Konica Minolta, a global leader in document management, today announced a strengthened technology alliance with M‑Files, 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.
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.
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.
About M-Files Corporation
M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organisation without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in its unique Intelligent Metadata Layer, M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organisations in more than 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, OMV, Rovio, SAS Institute and ThyssenKrupp. For more information, visit www.m-files.com.
M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. 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, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. 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 solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from 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 almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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