Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced the acquisition of Document Scanning Systems and Imaging, Inc. (DSSI). The move will allow the company to enhance its current document management capabilities and increase its customer base in the west, further fueling its fast-growing ECM business, according to a Konica Minolta press release.
Located in Chatsworth, CA, DSSI is a reseller of OnBase by Hyland and Kofax and provider of document scanning services and information management solutions for commercial, entertainment, government and healthcare companies. It is a single-source provider that reportedly helps businesses to effectively manage, control and protect their information by creating document workflow programs that save them time and money. Since 1996, it has been providing clients with personalized services using state of the art scanning technology and the latest imaging and database software, supplying customers with cost-effective, customized solutions.
DSSI will fold into the company’s existing ECM operation and will be led by Les Walker, president, Business Intelligence Services, ECM.
The synergy between the organizations will provide new opportunities for both entities, according to Konica Minolta. Konica Minolta will benefit from DSSI’s diverse customer base and grow its OnBase and BPO scanning services. Additionally, DSSI will receive an advantage from Konica Minolta’s expanded ECM solutions portfolio for both the enterprise and mid markets.
“This acquisition supports Konica Minolta’s growing ECM practice with a specialty in scanning, enabling us to better serve our customers who are looking to digitize and ultimately manage content for greater efficiency as well as a smarter work environment,” said Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta. “Businesses are realizing that they need to make the change for both security purposes and cost-effectiveness, and we’re here to help businesses of all sizes work smarter and take this initial step to bring their workplace into the future.”
Are you seeing the beginnings of a trend? In case you haven’t been paying attention, software companies seem to have become prime acquisitions targets as the OEMs look to bolster their presence in the solutions segment and add value to their hardware offerings. Only last month, Kyocera announced that it had acquired DataBank, another ECM company. Meanwhile, on the commercial print side, Ricoh acquired Avanti Computer Systems Ltd., a print management information software company whose target market is print shops earlier this year. We expect to see more acquisitions like this from the OEM community while at the same time we are likely to see additional acquisitions activity from the imaging industry’s two solutions powerhouses—Nuance and ECi.
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