Heartland Dental Care partners with Software Company

June 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Heartland Dental Care, Inc. and Sikka Software Corporation announce partnership that will allow both companies to collaborate in product development and distribution of Sikka Software’s business intelligence and optimization software products line.
The partnership agreement calls for Sikka Software Corporation, a market leader in the Dental industry for business intelligence to collaborate with Heartland Dental Care, one of the largest Dental care providers in the United States to distribute Sikka Software products. The partnership allows for both companies to jointly develop a product that will address a key area in the dental practice. The details of the product development remain confidential, but both companies agree that the new product will give dentists a powerful tool in analyzing and benchmarking their practices. This product module will be available as an optional add-on to the existing Dental Practice Optimizer® before the end of the year.

This agreement also includes the deployment of DPOD, “Dental Practice Optimizer Dashboard®” of Sikka Software in all Heartland Dental Care practices. “This product will allow any dentist to get a snapshot of how well his/her practice is doing and allow them to incorporate real-time benchmarking and business intelligence capabilities”, said Sikka Software Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vijay Sikka.

Heartland Dental Care Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Dr. Rick Workman said, “We are excited to partner with Sikka Software and help them further develop this new product. For the last 15 years, we have studied over 100 metrics and formulas that have been collaboratively defined as benchmarks based on current clinical standards of care and business expertise. It is our belief that providing dentists with benchmarking data will result in a more consistent and more standardized quality approach to the care delivered to our patients. ”

“Heartland Dental Care is a great company which we are proud to call our partner. Working with Heartland we will be able to incorporate their benchmarking systems and clinical/ business expertise with our benchmark intelligence capabilities to enhance our product suite,” said Sikka Software CEO, Vijay Sikka. “Over the last 4 years we have done more than 2500 product installations and we are emerging as the premier business optimization and intelligence company in the dental market,” Sikka stated.

Sikka Software Corporation was incorporated in California in early 2004 with the intention of providing best of class business optimization and intelligence software solutions including to dental and medical community. Sikka Software Corporation products, with more than 2500 installations, help dentist’s and staff members understand and maximize their business profitability with best fee schedules, ROI analysis, marketing, patient analysis, worry free completely automated accounts receivable management, inventory management, insurance analysis, supplies analysis and demographics analysis. Privately held Sikka Software is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices in the United States and in India. More information can be found at www.sikkasoft.com.

Heartland Dental Care is a collection of nearly 200 hometown dental practices located throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Virginia, Texas and Arizona. Heartland currently is affiliated with more than 270 dentists and more than 1750 team members. In addition, Heartland serves consulting clients in Illinois, Ohio, Idaho, Florida, California, Oregon, Nevada, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Puerto Rico and Canada. Headquartered in Effingham, IL, Heartland provides dental practice management services to dental practices. More information can be found at www.HeartlandDentalCare.com.