Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc.

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Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc.
Private company
ISIN🆔
IndustrySoftware, Document management
Founded 📆1996
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️Boca Raton, Florida
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Juan Rodriguez, President & CEO
Douglas Kahn, CFO
Products 📟 OptiView
OptiWorkFlow
OptiSpool
OptiReports
AgendaMaker
Information Gateway Suite
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitewww.apimg.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Advanced Processing & Imaging (API) is a software developer and provider of document management (EDM), enterprise content management (ECM), records management, workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solutions for public and private organizations.[1][dead link] API is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. The company is a certified IBM Business Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner,.[2] The company specializes in automating business processes and the electronic classification, storage, retrieval, distribution and retention management of the documents that power business operations. API solutions contribute to a significant reduction in the amount of paper that government, education and businesses consume, helping significantly reduce risk and costs while bringing organizations closer to becoming “green.”

API's approach emphasizes the streamlining of business operations without requiring an overhaul in existing processes. The company's flagship document management solution, OptiView®, integrates with line-of-business applications (e.g., ERP, CRM and SFA) without any custom programming to automatically present information relevant for the task-at-hand without having to manually search. API mPower, API's Business Process Automation solution is used to accelerate business processes and eliminate the need to distribute paper forms, documents and reports that are needed to complete tasks. Paper documents typically cause process bottlenecks and open organizations to security and compliance risks. API's mPower and OptiView are integrated for a total solution.

API has maintained USA-based R&D and technical support since its inception. The API portfolio also includes agenda administration, public information portals and secure online billing statements. The company is a certified IBM® Business Partner, Microsoft Gold Partner and Microsoft® ISV.

History[edit]

Advanced Processing & Imaging (API) was founded in January 1996 by Leonard Ferro, Juan Rodriguez, Lonnie Sanders and Bob Sarneli. The origins of the company are traced back to 1995, when Rodriguez and Sanders received a request by Carnival Air Lines for a solution that would streamline the management of traveler tickets. On the heels of their success with Carnival, the duo went on to sell the solution they developed with the help of Ferro and Sarneli to LensCrafters, NuTone, and National Sanitary (a division of Georgia-Pacific).

In 2005, Rodriguez spearheaded the company’s technical evolution to provide software solutions via the cloud and entrusted aspects of business management to career executives. In 2007, there was an infusion of venture capital to assist with growth. In April 2010, Rodriguez reclaimed the reins of API as President & CEO.

In 2014, API launched their Cloud/SaaS Process Automation and Document Management offerings to help organizations speed deployment to increase Return on Investment (ROI), reduce IT costs and gain improved data protection and business continuity. In December 2014, API launched mPower Business Process Automation platform to help City Agencies, Public School Districts and Small/Medium Businesses (SMBs) automate business processes to gain significant operational efficiencies.

In 2015, API launched their Fiscal Transparency Portal for City and County Government. API's solution offers citizens on-demand instant access to all public financial data in simple to understand tables, charts and graphs to demonstrate fiscal accountability and build community trust. It's also used by management and staff to track income and expenses and perform financial analysis to avoid budget shortfalls.

Sector Impact[edit]

API's proprietary technology is currently being used by thousands of employees in for-profit businesses, municipalities, government agencies, court systems and public school districts in the U.S. and abroad to streamline administrative operations and reduce operating expenses. API tools also provide simplified access to public information for hundreds of thousands of citizens.

In the private sector, API solutions help for-profit businesses accelerate processes, increase staff efficiency and improve sales and service to drive business growth and increased profitability. Some sample uses include sales automation, employee on-boarding, invoice processing, contracting and HR, Finance and Services records management.

In the government sector, API solutions are used by municipalities to facilitate their mission of delivering transparency in government. API are leveraged by virtually every single department in local government agencies to simplify citizen access to public information, streamline all types of government paperwork, and automate administrative operations. In addition to helping minimize bureaucracy (and citizen frustration), API’s solutions help agencies manage budget constraints more efficiently and reduce operating expenses.

In the education sector, API solutions help public schools streamline their services to students and their guardians, improve collaboration among administrative staff, reclaim budgets toward teaching resources, and drastically reduce bureaucracy and waste in the interactions between school districts and State governing bodies.

Notable Milestones[edit]

2015 - API Fiscal Transparency Portal for City and County Government is launched.
2014 - API mPower is launched. API mPower is a business process automation & management cloud-based solution. Based on industry standard BPMN2.0 (business process model & notation), API mPower helps organizations automate and accelerate virtually any business process. API mPower replaces OptiWorkFlow.
2014 - Company launches its Cloud/SaaS offering for OptiView and OptiWorkFlow.
2013 – President & CEO, Juan Rodriguez, wins the Technology Leaders of the Year Award in the Technology Executive category. The award is administered by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
2013 – Headquarters relocated to larger offices in Boca Raton, FL to accommodate expansion and growth.
2008 – OptiView ECM is certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command as compliant with the U.S. Department of Defense 5015.2-STD for Records Management.
2007 – OptiReports is unveiled as a fully configurable audit trail tool.
2006 – OptiWorkFlow is launched as a business process management (BPM) tool, helping companies automate their heavily manual and data-intensive workflows.
2002 – AgendaMaker is introduced to meet the agenda management needs of City Clerks.
1996 – Advanced Processing & Imaging is formed by Leonard Ferro, Juan Rodriguez, Lonnie Sanders and Bob Sarneli.
1995 – OptiView ECM and OptiSpool are developed for Carnival Air Lines to address document management and reporting needs.

See also[edit]

  • Business process management
  • Workflow automation
  • Content management
  • Document imaging
  • Document management
  • Document management system
  • Enterprise content management
  • Records management
  • Paperless office

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