WATERLOO, ON, April 22 – Automated Benefits Corp. (TSX Venture:
AUT) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Symbility
Solutions Inc., has launched a software pilot program with Disaster Kleenup
International (Canada) Ltd. (“DKC”).
DKC is Canada’s leading network of restoration professionals, with
locations in every major centre from coast to coast. The pilot launch will
allow DKC professionals to use the Symbility mobile claims system for property
claims estimation using hand-held, pen-based computers transmitting wirelessly
over the Symbility.NET communication hub.
The purpose of the pilot program is to evaluate the effectiveness of the
Symbility software as an efficient tool for estimating property claims and the
overall value it provides DKC’s members and DKC as a national organization.
The term of this pilot is 60 days beginning on June 1, 2005.
Should the pilot be deemed successful, DKC intends to adopt Symbility’s
software as a nationally supported option for its insurance company clients.
DKC has agreed to work with Symbility to promote the adoption of Symbility’s
system among Canadian insurers.
“DKC has been a leader in leveraging technology to become more efficient
in managing claims. Upon review of the Symbility mobile claims system and the
feedback from our DKC Members involved in the Allstate, Economical and Gore
Mutual pilots, it was clear that Symbility was worthy of a closer look. We
therefore decided to launch our own pilot across Canada”, states Matt Johnson,
Chief Executive Officer, DKC. “By removing paper from the process and allowing
estimates to be completed and transmitted on site, we feel that our membership
will be able to dramatically improve productivity for both our DKC Member
contractors and our insurance partners. The benefits of faster decision making
as a result of improved communication will mean savings to insurers and
greater service to insureds.”
“Disaster Kleenup Canada is the most recognized restoration contracting
network in Canada and their endorsement of the Symbility mobile claims system
through this pilot launch is tremendous for the growth of our organization”,
states James Swayze, Chief Executive Officer, Automated Benefits Corp.
“Considering that DKC works with every insurance company in Canada, we believe
that the adoption and implementation of our system by our potential insurance
company customers will be much easier recognizing that the tools will already
be used by the field.”
About Disaster Kleenup International (Canada)
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, DKC is affiliated with the Chicago
based Disaster Kleenup International, a network of the leading, independent
property damage restoration contractors across North America. DKC member
companies provide full service property damage restoration to their customers:
emergency response, water damage mitigation, complete reconstruction and much
more 24 hours a day, 365 days a year remediating over 50,000 insurance related
claims each year in Canada alone. The DKC member companies’ goal is to return
damaged property to pre-loss condition fast and efficiently, delivering
complete satisfaction to their consumer, insurance, and corporate customers.
About Automated Benefits
Automated Benefits Corp. is a software company dedicated to applications
for the insurance industry with its head office in Toronto, Ontario. The
Corporation currently has two subsidiaries, Autoben and Symbility.
Symbility has developed the Symbility mobile claims system focusing
principally on residential and commercial property claims estimation for use
by insurance company adjusters and independent contractors. With offices in
Waterloo, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec, the Symbility mobile claims system has
begun pilot launches with Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, Economical
Insurance Group and Gore Mutual. Upon successful completion of its Canadian
pilots, Symbility intends to expand its sales efforts of the Symbility mobile
claims system in the United States and Europe.
Autoben is focused on the employee benefit segment of the life insurance
industry. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Autoben provides claims management
software for health and dental plans in addition to insurance products for
employer groups. The proprietary software of Autoben, ABI, assists in reducing
the cost of employee benefits programs by allowing local adjudication and
administration to approximately 20,000 employees across Canada.