Applied Systems Flagship User Conference Is the Largest Ever

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TENCon 2013, the flagship conference for Applied Systems software users, commenced today at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. The event includes more than 2,200 registered attendees and is the largest TENCon event in the conference's 27-year history.

TENCon, one of the insurance industry's premier forums, is hosted each year by Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) and Applied Systems. The 2013 conference theme, "Powering the Future," focuses on the impact of technology in the changing insurance marketplace. TENCon 2013 features more than 200 educational sessions, including expanded content for insurance agency and brokerage executives, and over 70 exhibitors.

Geoffrey Moore, best-selling technology author and renowned thought leader on business innovation, will deliver the conference's featured keynote address. His presentation will provide insight on how technology is driving change across industries and ways insurance businesses can harness innovation to increase growth and profitability to deliver greater value as trusted advisers to their insured customers.

ASCnet Chair, Leslie Lacroix, and Applied Systems Chief Executive Officer, Reid French, will open the general session with keynote speeches on the future of technology in the insurance industry and changing insurance customer expectations.

"We are pleased to once again present an outstanding conference with the industry's best education and networking opportunities for insurance agents and brokers to build stronger professional capabilities," said Leslie Lacroix, chair, ASCnet. "TENCon is a sought after experience, and we have worked closely with Applied Systems on a TENCon program that delivers knowledge and value to independent agents and brokers and the industry."

"Hosting the largest user event in the history of TENCon in our 30th anniversary year serves as a moment of pride for all of us at Applied Systems," said Reid French, CEO, Applied Systems. "It also serves as recognition of the growth in our user base and company as we deliver more innovative products to the marketplace that enable our customers to be more successful."

Information regarding the 2013 conference, including education sessions, speakers and networking events, is available at www.tencon.org.

Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet)



ASCnet is the international association that promotes successful technology and business practices through communication, education and advocacy. Founded in 1985 and based in Des Plaines, Ill., ASCnet is the only authorized user group for Applied Systems software. Visit www.ascnet.org.

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. The company is recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems and data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems software enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. Visit www.appliedsystems.com.

CONTACT: Matt Fogt Applied Systems, Inc. mfogt@appliedsystems.com (404) 920-0815 Tina Nerad ASCnet tinan@ascnet.org (224) 220-1383

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