AP Insurance Brokers Signs Contract with CIS for AIM System

August 19, 2003

AP Insurance Brokers, Inc. an insurance wholesale and program administrator, recently signed a contract with Custom Insurance Solutions (CIS) for the Agency Information Manager (AIM) system. Under the agreement, the two companies will partner together to provide integration between AIM and AP’s KeyOnce Agency Portal. The Massachusetts-based agency is scheduled to go “live” in the third quarter of 2003.

Chris Arnold, vice president of Marketing for AP Insurance Brokers, Inc., noted, “The AIM Management System provided us with a comprehensive wholesale management platform that could integrate with our many distribution systems. From a technology standpoint, we reviewed many vendors and AIM was clearly ahead of the others when it came to an adaptable platform based on the latest technology. The seamless integration of AIM, a third party rating vendor and AgencyPort’s KeyOnce Portal will serve as the framework to our highly automated and low cost wholesale brokerage platform.”

Patrick McCall, director of Sales at CIS added that, “The addition of AP Insurance to our AIM customer base adds to our growing presence in the Northeast market. Also, we are excited at the prospect of partnering with AP Insurance and their state-of-the-art wholesale brokerage platform. This overall project highlights CIS’s open architecture approach to automation and our flexibility in working with our clients to achieve their specific needs.”

Custom Insurance Solutions (CIS) develops and markets software solutions specifically designed for the wholesale brokerage and managing general agent. CIS (www.customins.com) is a full-service software development firm specializing in the design, development, and implementation of custom business solutions for companies residing at all points in the distribution channel for the insurance and financial services industries.

In 1996, CIS released its first complete software application framework for the insurance industry: Agency Information Manager ®. CIS has used this framework to accelerate the construction of a variety of custom solutions for its insurance clients. Today, CIS offers both packaged and custom technology solutions for the industry.

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