Press Release

Insurance Technologies Achieves a Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency

April 8, 2014
Colorado Springs, CO

Insurance Technologies demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, April 8, 2014 – Insurance Technologies, LLC, a provider of sales and regulatory automation solutions for the insurance and financial services industries, today announced it has attained a Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft's partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

Insurance Technologies' ForeSight™ point-of-sale illustration solution and FireLight® electronic application and fulfillment platform are built using the latest Microsoft technologies, delivering comprehensive and intuitive sales automation solutions to the financial services industry. As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, Insurance Technologies will continue to have access to the latest technology tools to deliver superior software solutions and support that meet some of the most pressing industry needs, such as automation, straight-through processing and security.

"With insurance carriers and distribution partners under increasing pressure to operate efficiently and securely, they are more diligently looking for tools that help them conduct business in a more streamlined manner," said David Fenimore, EVP Engineering and CIO of Insurance Technologies. "Leveraging Microsoft's best-in-class technology, Insurance Technologies is pleased to offer not only intuitive solutions that speed agent adoption, but an enhanced layer of security that helps agents confidently and securely sell insurance-based services."

"By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology."

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

About Insurance Technologies (www.insurancetechnologies.com)
Based in Colorado Springs, Insurance Technologies provides innovative sales and regulatory automation solutions to the insurance and financial services industries. Our product suite supplies carriers and distribution partners with accurate tools to automate and accelerate the sales process allowing more time to develop new sales opportunities. ForeSight™ is a mobile point-of-sale illustration platform that supports all aspects of the insurance sales process for multiple lines of business across diverse distribution channels with customized user experience and content branding options. FireLight® is a device-agnostic, user-friendly, easy to deploy e-application business fulfillment platform that automates any existing sales process across all lines of business facilitating straight-through processing.