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New Product Laser Focus: April 25, 2016

In news that should be of great interest to auto insurers, Israel-based ERM Advanced Telematics, a designer, developer and manufacturer of vehicle tracking and security devices, has introduced its StarLink eConnect device, with what the vendor claims are “unique jamming mitigation and location networking capabilities.” ERM points out that thieves have learned to bypass the […]

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New Product Laser Focus: April 12, 2016

Business intelligence and analytics are the lifeblood of modern insurance IT, so a new product offering in this area makes us take notice.  Sapiens International Corporation has announced the general availability of Sapiens INTELLIGENCE, a business intelligence and advanced analytics solution specifically designed for insurers. According to Sapiens, the solution is designed to help insurers […]

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New Product Laser Focus: March 7, 2016

Majesco a global provider of core insurance software, consulting and services for insurance business transformation, has announced the launch of its insurance specific testing services. Highlights of Majesco’s Testing Services include: Majesco’s global testing organization, including the Testing Center of Excellence An asset base of over 15,000 insurance test scenarios and cases A hybrid automation […]

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New Product Laser Focus: February 24, 2016

And now for something completely different… GAPro says it has “the first real-time, single-source, cloud-based solution for collecting, managing and automating the insurance verification and compliance process across all industries.  GAPro adds that its “solution” enables both initial and ongoing compliance verification and collaboration between insurance carriers, agencies, insureds, and third parties. This new approach […]

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New Product Laser Focus: February 10, 2016

OK, don’t start sending me irate emails.  So this isn’t a completely new product, but a major enhancement is almost as good. ISO says it has enhanced its Electronic Rating Content (ERC) Suite with new features that make it easier for insurers to identify and apply the latest rating information from ISO about risk. “The […]

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New Product Laser Focus: February 2, 2016

Yes, it’s true.  There actually are some new products being introduced in the insurance/financial services space, and we are happy to highlight one for you.  To wit: Sapiens International Corporation, a provider of software solutions for the financial services sector, has announced the expansion of its business decision management solution, Sapiens DECISION Suite, with the […]

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New Product Laser Focus: Jan. 25, 2016

Yes, it’s hard to believe, but there actually are a few new technology products being introduced to the insurance/financial services space. Appulate, Inc. has announced the launch of a new retail agency platform, CarrierConnect™ which includes a number of features that should appeal to independent agents. The new platform is specifically designed to help independent […]

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New Product Laser Focus

Applied Systems Applied Systems recently announced the release of Applied Epic 2016, a new agency and brokerage management system, to the U.S. and Canadian insurance marketplaces. According to the company, the product provides expanded and additional market-first capabilities for an entire agency or brokerage’s staff to manage benefits, automate sales operations, customize workflows, and assess […]

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Where Are the New Products?

There was a time when the technology industry was all about new products.  In its heyday, Comdex, the huge national computer technology conference, drew hundreds of thousands of participants who wanted to get a first look at the newest and coolest hardware and software offerings from hundreds of vendors.  Sadly, that storied event has faded […]

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In Praise of Middleware (Although it is not Cool!)

No one wants to be technologically uncool.  No one wants to be seen as out of step with the times, as a Luddite.  This is especially true in the insurance industry, whose technological acumen was once described by a Microsoft executive as being on a level with the Amish. Insurers, brokers and agents have worked […]

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