Western Financial picks Applied Systems Epic broker management system

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University Park, Illinois (Nov. 6, 2012) – Western Financial Group, owner of the largest property and casualty distribution network in western Canada, has selected Applied Systems Epic broker management system to integrate its more than 120 network locations and over 1,500 employees located throughout Canada’s western provinces, including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Epic is the insurance industry’s fastest-growing agency and brokerage management system. Its modern, flexible and secure architecture provides agents and brokers with a single scalable platform to automate workflows, mitigate risk, reduce operating expenses and drive sustainable growth and profitability. In less than three years, Epic has been adopted by more than 600 agencies with over 20,000 users.

“Applied Systems Epic was the best choice as an enterprise broker management system for Western,” said Scott Tannas, president and CEO of Western Financial Group. “As we streamline our internal processing and meet the demands of the changing consumer, the Applied Systems solution aligns very well with our strategy.”

“As we look to continue to grow our business, one of our core growth strategies is through mergers and acquisitions,” said Tannas. “Epic’s modern architecture and automated workflows provide the advanced technology required to easily and, most importantly, successfully integrate acquisitions with consolidated financials and unlimited scalability.”

“The selection of Applied Systems Epic by Western Financial is further validation of the business benefits and competitive advantages that have established Epic as the insurance industry’s fastest-growing agency and brokerage management system,” said Applied Systems CEO Reid French. “Based on the significant market demand we are pleased to introduce Epic into the Canadian marketplace with the release of Epic 7.”

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. The company is recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems and data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems software enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. To learn more, please visit www.AppliedSystems.com.