The cloud offers numerous benefits to businesses, allowing the workforce to be more mobile and documents to be more accessible. Previously, we discussed what the cloud is, so today we are going to take a look at how you can connect your Konica Minolta bizhub multi-function printer or copier to the cloud.
bizhub Connector Software & Apps
Konica Minolta bizhub multi-function printers (MFPs) can connect to the cloud through applications and software utilizing bizhub Connector. This allows you to access cloud services such as Google Drive, Gmail, Evernote, Microsoft SharePoint server and more from your MFP’s control panel. Through the direct connection with these services, your business has access to powerful document-scanning and printing capabilities.
A few of these abilities include scanning to the cloud, direct printing from the cloud and single sign-on.
Scanning to the Cloud
While at your office MFP, your staff can scan a document directly to cloud services or the Microsoft SharePoint server, skipping the step of having to save it somewhere else and then uploading it to the cloud.
Printing from the Cloud
Instead of having to always send documents to the MFP from an individual computer, users can retrieve their document directly on the MFP’s control panel and print.
With so many different usernames and passwords to remember for various online services, who needs one more? Implementing single sign-on allows you to link the MFP login credentials to a user’s cloud computing credentials.
PageScope Mobile App
Take cloud mobility and efficiency a step further with the free PageScope Mobile app. This helpful printing app allows you to connect you iPhone, iPad or Android device with your bizhub printer and the cloud. Connect employees to your compatible bizhub MFP through a QR code that can be scanned by the app. They can then print files, scan documents, read email messages, and upload and download data to the cloud through the app. If an employee is out in the field, they would be able to retrieve and print a document on the go. In addition to convenient printing capabilities, you can also choose professional finishing options right from your mobile device, such as duplex, collate, punch, offset, staple, monochrome and input tray features on compatible equipment.
Both the bizhub Connector software and applications and PageScope Mobile app extend the capabilities of your Konica Minolta bizhub multi-function printer, making your workforce more efficient and productive. Contact us to find out how to have this technology installed and implemented for your business.