Optio Software increases market focus with expanded customer advisory boards

Alpharetta 24 March 2005Five new members will join Optio Software's 2005-2006 Enterprise and Healthcare Customer Advisory Boards. The two boards meet regularly to recommend product developments, offer their insights and provide feedback on product direction. The most recent meeting of the Healthcare Customer Advisory Board took place March 14-15, 2005, at Optio's world headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Enterprise Customer Advisory Board met March 7-8, 2005. During the recent meetings, Customer Advisory Board members participated in sessions addressing Optio's product roadmap and strategic direction, and shared their feedback, deployment experiences and best practices.

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"The Enterprise Customer Advisory Board demonstrates Optio's commitment to customers and serves as a very good sounding board for the future direction of their solutions", stated Steve Brooks, director of Enterprise Business Systems at Parametric Technology Corporation in Needham, Massachusetts. "It's obvious that Optio takes our input very seriously. We've actually seen the result of the advisory board's input in their new offerings over the past year."

"The Healthcare Customer Advisory Board gives customers a definite voice in driving Optio's strategic direction and initiatives", stated Eric Daffron, applications support manager at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama, who serves on the health care panel. "Optio is taking a genuine interest in the health care market by listening to their customers to learn the challenges they face every day and creating solutions to address those needs."

A representative from Danaher Motion, Radford, Virginia, joins existing Enterprise Customer Advisory Board members from Appleton, Appleton, Wisconsin; Motorola, Eglin, Illinois; Edward C. Levy, Dearborn, Michigan; City of Fort Collins, Colorado; Hutton Communications, Carrollton, Texas; Parametric Technology Corporation, Needham, Massachusetts; and Erie-Scientific, Portsmouth, New Haven.

New members selected for the Healthcare Customer Advisory Board include representatives from Memorial Health, Savannah, Georgia; Banner Health System, Greeley, Colorado; Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut; and Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, California.

Existing members of the Healthcare Customer Advisory Board include representatives from West Tennessee Healthcare, Jackson, Tennessee; Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Alabama; Lutheran Health Network, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Northeast Medical Center, Concord, North Carolina; and ProMedica Health Systems, Oregon, Ohio.

"Optio's Customer Advisory Boards represent a broad cross-section of our most innovative customers from the Fortune 500, public sector, health care and almost every vertical we serve", stated Wayne Cape, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Optio Software. "The boards include customers who have deployed and integrated our output management, print management and imaging solutions in a wide range of enterprise and hospital information system environments. The invaluable input of our Advisory Board members enables us to deliver innovative solutions that help customers improve their document-driven processes."

Optio Software's imaging, output and print management solutions help enterprises reduce the cost, time and complexity of managing the entire lifecycle of their transactional documents and achieve higher levels of efficiency and accuracy in their document-driven business processes. Founded in 1981, Optio Software has world headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, EMEA headquarters in Paris and sales offices in Germany and the United Kingdom. More company news is available in the VMW March 2005 article Optio Software launches QuickRecord Suite and new version of Optio MedEx at 2005 HIMSS Conference.


Leslie Versweyveld

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