APEX Wins Tekne Award

November 3rd, 2011

APEX Awarded by Minnesota High Tech Association for Technology Innovation

Teknē Award Presented for Innovation in Billing Services

ST. PAUL, November 3, 2011 -Today the Minnesota High Tech Association awarded APEX with a Teknē award for Technology Services & Consulting in the 12th Annual Teknē Awards celebration, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. APEX edged out two other finalists, and many more nominees, in the "small-and-growing companies" category. A statement-processing technology leader and fast-growing locally based company, APEX was also recently recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal on its "Fast 50" list of fastest-growing companies.

APEX CEO Brian Kueppers and a group of nine additional APEX employees attended the evening's award ceremony honoring "those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate, improve lifestyles and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world." With its Teknē Awards program, the Minnesota High Tech Association each year recognizes the "best and brightest in innovation, development, commercialization and management of technology in Minnesota."   "Every year, MHTA is honored to showcase some of the most innovative and competitive technology-based companies in the world at the Teknē Awards," said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president of MHTA. "Thanks to this year's finalists, Minnesota remains at the forefront of cutting-edge technological growth." The Technology Services & Consulting Award specifically recognizes providers of computer and internet-related services to businesses and consumers.

APEX's electronic and print statement processing technologies help organizations decrease customer service call time, improve customer communication and marketing potential, promote ease of payment, achieve one-call resolution, and ultimately improve cash flow and efficiency within the revenue cycle. Since first rolling out its proprietary technology platforms in May of 2009, APEX now has over 250 clients up and running on myEasyView® and mySecureBill®, including financial companies and a majority of Minnesota and Wisconsin's largest healthcare organizations.

APEX CEO Brian Kueppers said, "Through 16 years of experience, we've learned how to help clients speed up their revenue cycle while also increasing end-user satisfaction. Our services are technology-driven, so we feel incredibly honored to be awarded a Teknē Award for the technology that's resulted from our determination to always listen to our clients' needs. There's a bright future for innovative technology in Minnesota, and we're proud to be a part of that."

About APEX

APEX is a technology-driven statement processing company that provides innovative statement design, e-statement and e-payment tools, and complete print and mail services for the healthcare and financial industries. APEX services clients across the nation and has a market-dominant position in the Midwest. As a technology leader offering the industry's most advanced propriety platform, APEX offers flexible and customizable solutions that improve revenue cycle, reduce call center volume, offer targeted marketing opportunities, and improve business process efficiencies. Founded by Brian Kueppers in 1995, APEX has grown to employ over 80 employees and output over 50 million documents annually, with fully redundant production facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is the mission of APEX is to serve all clients as industry experts; to fully understand the challenges that each client faces, and to deliver tailored solutions that provide measureable results. APEX's success can be attributed to its team of dedicated employees who work in an environment that promotes a willingness to share new ideas and form close partnerships with clients.

 

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