Vancouver Island Insurance Centres to Consolidate Business Operations onto Applied Epic

Largest privately-owned independent insurance brokerage on Vancouver Island to benefit from a single view into their business operations across all 16 offices

Mississauga, ON (June 8, 2016) – Applied Systems today announced that Vancouver Island Insurance Centres has selected Applied Epic, the fastest-growing cloud-based brokerage management system in the industry, to consolidate its business operations of 16 offices and 200 users. Applied Epic’s modern architecture will enable the organization to standardize and automate workflows across all offices to provide operational visibility and ensure consistent reporting. In addition, as part of Vancouver Island Insurance Centres digital transformation plan, they will also adopt Applied CSR24 and Applied WebRater to deliver an anywhere, anytime client experience through mobile quoting and servicing applications.

Applied Epic delivers the most technologically advanced software application to independent insurance brokerages to enable faster growth and profitability in a changing insurance marketplace. Purpose-built for insurance brokerages, Applied Epic is a single, integrated and open application that provides essential capabilities for each stakeholder within a brokerage to better manage customer relationships, sales opportunities, financial accounting, and policy administration across all lines of business, reducing time and expenses spent managing separate, disparate systems. The application offers a comprehensive view of client information and internal operations through an intuitive user interface, enabling users to make more informed decisions about their business and capitalize quickly on new opportunities. Applied Epic’s unique software architecture provides scalability for brokerages with multiple, global locations to manage expansion and business growth with ease.

“As our business and workforce continues to grow, we recognized the need to consolidate onto a modern application that allows us to institutionalize consistent workflows across all of our offices and provides us a single view of our entire business operations.,” says Tony Hayes, chief executive officer, Vancouver Island Insurance Centres. “Applied Epic will enable us to increase our business agility and respond to new growth opportunities faster. Additionally, Applied CSR24 and Applied WebRater will enhance our ability to more effectively service our customers by extending insured access to information – when, where, and how they choose. The Applied team demonstrated advanced knowledge, services and expertise, and we look forward to collaborating with them as our trusted technology partner during our digital transformation.”

“As growth-minded brokerages move to digitally transform their organizations, they require advanced software to standardize operations and provide a single view into their customers and business operations,” said Jeff Purdy, senior vice president of International Operations, Applied Systems. “Applied software will enable Vancouver Island Insurance Centres to increase their mobile customer experience, ensuring a consistent connected experience both internally and externally for maximum internal productivity and optimal business growth and profitability.”

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and data exchange between brokerages, insurers and their clients, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.

About Vancouver Island Insurance Centres Ltd.

Established in 1863, Vancouver Island Insurance (VIIC) Centres offers a full range of residential and commercial insurance products including Autoplan, life insurance, auto insurance, homeowners insurance, condo insurance, critical illness insurance, mortgage insurance, disability insurance, travel insurance, RV insurance, motorcycle insurance, farm insurance and business insurance. As the largest brokerage on Vancouver Island, VIIC has 16 branch locations.

SOURCE: Applied Systems

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