Marshall & Swift/Boeckh and ACS Provide Real-Time Estimates and Carrier Upload

MILWAUKEE, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marshall & Swift/Boeckh (MSB), the leading provider of building cost data and estimating technology, and Agency Computer Systems (ACS), a leading provider of comparative rating software, have entered into a partnership agreement to provide ACS2000™ clients with an integrated, "once-and-done" Insurance to Value (ITV) workflow-MSB's Residential Component Technology™ (RCT) and seamless ITV upload. When this technology is implemented by ACS2000, it will enable real-time ITV processing to improve speed and workflow efficiencies, which will lead to greater productivity and increased revenue opportunities for agents and carriers.

For Agents, this means:

  • Faster and more efficient application process
  • Reduced data entry

For Carriers, this means:

  • Improved agent workflow
  • Better and more complete risk information

With this innovative solution, ACS will use MSB's new Grand Central Express™ (GCX) web-hosted network to upload a valuation to a carrier's MSB web-hosted site (RCT Express site) for that agent.

"MSB is committed to solving some of the biggest challenges facing agents writing homeowners business in the marketplace today," says Jerry Fox, MSB's Vice President of Agency Operations.  "Combining ACS with MSB's web-hosted network will enhance the application process by expediting uploads and reducing duplicate entry.  This will be a real win-win situation for ACS's clients and those carriers in the MSB GCX network."

"This new integration will add tremendous value to our customers' workflows, enabling a much more seamless application process through the ACS2000 comparative rating system," said Dennis M. Coury, President of Agency Computer Systems. "The ability to upload Insurance to Value data from MSB will dramatically streamline the application process."

About Agency Computer Systems
Agency Computer Systems, Inc. is an independent software vendor providing innovative software solutions for independent insurance agencies and insurance carriers. Founded in 1979, ACS is a leading provider of real-time comparative rating. Our flagship product, ACS2000, is noted for its ease of use and breadth of features. It is a multi-line, multi-state, single entry, multiple company comparative rating system. It facilitates SEMCI through bridges to management system software and proprietary carrier real-time upload and rating systems. More information can be found at www.acs2000.net       

About Marshall & Swift/Boeckh
Marshall & Swift/Boeckh (MSB), a Decision Insight Information Group company, is the leading provider of building cost information, residential and commercial analytics solutions and book of business management services for the property insurance companies, financial services organizations and government entities. MSB offers the industry's most extensive and validated underwriting and claims property data. Throughout their eight decades of experience, they have compiled a strong track record of consistently developing innovative property solutions, analyzing our clients' operations and providing them with the assistance needed to dramatically improve their business results. This track record continues today as they serve as the hub for all of their clients' property needs and work tirelessly to help them maximize their profitability and achieve a competitive advantage. More information can be found at www.msbinfo.com.

SOURCE Marshall & Swift/Boeckh



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