Konica Minolta strengthens data-driven services for customers in Northern Europe through acquisition of Nextagenda

| 10 October 2019

Konica Minolta announces the acquisition of Nextagenda, a specialist in data-driven services within Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The company is based in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark, and has succeeded in building an impressive portfolio of services that complement the offerings of Konica Minolta in Northern Europe. The acquisition is a natural continuation of the strategic focus on data-driven solutions that add value to the customers’ digital transformation.

Konica Minolta is on a targeted journey towards becoming a 360-degree partner in all types of data-driven services. Especially in Northern Europe, this has resulted in significant growth and an influx of customers in completely new market segments. The acquisition is a logical step and an interesting addition of new competencies that can add further value to customer solutions. An agreement was signed on October 11 and both parties are looking forward to capitalising on the new synergy.

Nextagenda was founded 5 years ago on the belief that data represents the true value of the future. The company has built substantial competencies in the fields of business intelligence, advanced analytics, data warehousing, machine learning, IoT and CRM. Nextagenda is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner on data analytics and cloud platform and in recognition of its steep growth rate, Nextagenda received a Gazelle Award 2019 from the Danish business newspaper Børsen.

"We have succeeded in attracting skilled employees and experts with key knowledge that can give Konica Minolta's solutions extra impact," says Mads Rørdam and is supplemented by his Nextagenda co-partner Morten Wesenberg: "Therefore, we are pleased that the business will continue unchanged under the new ownership."

The best performing companies today base their decisions and success on data and business insights. Whether it is disciplines such as business intelligence and data warehousing, managing customer relationships through CRM or perhaps leveraging the new opportunities with IoT, data can create value for innovative companies that will lead the way. With the acquisition of Nextagenda, Konica Minolta will be even better prepared to help push the development forward.

About Nextagenda

Nextagenda provides solutions for visionary organisations and companies that want to leverage the value of data with the aim of becoming more data-driven and achieving significant business benefits. The deliveries cover all aspects of data management and utilisation, including consulting, business clarification and analysis, data architecture and solution design, development and implementation services, plus support and training. Nextagenda is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner within Data & AI as well as Cloud. The company is based in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark.

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. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).

For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.

The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.

For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ 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 more than 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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