Protegrity Services, Inc. Uses ClientSoft's ClientBuilder WebPack to Drive Its Workcompnow.com Site

Advanced Web Development Toolkit Plays Key Role in Powering the

Internet-based Underwriting and Rating Service for Property & Casualty Agents



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from ClientSoft

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ClientSoft(TM), a leader in
 providing legacy application integration solutions since 1987, announced today
 that Protegrity Services, Inc. (Protegrity), a leading insurance products and
 services company, is using ClientBuilder WebPack(TM) to drive its
 Workcompnow.com(TM) site.  The advanced toolkit for Web development in fact
 plays a key role in powering the Internet-based under writing and rating
 service for property and casualty agents, as it provides the pivotal link
 between the Web front-end and Protegrity's legacy systems and data.
     The Workcompnow.com site ( http://www.workcompnow.com ) uniquely provides
 licensed insurance agents with on-line, real-time access to under writing and
 rating information, enabling them to quote and bind coverage from leading
 A-rated workers' compensation insurers in just a matter of minutes.  The
 information pro vided by the agent not only produces a quote for presentation,
 but can also be used to complete and print an ACORD(TM) application for policy
 generation.  At Workcompnow.com, agents are able to save, retrieve, and view
 all of their trans actions in a personalized, secure environment.  In
 addition, seamless integration with Protegrity's underwriting, policy and
 claim systems via ClientBuilder WebPack ensures accurate account information,
 correct classifications and rates, and outstanding post-sale service levels.
     "To make Workcompnow.com a reality we needed a proven tool that would
 allow us to transparently connect our existing legacy systems with a new
 Web-based network, and WebPack was truly the ideal solution to meet that
 need," said Greg Kerrebrock, Protegrity's Senior Vice President for
 E-commerce, Marketing & Communication.  "WebPack enabled us to pioneer
 Internet-based access to workers' compensation-related under writing and
 rating information, and it also helped to provide us with another way to
 increase our premium revenues and improve CRM while reducing our
 administrative costs."
     "Protegrity's Workcompnow.com site is a real breakthrough in the field of
 workers' compensation insurance, and ClientSoft is of course delighted to be
 playing an important and ongoing part in it," said Luis Delahoz, Executive
 Vice President for ClientSoft.
     Initially launched in the fourth quarter of 2000, Protegrity's
 Workcompnow.com has already received more than 600,000 hits, hosted over 9,000
 visitor sessions, and processed more than 800 quotes representing in excess of
 $5 million in premiums.  Moreover, more than 1,100 insurance agents have
 completed the straightforward registration process required to gain access to
 the various tools provided by the site.
     ClientSoft's ClientBuilder WebPack is a comprehensive development
 environment that allows host-based applications and databases to be extended
 and transformed quickly and affordably to employees, customers and partners
 over the Web, and wireless.  WebPack uniquely provides companies with a swift
 and easy path to e-business and e-commerce opportunities by enabling them to
 fully leverage their current legacy system infrastructure.
     A proven, cost-effective integration solution, WebPack is ideal for use in
 implementing new Web-based corporate initiatives such as Customer Relationship
 Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as well as almost any
 other host-to-Web solutions.  WebPack leverages the use of proven legacy
 applications that are in production today, and allows for the enhancement of
 these applications through the integration of other desktop tools such as
 Visual Basic, Java, PowerBuilder, ODBC, COM, DCOM, XML, CORBA, and IBM's
 MQSeries.
     For more information regarding ClientBuilder WebPack, contact ClientSoft
 by email at info@clientsoft.com, or phone 800-622-2684 or 914-785-9000, or
 visit http://www.clientsoft.com .
 
 

SOURCE ClientSoft
    HAWTHORNE, N.Y., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ClientSoft(TM), a leader in
 providing legacy application integration solutions since 1987, announced today
 that Protegrity Services, Inc. (Protegrity), a leading insurance products and
 services company, is using ClientBuilder WebPack(TM) to drive its
 Workcompnow.com(TM) site.  The advanced toolkit for Web development in fact
 plays a key role in powering the Internet-based under writing and rating
 service for property and casualty agents, as it provides the pivotal link
 between the Web front-end and Protegrity's legacy systems and data.
     The Workcompnow.com site ( http://www.workcompnow.com ) uniquely provides
 licensed insurance agents with on-line, real-time access to under writing and
 rating information, enabling them to quote and bind coverage from leading
 A-rated workers' compensation insurers in just a matter of minutes.  The
 information pro vided by the agent not only produces a quote for presentation,
 but can also be used to complete and print an ACORD(TM) application for policy
 generation.  At Workcompnow.com, agents are able to save, retrieve, and view
 all of their trans actions in a personalized, secure environment.  In
 addition, seamless integration with Protegrity's underwriting, policy and
 claim systems via ClientBuilder WebPack ensures accurate account information,
 correct classifications and rates, and outstanding post-sale service levels.
     "To make Workcompnow.com a reality we needed a proven tool that would
 allow us to transparently connect our existing legacy systems with a new
 Web-based network, and WebPack was truly the ideal solution to meet that
 need," said Greg Kerrebrock, Protegrity's Senior Vice President for
 E-commerce, Marketing & Communication.  "WebPack enabled us to pioneer
 Internet-based access to workers' compensation-related under writing and
 rating information, and it also helped to provide us with another way to
 increase our premium revenues and improve CRM while reducing our
 administrative costs."
     "Protegrity's Workcompnow.com site is a real breakthrough in the field of
 workers' compensation insurance, and ClientSoft is of course delighted to be
 playing an important and ongoing part in it," said Luis Delahoz, Executive
 Vice President for ClientSoft.
     Initially launched in the fourth quarter of 2000, Protegrity's
 Workcompnow.com has already received more than 600,000 hits, hosted over 9,000
 visitor sessions, and processed more than 800 quotes representing in excess of
 $5 million in premiums.  Moreover, more than 1,100 insurance agents have
 completed the straightforward registration process required to gain access to
 the various tools provided by the site.
     ClientSoft's ClientBuilder WebPack is a comprehensive development
 environment that allows host-based applications and databases to be extended
 and transformed quickly and affordably to employees, customers and partners
 over the Web, and wireless.  WebPack uniquely provides companies with a swift
 and easy path to e-business and e-commerce opportunities by enabling them to
 fully leverage their current legacy system infrastructure.
     A proven, cost-effective integration solution, WebPack is ideal for use in
 implementing new Web-based corporate initiatives such as Customer Relationship
 Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as well as almost any
 other host-to-Web solutions.  WebPack leverages the use of proven legacy
 applications that are in production today, and allows for the enhancement of
 these applications through the integration of other desktop tools such as
 Visual Basic, Java, PowerBuilder, ODBC, COM, DCOM, XML, CORBA, and IBM's
 MQSeries.
     For more information regarding ClientBuilder WebPack, contact ClientSoft
 by email at info@clientsoft.com, or phone 800-622-2684 or 914-785-9000, or
 visit http://www.clientsoft.com .
 
 SOURCE  ClientSoft