Business Partner Spotlight - Konica Minolta Business Solution - January 2012
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BUSINESS PARTNER: Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Matthew Galt - Named Account Executive, Legal Industry

How and why did you come to work with law firms? Konica Minolta has changed its territory structure from physical territories to vertical markets. The reason for this is so that we would have specialized individuals dealing with a number of different industries so that we would be able to provide a high level of expertise to our customers and potential customers. I was chosen to work with the legal industry because it was felt that I would be a great fit in dealing with law firms, their extremely busy schedules and the full spectrum of solutions that could be provided to them.

Why is your service/product important to law firms? Law firms, courts and legal service providers are in a constant race to keep ahead of 21st century challenges, and research has shown that content can grow by up to 100% each year. Compliance becomes more difficult and complex, security needs continually increase, managing records and retrieving documents consumes valuable time and managing and recovering costs becomes more and more difficult. To succeed in these competitive business conditions, legal clients will be searching for sophisticated services at lower costs to combat these ongoing challenges.  Konica Minolta Bizhub and Bizhub PRO solutions are proving to be an extremely important legal resource with real bottom-line benefits.

What makes your service/product unique? Legal requirements demand new and better ways to manage records in both hard copy and electronic forms. Fast scanning speeds and real-time TWAIN drivers for all of Konica Minolta's Bizhub and Bizhub Production equipment allow for one step scanning directly to document management systems for fast, easy indexing as well as archiving and retrieval, which increases the efficiency of busy office personnel.  For meetings and courtrooms, legal documents in binders with tab pages can require costly and time consuming outsource printing.  However, several of our Bizhub devices allow tab printing directly from their standard print drivers and they are easy to set up, even for beginners. This is yet another way that Konica Minolta is focused on saving law firms time and money through increased efficiencies.

Share how your company solves problems.
  We all know in life that problems are inevitable. How we react to them and create solutions to these problems is what differentiates Konica Minolta from the competition. Whether it is consulting with firms to solve work flow problems, or taking care of a machine that is in need of service, quick response times and thorough attention are the standards that we set for ourselves.  These machines and work flow solutions are truly the lifeline to anyone in the legal field, and down time can cripple their operations. This is why problem solving at any capacity is at the top of our priority list.

Share a success story your company has experienced working with a law firm. We were able to transform a high profile, Greater Boston law firm from an inefficient, manual work flow process to one that was integrated and fully automated.  This was a fully customized work flow solution package that fit the wide variety of needs that this customer had. Not only did this increase the firm's efficiency and productivity, but it also provided quite a significant savings from a monetary standpoint and the project paid for itself in the first 3-4 months in the labor savings that the firm is realizing. What used to take a 7 person team 45 hours per week can now be done by 1 person in 1 work day.

Share your "WOW" factor.  Konica Minolta's dedicated focus to building solid business relationships, predicated on the grounds of what's best for the customer - not us - is what differentiates us from others in our industry. We pride ourselves on being actively involved with our customers to assist them with day-to-day questions, and help them solve problems at any time, not when it is a benefit to us.
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