Applied Systems Canada, Inc. and Custom Software Solutions Inc. Sign Integration Deal

Mississauga, Ontario and Virden, Manitoba Canada (June 9, 2005): Custom Software Solutions Inc. and Applied Systems Canada, Inc. announce the integration of Custom Software Solution’s IntelliQuote™ (IQ) rating and underwriting product with Applied Systems� agency management systems, The Agency Manager� (TAM) and TAMOnline™.

Custom Software will integrate IQ with the current version of TAM by using Applied Systems’ Applied ConneXion® software. The Integration Module will allow a two-way exchange of data between TAM and IQ. Mutual and prospective clients will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of the integration of two leading automation tools.

“We are extremely pleased to have IQ and TAM integrated,” states Greg Purdy, CEO of Applied Systems Canada. “In a rapidly changing environment, Applied System’s customers enjoy a wide variety of solutions for their rating and underwriting needs.”

“This integration will allow Brokers to further their capabilities in communicating electronically with insurance companies� said Scott Andrew, CEO of Custom Software Solutions “not only do brokers get the benefits of a rating and underwriting system integrated into their accounting system they also combine the benefits of Applied�s Warp and Custom Software�s I-Biz technologies.”

Integration of the two products will be complete shortly and will be available to Brokers across Canada.

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 Custom Software Solutions:

Custom Software Solutions was founded in 1991 and has been actively selling automation software to property and casualty brokers and insurance companies across Canada since 1999. The company boasts a team of highly experienced programmers, insurance industry professionals, and certified computer technologists. Custom Software Solutions services its growing clientele of over 300 broker offices from its Executive, Development and Support office in Virden, MB, and Sales office in Toronto, ON. Its products include its fully integrated �The Broker�s Workstation� suite which includes IQ, a full CRM, I-Biz, Home evaluation tool, and broker accounting management system as well as the standalone version of IQ with I-Biz. For more information, visit its website at