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.




IWS Partners with Farmers Fire Insurance Company for Mutual Success

by Chastin Reynolds


Posted on 03/17/2015 09:43 AM



Image: Farmers Fire Logo

SPRINGFIELD, MO (March 17, 2015)—Intuitive Web Solutions (IWS), a leading provider of insurance software, and Farmers Fire Insurance Company (FFIC), a property-casualty insurance carrier in Pennsylvania have recently partnered together to help strengthen their core businesses through co-innovation and collaboration.


As “Pioneers in Protection” since 1853, Farmers Fire prides itself on technological innovation, financial strength, and a loyal base of policyholders and employees. The company has chosen to implement BriteCore as their new technology platform because it’s modern, highly automated, scalable, and flexible.


Rick Reese, President and CEO of FFIC comments, “Farmers Fire Insurance is a strong, dependable company dedicated to meeting the needs of families and businesses in Pennsylvania. Thousands of customers rely on our team to provide them with peace of mind, security, stability, and service. We believe BriteCore will help us to continually deliver excellence to our customers and agents by increasing the speed and efficiency of our business processes.”


“IWS is honored to bring Farmers Fire on board and work with their team. Our arrangement with FFIC encourages long-term partnership and participation in ongoing innovation,” says Phil Reynolds, Co-Founder and CEO of IWS. “We are excited to pilot a new program with FFIC that allows carriers to contribute source code directly into BriteCore.”


According to Reynolds, this new development program offers clients an unprecedented ability to extend a modern, vetted platform with customized features. IWS believes Farmers Fire staff will enjoy receiving the benefits of a well-established system while maintaining direct control over their technology platform and product roadmap.


ABOUT: BriteCore offers the best value in insurance software. Built using modern technology, our product suite has the flexibility to help carriers grow and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of insurance and technology. We provide customers with a wide range of automation support for 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