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New Feature Spotlight: Enhanced Document Storage Capabilities

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Aug 7, 2018 9:40:12 AM

We are excited to announce enhanced document storage capabilities that will be available as part of the 7.15 release of the IFS Automation Platform. We continue to support interfaces with on-premise document management and storage solutions, including Microsoft Sharepoint, Docupace, Documentum, as well as firm-specific solutions.

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Topics: FinTech, financial services, technology

Registration Now Open for Propel 2018

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Aug 1, 2018 11:50:31 AM

Registration for Propel 2018, our annual user group meeting, is now open! IFS clients are invited to attend this event, which is designed for IFS application users and financial services professionals interested in helping their firms increase efficiencies and create better client experiences with the IFS platform. This year, Propel will be held in our own backyard, Charlotte, NC, October 24-25, 2018. We look forward to connecting, collaborating, learning together, and showing off our hometown!

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Topics: user group, financial services, technology

Myth Busters: expedite Edition

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Jul 20, 2018 11:43:55 AM

There's a huge misconception out there: 4 out of 5 carriers believe that ePolicy Delivery is either too hard or big of a project to tackle. But it's not without good reason. Carriers are faced with a variety of road blocks when implementing ePolicy Delivery, and we are removing them with expedite. Here are some of the most common myths we hear about when helping clients implement ePolicy delivery.

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Topics: eDelivery, expedite, insurtech, FinTech

How Integration Can Simplify Account Maintenance 

Posted by Tracie Hummel on May 15, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Integration is known for simplifying, de-cluttering and streamlining processes, but it's often not until you see a specific example, or integration in action, that you're able to see the power of integration. This blog post explores the benefits of integration, specifically as it relates to account maintenance for the wealth management space. Some of the content is borrowed from our whitepaper, "Improving Experiences by Connecting, Sharing and Enhancing Technologies Through Digital Integration." You can download your copy of the full whitepaper by clicking the button below:

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Topics: Financial Services Industry, integration, FinTech, technology

Top 6 Characteristics of Successful Onboarding Programs

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Apr 18, 2018 10:25:00 AM

Over the past 16 years of providing automated onboarding solutions to brokerage and wealth management firms, we've learned a thing or two (or six) about what makes an onboarding program successful. We have been fortunate to work with some of the most innovative financial services firms, and have been able to see how onboarding has transformed over the past two decades. Client and advisor expectations are at an all-time high, and the pressure is on firms to provide innovative, streamlined, user-friendly experiences, beginning with the account opening process. We teamed up with some of our clients to create this list of top characteristics of successful onboarding programs:

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Topics: Onboarding, Financial Services Industry, FinTech, best practices

Don't Be Fooled - expedite for Broker Dealers 

Posted by Roy Goodart on Mar 28, 2018 4:18:39 PM

As broker dealers start to sell more life and annuity business, it’s important to streamline every aspect, while making it easy for your advisors and keeping compliance happy. Electronic life policy and annuity contract delivery is critical to the success of broker dealers.

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Topics: eDelivery, expedite

[Whitepaper] Improving Advisor and Client Experiences Through Integration 

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Mar 22, 2018 8:48:00 AM

We are excited to let you know that we have a new whitepaper available. The whitepaper, "Improving Experiences by Connecting, Sharing and Enhancing Technologies Through Digital Integation," discusses the benefits of integrating the technologies your wealth management firm uses to manage the customer lifecycle and advice ecosystem. These include your lead generation tools, CRM, financial planning tools, turnkey asset management programs and more. It also explores the risks of not integrating these technologies. Most importantly, it discusses how IFS's integration approach is unique and leads to better experiences for all stakeholders, including your firm, your advisors and your end investors. 

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Topics: Business Process Automation, integration, FinTech, financial services

[Infographic] eDelivery, As Told By Your Favorite Movie Characters 

Posted by Roy Goodart on Mar 19, 2018 4:34:48 PM

eDelivery seems to be the last frontier for insurance carriers to realize dramatic reductions in costs and cycle times, with the upside of placement lift. But with the great benefits of eDelivery also comes many moving parts, opinions and priorities. We created this infographic with some great eDelivery quotes from our favorite movie characters, playing the roles of parties in the process like your agent, IT department, CFO and more. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did putting it together! 

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Topics: expedite

expedite: Better eDelivery for Broker Dealers

Posted by Roy Goodart on Feb 6, 2018 12:15:32 PM

A few months ago, we shared the top reasons why expedite, our eDelivery platform, is a good fit for carriers and BGAs. But expedite can bring great benefits to broker dealers as well. In this post, we share the top 10 reasons why expedite is a great fit for broker dealers: 

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Topics: eDelivery, expedite

Getting Ready to Get Ready...Doesn't Have to Suck 

Posted by Roy Goodart on Jan 23, 2018 2:50:14 PM

Frustrated Business Person - resized-1.jpgWe've seen an increase in insurance carriers rushing to provide better experiences for their customers through the use of technology. Most carriers have spent millions creating easy-to-use solutions to support the sales and policy application processes. Even still, until recently, few have done much to improve the headaches associated with supporting the back end of the process. To clarify, the back end of the process includes things like:

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Topics: insurance, eDelivery, insurtech

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