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

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

March 18, 2015 14:00 ET

Konica Minolta Honored With Kofax New Partner of Year Award

Company's 'Impressive Use' of Kofax Platform Lauded

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that it has been named the 2015 New Partner of the Year by alliance partner Kofax® Limited.

Kofax, a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify and transform the First Mile™ of customer engagement, announced the award winners March 11 at Transform 2015 in Las Vegas. The award ceremony concluded Kofax's annual customer and partner conference, which drew about 800 attendees from 35 countries.

As the 2015 New Partner of the Year, Konica Minolta was noted for the company's rapid expansion into the capture solutions space, making maximum use of the Kofax platform.

"Konica Minolta Business Solutions has quickly built an impressive pipeline of deals that has already begun to bear fruit, earning the company our 2015 New Partner of the Year award," said Howard Dratler, Executive Vice President of Field Operations at Kofax. "By rapidly embracing our market-leading capture solutions, proactively enabling staff and incorporating newer technologies like Kofax TotalAgility® and Kapow™, Konica Minolta has added significant value for its customers, and demonstrates a high level of commitment to the Kofax platform, which is certain to pay dividends in the future." 

"This is the first year of our partnership with Kofax and we are honored to be named the 2015 New Partner of the Year," says Sam Errigo, senior vice president, Business Intelligent Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A, Inc. "As we deepen our relationship, we look forward to providing award-winning Kofax solutions that automate our customers' document-driven business processes by managing the capture, transformation and exchange of their business-critical information in a more accurate, timely and cost-effective manner."

Kofax Capture™ automates and accelerates business processes by capturing all types of paper and electronic documents and forms, transforming them into accurate and actionable information, and delivering it all into core business applications, processes and workflows. These products extract index data and deliver the images and associated data to a variety of repositories and applications. This can significantly reduce retrieval costs while improving regulatory and compliance efforts.

The flagship product, Kofax TotalAgility®, combines award-winning capture, process management, data integration, mobile, e-signature and analytics capabilities into a unified process automation development and deployment platform. Common processes like new accounts, claims, patient admissions, mortgage applications, citizen benefits, accounts payable and more can be automated, streamlined and accelerated for better customer engagement.

Through its partnership, Konica Minolta offers Kofax software to gather information from multiple electronic sources (scanner, fax, e-forms, XML stream, etc.) then transform and deliver data directly into a content management platform. Kofax market-leading capture software also offers tools such as automated indexing, automatic form identification, accurate zonal optical character recognition and intelligent character recognition.

Konica Minolta is a leader in managed IT services, application development, software integration, document management technologies and is a premier technology manufacturer. The company focuses on a coomprehensive solution set including office systems, digital presses, production print systems, printers, vertical application solutions, and related services. Kofax is a leading provider of capture driven process automation solutions. As a Kofax reseller partner, Konica Minolta sells and configures Kofax products, as well as supports and trains customers on best practices for their document automation systems.

About Kofax Transform

Kofax Transform is Kofax's annual end user and reseller conference focused on how to radically transform and simplify the business critical First Mile of customer engagement while optimizing the customer experience and greatly reducing operating costs. The event features a wide range of experts from industry-leading organizations who share how they've transformed their businesses using Kofax software. A large percentage of the content is delivered by customers who share real-world best practices in implementing processes that include capture, process management, analytics, mobile capabilities, data integration, e-signature and customer communications management.

About Kofax

Kofax is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify and transform the First Mile™ of customer engagement. Success in the First Mile can dramatically improve the customer experience, greatly reduce operating costs and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability. Kofax software and solutions provide a rapid return on investment to more than 20,000 customers in financial services, insurance, government, healthcare, supply chain, business process outsourcing and other markets. Kofax delivers these through its direct sales and service organization, and a global network of more than 800 authorized partners in more than 75 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit kofax.com.

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Howard Dratler, left, Executive Vice President of Field Operations, Kofax; and Reynolds C. Bish, right, Kofax CEO; present the 2015 New Partner of the Year award to Konica Minolta March 11 at Transform 2015 in Las Vegas. Representing Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., from left, are Hugo Palacios, Director of Enterprise Content Management, Les Walker, Vice President of ECM, Michael Thomas, ECM Senior Solutions Consultant, and Stevan Caldwell, Marketing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia.

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 Gartner 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 Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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