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New IVANS Download Capabilities Deliver Greater Connectivity to Insurance Carriers and Agencies

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems, today announced new capabilities for IVANS Download, the leading service that delivers personal and commercial lines insurance information from carriers to agencies. Announced at IVANS Connect, IVANS Download now delivers greater automation in carrier-agency information exchange by providing a centralized location for identifying agency download preferences, automated agency management system information delivery, and up-to-date agency data.

IVANS is the connectivity and information exchange provider between independent insurance agencies and insurance carriers. IVANS Download automates the exchange of insurance information to deliver personal and commercial lines policy, claims, Activity Notes, and other policyholder-related information downloads from carriers to agencies based on the latest ACORD data standards, enabling carriers and agencies to reduce time spent on manual administrative tasks and instead focus on driving new business.

IVANS Download enhancements provide:

  • Central location for agency download preferences – agencies can now manage their carrier download selections, including lines of business per carrier, from a single source, enabling agents to easily expand their download selections and carriers to improve targeted business opportunities and decrease time spent referencing multiple systems for download preference information
  • Automated agency management system information delivery – automated delivery of an agency's current management system, including product and version number, ensures carriers deliver downloads in the correct format, allowing carrier's to streamline agency download processes and reduce errors and omissions
  • Up-to-date agency data – agency information delivered, such as name and producer codes, is now more accurate and can be easily augmented in a carriers own internal databases, providing critical market insight for business planning and product and services development



"Increased competition in the insurance industry is requiring us to deliver more innovative products and services," said Kyle Phelps, Marketing & Relationship Manager of Pacific Specialty. "During beta testing of the new IVANS Download enhancements, the automated daily delivery of our agency's information into our local environment reduced staff time spent on duplicative work and greatly increased the accuracy of agency information of record."

"Digitalization throughout the industry and changing consumer insurance needs continue to drive demand for more efficient information exchange throughout the independent insurance distribution channel," said Paul Warga, vice president of Product Management, IVANS Insurance Solutions. "The latest enhancements to IVANS Download further our commitment to improving the business of insurance though technology that enables carriers and agencies increase their value and service to policyholders."

The latest capabilities, best practices and technology strategies for IVANS Download and other insurance technology will be presented at IVANS Connect. 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. Information regarding the conference, including education sessions, speakers and networking events, can be found at the conference website.

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