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DAS Canada rolls out new Canadian product

iter8 Consulting Services, a division of iter8 Inc. plays pivotal role in company launch  

July 2010, Toronto: iter8 Inc., an insurance solutions software developer is pleased to announce that DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited (DAS Canada) has rolled out specialty legal expense insurance in Ontario as the first step in a country wide rollout, drawing upon the expertise and experience of iter8 Consulting Services.

When the DAS Group planned for entry into the Canadian market they were faced with several challenges including the lack of “local market” IT expertise, and the specific need for expertise in IT issues affecting North American P & C insurance. The new company chose to use the core Policy Administration System of their parent company, who was also building a web front end for Canada. DAS also required a new billing system as part of the broker portal for independent brokers, the exclusive distribution channel for DAS Canada.    

The combination of IT depth and insurance expertise within iter8 Consulting Services fit their needs completely. iter8 resources were able to act as the DAS “Canadian IT resources” that helped in workflow design, specifications for the web front end, selection of a new billing system, and perhaps most importantly, Project Management Services for the implementation and launch of the new systems that occurred on-time, on-budget.

Barbara Haynes, CEO of DAS Canada stated, “It has been invaluable for us to have iter8 as our Canadian IT experts, and as a partner as we prepared to launch in Canada. We are trying to bring a fresh, modern approach to the Canadian marketplace with a strong focus on the internet for marketing and selling through brokers, and iter8 has supported our efforts in every way. ”

According to Tim Scurry, Executive Vice President at iter8 and head of iter8 Consulting Services, the DAS Canada launch of a brand new product offering for Canada was a perfect fit for iter8 Consulting Services resources, “ The iter8 culture, that of an entrepreneurial, flexible organization,  perfectly suited DAS Canada’s needs. DAS Canada was faced with a challenge to launch quickly and secure strong independent broker support. They needed a company to match their own speed and nimbleness, and iter8 Consulting Services was that company, and continues to be that company in a long term relationship.”

About DAS Canada  

DAS Canada is a subsidiary of DAS Group, a global leader in the ten billion dollar legal expense insurance market. DAS Group is based in Germany, and is a subsidiary of ERGO, Munich Re’s primary insurer in Europe and Asia.  DAS Canada is committed to bringing a fresh, modern approach to the marketplace, combining a forward-thinking attitude with almost a century of expertise. A full-service specialist in legal expense insurance, DAS Canada will offer access to affordable justice for individuals, groups and small and mid-sized businesses. For more information, please visit www.das.ca.

About iter8 and iter8 Consulting Services

iter8 Inc. is a software solutions provider to the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry, its products designed to increase profitability by solving problems - centered on Agent Portals, Agent Connectivity and Underwriting Operating Excellence - through smart innovation and proven expertise in both the insurance business and in technology, implementation, and service.

iter8 Consulting Services is a division of iter8 focused on providing consulting services to P&C carriers seeking insurance expertise and expertise in IT systems and solutions.   

For more information, please visit http://www.iter8.com/  or contact:

David Gallagher, Vice President, iter8

dgallagher@iter8.com or 416 364 6306 x490 

 

Barbara Haynes, CEO, DAS Canada

bhaynes@das.ca