Latest certifications give Agencyport highest percentage of ACEs on staff of any vendor
Boston, MA – October 13, 2015 – At the beginning of 2015, Agencyport Software, the leading provider of web-based solutions for property and casualty insurers, set out to become the industry solution provider with the most ACORD Certified Experts (ACEs). ACORD, the global insurance data standards and services organization, presents the ACE designation to individuals who demonstrate expertise in ACORD implementations.
At the September 27th Agencyport Annual Conference in Chatham, MA, ACORD’s Chief Learning Officer Beth Grossman awarded 15 Agencyport employees their ACE designations. This brought the company’s total to 18 ACORD Certified Experts, “the highest percentage of ACEs on staff of any vendor in the world,” said Grossman. While another vendor has an equal number of ACEs on staff, it employs over 10,000, compared to Agencyport’s 100+ employees.
Driving the ACE initiative at Agencyport is long-time data standards specialist Caleen Alexanderson, who conducts trainings on ACORD AL3 and XML Data Standards, as well as ACORD’s history and governance process. “The ratio of ACEs to employees at Agencyport guarantees that when carriers work with us on a project, they’ll have an ACE on the team,” said Alexanderson. “As insurance technology develops more and more rapidly, the industry demands the accuracy, consistency and efficiency that ACORD Standards bring,” added Grossman. “When a small company like Agencyport invests so deeply in the ACE program, it shows strong belief in the value of the Standards.”
In addition to its staff ACEs, Agencyport also offers ACE training and proctored testing to its customer base. This year the company hosted an ACE Boot Camp at its Annual Conference where candidates spent several hours reviewing material in an interactive learning environment with ACORD staff and Alexanderson, and took their certification exams.
Agencyport Software lets P&C insurers engage simply and quickly with their product distribution channels and technology partners. We offer the world’s leading web-based distribution technologies and robust business intelligence tools—making the complex business of insurance simpler and smarter, increasing efficiency, improving underwriting, and sharpening carriers’ competitive edge.
ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development), founded in 1970, is a global, nonprofit organization serving the insurance and related industries. ACORD facilitates fast, accurate data exchange and more efficient workflows through the development of electronic standards, standardized forms, and tools to support their use. ACORD members worldwide include hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, agents and brokers, software providers, financial services organizations and industry associations. ACORD also presents events, videos, research papers and seminars on current technology and business topics. ACORD maintains offices in New York and London. For more information please visit www.acord.org.