To support its ambitious targets of 25% regional sales growth and €2bn in revenue by 2020, Epson Europe has teamed up with Nuance to align itself to grab a greater share of the €8.4bn European corporate multi-function print market. The news comes just months after Epson announced its plans to invest €585m in R&D and production of inkjet technologies.
The partnership will bring together market-leading systems integration and workflow management capabilities enabled by Equitrac Office/Express and eCopy ShareScan, together with Epson’s multi-function printers and the benefits offered by its business inkjet technology, such as improved efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, and environmental preservation.
Speaking about the partnership, Jacqui Hendriks, European Research and Consulting Manager, IDC said: “One in three office print devices shipped in 2016 was a business inkjet device. Epson strengthens both its position and its ability to gain market share through access to Nuance solutions addressing a number of growing customer requirements in one hit – print-related operating cost reduction, OCR scanning enabling enhanced search functionality, enhanced print and document management capabilities for greater control and security.”
Claire Robinson, Business Director, Epson UK, said: “Epson has been championing the switch from laser printing to business inkjet printing for a number of years, achieving impressive market share growth within Europe. The partnership with Nuance further simplifies the adoption of inkjet print for business as it brings together the benefits of Epson inkjet technology and Nuance’s market leading systems integration and management capabilities.”
Barry Loewer, Vice President of EMEA Sales for Nuance Communications said: “With this new partnership, Epson customers now have access to the market leading print and workflow management software, on Epson’s inkjet products. SMBs and large enterprise organizations can take advantage of this new agreement to drive enhanced security, reduce costs and drive productivity, while operating more efficiently.”