Live Wire:KONICA MINOLTA SETS OFF PRE-FOURTH FIREWORKS WITH MWAi ACQUISITION – The Cannata Report
MWA, an accredited SAP Business One Gold Partner, reseller and development organization, was awarded the SAP Innovation Partner of the Year Award. The unique capabilities acquired will integrate with All Covered’s Business Consulting Services Practice to deliver unparalleled end-to-end project scoping, implementation and delivery.
“Konica Minolta’s strategic vision and insight into the changing business demands to support the Workplace of the Future is paramount to success in the imaging channel. The acquisition of MWA speaks volumes to Konica Minolta’s leadership position and desire to ready the Imaging Channel for the Internet of Things,” noted Luis Murguia, SVP, Global Customer and Partner Operations, SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign. “We now have two distinguished brands, SAP and Konica Minolta, leading the Imaging Channel ERP change management required for continued innovation and customer satisfaction.”
Mike Stramaglio, president and CEO of MWA, said, “The team here at MWA is thrilled to be joining All Covered, Konica Minolta’s IT services division. The blending of IT expertise, SAP integration services and ERP knowledge from the two organizations will allow us to accelerate product development and customer deployment. The added resources and investment will enable the execution of our promise to deliver the ERP platform to the Imaging Channel that sets the new standard of excellence.”
With the acquisition of MWA, Konica Minolta expands its partnership with SAP to become an SAP Business One Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Master Value Added Reseller (MVAR). SAP Business One is the most widely used ERP in the world with over 60,000 customers running their business on the platform. SAP B1 integrates with hosted and cloud-based enterprise software offerings such as Concur for expense management, Ariba for procurement management and Success Factors for human resource management. The latest version of SAP B1 runs the HANA in-memory database platform delivering real time access to speed data analysis and decision-making capabilities for business.