ICG Consulting Celebrates 25 Years!
Wow, how time flies by. ICG Consulting recently celebrated it’s 25th anniversary (or birthday depending how you look at it) on March 13, 2015. That’s right, ICG became a company in 1990 and has been going strong ever since, serving leading companies by providing world-class financial back-office solutions.
Recall some of the other big happenings of 1990…
The Berlin Wall came down, The Simpsons & Seinfeld debuted on TV, Driving Miss Daisy won the Best Picture Oscar, Hold On by Wilson Phillips was the number one song, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, the Hubble telescope sent back its first pictures from deep space, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, UNLV upset Duke for NCAA Championship, Apple held it’s first ever Apple Day in London, and in ICG’s home town of Phoenix, AZ the temperature hit a record high of 122 degrees!
A lot has changed in our world and culture since then, and it has been no different with ICG. Over the years ICG has gone through many transformations, starting out as a pure consulting company, helping clients in the high volume transactions processing businesses to leverage the new technologies document imaging and workflow. The next natural progression came as a result of ICG’s clients wanting ICG to go beyond advisory and consulting and in fact build some of the innovative solutions they were recommending. So, ICG got into the business of designing and building applications for the high volume transaction processing space.
While much of this focus surrounded claims processing, a new business process (Accounts Payable) came to ICG’s attention through the suggestion of a client. With document imaging and workflow technology becoming more mature and reliable in high volume processing, Accounts Payable became a natural fit, and ICG began developing world-class AP solutions using the robust business rules processing and workflow technologies.
ICG continues today to have a focus in the AP and transaction processing worlds, but yet again our customers have moved us into a direction of portal-based vendor self-service and vendor management solutions such as vendor portals, vendor on-boarding, eInvoice, dynamic discounting, and vendor maintenance to name a few.
Happy 25th anniversary ICG! We can’t wait to see what the next 25 years brings.