Applied Systems Extends Run of Interface Leadership Awards

University Park, IL – May 26, 2005 – Applied Systems again won awards for Download and Upload Vendor of the Year at the annual insurance industry event recognizing achievements in data standards implementation.

The insurance technology company accepted the coveted recognition at the ACORD Awards Ceremony held during last week�s 2005 ACORD/LOMA Insurance Systems Forum in Orlando, FL. Based on total implementations, the Download and Upload Vendor awards extend Applied Systems� string of recognition for those awards to 12 years and 11 years, respectively. The company also won awards for Early Adopter-Forms, Early Adopter-Transactions, Industry Leadership for Straight-through Processing, Outsourcer, and Certification.

�Achieving greater agency-company efficiency through interface has been a commitment of Applied Systems for more than 20 years,� said Doug Johnston, executive vice president of Interface Services at Applied Systems. �These awards not only provide recognition for the continued growing success of traditional upload and download interface, but they also recognize achievements in the evolution of interface into real-time communications based on XML.�

�At the end of the day, interface is all about adding greater value to the agency-company relationship, and these awards confirm continued success,� Johnston said.

�You have led the way by increasing efficiency and improving communications both internally and externally,� award winners were told by Denise Garth, vice president of ACORD membership and development. �You are to be applauded not just for these awards, but for your overall efforts and for your leadership.”

Applied Systems is the leading provider of automated solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry. Since 1983, the company has developed solutions 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 partnered with more than 10,000 insurance organizations to achieve new levels of success using its premier agency management systems, The Agency Manager� (TAM) and the The Agency Manager� Vision Series�. Further, Applied Systems leads the industry in agency/carrier real-time and batch communication solutions. The company automates insurance transactions at every distribution level from consumer through carrier, also providing technical support and professional services to maximize customers� return on investment. For more on Applied Systems visit

ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a global, nonprofit insurance association that facilitates the development and use of standards for the insurance, reinsurance, and related financial services industries. ACORD accomplishes its mission by remaining an objective, independent advocate for sharing information among diverse platforms. ACORD standards and services improve efficiency and expand market reach. ACORD affiliates are hundreds of insurance and einsurance companies, as well as thousands of agents and brokers, related financial services organizations, solution providers, and industry organizations worldwide. ACORD maintains headquarters in Pearl River, NY, and offices in London, England. For more on ACORD visit