Konica Minolta strengthens data-driven services for customers in Northern Europe through acquisition of Nextagenda
Konica Minolta announces the acquisition of Nextagenda, a specialist in data-driven services within Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The company is based in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark, and has succeeded in building an impressive portfolio of services that complement the offerings of Konica Minolta in Northern Europe. The acquisition is a natural continuation of the strategic focus on data-driven solutions that add value to the customers’ digital transformation.
Konica Minolta is on a targeted journey towards becoming a 360-degree partner in all types of data-driven services. Especially in Northern Europe, this has resulted in significant growth and an influx of customers in completely new market segments. The acquisition is a logical step and an interesting addition of new competencies that can add further value to customer solutions. An agreement was signed on October 11 and both parties are looking forward to capitalising on the new synergy.
Nextagenda was founded 5 years ago on the belief that data represents the true value of the future. The company has built substantial competencies in the fields of business intelligence, advanced analytics, data warehousing, machine learning, IoT and CRM. Nextagenda is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner on data analytics and cloud platform and in recognition of its steep growth rate, Nextagenda received a Gazelle Award 2019 from the Danish business newspaper Børsen.
"We have succeeded in attracting skilled employees and experts with key knowledge that can give Konica Minolta's solutions extra impact," says Mads Rørdam and is supplemented by his Nextagenda co-partner Morten Wesenberg: "Therefore, we are pleased that the business will continue unchanged under the new ownership."
The best performing companies today base their decisions and success on data and business insights. Whether it is disciplines such as business intelligence and data warehousing, managing customer relationships through CRM or perhaps leveraging the new opportunities with IoT, data can create value for innovative companies that will lead the way. With the acquisition of Nextagenda, Konica Minolta will be even better prepared to help push the development forward.
First and foremost, this is exciting news for our customers because we can now offer an extra, data-driven dimension to our IT-solutions. A dimension that not only complements our overall IT-portfolio, but also puts us in the driver´s seat with regards to the potential to let the countries in northern Europe take the lead, when it comes to digital transformation. IT Services has been the driving force behind the acquisition of Nextagenda.
Nextagenda provides solutions for visionary organisations and companies that want to leverage the value of data with the aim of becoming more data-driven and achieving significant business benefits. The deliveries cover all aspects of data management and utilisation, including consulting, business clarification and analysis, data architecture and solution design, development and implementation services, plus support and training. Nextagenda is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner within Data & AI as well as Cloud. The company is based in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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