SOURCE: Vertafore, Inc.

April 12, 2007 15:50 ET

Vertafore, Inc. Acquires Leading Document Management and Workflow Company

ImageRight Solution Expands Vertafore's Family of Market-Leading Insurance Software and Services Providers

BOTHELL, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- Vertafore, Inc., a provider of market-leading software and services solutions to the insurance industry, today announced the acquisition of ImageRight from Advanced Solutions, Inc. ImageRight is a market leader in insurance-specific document management and workflow solutions and was selected the top IT vendor for document solutions in the 2006 U.S. Insurer Technology Survey. ImageRight joins Vertafore's family of market-leading solution providers that currently includes AMS Services, BenefitPoint® and SilverPlume®.

"This is a rare business opportunity to add a successful company with excellent customer relationships, outstanding products and a talented employee and management team to the Vertafore family," said Euan Menzies, president and CEO of Vertafore. "We have grown to admire the business created by the founders, Mike Jansen and Don Elias, during the past several years and are excited about the future potential for this terrific business. While ImageRight will operate as an independent business unit, we are exploring a number of interesting opportunities where we can leverage our collective strengths within the insurance markets."

The ImageRight document management system was designed specifically for the insurance industry and fully supports all insurance lines. ImageRight allows users to scan, import or fax documents into an integrated repository and then read, annotate, e-mail, fax, and print documents as necessary. ImageRight currently has more than 350 retail agent and carrier customers, including Penn National Insurance Group, Sobieski & Bradley, Professional Governmental Underwriters, Founders Insurance and North Star Mutual Insurance Company.

"I am very confident that this combination of ImageRight and Vertafore will be beneficial for our customers. We absolutely know that our corporate goals of creating raving fan clients and excited, motivated employees are what built this company. And these goals will not waiver nor will they change," said Don Elias, co-founder and principal of ImageRight. "We are excited about the next chapter in our future. Vertafore's leadership in multiple sectors of the insurance software and services market will position ImageRight to deliver even stronger solutions to our customers."

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Vertafore, Inc.

Vertafore is a leading provider of specialized software services and information for the insurance industry, delivering solutions to facilitate independent agent productivity and carrier/agent connectivity. Vertafore's principal operating entities are AMS Services, BenefitPoint and SilverPlume. AMS Services provides agency software and services to more than 15,000 independent insurance agencies and 150,000 users. BenefitPoint's Aptus solution is the leading management system solution serving the needs of brokers and agents within the employee benefits arena. SilverPlume is the industry's leading aggregator of insurance reference content for risk analysis and underwriting support. For more information on Vertafore and its operating entities, please visit

AMS Services, BenefitPoint, Aptus, ImageRight and SilverPlume 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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