," says Sam Errigo, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "With automated scoring and assessment capabilities and a direct connection to Google Drive, teachers will be able to spend more time in the classroom while also improving communication and collaboration."

Both Bubble Grader and the Google Drive Connector are now included as part of the Dispatcher Phoenix Education application, Konica Minolta's proven document workflow solution that boosts educational productivity while integrating directly into the Konica Minolta bizhub(T) and other MFP devices.

Bubble Grader

With Bubble Grader's automated scoring capabilities, detailed report generation, and bubble sheet generator tool, educators can save money and time. Key features include:

Ease-of-use – Teachers can scan in completed bubble sheet tests and receive graded tests in record time.

Accuracy – Bubble Grader uses advanced, highly accurate OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) technology to read and grade student test sheets.

Detailed Reporting – Bubble Grader automatically generates a variety of analytical reports, which allows teachers to quickly identify student strengths and weaknesses, evaluate class progress, and adjust classroom instruction.

Bubble Sheet Generator Tool – This easy-to-use, stand-alone tool allows teachers to create, customize, save, and print out their own bubble sheet answer keys and student answer sheets, using plain paper.

Google Drive Connector

With Dispatcher Phoenix's Google Drive Connector, teachers and administrators can easily capture, process, and send their student paperwork and other important documents directly to Google Drive, one of the most popular cloud storage systems used by over 240 million users today. Added to the existing Distribution Connector bundle, which also includes connectors to Box, Dropbox, WebDAV, OneDrive, FilesAnywhere, and Konica Minolta's FileAssist, the Google Drive connector allows educators to log into Google directly from the MFP or via an automated workflow, create Google Drive folders, and process files before they are stored – all in a single step.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the world's leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the G2014 Magic Quadrantartner for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus

Press Contact
Kristina Marchitto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.236.4399
kmarchitto@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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CONTACT: Kristina Marchitto Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. +1 201.236.4399 kmarchitto@kmbs.konicaminolta.usSource:Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.