Bilodeau Couture Assurances Inc. Selects Applied Epic
Leading brokerage selects single, integrated application to serve as foundation of digital strategy
Montreal, QC – April 13, 2016 – Applied Systems today announced that Bilodeau Couture Assurances Inc. has selected Applied Epic to manage its entire operations for personal and commercial lines business in a single application. Applied Epic will provide Bilodeau Couture a modern, flexible application to standardize workflows and deliver consistent reporting across its three locations in the province of Quebec. As part of a digital brokerage initiative, Bilodeau Couture will also extend its rating services and customer self-service offerings through Applied WebRater and Applied CSR24 to more effectively serve their clients and drive business growth.
Applied Epic, the fastest-growing cloud-based brokerage management system in the world, delivers the most technologically advanced software application to independent insurance brokerages to enable faster growth and profitability in a changing insurance marketplace. Purpose-built for insurance brokerages, Applied Epic is a single, integrated and open application that provides essential capabilities for each stakeholder within a brokerage to better manage customer relationships, sales opportunities, financial accounting, and policy and benefits administration across all lines of business, reducing time and expenses spent managing separate, disparate systems. The application offers a comprehensive view of client information and internal operations through an intuitive user interface in both official languages, enabling users to make more informed decisions about their business and capitalize quickly on new opportunities. Applied Epic’s unique software architecture provides scalability for brokerages with multiple, global locations to manage expansion and business growth with ease.
“As we evaluate opportunities to grow our business, our brokerage required a single application to manage our entire business and allow for quick identification of cross- and up-sell growth opportunities,” said Jean Bilodeau, owner, Bilodeau Couture Assurances Inc. “Applied software’s integrated architecture provides the robust capabilities our brokerage needs to standardize operations and seamlessly manage sales operations across offices while provide anytime, anywhere cloud-based customer self-service. Applied Epic will give us better performance and affirm our technology position against challenges impacting the independent broker channel.”
Applied Rating Services is Canada’s comparative rating service for insurance brokerages and insurers that provides the industry’s most accurate rates for the most insurers nationwide. As part of Applied Rating Services brokerage suite, Applied WebRater increases brokerage productivity though automated collection of prospects’ underwriting, rating, and consumer information, which can be easily imported into Applied AutoRater and Applied PropertyRater. Applied WebRater also provides a lead generation tool branded for the broker to increase new business opportunities and drive growth. With more than 30 years of experience in rating technology, Applied Systems offers the most comprehensive portfolio of rating services to deliver fast and accurate quoting for automobile and property insurance, enabling brokerages to more efficiently drive business growth, while providing a better client experience.
Applied CSR24 enables brokerages to meet today’s insurance consumer demand for anywhere, anytime access to information by providing 24/7 access to insurance policy information, claims filing and processing, premium payments, and insurance documents through a custom-branded client portal available on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Applied CSR24 seamlessly integrates with brokerage management systems, reducing manual administrative tasks and allowing brokers to devote more time to serving clients and securing new business. By providing greater flexibility and servicing options, brokerages can increase client satisfaction, build client loyalty, and deliver a more competitive business proposition.
"Digital brokerages require a foundational management system and mobility solutions to standardize business operations and expand customer service opportunities,” said Philippe Joassin, vice president of Sales, Applied Systems. “In partnering with Applied, Bilodeau Couture will drive additional brokerage value by automating workflows, more quickly identifying growth opportunities, and extending cloud-based customer self-service through a single application and integrated mobility solutions.”
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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.