Mix eCopy's (news, site) server offerings with Nuance's multifunction printer (MFP) capabilities and you get a US$ 54 million acquisition. You also get network scanning solutions that connect a range of MFPs to business applications and content management systems.
Said Nuance after purchasing eCopy with common stock: "Nuance and eCopy share a vision of connecting MFP devices to a wide range of applications in an easy and productive way."
Part of said vision is expected to yield:
- Premier Desktop and Server Products: Scanning solutions that maximize gains in productivity and cost savings and provide MFP partners with an ability to deliver valuable solutions to more customers.
- Strong OEM Channels: Combining Nuance and eCopy's respective partners ( including Brother; Canon; HP; Konica Minolta; Océ; Ricoh; Sharp; Toshiba; Xerox and others) will serve to enhance these vendor partnerships worldwide and deliver greater value to all OEM and channel partners overall.
- Expanded Reach for Desktop Solutions: eCopy already has an extensive list of channel partners. By giving such an opportunity for Nuance, there is much room for Nuance PDF Converter Professional, OmniPage and PaperPort to grow.
“The MFP industry is poised to benefit greatly from our mutual focus on delivering integrated solutions that solve real business problems for customers,” said Edward Schmid, eCopy president and CEO. “The combination of eCopy and Nuance creates an organization that can drive the expansion of this opportunity, and is an important advancement for our MFP partners and customers. We are pleased to join the Nuance team and help fulfill our objective of putting paper to work.”