Applied Systems Canada, Inc. Launches Data Storage and Recovery Service for clients of The Agency Manager®

Mississauga, Ontario Canada, June 18, 2002: Applied Systems
Canada, Inc., a leading automation solutions provider for the property and casualty
insurance industry, announced today a service that will prevent the critical data of a
brokerage’s business from being lost or destroyed due to a disaster or catastrophe.
The brokerage data is stored and transmitted via a secure Internet connection as part of
an automated weekly utility within The Agency Manager (TAM).

Applied’s Data Storage and Recovery Service is a
program that is initiated weekly as part of a scheduled routine. Data is streamed over a
high-speed line such as DSL cable or T1 and stored at a secure, state-of-the-art data
center. The process is transparent to the client since it is integrated with TAM.

Wayne Pardue, EVP Sales & Marketing at Applied Systems,
Inc. states, “Part of our R&D effort is to continually improve and enhance our
core products. By listening to our customers, we have been able to make enhancements to
these products without any change or disruption in how they currently conduct their
business. At the same time, they reap the benefits that these enhancements provide. Data
Storage & Recovery is one example of such an enhancement – it’s totally
integrated within TAM, it’s totally transparent to our customers and it provides
total peace of mind in the event something catastrophic occurs.”

The process to store or recover data from the TAMCentral
data center is simple. Data packets are sent as Extensible Markup Language (XML) streams
via the Internet. The data packets are encrypted further protecting the contents. When the
data is completely received, they are stored on a securely housed server for immediate
recovery. Because the data is stored in our data center, clients can quickly recover from
a catastrophic system failure such as server failure, theft, fire, etc., by having the
data placed on the TAMCentral environment for on-line access, or having a copy of their
brokerage’s data returned on a CD. This service is available to customers on TAM
version 6.3.0 and newer at a reasonable monthly fee.

About Applied Systems Canada, Inc.

Applied Systems is a leading provider of automation
solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry. Since 1983, we have been
developing software for independent insurance agents, brokers, managing general agents,
insurance companies and other financial institutions with insurance operations, such as
banks. We have helped over 10,000 clients take their operations to new levels of success
with our leading management system The Agency Manager®. The Diamond
System™, a policy processing system for insurance companies, and our success in
Electronic Data Interchange have propelled Applied Systems as the technology frontrunner
of the industry. Combined with our consulting services, rating solutions and third party
integration, Applied has the ability to automate the insurance transaction at every level
of the distribution system.