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Insurance Office of America Moves to the Cloud with Applied EpicOnline

National insurance agency to leverage the scalability and flexibility of the cloud to support continued business growth

University Park, Ill. – August 11, 2015 – Applied Systems today announced that Insurance Office of America will move to the cloud with Applied EpicOnline to manage agency growth and standardize business operations on a single integrated software application. As one of the largest privately-held insurance agencies in the nation, Insurance Office of America will benefit from the flexibility and scalability of the cloud to streamline management of its acquired companies, enabling quick growth and seamless management across its nationwide locations.

"With an acquisitive growth strategy, our company requires the flexibility the cloud provides to standardize operations across our 42 office branches nationwide and the scalability to quickly manage seamless integration of new companies," said Roy Caswell, IT director of Insurance Office of America. "By moving to the cloud with Applied, we will significantly reduce the time and expenses spent managing our IT systems, enabling us to focus more time on our customers and new market opportunities to expand our business."

Applied EpicOnline is the cloud-based version of the fastest-growing agency and brokerage management system in the world, delivering the most technologically advanced software to agencies and brokerages to enable faster growth and profitability in a changing insurance marketplace. Applied EpicOnline provides a single, integrated application for agencies and brokerages to manage all of their customer relationships, policy and benefits administration and financial accounting more efficiently. The system seamlessly integrates other applications and provides scalability for agencies and brokerages with multiple, global locations to manage expansion and business growth. Hosted in Applied Systems’ secure Tier III+ data centers, Applied EpicOnline provides the benefits of the cloud’s anytime, anywhere access to information as well as cost savings by eliminating the need for agencies to manage hardware, IT and security.

"Today, more than 90 percent of new clients to Applied are choosing to move to the cloud to enjoy the benefits of reduced IT management and increased data security and flexibility," said Reid French, chief executive officer, Applied Systems. "With Applied EpicOnline, Insurance Office of America will be able to recognize the benefits of managing their entire book of business from a single, integrated application in the cloud, reducing time spent manually managing updates and ensuring that their staff has the latest technology to continually improve client service and drive growth."

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