BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc. (API), a developer of document management and business process automation software today announced that Somerset ISD in Somerset, TX selected API's OptiView® Document Management and OptiWorkFlow® Business Process Automation solutions for their Finance, HR and Student Records departments.
Somerset Independent School District (SISD) was established in 1922 after merging several small districts in the area. It consists of 85 square miles encompassing a southwest portion of Bexar County and a northwest portion of Atascosa County. Currently Somerset ISD is comprised of seven campuses that house students in grades ranging from Pre K-3 through 12th grade.
Somerset ISD like so many school districts across the country is challenged with storing and managing hundreds of thousands of paper documents used across their Finance, HR and Student Records departments. These documents are currently stored onsite in makeshift records room, an old unused gym that holds more than 2000 storage boxes. In addition, the district spends thousands of dollars each year to an outside storage facility to maintain archived documents, some of which like student records must be kept for up to 100 years to meet stringent compliance regulations.
"The main challenge we have is that it sometimes takes our staff hours to search through old, dusty boxes to find the information they need to do their work, affecting their productivity and lengthening process time," says Christi Courson, Executive Director of Finance and Business Services, Somerset ISD. "Plus our staff has to cut, print, copy, distribute and store all this documentation which not only takes valuable time, but uses district budget resources that could be better spent."
After researching more than 6 document management solutions, Somerset ISD chose API's solutions to convert their paper documents to electronic images and automate their Finance and HR processes. To reduce storage costs, they also plan to destroy all the paper documents after scanning. "A big reason we chose API's Opt iView was the seamless integration with our Skyward Student Management Suite and School Business Suite applications," says Christi. "Rolling out API's solutions in Finance, HR and our High School Student Records department is just the start. We plan to leverage these solutions across the district as our Superintendent is driving a district-wide paperless initiative."
Once OptiView and OptiWorkFlow are deployed, Somerset ISD staff will have secure, on-demand access to all the documents and forms they need. Best of all, API's system will automatically deliver the documents needed for the task-at-hand, as they work in their Skyward Student and Business solutions -- all without having to manually search. Somerset ISD anticipates great return on investment (ROI) in the form of increased staff productivity, faster processing and reduced costs.
"We're proud to announce this partnership with Somerset ISD and look forward to adding them to our growing family of 'Raving Fans' customers," says Juan Rodriguez, CEO, Advanced Processing & Imaging. "We continue to discover many K-12 school districts with similar paper and process challenges and our existing customers will attest that API's document management and business process automation solutions are just what they need to help them meet their goals."
About Advanced Processing & Imaging
For nearly two decades, Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc.® (API) has been helping K-12 School Districts, Local Government Agencies and Small & Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs) speed business processes, increase productivity and reduce operating costs through more efficient business execution and reduced reliance on paper-based forms, documents and processes. API's document management solution streamlines the storage, retrieval and distribution of the documents required to power daily business operations. The company's workflow automation solution automates existing business processes and presents information and documentation relevant for the task at hand—without having to manually search. For more information, visit www.apimg.com.
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