HARTFORD, Wis. -- api software, inc. (API), a provider of workforce management software solutions for healthcare organizations, today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program as a Premier Partner. The VMware TAP program enables partner organizations to take advantage of VMware resources and expertise to deliver enhanced value to shared customers. The program also supports its partners development of VMware infrastructure solutions, helping them virtualize their clients data centers.
APIs suite of workforce management applications is designed to streamline the management and administration of employee information within hospitals and health systems. The 24/7 nature of the hospital environment makes system management especially challenging. The ability to run APIs applications on a virtual server reduces the amount of time IT administrators must spend on tasks such as system provisioning, configuration, monitoring and maintenance, resulting in improved productivity and minimum system interruption. In addition, server resource usage for API applications is typically maximized only a few days during a hospitals pay cycle. Virtualization enables unused server resources to be shared with other applications in the hospital on lower usage days for improved resource utilization.
When we were evaluating workforce management solutions, it was important that the vendor we selected fully support the virtual environment, as we are increasingly moving our applications to virtual servers, said Brian Schwinger, director of infrastructure services at The Methodist Hospital System, based in Houston, Texas. APIs support of virtual technology enabled us to implement the entire suite of API workforce management applications with only a slight expansion of our existing footprint. As a result, we have been able to increase efficiencies in our data center while ensuring that API applications function optimally and with minimal downtime.