Willis signs commitment for Applied Systems Epic

Global insurance broker expects new system will enhance client servicing and efficiency

University Park, Illinois – August 13, 2009 Applied Systems Inc. today announced that Willis Group Holdings, a leading global insurance broker, has agreed to adopt the Applied Systems Epic™ agency management solution as its primary technology platform in North America for managing client transactions and servicing.

Willis last year expanded its North American footprint from 70 to more than 200 locations when it acquired broker Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH). As part of its integration efforts, the North American business, now known as Willis HRH, will unite all offices on the Epic platform to replace various legacy systems.

Vic Krauze, chief operating officer of Willis HRH, said the company selected Epic after an extensive due diligence process. �We look forward to working with Applied Systems on a successful deployment of Epic and to realizing the full efficiency, cost savings and client servicing benefits of the new system,� Krauze said.

“A number of Willis HRH professionals currently use Applied Systems TAM and Vision, among other systems, and we�re eager to work with the company to unite all users on the Epic platform,” said James P. Kellner, Applied Systems chairman and CEO. “We devoted four years to developing Epic for the future of agency and broker management, and we�re delighted this respected and progressive organization has chosen Epic to meet its business needs.”

Epic boasts high-performance architecture designed to support insurance organizations of any size and complexity level. The system is built to deliver necessary functionality, sustain unlimited numbers of system users and facilitate integration with other technologies.

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 20,000 associates serving clients in some 190 countries. www.willis.com.

About Applied Systems, Inc.

develops, sells and supports insurance agency and broker management systems and provides services for accounting, customer, policy, claims management, and all related agent and broker functions. More than 130,000 users in 11,000 agencies of every size and complexity level use Applied Systems solutions built around core systems Epic, TAM, Vision and DORIS. In addition, the company leads the industry in agency-carrier real-time and batch communication solutions. www.appliedsystems.com