(Port of Tampa, home of IVANS. Photo credit: TampAGS.)
IVANS Insurance Solutions (Tampa, Fla.), a division of Applied Systems (University Park, Ill.), has announced that ISCS (San Jose, Calif.), has joined the IVANS Partner Program as an IVANS Partner for Carrier Solutions. IVANS will certify ISCS’s SurePower Innovation core insurance system suite as IVANS Ready for Download and IVANS Ready for Real-time with the objective of significantly reducing the time to implement, test, and deploy interface services for shared insurer and managing general agency (MGA) clients, according to an IVANS statement.
“As insurance carriers and MGAs undergo digital transformation, firms are increasingly evaluating technology strategies to increase automation and connectivity with their independent agency distribution channel,” comments Bill Tedrick, VP, IVANS Insurance. “We look forward to working with ISCS to expand connectivity capabilities for its SurePower Innovation platform, enabling shared insurer and MGA clients to connect to the broadest possible network of independent agents via IVANS.”
IVANS reports that the company currently works with nearly 40 Agency Management System providers and connects more than 450 carriers to more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies for streamlined download, real-time data distribution, and greater access to networks. “The IVANS Partner Program brings together leading third-party software providers to collaborate with IVANS to more efficiently and effectively develop and implement connectivity solutions that enable carriers, MGAs, and agencies to drive a more connected distribution channel,” the company’s statement says. The IVANS Partner Program is currently comprises IVANS Partners for Agency Solutions and IVANS Partners for Carrier Solutions.
Real-Time Connectivity as Differentiator
“The P&C insurance industry has made great progress toward modernizing legacy systems in the last several years, but is just starting to realize the advantages of undergoing a full digital transformation,” comments Andy Scurto, president, ISCS. “Real-time connectivity between insurers and their distribution channel partners can be a significant competitive differentiator, and by working with IVANS, we are demonstrating a commitment to providing the kind of access our customers both want and need.”