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Latest news on Epson-Nuance deal

November 22, 2017

More details have been published of the partnership between Epson Corporation and Nuance that was first revealed in July of this year.

It was previously announced that under the terms of the partnership, Epson will sell and distribute Nuance eCopy ShareScan and Equitrac Office/Express software on Epson’s range of MFPs.

The European elements of the partnership have now been made clear, with Epson Europe aiming to move in on the European corporate MFP market, currently valued at €8.4 billion ($9.8 billion); the OEM has stated a target of 25 percent sales growth across the region, and revenue of €2 billion ($2.3 billion) by 2020.

Epson Europe’s Director of Business Imaging, Darren Phelps, 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.”

As a result of the deal, Nuance software will now be compatible with Epson’s WF-C20590 and WF-C17590 series, and – as of 2018 – the WF-C869R series.

“With this new partnership, Epson customers now have access to the market leading print and workflow management software, on Epson’s inkjet products,” said Barry Loewer, vice president of EMEA sales for Nuance Communications. “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.”

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