SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

February 16, 2015 18:00 ET

Konica Minolta Announces Industry-Changing Alliance With MWA Intelligence

Partnership Provides First and Only Open-Architecture True ERP Solution for Imaging Channel

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - February 16, 2015) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces a strategic alliance with MWA Intelligence (MWAi), an SAP Gold Partner and leader in enterprise relationship planning software (ERP).

Through the partnership, Konica Minolta and MWAi will offer the first and only open-architecture, true ERP solution built specifically for the imaging channel. MWAi FORZA contains unprecedented channel infrastructure and big data improvements, delivering the necessary power capable of fueling growth in expanding sectors, including managed services while finding new effective means of creating profitable growth in conventional business areas.

"The power of MWAi FORZA combined with Konica Minolta's expert IT infrastructure will accelerate the SAP integration and system readiness for our dealer community," said Sam Errigo, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "This all-inclusive system is designed specifically for imaging channel dealers so that they can unify, manage and control their entire business, from customers and operations, to sales and financials, on a single database business management platform."

"MWAi Intelligence and Konica Minolta are proven innovation leaders in delivering world-class solutions and, together, we serve dealers around the world of all sizes," said Michael T. Stramaglio, President and CEO of MWA Intelligence, Inc. "We are thrilled to enter into this unprecedented alliance with Konica Minolta Business Solutions. The strength and depth of Konica Minolta Business Solutions and its All Covered, IT Services Division will allow dealers to move to MWAi FORZA in a scheduled, timely manner, with the resources and backing of Konica Minolta, SAP and MWAi."

MWAi FORZA, built on SAP Business One, and designed and developed by MWA Intelligence Inc., offers dealers an alternative to their current business system and third-party software programs. MWAi FORZA enables real time decisions by capturing all critical information across sales, customers, operations, finances, service, and mobility, making the information instantly available company-wide.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the world's leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter.

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