California Document Management Company, BMI Imaging, Hosts JIIMA during Silicon Valley Tech Tour

Japan Image and Information Management Association (JIIMA) members spend time at BMI Imaging Headquarters, sharing best practices and partnership opportunities

Sunnyvale, California – November 19, 2015 – BMI Imaging Systems, a leading provider of custom document management solutions, today announced that it hosted a half-day learning and knowledge sharing session with members of JIIMA as part of a JIIMA sponsored Silicon Valley tech tour for its members.

“JIIMA is the only official document management industry organization in Japan”, states Michihiko Takahashi, JIIMA President. “JIIMA is a public service corporation chartered with enlightening its members to the latest electronic document and information management technologies.”

JIIMA’s mission is to contribute to development and advancement of the document management industry. Areas of focus include paper document conversion, microfilm to digital, optical disk and cloud network services. JIIMA sponsors an annual e-Document JAPAN Trade Show, provides periodic seminars offering enterprise document management certificates and manages a monthly publication called JIIMA Journal IM. JIIMA has over 200 member companies in Japan.

Bill Whitney, BMI Imaging President, states “We were honored to participate in JIIMA’s Silicon Valley Tech Tour. BMI is always looking to share best practices and learn new ways to tackle complex document management challenges for our clients. It is exciting to expand our collaborative efforts beyond the United States.”

Takahashi continues, “BMI demonstrated how tightly the organization has integrated information technology into its document conversion processes. In our opinion, we have entered an era where document conversion labs must integrate IT to increase productivity and deliver the quality control that customers expect.”

JIIMA spent six days in the San Francisco Bay Area, visiting organizations that included Fujitsu / PFU Ltd., ABBYY US Headquarters, Adobe Systems Inc., The City of Palo alto and BMI Imaging System Inc.

BMI Imaging spent two hours with JIIMA. The meeting began with a history of BMI, which began as a microfilming business that would later diversify with custom document scanning and document management solutions for government, healthcare, insurance and education verticals.

BMI staff offered a facility tour, starting with security parameters in place to handle highly confidential client records. The tour went on to highlight document processing and microfilm conversion areas, indexing and quality assurance mechanisms and an on-site vault to store confidential client records.

After the tour, BMI Imaging gave a demonstration of a uniquely developed process control system called Unity that offers a high level dashboard of the entire service bureau workflow. The meeting concluded with an overview of a unique microfilm and microfiche scanning solution developed by the BMI technical team called Digital ReeL.

About BMI Imaging Document Management Solutions

Since 1958, BMI Imaging Systems has been a leader in document imaging, document management and microfilm conversion solutions. BMI offers industry-leading scanning products from eImage-Data (ScanPro), Canon and the ApplicationXtender document management product line from EMC. In addition, BMI has developed its own unique microform replacement software, Digital ReeL, which is available through resellers nationwide. Today, BMI staff consists of 60 employees, many who have been with BMI for decades. BMI converts an average of 3 million images per month and has an installed base of hundreds of content management solutions. BMI serves commercial and government agencies throughout the United States and has developed a customer list of more than 2,000 accounts. BMI is headquartered just outside San Francisco in Sunnyvale, California, with an additional production and sales facility in Sacramento, California.