Press Release – 13 October 2021
Langenhagen / Hamburg
Press Release – 13 October 2021
Langenhagen / Hamburg
Enterprise Content Management helps companies to manage both analogue documents and digital information electronically. For this purpose, more and more companies are putting their trust in Microsoft 365 and SharePoint. With Shareflex, business applications can be used “out of the box” or customised and individually adapted to customer processes. So, by extending the product portfolio with Shareflex Solutions, the existing company infrastructure is expanded. This allows us to offer our customers another way to generate value from data. Thanks to the expertise gained from countless SharePoint and ECM projects, as well as the development of ERP interfaces 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”.
Mario Koch, Head of ECM at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Germany: “We are very pleased that this partnership will strengthen our ECM business with a successful ECM cloud solution. Thus, we will be able to offer solutions that are in high demand on the market. The know-how from our SharePoint and ECM projects to date will be of direct benefit to our customers’ projects.”
Harald Greiner, Manager Sales ECM at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Germany, adds: “With our expertise in contract management, digital file management and interface development in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC, we also bring extensive knowledge gained from over 300 customer projects. The direct transfer of documents from the ERP MS Dynamics BC into Shareflex, without leaving the customer’s tenant, is already established in the market today and we are happy to advise our customers accordingly in the first discussions and projects. We see great potential in our partnership with Portal Systems AG.”
The partnership will bring significant value to prospects and customers. Thus, they will soon be able to take advantage of a significantly expanded range of services from Konica Minolta’s portfolio. And they will also benefit from the profound and long-standing ECM expertise of both partners.
Frank von Orlikowski, CEO and Sales Portal Systems AG: “We are very proud to have won Konica Minolta, one of the leading ECM/DMS specialists, as a new Shareflex ECM partner. This new partnership underlines our strategic focus on the Microsoft 365 market. Konica Minolta’s Dynamics NAV/BC interfaces optimally complement our product portfolio. Konica Minolta’s Microsoft 365 team has many years of experience in this environment, and we were able to convince them with our Shareflex ECM solution suite. It is a great pleasure for us to be able to further expand our orientation 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 numerous projects, Konica Minolta is able to offer its customers standardised solutions quickly and cost-effectively.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Germany creates the smart connected workplace. In doing so, it accompanies its customers through the digital age as a reliable and professional partner, creating added value from data. With its intelligent 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. Consequently, 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 a leading supplier in inkjet, finishing and label printing, Konica Minolta helps its customers to develop new business opportunities – with state-of-the-art technology, software and the latest innovations in printing, applications and know-how.
Konica Minolta covers a wide range of hardware, software and services with its ‘Video Services and Health’ solutions. The company guarantees customer proximity and professional project management through direct sales and around 300 partners.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH is headquartered in Langenhagen and is managed by Jörg Hartmann and Kenichiro Fukasawa. The company is a 100% subsidiary of Tokyo-headquartered Konica Minolta Inc. With a global workforce of around 44,000 employees (as of March 2021), Konica Minolta, Inc. will achieve net sales of approximately 7 billion euros in the 2020/2021 fiscal year.
Portal Systems AG is one of the few system houses on the market to combine Enterprise Content Management and SharePoint expertise under one roof. We develop digital solutions for document-centric business processes based on more than 20 years of experience and expertise from over 300 customer projects. The Shareflex product suite is based on SharePoint (Online) and Microsoft 365. It includes specialist applications such as contract management, incoming invoice processing or (QM) document control, as well as modern, integrated document management (DMS) and ECM.