The company began in September 1989 as the APIS HRISTOVICH single-member company, which went into business selling computer hardware, accessories and consumables. Vasil Hristovich was its owner and managing director.
In 1991 APIS launched the Collection of Laws monthly serial publication, the Law Library loose-leaf publication and other legal information publications.
The company began designing its own software in 1993, specialising in the development of information-retrieval systems and the provision of information services.
APIS BULGARIA Ltd. was established in 2003 to provide customer service and design software.
At present APIS is a leader in legal information systems in the Bulgarian market. The company has a flexible structure, with a full-time staff of more than 130 people engaged in:
* Developing software;
* Maintaining databases;
* Marketing and sales;
* Technical support and communications;
* Administrative services.
About 200 outside associates – lawyers, programmers and economists – are involved in the building and development of the database and in new project implementation.
Constant contact with customers through more than 75 representatives countrywide is the key factor in the company's success. They are instrumental in the signing of contracts with customers, customer training, the maintenance, updating, distribution and advertising of the APIS information systems.
The company is focused on always providing the latest legal, administrative, business and economic information to its more than 70,000 end-users. It is the most technologically advanced and innovative company in terms of product numbers, speed of customer service and share of the market for legal information systems in Bulgaria.
Currently, some 5,200 businesses and organisations, including ministries, central agencies, local administrations and courts are APIS customers. Many lawyers, notaries and other non-corporates also work with the company's products. In view of this, the creative team of APIS BULGARIA Ltd. is set on continuously improving the existing products and creating new systems to meet the customers' latest requirements.
A new integrated legal information system, APIS 6, was