Konica Minolta Expands Enterprise Content Management Capacity with the Acquisition of DSSI
Move delivers additional Enterprise Content Management (ECM) services and expands the company’s footprint in the western region
Building on its strong imaging heritage and extensive experience in document and content management, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today 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.
Located in Chatsworth, CA, DSSI is a reseller of OnBase® by Hyland and Kofax and leading provider of document scanning services and information management solutions for commercial, entertainment, government and healthcare companies. It is a single-source provider that 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. Konica Minolta will benefit from DSSI’s diverse customer base and grow its OnBase and BPO scanning services. Additionally, it 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.”
“We’re very excited to announce that DSSI has now become part of Konica Minolta,” said Tom Talamantez, Division Vice President, DSSI. “For more than 20 years, DSSI has successfully operated as a division of The ACT-1 Group of Companies, but now with this transition into Konica Minolta comes great synergy as we merge the depth of our experience and expertise with the market leader in Enterprise Content Management. Throughout this process, we have been very impressed with the culture at Konica Minolta and the great value placed on its employees. I’m personally very excited for our team to be joining this world class organization.”