Konica Minolta U.S. Announces Agreement to Divest ERP Solution

Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta U.S.) today announced the divestiture of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business. The company began offering the service in 2018 after its acquisition of MWA Intelligence, Inc. (MWA), an SAP Business One partner that had developed an ERP platform for the imaging channel. Konica Minolta U.S. purchased MWA to provide its dealers with a true ERP platform that would facilitate the future of work and help accelerate the pace of change in the market.

While opportunities for this service continue to grow, Konica Minolta has chosen to narrow its scope and appoint a partner that can provide even better resources and technologists to further the platform. Dealers offering the ERP solutions services will be able to leverage even greater strengths by utilizing a new company with advanced technological SAP capabilities.

Effective July 1, Konica Minolta U.S. ERP customers will be transitioned to Avaniko Technologies (Avaniko), an SAP Business One Gold Partner and leader in digital transformation for small and midsized businesses (SMB). Avaniko enables SMBs to enhance business processes with automation that empowers and lends a seamless experience to all stakeholders – customers, vendors, employees and owners – transforming them into an Intelligent Enterprise.

“Konica Minolta U.S. invested in the ERP business system as part of an ongoing commitment to provide our dealer partners with access to the best technology, while also enabling continual transformation in the imaging channel,” said Sam Errigo, President and CEO, Konica Minolta U.S. “Over the last few years, we have continued to refine our go-to-market and investment strategy to best serve our dealer and direct channel customers. At this junction, we believe Avaniko is better staffed and suited to continue the ongoing development and support for the Forza platform. We are confident in Avaniko’s expertise in tailoring solutions for our industry, and believe their team will provide a seamless transition for our customers.”

“At Avaniko, we excel in building industry specific solutions, which seamlessly integrate with SAP Business One as digital core,“ said Gary Shergill, CEO, Avaniko Technologies. “My vision is to transform the imaging vertical with SAP’s best practices and Intelligent solutions to adapt to their dynamically changing industry needs. Our philosophy, ‘begin with the end in mind,’ has been the cornerstone of our success for all ERP Projects and improved customer experience.”