Konica Minolta Extends Alliance with M-Files to Bring Intelligent Information Management to the Entire European Market
Friday, January 31, 2020
Press release from the issuing company
Alliance will enable users to benefit from Konica Minolta's existing document management solutions, strengthened by the M-Files next generation intelligent information management platform
Langenhagen, Germany / Dallas, Tex. – M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced a strengthened technology alliance with Konica Minolta, a global leader in document management. After initial successes in 14 European countries, the two companies have widened their alliance to bring their intelligent information management solution to the entire European market. With a heightened partnership, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe and M Files will enhance AI-driven document management offerings for shared customers. The deeper alliance will enable users to benefit from Konica Minolta's existing document management solutions, strengthened by the M-Files next generation intelligent information management platform. The pan-European partnership will come into action this month.
“Our enhanced partnership with M-Files is further evidence of the growing need for intelligent document processing solutions that enable business agility and support strategic digital transformation initiatives across enterprises," commented Katja Nick, Product Marketing Manager – Information Management, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. "We are delighted to be partnering with M-Files and look forward to an effective and long-term collaboration for the benefit of our joint customers.”
M-Files is the only intelligent information management platform that organises content based on what it is, not where it's stored. Users can connect to existing network folders and systems to make them more intelligent with built-in workflow capabilities and advanced search and filter tools. The AI-powered information management solution, thus, perfectly fits into Konica Minolta’s portfolio for offered business process solutions.
The partnership began with joint projects in various European countries, which have shown high potential: For example, Astrup AS, Norway’s leading supplier for metals and plastic semi-finished products, significantly benefitted from the solutions. Realizing the need to digitalise their barcode-labels, they implemented M-Files, installed by Konica Minolta. M-Files recognises incoming documents and generates a digital stamp – comparable to a digital barcode. The solution files all documents for easy retrieval and connects the data to the applied ERP system. As a result, the digitalised process made work more efficient, faster and improved their overall quality. Another successful digitalisation has been realised with Norway’s biggest manufacturer for ready-mixed concrete and concrete products: M-Files replaced the old and obsolete IT system, facilitating streamlined workflows. Additionally, improvements to planning processes resulted in increased efficiencies. These two examples highlight the high performance of the M-Files solution and the benefit it created. Based on this positive feedback, Konica Minolta and M-Files were inspired to widen their partnership and provide the intelligent ECM solution all across Europe.
“We are proud of the continued expansion of our rapidly growing partnership with Konica Minolta," said Scott Erickson, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales at M-Files. "Our close association with Konica Minolta and complementary offerings reinforce our commitment to support leading industry and public sector organizations, as well as companies of all sizes, including small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises."
The partnership with M-Files is another strong development of Konica Minolta's vision of the Connected Workplace, which features the Konica Minolta Workplace Hub. "At Konica Minolta we are constantly looking for ways to make our customers more productive through empowered technology," said Katja Nick. "The collaboration with M-Files is a perfect example of how we can help our customers improve the workplace experience for their employees. Using M-Files in combination with Konica Minolta products truly enables organizations to merge people, processes and technology," she concluded.
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