Enhancements to surety workflow software improve usability and workflows to boost surety agency efficiency and profitability

WESTBROOK, ME – July 27, 2011 – Insurance Automation Group announces version 4.7 of its iAutomate: Erlon Surety software, a surety workflow automation solution that reduces the costs and the potential for error in developing and managing surety bonds. The new version adds a number of enhancements designed to improve usability and efficiency, including a timesaving automated bond renewal feature and one that provides more insight into data across modules.

“Anytime we can reduce duplicate steps or decrease the amount of manual data entry, we are adding time and profitability to our agency customers,” says Jeff Bucci, National Sales Manager, Insurance Automation Group. “This new version of iAutomate: Erlon Surety improves workflows and provides the insight agencies need to focus on their customers and build their business.”

One major enhancement enables users to preset miscellaneous bonds to renew automatically. Many agencies must renew hundreds of bonds per month; with this new feature, users can identify the bonds to be renewed as they are entered, saving hours of manual labor. Agencies also can process and print bonds in batches based on user-identified criteria.

In addition, users can view a full picture of all of the requirements associated with Contract Bond and Miscellaneous Bond activities of clients without having to switch between modules. Enhancements to the Principal Financial Analysis module provide more user flexibility and robust reporting options. In addition, all rates associated with a Principal now are displayed in the Principal Demographic section of the software.

A new live link enables users to connect directly with the online Help Desk without having to open an external web browser application. Other internet connectivity enhancements include a feature that enables users to access web pages by simply clicking on the URL within a contact’s detail information, and one that enables users to add frequently visited URL to the menu tool bar.

About Insurance Automation Group

The Insurance Automation Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Workgroup Technology Partners, a provider of advanced technology solutions and services based in Westbrook, Maine. The Insurance Automation Group develops software solutions that help insurance firms and Plans grow their businesses and capture more revenue without adding personnel overhead. The product line includes iAutomate: Erlon Surety, iAutomate: CompanySurety, iAutomate: SmartForms, iAutomate: Claims DataManager, iAutomate: OPL CaseManager and iAutomate: Overpayment CaseManager. The Insurance Automation Group is an Applied ConneXion® Integrating Vendor and a Vertafore Integration Program Company. For more information, call 207-856-5300 or visit www.insuranceautomationgroup.com.