YSoft be3D eDee 3D print management solution for education now available through Konica Minolta

Unique 3D print management solution with comprehensive print management and accounting features to manage and recover 3D printing costs

Sydney, Australia – Y Soft, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has announced that its 3D print management solution for the education sector, YSoft be3D eDee, is available in Australia through Konica Minolta.

YSoft be3D eDee is the first 3D print management solution with comprehensive print management features and an accounting system to manage and recover 3D printing costs.

With print management, educators can realise the true value of 3D because they can control student access and theft through lockable doors unlocked only by authentication, control costs through reporting and the optional use of pay-for-print. The YSoft be3D eDee print management solution can also be used to manage the 2D print fleet offering schools the ability to reduce costs, improve productivity and increase document security across the board.

3D in education is a growing market with more and more educational institutions adopting fleets of 3D printers to help STEM classes illustrate difficult concepts, enhance hands-on interactive learning, and drive class engagement. In 3D Printing in Education – a 2016 Report Card, the findings of an international survey of educators are highlighted including purchasing plans, 3D printing adoption and specific needs for managing 3D printing.

Adam O’Neill, Managing Director, Y Soft Australia, said, “3D printing in schools provides the space for ideas to develop and makes education more fun. When students are more engaged, their motivation for learning increases, the quality of teaching improves and results are boosted. Y Soft offers safe, secure access to 3D printers enabling schools to easily manage their 3D printing environment.

“Y Soft chose to partner with Konica Minolta for the roll out of YSoft be3D in Australia because of Konica Minolta’s experience and expertise in 3D. Konica Minolta already has a trained 3D salesforce and support crew, as well as the service model infrastructure in place to optimise schools’ use of 3D and truly harness the power of 3D.”

David Procter, Sales Director, Konica Minolta said, “Konica Minolta is pleased to be partnering with Y Soft to bring YSoft be3D eDee to Australian schools and universities. We look forward to seeing how the technology will assist educators in expanding their curriculum while effectively managing 3D across the facility.”

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About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to provide integrated print and content management solutions and services to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes. Optimised Print Services (OPS) combine consultancy with hardware and software implementation and operation.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

For more information: konicaminolta.com.au/home.

About Y Soft
Y Soft provides intelligent enterprise office solutions that help build smart business. Our YSoft SafeQ workflow solutions platform is used by corporations and SMB organisations to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our family of 3D printers provides easy-to-use, high quality and reliable solutions for the education sector.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

YSoft SafeQ workflow solutions platform and YSoft be3D eDee now generally available

YSoft LogoY Soft, a leading enterprise office solutions provider, has announced the general availability of the YSoft SafeQ workflow solutions platform and YSoft be3D eDee, the industry’s first 3D printer with print management. The latest version of YSoft SafeQ is now an integrated platform offering print management, document capture and 3D print management for reducing costs, improving productivity, and increasing document and object security.

Since announcing the YSoft SafeQ workflow solutions platform and YSoft be3D eDee in mid-March this year, partners and customers have been using the two new solutions via the company’s Early Access Release program. Now released globally, all customers can take advantage of these new capabilities:

– Document capture with automated workflows – while organisations have been enjoying the benefits of centralised print management, a need existed for integrating automated workflow solutions with centralised print management. With this integration, IT organisations can provide cost savings, productivity improvements and document security from one single application.
Sixty-seven per cent of YSoft partners and customers who participated in the Early Access Release of YSoft SafeQ indicated that the integrated automated workflow was the most anticipated new feature of YSoft SafeQ.

– Client Based Print Roaming (CBPR) – an expansion on YSoft SafeQ’s Print Roaming feature, CBPR lets complex tasks associated with printing be performed on the client workstation. This means fewer and less expensive servers are needed to support existing users and can easily scale for new users.

– Multitenancy – uses the shared economy concept, letting print service providers manage multiple customers using one instance of YSoft SafeQ, where total costs for hardware and software are shared amongst several companies.

– YSoft SafeQ Mobile Terminal – a mobile app that can be used with any multifunction device and is also a cost saving choice for devices without an embedded terminal option.

– YSoft be3D eDee, the first 3D print solution that integrates a 3D printer with YSoft SafeQ, offering comprehensive print management and accounting system designed for the Education market.

– YSoft USB Card Reader 3 is the newest and smallest card reader offering a popular way to access YSoft SafeQ functionality embedded in the major brands of multifunction devices. The card reader allows users to swipe their identification card on the reader to quickly and easily authenticate their access to the print device.

IDC notes the importance of document capture and automated workflow in a recent IDC PlanScape, “The opportunity to digitise, automate, and optimise document-intensive workflows is an area that is frequently overlooked by business leaders but is one that can provide both tactical and strategic advantages for organisations,” says Holly Muscolino, research vice president, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions.[1]

IDC also commented on the YSoft be3D eDee solution, “IDC believes this announcement demonstrates the changing needs for management of 3D printers, especially as they enter heavily controlled 2D printing environments. eDee represents a way in which the company can help address the demands of accelerator technology by leveraging the knowledge gained from the traditional hardcopy market.”[2]

“We are inspired by the feedback we received in developing YSoft SafeQ as a platform and in introducing the industry’s first print management solution for 3D printers,” said Václav Muchna, Y Soft CEO and co-founder. “It speaks to the need organisations have for enterprise office workflow solutions that help IT bring value not only in keeping costs in check but in improving productivity.”

About Y Soft

Y Soft provides intelligent enterprise office solutions that help build smart business. Our YSoft SafeQ workflow solutions platform is used by corporations and SMB organisations to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our family of 3D printers provide easy-to-use, high quality and reliable solutions for education and manufacturing.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asian Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

[1] IDC PlanScape: Digital Transformation of Document Workflows – Leveraging Automation and Optimization for Competitive Advantage, Holly Muscolino, Ron Glaz, December 2015 IDC #US40645315

[2] IDC Flash: Y Soft Announces Print Management for 3D Printing, Tim Greene, Arianna Valentini, March 2016 IDC #US41139116