Applied Systems Canada and Policy Works Renew Integration Partnership

Mississauga, Ontario-December 12, 2008–Applied Systems Canada and Policy Works Inc., the leading vendors in their respective markets, announce today the renewal of their strategic integration partnership involving The Agency Manager® (TAM) and the Policy Works® Commercial Management System.

Since 2002, Applied Systems Canada and Policy Works have offered mutual customers seamless integration of their two systems, using the Applied ConneXion® toolkit. By renewing the partnership, both companies signal their commitment to continue enhancing and promoting the integration. Policy Works plans to move the integration soon to the latest version of Applied ConneXion.

“Our brokers have told us how valuable the integration with Policy Works is to their daily workflow,” said Doug Johnston, Applied Systems vice president of Partner Relations and Product Innovation. “The renewed agreement and the use of our latest ConneXion toolkit will ensure that this integration serves our existing and future customers for many years to come.”

Brokers have also told Policy Works how much they benefit from the integration, according to Policy Works President Kevin Campbell. “We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with a level of integration unparalleled in the Canadian insurance industry,” Campbell said. “Our integration with TAM streamlines our customers� entire operation, allowing them to grow their profitability and improve their level of customer service.”

About Applied Systems, Inc.

Applied Systems, Inc., develops and supports insurance agency and broker management systems and provides services for accounting, customer, policy, claims management, and all related agency functions. More than 129,000 users in 11,000 agencies of every size and complexity level use Applied Systems technology and services. The company leads the industry in agency-carrier real-time and batch communication solutions. Applied Systems automates insurance transactions at every distribution level from consumer through carrier, providing technical support and professional services to maximize customers’ return on investment.

About Policy Works Inc.

Since 1992, Policy Works Inc. has been leading the developer of Commercial Management Systems (CMS) for the Canadian insurance industry. Policy Works is specifically designed to automate and standardize the commercial-lines workflow, allowing brokers to manage their entire commercial business efficiently and effectively. Policy Works is the pioneer of commercial-lines data exchange in the Canadian insurance market. For more information, visit