Selection of SIMS Claims Marks Final Phase in Companies’ Best-of-Breed Legacy Modernization Project
Larkspur, Calif. – August 10, 2015 – Systema Software , LLC, a leading provider of claims administration software and services to the insurance industry, today announced that Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies have selected SIMS Claims ™ as the new claims system in the companies’ best-of-breed legacy replacement project.
“We started a modernization project three years ago to replace all of our core legacy systems, including policy, billing, and claims. Selecting Systema Software and SIMS Claims marks the final phase of this project,” said Joseph McGurrin, Vice President of Information Technology at Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies . “Within this best-of-breed approach, we acquired the policy and claim systems , and decided to build our own billing system in-house. In regards to claims software , we found Systema Software to be the best vendor out there. We met their team and felt confident we could forge a close partnership.”
Currently, the two affiliated insurance companies utilize separate legacy claims systems. Claims from both systems will be consolidated onto SIMS, and Systema Software will host the solution through its reliable, secure, and high-performing SIMS Cloud environment.
Jose Tribuzio , CEO of Systema Software , commented, “We’re thrilled to have SIMS selected as the claims solution in this sophisticated multi-legacy replacement project. Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies have a reputation for delivering quality commercial insurance and superior customer service to the lumber, woodworking, and building materials industries. Together, they serve as one of the premier niche insurance carriers in the United States. Adding them to our growing roster of distinguished insurance companies shows that SIMS provides the right combination of functionality, flexibility, and integration carriers want and need in a best-of-breed approach.”
“In our evaluation, there were several factors that made SIMS stand out,” added McGurrin. “First, its .NET and SQL based platform made it a perfect technology fit. It has verified interfaces with our policy system, so we’ll be able to seamlessly share information between policy and claims. Systema also offers a sophisticated business intelligence (BI) module, SIMS Insight , so we’ll be able to leverage powerful data reporting and analytic capabilities to manage our business and make strategic decisions. We were also impressed with their agile implementation process, which will help to expedite the delivery of system requirements, so we can begin to reap the system benefits sooner, rather than later.”
McGurrin highlighted key SIMS features that impressed their staff, including its dynamic, user-friendly interface, automatic letter generation, and tight integration with MS Office. With a flexible rules engine that interacts with diary, notepad, and email, SIMS will help streamline workflow and enable a consistent claims-handling approach among examiners. Finally, SIMS will facilitate Medicare reporting and fraud detection through an ISO interface.
About Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
For over a century, Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies have served the lumber, woodworking, and building materials industries. These organizations stand together united by history and values, and in their ability to provide clients with the security they deserve. Its primary insurance products include Property, General Liability, Commercial Umbrella, Commercial Auto, Inland Marine, Equipment Breakdown, and Business Interruption. For more information, visit their website at www.plmilm.com .
About Systema Software
Systema Software , LLC, provides flexible, comprehensive solutions and services to the insurance industry. SIMS Claims is an innovative, award-winning claims administration system , which is highly praised by clients and well recognized by industry experts as a leading claims solution . Together, our team of Big 4 consulting and industry veterans, experienced software developers, and project managers deliver an architecturally strong enterprise platform, designed for superior speed, scalability, and performance. With advanced technology and focused customer service, Systema Software has experienced phenomenal growth and success, earning high rankings on the national Inc. 5000 and local Fast 100 lists of fastest-growing private companies. For more information, visit us online at www.systemasoft.com .