SOURCE: AMS Services

October 09, 2007 09:09 ET

AMS Sagitta Releases Advanced Cross-Application Integration

AMS Sagitta 7.2 Offers Feature Enhancements and Integration With ImageRight and BenefitPoint

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - AMS Services, the leader in insurance agency automation, today announced the release of AMS Sagitta® 7.2, a significant upgrade to the company's agency management system for large agencies. This latest release delivers new features that enhance customer usability, increase performance and enable direct integration with two of the industry's leading software solutions -- BenefitPoint® and ImageRight®.

AMS Sagitta is used by 30 of the top 50 U.S brokers* to run their businesses. The system is built on a highly scalable architecture that delivers extensive customizability and enterprise-class functionality. AMS Sagitta provides excellent client servicing, efficient financial management and simplified system maintenance. The enhancements available in AMS Sagitta 7.2 include streamlined data entry and improved AMS Word processing. Streamlined data entry delivers great advances in productivity and overall agency efficiency. The enhancements to AMS Word include a simpler installation process, faster processing speeds and better system performance.

"AMS Sagitta is used by some of the world's largest companies to manage their businesses. They use the system because it is a stable, scalable and highly configurable solution," said Bill Bunker, senior vice president of products and marketing for AMS Services. "With the enhancements to AMS Sagitta 7.2 and the integration with both ImageRight and BenefitPoint, our customers can have a comprehensive management system that allows them to increase their revenue per employee."

Consistent with the AMS Services philosophy of providing the broadest suite of solutions to its customers, AMS Sagitta 7.2 now includes integration with two of the industry's leading software solutions -- ImageRight and BenefitPoint. ImageRight is the leader in data imaging, content management and workflow systems in the insurance industry.

The latest version of AMS Sagitta allows for "one-click" access from the client, policy and activity screens with additional integration points coming by year's end. The main benefit of the integration is the easy access from AMS Sagitta to ImageRight's document repository where all client-related documents are stored in a secure and unchangeable format.

"We've been a raving fan of ImageRight for years and are very excited about the integration with AMS Sagitta," said Jennifer Hallam, business process manager for The IMA Financial Group, Inc. "The potential of this integration to make our processes more efficient, our employees more productive and our company more profitable is huge."

BenefitPoint is an all-in-one, web-based benefits management and procurement solution with account and plan management, business intelligence, benchmarking data and comprehensive revenue tracking. The integration allows the transfer of client information, policy summaries and commission statements from BenefitPoint into AMS Sagitta. Since many agencies have benefits departments, this integration allows them to manage the business in BenefitPoint but still have centralized accounting and reporting in AMS Sagitta.

AMS Sagitta 7.2 is available by contacting AMS Services by e-mail at salesinfo@amsservices.com or by calling 800.444.4813.

About AMS Services

Vertafore, Inc. d/b/a AMS Services is dedicated to helping independent insurance agencies achieve maximum performance and operational efficiency. The business offers a comprehensive, insurance-specific solution for managing critical business activities, including agency management, rating, benefits, performance management and carrier connectivity. With more than 150,000 users in more than 15,000 agencies, as well as 600 carrier partners, AMS Services is a proven market leader providing the strategy and scalability to help independent agencies, MGAs and wholesale brokers excel now and in the future. For more information about AMS Services, please visit www.amsservices.com.

About ImageRight

ImageRight provides insurance-focused data imaging, content management and workflow systems that deliver unprecedented productivity gains and customer service improvements to more than three hundred companies. The ImageRight solution provides more than 350 companies with complete document and content management, coupled with advanced workflow automation that is scalable for insurance operations of all sizes. For more information on ImageRight, please visit www.imageright.com.

About BenefitPoint

BenefitPoint, a Vertafore company, is a premier provider of online benefits solutions with products recognized for quality and customer satisfaction through the integration of people, technology and expertise. BenefitPoint delivers broker value through its primary brands, Aptus and ClientConnect. Visit BenefitPoint at www.benefitpoint.com.

AMS, Sagitta, BenefitPoint and ImageRight are trademarks of Vertafore, Inc. The names of actual companies, business units and products mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

* Business Insurance magazine's 2007 "Top 100 U.S. Brokers"

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