Y Soft and Brother NZ partner to bring print management innovations to New Zealand businesses

Y Soft Corporation, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, and Brother International (NZ) Limited (Brother), announced today that they have formalised a partnership to offer YSoft SAFEQâ to businesses in New Zealand. 

 Through the partnership, Brother will offer YSoft SAFEQ as an embedded solution on Brother multifunction devices, providing organisations with centralised management of their print and document capture services. Customers using Brother multifunction devices will be able to choose YSoft SAFEQ print management features, automated scan workflow features or a combination of the two. 

 Adam O’Neill, managing director – Australia and New Zealand, Y Soft, said, “Partnering with Brother will offer businesses of all sizes, including large enterprises, additional value by being able to leverage the technology and expertise of both organisations in one place. Y Soft is continually innovating to address customer’s demands in a tough operating environment and to add additional value to the customer’s business. We look forward to extending these to the New Zealand market through the Brother partnership. 

 Brother was recently appointed a Konica Minolta distributor, and is in a unique position to offer YSoftSAFEQ on Konica Minolta Acolour laser, multifunction devices alongside Brother’s existing line-up of A3 and A4 devices as part of its managed print services solution.  

 Jared Quartermancorporate sales managerBrother, said, “The partnership with Y Soft enhances our market offering and broadens our Managed Print Services capabilities. With YSoft SAFEQ, customers can look forward to increased productivity, reduced costs and improved document security, which is always a key consideration for businesses implementing new technology. With digital transformation initiatives rapidly accelerated by the implications of COVID-19printing transformation is a critical part of this journey.” 

 The partnership is backed by Brother’s dedicated Technical Services teams, who are trained to deploy and support the solution. 

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  About Y Soft 

Y Soft develops intelligent Digital Transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and Education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud and on-premise enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our YSoft BE3D™ 3D print solutions are focused in the Education sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.  

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

Konica Minolta announces New Zealand distribution partnership with Brother International (NZ)

Konica Minolta has appointed Brother International (NZ) as the New Zealand distributor for its range of office equipment and associated document solutions. 

Through the partnership, Brother will provide Konica Minolta products through its extensive distribution and reseller network including full technical and service support for customers throughout New Zealand.  

The new relationship will provide the opportunity for existing Konica Minolta customers in New Zealand to continue to leverage their investment in their equipment, backed by Brother’s 24/7 NZ-based helpdesk service and support network in the region, which will be expanded to ensure full coverage for Konica Minolta products. The partnership also provides a platform for new customers to bring Konica Minolta equipment into their businesses. 

Dr David Cooke, managing director, Konica Minolta, said, “Brother represents a turnkey solution to maintain Konica Minolta’s 40-year commitment in New Zealand, which has been very successful in building a loyal customer base. Konica Minolta is committed to producing the highest quality products and, therefore, it is important that we are represented in New Zealand by the highest quality distributor. Brother is a recognised leader in the New Zealand print market, making it a perfect partner for Konica Minolta in the region. 

Graham Walshe, executive chairman, Brother NZ, said, “Brother is already acknowledged as a leading printer brand in all the segments it operates in; however, we see a great opportunity to expand Brother’s offering to include highervolume, A3-based products. With the recent changes in the New Zealand print market, Brother saw a large base of Konica Minolta customers wanting choice in being able to continue to use the technology they know and love. Brother already has huge capability in distribution and technical support, so adding a high-quality brand like Konica Minolta into the range was a logical step. This also provides the opportunity for Brother’s reseller partners across the country to sell A3 technology, letting them diversify and grow their product portfolio and revenue base.” 

Brother will distribute the full range of Konica Minolta’s awardwinning A3 office colour equipment in New Zealand 

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About Konica Minolta Australia  

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing.  

Konica Minolta Australia helps Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace to start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today.  

Through innovation and investment in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace, Konica Minolta Australia has key partnerships that extend its offering into future products such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML); robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); data analytics; and 3D, now.  

Part of the future workplace includes creating businesses, and working with businesses, that are responsible for their impact on and contribution to employees, key stakeholders and the wider community. Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates in these areas through gender equality, ethical supply chain and climate change action strategies.  

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