University Park, Ill. (PRWEB) May 11, 2017
Applied Systems today announced that the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (the Big “I”) recognized the company with the 2017 Best Practices Award of Excellence at the Big “I” Legislative Conference. This award recognizes those companies that have made imaginative, outstanding and unique contributions in advocating Best Practices philosophies that enhance the independent agency system.
“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. “Year after year, Applied Systems continues to do a wonderful job of promoting the philosophies of the Best Practices through communication and education. We applaud Applied’s ongoing dedication to Best Practices education efforts and for its innovative approach that benefits agents.”
Applied Systems has been a strong supporter of the Best Practices program and a study sponsor for several years. Applied’s support of the Best Practices program enables Applied clients to improve their businesses through the use of technology to drive efficiency and profitability. Notably, more than 60 percent of all Best Practices insurance agencies in the country utilize an Applied agency management system, more than any other provider in the marketplace. 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 material 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 very proud to partner with so many of them to enable their digital strategy. We are truly privileged that the people of Team Applied continue to be 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 the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.