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IVANS Connect Opens, Focuses on Increasing Connectivity and Information Exchange for the Insurance Industry

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IVANS Insurance Solutions today commenced its first annual IVANS Connect conference, a new insurance industry conference dedicated to advancing information exchange and connectivity among carriers, agencies and their insureds through technology. Coinciding with Applied Net 2014, the largest independent agency and brokerage technology conference, IVANS Connect features education, open discussion forums and networking opportunities for insurance carriers, agencies and software providers to discover new, actionable insights and business strategies.

IVANS is the industry's connectivity and information exchange provider delivering personal and commercial lines policy, claims, Activity Notes, and other policyholder-related information between independent insurance carriers and agencies. Since 2013, transactions over the IVANS network have grown by more than 15 percent. To date, more than 26,000 agencies conduct more than 450,000 transactions collectively per day across the IVANS network.

IVANS Connect brings together representatives across the insurance value chain to address business challenges, technology strategies and opportunities to identify new carrier connections that enable carriers and agencies to drive additional business opportunities and efficiency. Conference attendees include:

  • 70 percent of the top 20 carriers serving independent agents
  • Attending carriers represent 84 percent of agents that have received IVANS downloads in 2014
  • Attending software providers represent 99 percent of all carriers using IVANS Download and approximately 90 percent of total IVANS transactions

"Download transactions continue to steadily increase year-over-year, yet there remains a long runway for industry-wide growth to increase the number or transactions and level of information exchanged between independent agencies and carriers," said Doug Johnston, vice president, IVANS Insurance Solutions. "IVANS Connect furthers our commitment to enabling industry stakeholders to achieve this initiative by delivering access to strategic business and marketing content, and technology and product education that carriers, agencies, and software providers need to identify additional connections and information exchange opportunities."

Information regarding the conference, including education sessions, speakers and networking events, can be found at the here.

About IVANS Insurance Solutions

IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems, is the property and casualty insurance industry's partner and trusted technology leader for advanced carrier-agency information exchange. IVANS makes insurance business easier with secure information exchange, data translation and managed connectivity solutions that deliver efficiency and better customer service capabilities to carriers and independent agencies. More property and casualty insurance companies rely on the IVANS platform than any other company to create greater value from information exchanged in insurance business.

CONTACT: Courtney Rains Applied Systems crains@appliedsystems.com (404) 807-0846

Source:IVANS Insurance Solutions