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Decision Research and Appulate Announce Strategic Partnership
Appulate’s Agent Connectivity Integrated with DRC’s Highly Configurable Policy Administration System
Philadelphia, PA – May 31, 2017 – Decision Research Corporation (DRC), provider of enterprise policy administration and rating software for the P&C industry and Appulate, the leading provider of forms parsing and data bridging technology for the P&C industry, announced a strategic partnership. DRC will offer Appulate Uplink™ as an integrated component of its policy administration solution. The partnership will offer DRC customers best-of-breed connectivity to any agency management system, improving efficiency and quality while reducing agent data entry. In turn, Appulate will gain a distribution partner that offers market leading solutions for new business and policy administration for insurance carriers.
“This partnership brings DRC customers an effective and affordable turnkey solution for agent connectivity that will make it easier for carriers to do business with their distribution channels,” said Karen Yamamoto, President of DRC. “Appulate has been the leader in this space for more than a decade and we believe Agent Connectivity is the best solution available.”
“At a time when many policy administration vendors remain static with their capabilities, DRC has clearly demonstrated that it is working hard to develop capabilities that its customers demand,” said Dimitri Nikouline, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Appulate. “In this case, our integration will allow data to move reliably through the submission / quote / bind workflow for their customers to minimize costly data entry time,” believes Nikouline.
Appulate is a versatile middleware product that can either bridge data from the agent’s internal management software or be used by a carrier as a back-office forms parsing tool. It allows ACORD data to be more easily moved throughout the submission workflow to improve efficiency, and reduce the time associated with completing carrier application forms without the costly transaction fees associated with other solutions. When integrated with DRC’s policy administration solution, it provides carriers with a complete insurance distribution system that automates the entire submission workflow from quote generation to binding and issuance.
Founded in 2005, Appulate offers an unprecedented level of connectivity to streamline business processes through its innovative abilities to bridge data between insurance systems. The combination of our advanced technology, outstanding level of service and high value proposition have made us one of the fastest growing technology companies that serve the insurance industry.
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About Decision Research Corporation
DRC is an experienced and trusted technology leader specializing in software development solutions for the P&C insurance industry. DRC successfully and consistently implements solutions for insurers, MGAs and brokers writing personal, commercial, and specialty lines of business. From small startups – to carriers with written premium in excess of $5 Billion, clients trust DRC solutions for their portal, rating, quoting, billing, policy administration and claims needs, and to enjoy an impressive return on investment. For more information about DRC, visit www.decisionresearch.com. Keep the conversations going with DRC on Twitter (@DRCNews) and Facebook (fb.com/DecisionResearch) to stay connected in the competitive and dynamic insurance software industry.