Applied Systems Canada, Inc. Teams with World Access Canada to Provide Integrated Travel Insurance Issuance to Brokerages using The Agency Manager®

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Mississauga, Ontario Canada, July 27, 2004: Applied Systems Canada, Inc., a leading provider of insurance automation and World Access Canada, a leading provider of travel insurance and assistance products, announced today that they will work together to provide integration between The Agency Manager® (TAM) version 7.1.0 or higher and World Access Canada�s Travel Insurance products. Applied�s XML tool kit, Applied ConneXion®, will power the seamless integration between the Applied and World Access Canada software.

This integration will allow Applied users to better serve their customers with easy access to straightforward travel insurance products. �Member Access� service allows brokers and partners to sell World Access Canada�s travel insurance products through a simple, easy to use online portal. User benefits include:

  • Premium quote and product information readily available at any time
  • Flexible products and pricing can be adjusted quickly with Web Services technology
  • Online platform results in more efficient reporting and reduced paper work

�We are pleased to partner with World Access Canada, a recognized provider of travel insurance and assistance products.� states Greg Purdy, Chief Executive Officer at Applied Systems Canada. �This partnership allows us the ability to offer our customers a full range of integrated travel insurance issuance valuable to their business by providing a more streamlined workflow for our users.�
According to Mark Anevich, President of World Access Canada, �World Access Canada is excited to work with a trusted technology partner like Applied Systems Canada in delivering the first fully integrated travel insurance distribution technology to Canada�s broker market. This technology not only provides brokers with a simple and easy way to expand their product offering with value added travel insurance, but will act as an effective customer retention tool as well.�

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.

About World Access Canada

World Access Canada is a member of the Mondial Assistance Group, the world’s largest travel insurance and assistance company with 37 operations centers in 28 countries. World Access Canada provides specialty travel insurance products and emergency assistance services through top travel Web sites, credit card issuers and insurance companies, protecting millions of people every year on both domestic and international trips. World Access Canada is located at 180 King Street South, Suite 140, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1P8; 800-461-1079; 519-742-2800.