In a move aimed at expanding the company’s enterprise document management capabilities, Konica Minolta has acquired single-source provider DSSI.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. announced the acquisition of Document Scanning Systems and Imaging, Inc. (DSSI), in order to “enhance its current document management capabilities and increase its customer base in the west”.

Chatsworth-based DSSI resells ‘OnBase’ by Hyland and Kofax, and is a provider of “document scanning services and information management solutions for commercial, entertainment, government, and healthcare companies.” Furthermore, DSSI is a single-source provider that enables businesses to “effectively manage, control and protect their information” and since 1996 has been “providing clients with personalised services using state of the art scanning technology and the latest imaging and database software, supplying customers with cost-effective, customised solutions.”

Konica Minolta will incorporate DSSI into its existing ECM operation, headed by Les Walker, President, Business Intelligence Services, ECM.

Both companies stand to benefit from this acquisition as they will be able to combine Konica Minolta’s “expanded ECM solutions portfolio” with DSSI’s customer base and scanning services.

“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.”