Kyocera to Acquire ECM Provider OPTIMAL SYSTEMS
On January 9th, Kyocera Document Solutions of Osaka, Japan, and OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH of Berlin, Germany, announced that they signed a contract on December 27, 2019 allowing Kyocera to acquire shares of OPTIMAL SYSTEMS.
Kyocera says the acquisition – which is subject to approval by German and Austrian regulatory authorities – is part of its expansion into document-management and IT services. Last July, for instance, the company acquired ICT, an IT infrastructure company (see here).
OPTIMAL SYSTEMS is one of the leading German, owner-managed providers of enterprise content management (ECM) software. More than 450 OPTIMAL employees in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Serbia, support the installations and ECM solutions of several thousand customers, some of which are operated worldwide.
Apart from almost 30 years of experience in software development, OPTIMAL SYSTEMS’ core competences include broad experience in providing ECM solutions to all possible verticals in the market along with different levels of software-related services.
OPTIMAL SYSTEMS offers a wide range of software solutions, which Kyocera says enhances Kyocera’s enterprise content management portfolio. Kyocera hopes that this investment will enable it to offer its customers more than before with a broader portfolio, thus opening up new customer groups. OPTIMAL SYSTEMS will remain independent and will continue to operate unchanged.
Kyocera Document Solutions President Norihiko Ina commented: “Thanks to the cooperation, we can now offer new, optimally tailored consulting, hardware, software and services at any time, regardless of location, to make our customers’ business processes even more efficient.”
Karsten Renz, founder and CEO of OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH, says about the purchase: “We are absolutely convinced that we will grow faster internationally within the Kyocera group, because we can now additionally offer our ECM know-how to Kyocera customers in order to significantly support their digitization processes. Developing economical, customer-oriented solutions is part of the mission statement of both companies. Following this philosophy, OPTIMAL SYSTEMS and Kyocera complement each other perfectly.”
Overview of OPTIMAL SYSTEMS Group
|Name||OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH|
|Locations||Head office: Berlin, Germany ( Other 15 locations )|
|Employees||more than 450|
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