As your trusted technology solution partner, Konica Minolta Gauteng (KMG) does its best to keep up with the latest printing trends in 2023 and beyond. We are no average document management company as we keep relevant and provide affordable, specific, and realistic products and services to clients while keeping pace with the very latest advances in technology.
Since the invention of the printing press, printing technology has advanced significantly. Therefore, to help businesses run more effectively, we offer access to a vast selection of printing solutions that are always developing and improving.
At KMG, we recognise that success in today’s fast-paced business environment depends on being on the cutting edge of printing technology. This article identifies the top 5 printing trends that will enable companies to operate more efficiently in 2023. From AI to closing the skills gap, to IT-As-A-Service and climate protection, we have got you covered.
So sit back, relax, and let us take a look at how the latest printing solutions can help your business thrive in the years to come.
Do More With Less With Our Top Five Printing Trends
Five major themes that will shape and influence the digital workplace in 2023 will be highlighted in the below printing trends. The pandemic has altered workplaces and working methods, but with the cost-of-living problem, high inflation, climate emergency, and lingering effects of the war in Ukraine, KMG cannot afford to stand still.
Across many corporate sectors, the demand to “do more with less” is going to be a significant challenge in the upcoming year. In order to do this, businesses will have to rely more than ever on cutting-edge new technologies that enable Intelligent Connected Workplaces, like our iCabinet software or our in-house digital marketing partner, Midnight Monkey, as well as engage and empower employees to meet business goals.
1. Communication And Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever Before
In the era of hybrid working, communication, and collaboration technologies are becoming more and more important printing trends.
Both our offices and our clients can recognise how more collaboration and communication are essential as a result of the growing use of hybrid working that outdated communication channels, including email, are insufficient for modern online collaboration requirements.
Microsoft Teams average user has increased their weekly meeting time by 252% since February 2020 and has sent 32% more chats each week since March 2020.
For this reason, KMG’s certified expert team can help any size or type of organisation realise the full communication and collaboration benefits from the iCabinet software, which enables an efficient and effortless way to manage a filing cabinet that ensures your business processes run smoothly. With iCabinet, businesses are now able to use a holistic document management approach from anywhere in the world.
Companies can modernise and digitalise business processes, and store their documents using a simple cloud platform. Better yet, securely store all of your forms, reports, and documents in one centralised system. Businesses can easily scan all of their existing paperwork to our fully compliant servers and access their documents at their convenience from any web-connected device.
Say ‘YES’ to iCabinet and contact us today to get a quote.
2. The AI Immersive Digital World Helps You Do More With Less
Business networks are engulfing more systems as the Internet of Things (IoT) grows seemingly without bounds. Due to the growth of workplace data, automation of workflows and higher economies through cost savings and using skilled workers’ time more efficiently are both made possible by Artificial Intelligence (AI), which learns procedures and patterns.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which uses AI to take over certain processes, is related to this (often repetitive labour-intensive functions). An additional crucial component of this automation is video analytics, an exciting component of current printing trends.
For instance, KMG’s Video Solution Services are ideal for monitoring production lines for quality control, occupational health applications to keep people safe (such as vulnerable people wandering into dangerous areas), and detecting fires. These applications are in addition to security applications. The potential uses of sophisticated AI and camera technology are virtually endless in printing trends.
3. Closing The Skills Gap While Meeting Employee Demands
Businesses must provide the best experience possible to retain current employees and keep them satisfied while attracting new talent in light of “The Great Resignation” that followed the pandemic.
This has a significant impact on Generation Z employees and printing trends. 58% of them, as opposed to 43% overall, are likely to think about changing jobs this year. In the last two years, 31% of employees had already moved jobs. Lack of flexible hours (37%) and location flexibility (28%) are the main reasons for declining a job offer, as 53% are more likely to prioritise health and well-being than they did before the pandemic.
Businesses that take this into consideration and offer a better work-life balance through flexible models are more likely to retain their competitive edge, satisfy their workforce, and draw in new talent.
This is why KMG Office Supplies helps businesses enable easy communication and collaboration with tools allowing hybrid working, to no longer search further afield for the qualified personnel needed to adapt to the company’s quickly expanding needs and these printing trends.
4. IT-As-A-Service For More Flexibility In Challenging Times
IT-As-A-Service printing trends offer significant advantages to all companies, but KMG provides everything you need at a predetermined rate for each member of the team rather than purchasing IT hardware, software, and services altogether.
This avoids large initial capital investment costs and an internal IT provision to serve it, while also ensuring inclusive expenses for maintenance and updates remain predictable and within reason.
KMG is continuously looking at ways to improve our client’s experience and product offerings. Our focus is to deliver the best in Service, Sales, and Consumables to you our valued clients, or potential client. Our friendly staff will welcome your service calls with a smile that can be felt over the phone or alternatively you may log calls via our website.
We offer remote support where necessary and provide free software to assist with the collection of meter readings, alternately readings may be submitted online or called through to our offices.
5. Eco-Friendly Guidelines Matter More
The world of business is transitioning to a sustainable model and the pandemic is not the only reason for this. Traditionally, businesses were pushing for efficiency at every turn. More recently, we have been making changes by responding to the mounting pressures on environmental responsibility.
Printing trends are demonstrating the rising need to show sustainability brought on by both particular regulations and expectations for corporate social responsibility. By incorporating environmental, economic, and social perspectives into its business strategies, Konica Minolta’s Environmental Policy, for instance, supports sustainable development and financially successful growth by ensuring that activities are carried out in harmony with human lives and the environment in all aspects.
This involves adhering to rules and laws, recycling and lifecycle analysis of products, pollution prevention, and assistance with a more comprehensive sustainable society.
No Matter The Printing Trends We Always Strive For Service Beyond Excellence
As South African businesses and companies of every type are trying to ‘do more with less’, the Digital Workplace will become increasingly more vital in 2023 printing trends and beyond.
In order to promote sustainability, cut costs, encourage hybrid working, and foster workplace flexibility, there will be increasing demands placed on the IT infrastructure and larger usage of automation.
The Intelligent Connected Workplace portfolio from KMG is made to meet all of these printing trends requirements from a single knowledgeable provider, allowing organisations to focus on their core business operations in complete confidence that they can handle the broader challenges that lie ahead.
Contact us today to experience service beyond excellence with our support team.