SOURCE: AMS Services

May 13, 2008 20:30 ET

AMS Services Wins Five Prestigious ACORD Awards

BOTHELL, WA and PEARL RIVER, NY--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - AMS Services, a leader in insurance agency automation, today announced the company was presented with five prestigious ACORD Awards during the annual awards luncheon at the ACORD-LOMA Insurance Systems Forum held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

AMS Services was honored with awards in both the Accomplishment and AUGIE Awards categories as designated by the Pearl River, New York-based standards body, ACORD. These awards highlight the contribution of AMS Services to the industry, specifically calling out its XML implementations which have "provided leadership in the way business is processed utilizing ACORD standards" and for "providing real-time implementations utilizing ACORD standards" respectively.

"Customers have told us that continuous innovation and an industry-leading approach to technology are things they value from AMS," said Bill Bunker, senior vice president of products and marketing at AMS Services. "We are very proud to be recognized again this year for the strong base of AMS TransactNOW implementations in the insurance industry, for our new Certification Validation Tool and for our work helping agencies function more efficiently in real time."

AMS Services was honored with three Accomplishment Awards, including:

1.  The Outsourcer Award, given for providing business process and
    technical services utilizing ACORD standards for outsourcing services;
2.  The Shared Service and/or Infrastructure Platform, Middleware Award,
    which recognizes companies providing shared services or an
    infrastructure platform which "enhances the utilization or eases
    the implementation of ACORD standards;" and
3.  The Innovative Implementation Award, which AMS Services won for their
    Certification Validation Tool that helps companies "implement XML
    standards in unique, exceptional and innovative ways that provide
    value to the organization..."

Additionally, AMS Services was awarded two AUGIE Awards, including:

1.  The AUGIE Carrier Productive Agency Award, for helping agencies
    implement in real-time and become more productive in the process; and
2.  The Real-Time Implementation & Active Agencies Award which recognizes
    companies with real-time sales and service implementations.

"I congratulate AMS Services on the awards they won this year and applaud them for their leadership," said John Kellington, senior vice president for ACORD. "AMS Services continues to show the industry how vital ACORD data standards implementations are for improved communication and integration."

For more information about the AMS Services products which won these awards, please visit our website at www.amsservices.com or Linda Caudle at 425-354-6043 or lcaudle@amsservices.com. Onsite at the ACORD-LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, please contact Linda via cell phone at 425-246-1868.

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

About ACORD

Based in New York, ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a global, nonprofit insurance association whose mission is to facilitate the development and use of standards for the insurance, reinsurance and related financial services industries. With offices in London as well, ACORD accomplishes its mission by remaining an objective, independent advocate for sharing information among diverse platforms. ACORD Standards and services improve efficiency and expand market reach. Affiliated with ACORD are hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, and thousands of agents and brokers, related financial services organizations, software providers, and industry organizations worldwide.