Image Express Merges with Relion

Two of the Midwest's leading ECM integrators join forces and combine strengths

Relion Corporation Merges with Image ExpressEden Prairie, MN—February 23, 2012—Rochester-based Relion Corporation, an experienced integrator of advanced document capture, workflow and business process outsourcing solutions, has merged with Image Express, a leading provider of scanning solutions and document conversion services.

Both Relion and Image Express provide enterprise content management (ECM) solutions and outsourcing services to help their clients go paperless, cut costs and increase efficiency. Relion's expertise in these areas stems from their ability to integrate advanced document capture and accounts payable workflow solutions with ERP systems like SAP, Oracle and JD Edwards. Relion also provides business process outsourcing solutions, including virtual mailroom. These capabilities compliment the experience of Image Express, which includes implementing document scanners and Kodak Capture Pro, in addition to a wide range of document scanning and conversion services for Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and Iowa.

"Our companies do similar things but with different strengths," comments John Boyle, VP Sales for Image Express. "Relion has been focused more on OCR/ICR, forms processing, and workflow automation technology and services, while we've established ourselves as one of the premier providers of scanner solutions and the conversion of paper documents, microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards, and wide format drawings into PDF and other digital file formats. We've been dedicated to growing our solutions environment, this gives us the ability to do it much faster."

According to Image Express President Rick Peck, "By working together, Relion's content management solutions and services enhance those we provide by giving us technical capabilities we never had before. We can now provide distributed capture, claims processing, accounts payable automation, and advanced workflow solutions to our clients while also offering production scanning, backfile and day-forward conversion services to Relion clients. This merger really opens up doors for all of us."

Terry Bradt, founder of Relion and now Chief Technology Officer of the new Image Express said, "We can now focus on providing Relion's core capabilities to a broader market by offloading document scanning, sales and marketing, and back-office functions to the Image Express team—which is where they are the experts. I look forward to achieving great things for our combined client base for many years to come."

About Image Express, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Image Express serves public, private and government clients throughout Minnesota, Iowa and the Midwest with enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that integrate with ERP, SharePoint and other business systems. ECM solutions include document capture, invoice processing, document management, and workflow automation. Business process outsourcing (BPO) services include document conversion, microfilm processing and virtual mailroom. With these ECM solutions and BPO services, we help our clients advance along the Road to Paper Freedom—and we're as close as family without the Thanksgiving fights.

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Relion is Now Image Express