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Konica Minolta extends alliance with M-Files to bring intelligent information management to the entire European market

Friday 31. January 2020 - Konica Minolta, a global leader in document management, today announced a strengthened technology alliance withMFiles, the intelligent information management company. 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.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe and M‑Files intend to enhance AI-driven document management offerings for shared customers through their closer partnership. The deeper alliance will enable users to benefit from Konica Minolta’s existing document management solutions strengthened by M-Files’ next generation intelligent information management platform. The pan-European partnership will come into effect 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,” comments 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 is 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 in with Konica Minolta’s portfolio for offered business process solutions.
The partnership began with joint projects in 14 European countries that have shown high potential: for example, Astrup AS, Norway’s leading supplier of metals and plastic semi-finished products, significantly benefited from the solutions. Realising the need to digitalise their barcode-labels, they implemented M-Files, which was 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 ERP system in question. As a result, the digitalised process has made work more efficient, faster and has improved overall quality. Another successful digitalisation has been realised with Norway’s biggest manufacturer of ready-mixed concrete and concrete products: M-Files has replaced the old and obsolete IT system, facilitating streamlined workflows. Additionally, improvements to planning processes have resulted in increased efficiencies. These two examples highlight the high performance of the M-Files solution and the benefits it has created. Based on this positive feedback, Konica Minolta and M-Files were inspired to widen their partnership and provide the intelligent ECM solution across Europe.
“We are proud of the continued expansion of our rapidly growing partnership with Konica Minolta,” says 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 supporting leading industry and public sector organisations 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,” says 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 organisations to merge people, processes and technology,” she concludes.
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