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IVANS (Tampa, Fla.) a division of Applied Systems that provides an exchange connecting insurers, MGAs, agencies, and policyholder, reports that Duck Creek Technologies (Columbia, S.C.) has joined its partner program. As a result, Duck Creek’s software suite is now included in IVANS Ready for Download and IVANS Ready for Real-time programs.
The partnership will enable mutual customers to take advantage of Duck Creek’s solutions to quickly and seamlessly build agency-insurer connections via IVANS, according to an IVANS statement. The statement adds that insurers using Duck Creek On-Demand will now be able to leverage cloud-to-cloud connectivity to the IVANS network for what the vendor calls simpler, managed communications.
“Insurers are offering more digital distribution and servicing options to their agencies to improve communication and better support end customers,” comments Michael A. Jackowski, CEO, Duck Creek Technologies. “It is exciting to be included in the IVANS Partner Program and to have the opportunity to collaborate on solutions that help insurers facilitate deployment, increase efficiency and enhance experiences with their agencies.”
IVANS reports that it currently works with nearly 40 Agency Management System providers and connects more than 350 insurers to more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies for streamlined download and real-time data distribution. The IVANS Partner Program aims to unite leading third-party software providers to collaborate with IVANS to more efficiently and effectively develop and implement connectivity solutions that enable insurers, MGAs, and agencies to drive a more connected distribution channel, according to the vendor. The IVANS Partner Program currently comprises IVANS Partners for Agency Solutions and IVANS Partners for Insurer Solutions.
Strategies to Improve Connectivity
“Digital transformation across the insurance industry has insurers evaluating new and better strategies to improve connectivity and communications with their independent agency distribution channel,” comments Bill Tedrick, VP, IVANS Insurance. “We look forward to working with Duck Creek as a solution partner to provide end-to-end solutions for digital distribution and automated servicing with agency partners.”