Applied Systems Canada, Inc. Announces Real-Time Insurance Transactions Powered by WARP for the brokers of The Economical Insurance Group

Mississauga, Ontario Canada, March 29, 2005: Applied Systems Canada announces that Economical Insurance brokers now have direct, single-click access to Economical�s broker portal, from within Applied Systems� agency management system, The Agency Manager® (TAM).

Applied�s emerging technology, WARPBridge, allows TAM brokers using version 7.1.1 to take advantage of an automatic connection to information housed on The Economical Insurance Group�s broker portal.

“We are extremely pleased to have The Economical Insurance Group up and running with WARPBridge in Canada,” states Greg Purdy, CEO of Applied Systems Canada. “The growing use of WARP is a testament of insurance companies and Applied’s combined commitment to provide a more streamlined workflow for the Canadian insurance industry.”

WARPBridge not only provides direct access to The Economical Insurance Group without additional passwords or steps, it also integrates directly into the broker�s workflow and the existing activity tracking and logging systems. This functionality is available to brokers using TAM version 7.1.1.

About Applied Systems Canada:

Applied Systems is the leading provider of automation solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry. Since 1983, the company has developed software for independent insurance agents, brokers, managing general agents, and insurance companies, as well as banks and other financial institutions with insurance operations. Applied Systems has helped more than 10,000 insurance organizations achieve new levels of success using its leading management systems, The Agency Manager® and The Agency Manager® Vision Series™.

Developments in electronic data interchange also contribute to Applied Systems’ position as the industry’s technology frontrunner. Incorporating consulting services and third-party integration, Applied Systems automates insurance transactions at every distribution level, from consumer through carrier. For information, visit

About The Economical Insurance Group:

The Economical Insurance Group, founded in Waterloo, Ontario in 1871, is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with over $1.5 billion in premium volume and $2.9 billion in assets. This Canadian-owned company serves customers� needs through branches and service offices across the country. Members of The Group are Economical Mutual Insurance Company (including the Western General Farm Division), Waterloo Insurance Company, Perth Insurance Company, The Missisquoi Insurance Company and Federation Insurance Company of Canada.