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.



2015 BriteCore Ad

by Chastin Reynolds


Posted on 03/10/2015 08:00 AM


Our latest ad highlighting BriteCore as a flexible processing system for niche providers is complete and ready for print. Look for it in the 2015 AAIS Main Event Conference Guide.

“After considering several vendors it’s been refreshing to work with a company like IWS that’s not solely focused on profit margins but delivering on promises and service after the sale. As a niche P&C carrier we needed a processing system that was flexible, affordable, and could adapt to our individual company needs. BriteCore has exceeded our expectations”. –– Frank Norton, President &CEO of Safe Insurance Company
Image: 2015 BriteCore Ad


Mobile Friendly Interface Changes

by Chastin Reynolds


Posted on 03/06/2015 03:00 PM


IWS just released a new site-wide header for the BriteCore policy administration system. Offering a sleek new look, the header is designed to help maintain consistency and usability throughout BriteCore and BriteQuote. Those who have access to the site will enjoy the updated look featuring fresh, new icons for each module along with the recently redesigned BriteCore logo.

Users have always been able to access BriteCore’s website via mobile and tablet devices, but the new header has been modified to meet modern scalability and usability requirements for mobile users. This becomes increasingly valuable to our carriers as more and more devices come online. Benefits of this minor overhaul are as follows:


  • Responsive Design. We've migrated our header icons from graphics to flat icons, helping us maintain a simple, more responsive design. Check out all the reasons why this is important.

  • Mobile First Support. The images we have been using in BriteCore are aesthetically appealing but rather slow to display. As we moved toward mobile-first support for many screens, the header was taking as much time to load as the entire rest of the web page. On an iPhone, over 4G, the image-based header took about 500ms to load by itself before any other content displayed on the page. The new header takes less than 50ms, creating an even snappier mobile experience for carriers and their customers.

  • Flat Design. Pretty much everything since iOS7 and Windows 8 has been moving toward flat design, using solid colors in place of gradients and drop shadows. We have started following the flattening trend so our software continues to look modern. Now that the icons are rendered as a font, we can allow carriers to upload their own fonts and colors to BriteCore and float the icons over the colors in the future.


Image: New BriteCore Header


BriteCon2015: Save the Dates

by Chastin Reynolds


Posted on 02/18/2015 09:00 AM


Planning is underway for the 7th Annual BriteCore Users Conference. Be sure to save the dates for britecon2015! Additional details to come. We look forward to seeing you in October.


Image: Save the Date Graphic