Blog all about it: Applied Systems launches Web log

Forum features agency/broker management and more

University Park, Illinois, Aug. 1, 2011 � Insurance professionals have a new online spot for engaging in conversation about insurance, technology and related topics, as Applied Systems provides a forum with its recently launched blog at

The insurance technology company hosts the new blog for conversations that include but also go way beyond agency and broker management systems. It features posts on the latest in technology, continuing insurance education, insurance trends, and industry news and events. The blog is meant to engage a broad insurance audience and encourage readers to comment and converse. Applied Systems professional staff and guest bloggers will provide material on the site. The blog is also accessible from the �blog� link

“We hope to provide a forum for some lively discussion, beginning with some of the issues our company is involved in on behalf of agents, brokers and carriers,” said James P. Kellner, Applied Systems chairman and CEO. “We want to know we�re helping to create discussion around what interests people in the industry, and to provide a site where insurance voices can be heard talking about what�s important to them.”

Kellner kicked off the blog with a post of his own about the Applied Systems campaign to raise funds and awareness for InVEST � Insurance Vocational Education Student Training � through the Applied Systems Facebook page.

About Applied Systems

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 insurance agency software � TAM�, Epic�, Vision� and DORIS�. In addition, Applied Systems is recognized as a pioneer in advancing agent-carrier communication, continuing its longstanding work to promote download and real-time technology.