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September 25
Platform integration earns Alliant Insurance Services a spot on InformationWeek 500 list of top technology innovators

​Focus on implementing best-in-class technology solutions has led to improved customer service and increased revenue

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. (www.alliant.com), the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that it was recently selected to the prestigious InformationWeek 500 list, an annual ranking of U.S. companies that employ the most innovative use of information technology in their businesses. This year marks the company’s first appearance on the InformationWeek 500.
Alliant is among some 40 companies in the insurance industry to be named to the list and was recognized for its innovation in platform integration. Completed in 2012, the multi-year platform integration strategy was designed and implemented to replace a number of outdated systems with best-in-class technology solutions, leading to greater operational efficiencies, added value for clients, and increased sales of insurance products and services.
“We now have an environment of 24/7 customer service, a complete view of client information, and enhanced collaboration and tools for our clients and employees,” said Ilene Anders, Chief Information Officer of Alliant, who spearheaded the project. “Our integrated technology platform has become a differentiator for Alliant, allowing us to improve our internal servicing and create customized, client-facing technology solutions rooted in this platform. As a result, we have seen a measurable impact on revenue.”
Clients of Alliant will benefit from the company’s investment in technology through a number of means, including on demand visibility and access to insurance documents, a direct connection to service teams, and improved communication channels. Added Anders: “Not only does Alliant now have a centralized, global view of each client, but our producers and service teams can engage even more efficiently with our clients to meet their insurance, risk, and employee benefits needs.”
Rob Preston, Editor-In-Chief of InformationWeek, said the theme of this year’s InformationWeek 500 is digital business. “It’s a movement—rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking, and other customer‐focused technologies—that is turning companies and industries on their ear. Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.
Additional details and the full list of this year’s InformationWeek 500 honorees can be found at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.