Portal Systems is a new partner of Konica Minolta in the field of ECM Cloud Solutions
Press release (Langenhagen / Hamburg) – Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH (Konica Minolta) opts for the Shareflex Online Solutions of Portal Systems AG (Portal Systems) in a new partnership in the area of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) in the Microsoft 365 environment. Through this strategic expansion of the existing product portfolio, Konica Minolta is further expanding its market position in the field of ECM Cloud Solutions.
Enterprise Content Management supports companies in managing both analogue documents and digital information electronically. And more and more companies use Microsoft 365 and SharePoint. Shareflex provides business applications “out of the box”. But they are also easy to customise and can thus be individually adapted to customer processes. By adding the Shareflex solutions to the product portfolio, the existing corporate infrastructure is expanded. Thus, customers get another opportunity to generate added value through data. Thanks to the expertise gained from countless SharePoint and ECM projects as well as ERP interface development for Microsoft Business Central (formerly Microsoft Dynamics NAV), this further partnership is a logical and consistent step for Konica Minolta on the strategic path to becoming a “fully comprehensive system house”.
Strengthening the ECM business area
Mario Koch, Head of ECM at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Germany: “We are very happy that this partnership enables us to strengthen our ECM business area with a successful ECM cloud solution and to offer solutions that are in high demand in the market. We will directly translate the previous know-how from our SharePoint and ECM projects into added value for our customer projects.”
Harald Greiner, Manager Sales ECM at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Germany, adds: ” Furthermore, with our expertise in the area of contract management, digital file management and the interface development department in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC, we bring in comprehensive knowledge that we have acquired in over 300 customer projects. The direct transfer of documents from the ERP MS-Dyn. BC into Shareflex, without leaving the customer’s tenant, is well established on the market today. So we are happy to already be able to advise our customers accordingly in the first discussions and projects. Therefore, ee see great potential for our partnership with Portal Systems AG.”
Significant added value for customers and interested parties
For interested parties and customers, the partnership will provide substantial added value. Thus, they will be able to take advantage of a significantly expanded range of services from the Konica Minolta portfolio in the future. Furthermore, they will benefit from the profound and long-standing ECM competence of both partners.
Frank von Orlikowski, CEO and Sales Portal Systems AG, states: “We are very proud that we were able to win Konica Minolta, one of the leading ECM/DMS specialists, as a new Shareflex ECM partner. With this new partnership, we underline our strategic orientation towards the Microsoft 365 market. In addition, Konica Minolta’s Dynamics NAV/BC interfaces will optimally complement our product portfolio. The Microsoft 365 team at Konica Minolta has many years of experience in this environment. Therefore, we are happy that we were able to convince them with our Shareflex ECM solution suite. As Portal Systems, we are very pleased to be able to further expand our alignment as a product manufacturer for ECM/DMS-based solutions for Microsoft 365 with this new strategic partner.”
The solutions of both partners complement each other seamlessly. And with the experience from the multitude of projects carried out to date, Konica Minolta can thus offer standardised solutions for its customers quickly and cost-effectively.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland designs the intelligently networked workplace and accompanies its customers through the digital era as a reliable and professional partner by creating added value from data for its customers. With its smart office products such as market-leading printing systems, cloud services and IT services, the company supports mobile working and the optimisation and digitalisation of business processes, among other things. According to the latest IDG customer survey, Konica Minolta is the leading managed service provider in Germany, offering business software, infrastructure and security solutions as part of its IT services.
In addition, as a 10-year market leader in production printing and one of the leading providers in inkjet, finishing and label printing, Konica Minolta supports its customers in developing new business opportunities – with state-of-the-art technology, software and the latest innovations in printing, applications and know-how.
With solutions in video services and healthcare, Konica Minolta covers a broad spectrum of hardware, software and services. The company guarantees customer proximity and professional project management through direct sales and around 300 partners.
The headquarters of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH in Langenhagen is headed by the managing directors Joerg Hartmann and Kenichiro Fukasawa. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. With around 44,000 employees worldwide (as of March 2021), Konica Minolta, Inc. achieved net sales of around 7 billion euros in the 2020/2021 fiscal year.
About Portal Systems AG:
Portal Systems AG is one of the few system houses on the market to combine ECM and SharePoint expertise. We develop and market digital solutions for document-centric business processes on the basis of around 20 years of experience and expertise gained from projects with over 300 customers. The Shareflex product suite is based on SharePoint (Online) and Microsoft Office 365. It includes specialist applications such as contract management, incoming invoice processing or document control for your QM system as well as modern, holistic document management (DMS) & ECM.