American Farmers and Ranchers Partners with BriteCore to Co-Develop Solutions

by Chastin Reynolds


Posted on 11/12/2015 05:12 AM


SPRINGFIELD, MO (November 12, 2015)––Intuitive Web Solutions (IWS), a leading provider of insurance software, recently partnered with American Farmers and Ranchers (AFR) of Oklahoma City, OK, to transition the company’s business processes and product lines over to BriteCore. BriteCore is an all-in-one policy administration and insurance processing system designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized insurance companies.


AFR is among the first of IWS clients to take full advantage of BriteCore’s Client-Dev Program for Community Source Development (CSD). CSD provides carriers with a direct means to enhance and extend BriteCore’s base system through code contribution. Those who qualify are given guided commit access to BriteCore’s source code repository so that skilled developers can customarily grow the range and functionality of BriteCore safely and securely.


BriteCore CTO Chris Reynolds comments, “Being able to extend our core platform through code contribution gives carriers like AFR an enormous advantage over their competitors. To my knowledge, we are the only software company out there giving carriers direct access to code so that they can customize their own solutions.”


According to AFR CEO Richard Herren, "AFR had specific digital platform requirements that included native cloud-based software, cutting-edge functionality, community development and a constantly updated and improved system. BriteCore is the only company we found that met these lofty requirements and had a world-class team."


AFR’s decision to use BriteCore introduces IWS to a whole new carrier bracket. BriteCore will now bring unprecedented cost efficiency to carriers exceeding $100,000,000 in direct written premium. AFR is the 40th carrier to fully implement the complete BriteCore platform. The system now manages carriers domiciled in 18 different states, writing in 34 states plus Canada.


Founded in 1905, AFR has a long track record of providing quality products and services to agents and insureds. They are committed to growth, efficiency, innovation, and excellence. AFR believes their partnership with IWS will prepare them to make pivotal shifts in their company that coincide with the changing landscape of insurance and technology.


ABOUT: BriteCore is a fully managed cloud-based solution that offers policy administration, claims management, underwriting rules and rating, agent quoting and inquiry, contact management, billing, imaging, printing, data warehousing and reporting.


To learn more about BriteCore, visit www.britecore.com.



Augusta Mutual Selects BriteCore Insurance Processing System

by Chastin Reynolds


Posted on 11/11/2015 10:17 AM


Image: Augusta Mutual

SPRINGFIELD, MO (November 11, 2015) –– Intuitive Web Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of insurance software, is pleased to announce the beginning of a new partnership with Augusta Mutual Insurance Company located in Staunton, Virginia. The two companies are excited to work together on new projects and believe their relationship will produce strong, mutual growth.


Since their founding in 1870, Augusta’s core values have resided in service and innovation. It was their commitment to these values that allowed them to merge smaller Virginian insurance companies into the much stronger company they are today. These values are also what prompted them to consider the BriteCore Insurance Processing system as a replacement to their aging legacy system.


David Johnson, President of Augusta Mutual comments, “The sharing of a set of common beliefs and values is what attracted us to BriteCore. Core values of Character, Service, Results, Innovation and Feedback are what we believe in, and it is very fulfilling to find an IT partner that truly believes in shared values and partnerships that are beneficial to others.”


Not only is Augusta Mutual a new and exciting client for IWS, they are also a strategic partner committed to supporting the addition of personal auto lines in BriteCore. Phil Reynolds, CEO of BriteCore comments, “Augusta Mutual is an ideal carrier for our client community. Their team consists of hands-on, data-driven decision makers who are passionate about both insurance and technology.” Reynolds adds, “Since our initial conversations with Augusta, they have been invested in growth and progress. Their staff is culturally and technically progressive with a tremendous spirit of cooperation.”


The BriteCore team believes Augusta’s insight, experience, and assistance will allow them to rapidly iterate through the design process of new products and features both now and well into the future.


ABOUT: BriteCore is a fully managed cloud-based solution that offers policy administration, claims management, underwriting rules and rating, agent quoting and inquiry, contact management, billing, imaging, printing, data warehousing and reporting.


To learn more about BriteCore, visit www.britecore.com.




Presentation: Tech Statistics that Drive Consumer Behavior

by Chastin Reynolds


Posted on 09/29/2015 07:21 PM


Technology is changing at a rapid pace. Growth in cloud computing, mobile devices, social media adoption, and the Internet of Things has rapidly shaped fundamental consumer behavior. This session offers a brief survey of current and emerging trends in technology and explores how those trends affect the insurance industry. We investigate strategies to improve the visibility, availability, and efficiency of insurance carriers using new technology. The audience is challenged to question conventional wisdom and collectively discuss how developing trends might impact their business.


Namic 2015 - Consumer and Technology Trends from Phil Reynolds


About Phil Reynolds: Phillip Reynolds is the CEO and co-founder of Intuitive Web Solutions, creators of the BriteCore insurance processing system. He holds a certificate in "Leading Change in Complex Organizations" from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and speaks frequently on organizational design and technological innovation for property casualty carriers. Mr. Reynolds received the "Governor's Missouri Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Governor Jay Nixon and led IWS to the #288 spot on the Inc. 500 list. He is a frequent presenter at State conventions and is currently serving as the committee chairman for PAMIC's Information Technology Committee.




Support BriteCore. Become an Official Sponsor of the BriteCon2015 Conference.

by Chastin Reynolds


Posted on 08/13/2015 10:07 PM


     

BriteCon2015 Sponsorships

Each year, BriteCore provides carriers with a unique opportunity to participate in BriteCore specific training programs, learn about emerging technologies, contribute to round table discussions, provide input on BriteCore development, define best practices for business, connect with other BriteCore clients, and meet with staff and vendors. We rely on partnership contributions to help make this annual event a success. Help us make this year's conference even better than the last! Invest in the future of insurance and technology by becoming an official BriteCon2015 sponsor today. Special thanks to all of you listed below who have already contributed! Click here to become a sponsor too!