MSB Launches the Next Generation of Property Claims Estimating Solutions

The easy-to-use EyeQ offers more accurate estimates and increased efficiency

NEW BERLIN, WI (October 26, 2009) – MSB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd, and the leading worldwide provider of building cost data to the property insurance industry, announced today that it has launched IntegriClaim™ EyeQ® Edition, its next generation of property claims estimating solutions.

EyeQ helps property claims personnel of all levels and experience efficiently produce more reliable claims estimates. Furthermore, by implementing EyeQ, organizations will receive significant improvements to their operating ratios, severity control and customer satisfaction, all the while reducing staff training and maintenance requirements. The impact of these advancements is tremendous � as much as 6% positive impact to pure loss and loss adjusting ratios.

Salil Donde, CEO of MSB said �As a follow up to our very successful IntegriClaim� product, EyeQ represents the next generation of claims estimating solutions in modern, multi-platform technology designed to work at the experience level of claims adjusters. This smart system supplements user knowledge, so even a novice adjuster hits the ground running.� MSB has included its 80 years of construction expertise within the system, allowing the computer to anticipate scoping and estimating needs, while incorporating industry and customer �best practices.�

EyeQ contains an embedded rules engine and set of advanced capabilities that allow companies to configure the system with workflow and business rules to support their brand and internal practices.

The program also offers a toolbox approach so carriers can install the system as a module to their proprietary claims process. Other features include:

  • Customizable �best practices� administration
  • Powerful report writer
  • Building repair assembly-builder
  • Cutting edge diagram and dimensioning tools

To get started, EyeQ provides a no-cost upgrade path for adopting the base program and a simple transition for existing IntegriClaim users. After years of development, including rigorous customer input, EyeQ is now available to the property insurance industry worldwide. The program creates a better way to estimate and manage claims.

About MSB

MSB, also known as Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MSB), is the leading supplier of local building cost information, residential and commercial property valuation technology, analytics and services for the property and casualty insurance sector in the United States and Canada. MSB has five offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. For information, please visit MSB on the web at www.msbinfo.com.

About MDA

MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information and improve the decision-making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.

Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.

MDA employs more than 3,200 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. The Company�s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX: MDA.