University Park, Ill. (PRWEB) April 15, 2016
Applied Systems today announced that the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (the Big “I”) recognized the company with the 2016 Best Practices Award of Excellence at the Big “I” Legislative Conference. The award recognizes insurance organizations for their exceptional efforts in promoting and marketing Best Practices tools, seminars and philosophies throughout the year.
“Since the inception of the Best Practices program in 1993, the Big 'I' aimed to collaborate with leading industry companies to provide member agents with meaningful performance benchmarks and business strategies that could be used to enhance agency performance and value,” said Madelyn Flannagan, vice president of Agent Development, Education and Research, IIABA. “We are thrilled to honor Applied Systems for their incredible work, commitment, and support of the Best Practices over the years, and we look forward to continued collaboration to drive further value into the independent agency and brokerage channel.”
Applied Systems has been a strong supporter of the Best Practices program and a study sponsor for several years. Applied’s support of Best Practices enables Applied clients to employ best practices in their business through the use of technology and achieve prestigious recognition throughout the industry. Notably, more than 60 percent of all Best Practices insurance agencies in the country utilize an Applied agency management system. Applied continues to support the implementation of Best Practices tools and programs to encourage agencies to review their business performance against industry benchmarks to identify opportunities to enhance agency value.
“As an industry leader and longstanding Big 'I' partner, Applied is proud to support the Best Practices program as it brings tangible value to independent agencies across the country,” said Reid French, chief executive officer, Applied Systems. “Best Practices agencies are viewed as the industry standard of excellence, and we are so proud that 60 percent of them utilize Applied software to power their business. We are truly honored that the people of Team Applied have been recognized with this award from the Big 'I.'"
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.