iPartners Congratulates GuideOne Insurance on its SMA Winning in Action Award

Using iPartners Insurance Scorecard business intelligence solution, GuideOne Insurance successfully became a data-driven company

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- iPartners, the leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to the property & casualty (P&C) insurance industry, congratulates GuideOne Insurance on being named an SMA Winning in Action Award winner. Presented by Strategy Meets Action (SMA), a leading insurance strategic advisory firm, the awards are presented each year to celebrate innovation in the insurance industry. The winners were announced at SMA’s inaugural SMA Summit in Boston on September 24, 2012.

As one of the two insurer award winners, GuideOne Insurance was recognized for its use of the iPartners Insurance ScorecardTM business intelligence (BI) solution to create an environment for effective decision-making; achieving one of the company’s strategic goals to become a data-driven company.

Commenting on the GuideOne award, Karen Furtado, a partner with SMA, said, “GuideOne Insurance was recognized as an SMA Winning in Action award winner for exemplifying what it means to be a data-driven company, where analytics and data enable the standardization and socialization of information, reporting, and metrics across the enterprise.”

iPartners founder and CEO Robert Lasher, added, “We congratulate GuideOne on this outstanding recognition and we thank SMA for sponsoring the awards. We have enjoyed the opportunity to work closely with the GuideOne Insurance team as they have successfully transitioned to become a data-driven company. GuideOne serves as a great example of what an insurer can accomplish when they leverage technology like the iPartners Insurance Scorecard to drive business improvement across the enterprise.”

SMA launched the SMA Innovation in Action Awards award program to inspire, share, and recognize solutions that enable an insurance company to move beyond modernizing and optimizing to real innovation and transformation, ultimately creating differentiation and competitive advantage. The program spotlights both insurers and solution providers that have successfully implemented solutions that best leverage one or more of these five next-generation (next-gen) technologies: mobile, collaboration, analytics & big data, social media, and cloud.

For additional information about the SMA award program, please contact SMA’s Karen Furtado at kfurtado@strategymeetsaction.com or 978.237.2741.

About GuideOne Insurance

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, GuideOne Insurance is one of the nation's largest church insurers, with about 43,000 church policyholders. GuideOne also insures private schools and colleges, as well as senior living communities. In 1999, the company created the GuideOne Center for Risk Management® in order to help churches and faith-based organizations safeguard their ministries. This effort was expanded in 2008 with the launch of SafeChurch®, the most comprehensive church risk management resource available. GuideOne's personal lines products include auto and homeowners insurance. GuideOne is licensed to do business in all 50 states and markets its products and services through nearly 1,600 independent and career agents. The company carries an A "Excellent" rating from A.M. Best.

About SMA Strategy Meets Action

Exclusively serving the insurance industry, Strategy Meets Action blends unbiased research findings with expertise and experience to deliver business and technology insights, research, and advice to insurers and IT solution providers. By leveraging best practices from both the management consulting and research advisory disciplines, SMA's services are actionable, business-driven, and research-based -- where strategy meets action -- enabling companies to achieve business success. For more information, please visit the SMA website at strategymeetsaction.com.

About iPartners

As the industry leading provider of 'on demand' P&C insurance business analytics solutions, iPartners enables insurance executives to make higher quality and more timely decisions -- the true measure of an insurance executive's productivity - by delivering accurate, up-to-date, easy-to-use and relevant data via a suite of customized dashboards, scorecards, and a library of P&C specific KPIs (key performance indicators). Delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), iPartners currently services over 35 customers and processes over 15 million policies representing over $12 billion in premiums. For additional information visit www.iPartners.net or call 888.618.8360 ext 230.

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