Ipedo Chosen by American Reliable Insurance for Next-Generation Policy Management System

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New services-oriented integration improves performance and reliability for insurance providers.

Ipedo, a leading provider of enterprise information integration software, today announced that specialty insurance provider American Reliable Insurance Co., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has selected Ipedo as a key component of its new policy management system. American Reliable will use Ipedo’s software to allow employees to streamline handling of complex insurance policies using information consolidated from across its organization.

Ipedo XIP provides advanced integration capabilities, including message routing, message translation, and direct Web Service interfaces across multiple platforms. This enables business functions to be invoked through different delivery channels and different processes.

“The Ipedo-based solution will help American Reliable integrate the information chain between departments, policyholders, agents, service suppliers and information suppliers,” said technology manager Ramesh Natarajan. “It also enhances our flexibility and response to market changes by improving the pre-defined automated processes to evolve as business needs change.”

American Reliable will use Ipedo’s platform to manage and integrate information from underwriting, accounting, claims processing and billing systems. Ipedo will be deployed as a key component of American Reliable’s next-generation policy management system that handles the complete lifecycle of insurance policies.

"We needed a high-performance, reliable system to fit our complex information flows and handle high transaction volumes,” said Steve Addair, vice president of Information Technology at American Reliable. “Using Ipedo enabled us to quickly integrate our new multi-platform, best-of-breed policy administration, billing and print subsystems into our legacy AS/400 platform. Ipedo is the heart of our new service-oriented architecture and gives American Reliable a critical edge in rapidly delivering business solutions to our agents and our insurers.”

Ipedo XIP will be used to pull information, in real time, from legacy systems and deliver consolidated information to the policy management system. Ipedo’s unique pipeline technology allows American Reliable to display information according to job function and to leverage the insurance industry’s ACORD standard, a set of XML documents that facilitate better information sharing with customers and business partners.

“American Reliable has very demanding information management and integration needs in a challenging growth environment,” said Nick Zhang, CEO of Ipedo. “Their application shows the power of enterprise information integration and how it can solve real world problems.”

About American Reliable

American Reliable Insurance Company of Scottsdale, Ariz. offers specialty personal lines and farm owners’ coverage through independent agents throughout the United States. It also is among the top servicers of the Federal Flood Insurance Program. Established in 1952, American Reliable is an Assurant Specialty Property company.

Assurant Specialty Property is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected other international markets. Assurant, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ, has over $20 billion in assets and $7 billion in revenue. http://www.assurant.com

About Ipedo

Ipedo delivers innovative enterprise information integration software that provides on-demand intelligence to users. The award-winning Ipedo XIP platform combines powerful SQL and XQuery processing, enabling organizations to fuse together information from any database, content source or Web Service. Customers in financial services, government, life sciences, manufacturing, and high technology organizations rely on its patented Dual-Core Query Architecture™ to power a range of business critical applications. Ipedo is available on the Web at http://www.ipedo.com.

Ipedo, Ipedo XIP and Dual-Core Query Architecture are trademarks of Ipedo. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

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