iter8 is proud to announce Aviva Canada’s decision to broaden their broker automation platform

communic8, the connectivity hub from iter8 will be used to deliver next wave of broker connectivity enhancements

November 2011: iter8, an insurance solutions software developer, is pleased to announce that Aviva Canada Inc., one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in Canada, has chosen to use communic8 as their broker integration hub that will handle uploads from multiple broker management and bridge systems, ensuring a once and done broker workflow.

Aviva Canada is committed to provide their brokers with overall ease of doing business, and sees this effort as a critical step in meeting their brokers’ needs. Aviva has been using the communic8 platform for over eight years for both CSIO EDI downloads and real-time comparative rater integration. The strong performance of communic8 and the strong support from iter8 led them to consider expanding the role of communic8 for their Personal Lines integrations.

communic8 was selected because it is currently best suited to meet the needs of Aviva Canada and their network of independent broker partners. Uploads from WARP (Transformation Station), NexCenter and Keal Connect will be handled in the new transaction automation platform in the first iteration with other targets to potentially follow.

Robert Merizzi, CIO and Executive Vice President of Business Transformation for Aviva Canada, commented, “iter8 has a strong relationship with Aviva Canada and a proven track record in working with our organization. The strength of the overall iter8 resources led us to select them as a preferred vendor. This project’s delivery is part of Aviva’s strategy and commitment to the broker channel.”

The project will begin immediately, with a production schedule to be finalized, although it is expected the new functionality will be released in 2012.

Tim Scurry, EVP at iter8 stated, “Aviva is a market leader in offering superior technology and services to their distribution channel. iter8 is very pleased to be able to work with Aviva on this market leading project, which will provide their broker partners with enhanced portfolio transfer and new business transaction automation.”

About iter8

iter8 Inc. is a software solutions provider to the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry, its products designed to increase profitability by solving problems � centered on Agent Portals, Agent Connectivity and Underwriting Operating Excellence � through smart innovation and proven expertise in both the insurance business and in technology, implementation, and service.

A dynamic, creative company, and market leader in the Canadian market, iter8 has a track record of successfully streamlining insurance processes, improving time-to-market, and saving companies’ money. For more information, please visit