SOURCE: AMS Services

January 08, 2008 09:00 ET

AMS Services Releases Powerful New Version of AMS InStar

Latest Version Offers New Platform, Enhanced Features to Increase Productivity

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - AMS Services, a leader in insurance agency automation, today announced the general availability of AMS InStar v.9.1, a full-featured, affordable agency automation solution with easy-to-use and intuitive workflows. The new version of AMS InStar is built on a powerful and scalable platform, Omnis Studio, which provides a familiar Microsoft Windows® look and feel to improve productivity. This release also includes system performance enhancements and improved feature and reporting tools that make it easier for users to grow their core business.

AMS InStar allows agency staff to process and service clients quickly and more efficiently through complex search features and integrated workflows, resulting in productivity gains and increased revenue generation. By moving AMS InStar to a more powerful platform, Omnis Studio, AMS Services will be able to expedite future product changes and users will have a more familiar look and feel that will increase productivity.

"We are dedicated to enhancing the AMS InStar product and supporting our customers," said Bill Bunker, senior vice president of products and marketing, AMS Services. "This latest version of AMS InStar is based on direct customer feedback as we strive to make continuous improvements to provide the best technology solutions to exceed their expectations."

The newest enhancements of AMS InStar come directly from customer feedback, such as the ability to open multiple client records concurrently and one-click access to charts and reports. These new features allow for better client management and reporting that users can utilize to drive changes that align people, processes and technology.

"AMS InStar's real beauty is that it combines a truly state-of-the-art, feature-rich solution into an intuitive, user-friendly package," said Bill Mitchell, president of Mitchell Insurance, Inc. "AMS InStar integrates all the desirable features of an agency management system into a single package that is so easy to learn that I literally trained employees to use the solution in less than two hours."

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 excel now and in the future. For more information about AMS Services, please visit

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

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