Konica Minolta South Africa joins forces with Hyland Software for improved document and content management

| 24 February 2017

JOHANNESBURG – February 24, 2016 – Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has extended its document and content management services by partnering with Hyland Software and adding OnBase, Hyland’s enterprise content management (ECM) software, to its value-added solutions.

This strategic local alliance, which mirrors the US relationship between the two companies, supports Konica Minolta South Africa’s strategy to enhance its current core content management competencies, strongly anchored in managed print services (MPS).

“As a business that has already assisted South African companies with document and content management for more than a decade, our agreement with Hyland will support Konica Minolta South Africa’s long-term strategy to extend its solution platform with the inclusion of ECM,” says Greg Griffith, business solutions product manager for Konica Minolta South Africa.

“ECM plays a vital role in helping companies to extract the content needed for improved decision-making. Gartner describes ECM as ‘a process, which enables organisations to create, store, distribute, archive, edit, secure, analyse and manage content and documents through the most efficient and effective way.’

“The research company further states that content services extend the typical managed print services (MPS) process of assessing, optimising and managing printers to the IT infrastructure on which printing stands, in order to enhance the way that documents and their associated content help companies to communicate and carry out their business processes.

“Already a trusted MPS partner to many local organisations with a well established, mature supply chain and service footprint, the addition of a high value, feature rich ECM solution like OnBase, which is easily customisable and can be integrated into line of business applications, to our arsenal is a natural extension of our existing strengths,” Griffith explains.

“The partnership with a strong local company like Konica Minolta South Africa is an exciting development for Hyland in South Africa and one that makes complete sense for both companies,” says Monique Williams, country manager at Hyland Software South Africa. “OnBase’s ability to capture and organise business content and integrate it with existing business systems and workflows and its excellent functionalities complement Konica Minolta South Africa’s business output management skills, delivering tremendous value to local companies and helping to provide them with new business insights.”

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.


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