Western Financial Selects Applied EpicCloud

Largest property and casualty distribution network in Western Canada to manage operations and growth strategy with Applied EpicCloud

Mississauga, ON (Oct. 20, 2016) – Applied Systems today announced that Western Financial has selected Applied EpicCloud as part of its digital transformation strategy. Designed specifically for the needs of the insurance industry, Applied Cloud Services will provide Western Financial reliability, flexibility and business continuity while improving operational performance.

“Our growth-focused business model required us to transform our operating model to leverage the cloud for greater flexibility and business continuity,” said Joe Sirianni, executive vice president of Network for Western Financial. “By moving to the cloud with Applied, we will improve performance and reliability while further taking advantage of Applied Epic’s flexible architecture to drive significant business results and our company’s broader digital transformation.”

Purpose-built for insurance brokerages, Applied EpicCloud is a single, integrated and open application that provides essential capabilities to better manage customer relationships, sales opportunities, rating, financial accounting and policy administration across all lines of business, eliminating the need for separate, disparate systems. The application offers a comprehensive view of client and prospect 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 EpicCloud advanced software architecture enables seamless integration with third-party applications and provides scalability for brokerages with multiple locations to manage expansion and business growth with ease.

Applied EpicCloud utilizes Applied’s leading purpose-built cloud platform and services designed for the insurance industry, providing reliable and secure delivery of software applications and anytime, anywhere access to business information. The Applied Cloud provides a flexible operating environment with scalability for business growth, stronger business continuity protection and increased mobile access to business information. Applied Cloud Services manages and maintains all hardware upgrades, Applied software updates and system testing processes, increasing brokerage investment value by reducing time and expenses spent managing these processes and ensuring availability of the latest software capabilities. Applied Cloud Services provides access to operations recovery, backup encryption, redundancy technology and active failover data centres while maintaining 99.95 percent uptime.

“In today’s connected world, it has become critical for insurance brokerages to evaluate opportunities to adopt cloud-based software to increase security and business agility,” said Jeff Purdy, senior vice president of International Operations, Applied Systems. “Western Financial is among more than 95 percent of Applied’s new management system customers selecting the cloud today. Applied remains acutely focused on providing best-in-class technology, security and reliability, and superior insurance technical expertise to manage our customers’ technical operations so that Western Financial can focus more time on servicing customers and selling the business of insurance.”

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.

SOURCE: Applied Systems

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