SOURCE: AQS, Inc.

January 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Capital Insurance Group Goes Live With AQS

AQS Helps Deliver Automation, Speed to Market, and Enhanced Distribution

HARTLAND, WI--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - AQS, Inc., a provider of policy administration systems for commercial property/casualty insurance, announces that Capital Insurance Group (CIG) of Monterey, California, went into production on its AQS/advantage™ system on December 18, 2007. CIG went live with six specialty lines in four states -- California, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. Washington will follow, in addition to commercial ISO lines of business.

"We needed to automate our manual and specialty lines," said Robert Winn, CIG's VP of Underwriting and Field Operations. "We had an existing relationship with AQS. But we evaluated multiple vendors in looking to upgrade. The improvements AQS has made since we first began working with them -- and the relationship we have with our AQS account manager -- were the deciding factors. The system is great, and AQS has always delivered for us."

The increased automation provided by AQS enables CIG to automate all transactions on their growing lines of business, to scale with that growth, to extend quoting and binding functionality and authority to agents and MGAs, and to provide streamlined workflows via the Internet.

"We're pleased to continue our successful relationship with CIG," said Dave Kerford, CEO at AQS. "It's great that CIG had the confidence in us to select us again as they launched the evolution of their business and market objectives. The fact that we've helped to expand and extend the reach of their distribution channels and improved their speed to market is a meaningful win for both companies."

About Capital Insurance Group

Founded in 1898, CIG is a regional writer of personal, commercial, and farm lines through a network of 500 independent agents in the Western United States. Recognized by AM Best as an A VIII company, CIG was recognized in the years 2001-2004 by the Ward's Group in Cincinnati, Ohio, as one of the top 50 property/casualty companies in the U.S. for outstanding achievement in safety, consistency, and performance.

About AQS, Inc.

AQS provides complete policy administration and business-support services to commercial property and casualty insurers, supporting all transactions for all lines of business in all 50 states. The AQS policy administration system -- AQS Advantage -- is built for scalability and interoperability, using Web services and .NET architecture to maximize extensibility, to optimize integration with other systems, and to automate the entire policy lifecycle. For more information, please visit www.aqssys.com.

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