RISK MANAGEMENT PROTIVITI
MENLO PARK, CA--Internal audit and risk consulting firm Protiviti has introduced The Self-Assessor (TSA) and Risk Intelligence Miner (RIM) to enable the firm to help its clients better identify, evaluate and manage business risks. TSA is a customizable tool that Protiviti can implement to help companies monitor and rate control performance on a regular basis. Through an assessment questionnaire accessible by process owners, clients can document the effectiveness of internal controls and ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
TABLET PC WEB FRONT
TORONTO--Web Front Communications, Inc., unveiled its insurance solutions for the Tablet PC. Its applications for underwriting, claims, loss control and appraisals take advantage of the Tablet PC's capabilities for handwriting recognition, digital photography integration and notation, as well as secure signature capture for the purposes of expediting fulfillment in the field, the vendor claims.
POLICY ADMINISTRATION PCMS
RICHARDSON, TX--Property & Casualty Management Services has released Atlas software, a Web-based administrative software system solely dedicated to the property/casualty insurance industry that utilizes Microsoft Windows .NET technology. The Web-based design of the Atlas system runs on Windows 2000/.NET servers, using .NET frameworks. All data is available in real time to all parties in the claims processing loop; independent agents, brokers, branch offices and clients can access system functions to view individual policy histories, generate reports and perform day-to-day operational tasks, according to PCMS.
CONTENT MANAGEMENT INSTRANET
NEW YORK--InStranet, Inc., has introduced Channels In-Line (CIL), an enterprise software application designed to automate the processes of distributing targeted, time-sensitive marketing information, such as promotions, new product collateral and price lists, to multi-tiered distribution channels. Using a content engine, in combination with user-profile security rules, CIL automatically filters recipients' content access based on customizable factors such as job title, market focus, and location.
DOCUMENT MGMT. OIT
STATE COLLEGE, PA--Optical Image Technology's (OIT) new DocFinity Document Portal module is designed to provide a "virtual office" from which users and business teams can view all the information pertinent to performing their day-to-day job functions. The Web-based portal combines business desktop and document management facilities into a single user view, and maintains individual user profiles to present relevant information without the user having to switch between applications.
PLEASANTON, CA--PeopleSoft CRM for Insurance will address the needs of life, health and property and casualty insurers. CRM for Insurance delivers a unified view of customers at all access points-including captive and independent agents, call centers and the Web-and allows for targeted product offerings, improved customer satisfaction and lower customer churn. The solution provides the ability for users to view and administer policies and view and file claims in real time, according to the vendor. PeopleSoft CRM for Insurance provides pre-built, real-time two-way integration to the carrier's policy administration systems, rating engine and claims management system, PeopleSoft says.
REDWOOD CITY, CA--SmartPipes released a new virtual private network product, IP PolicyPro SecureSite, which enables rapid turn-up and enhanced administration of virtual private networks (VPNs) for agency-based, distributed enterprises. The solution manages key aspects of deploying an Internet protocol (IP) VPN. IP PolicyPro SecureSite provides integrated control of firewall, intrusion detection and network access translation (NAT) capabilities on managed devices, claims SmartPipes.