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Tracie Hummel

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Registration Open - Impact 2017

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Jul 20, 2017 8:52:00 AM

We are thrilled to be hosting our first ever user group meeting later this year. Impact 2017 will be held in Minneapolis, MN, November 7-8, and registration is now open! Impact 2017 is exclusively for IFS clients and financial services executives who are interested in increasing efficiencies and creating better client experiences with the IFS platform. At Impact 2017, you'll have the opportunity to:

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Topics: IFS Events

What Do Annuity Maintenance and Cell Phones Have In Common

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Jun 20, 2017 11:07:29 AM

In 1983, Motorolla released the Motorolla DynaTAC 8000X. On the market for $4000, It was the first commercial mobile phone and offered a mere 30 minutes of talk time. Fast forward a few decades, and smartphones are more common than toilets (this is true: more people in the word have phones than toilets). A stark contrast to 30 minutes of daily talk time, today, the average person unlocks his or her cell phone 110 times per day.

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Topics: Annuva, Annuity Maintenance

IFS @ the AFA Spring Symposium

Posted by Tracie Hummel on May 22, 2017 11:02:00 AM

If you're attending the American Fraternal Alliance Spring Symposium next week, let us know! Roy Goodart and Scott Hunter will be representing IFS and discussing how expedite is helping fraternal organizations modernize their document delivery. 

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Topics: Industry News, IFS Events, eDelivery

IFS @ IRI - Ops & Tech in Review

Posted by Tracie Hummel on May 11, 2017 4:14:14 PM

Last week, several members of our team had the opportunity to attend IRI Ops & Tech in New Orleans. We had a great time connecting with old and new friends, hearing about the latest trends and updates in the retirement income industry, and learning about IRI’s current and upcoming initiatives.

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Topics: IFS Events, insurance, Annuva, Annuity Maintenance

Top 10 InsurTech Blogs to Follow

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Apr 26, 2017 1:21:45 PM

As we prepare for the launch of Annuva (for annuity maintenance) and expedite (for ePolicy delivery) in the coming months, we will begin posting more insurance and InsurTech content on our blog. Last year, we published this post on the top financial services blogs to follow. Not only has this blog post been one of the most viewed we’ve written, it’s also served as a great resource for FinServ and FinTech industry news, trends and commentary. We’ve decided to do the same for InsurTech as we launch more products for the insurance industry. This roundup of blogs represents the best commentary, insight and news in the insurance space:

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Business Process Automation, Financial Services Industry, insurance industry

IFS @ IRI

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Apr 17, 2017 9:45:00 AM

We are looking forward to IRI Ops & Tech in New Orleans, in just a few weeks. If you're attending the event, plan on attending our breakfast session on Thursday May 4 with Randy Barnes and Travis Champion. The session is titled "A World of Pure Automation: The Golden Ticket for the Future of the Retirement Income Industry." We'll present the session twice, once at 7:30 am and another at 8:10 am. We promise we'll make it worth waking up so early! See below for details on our session:

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Topics: IFS Events

How TAMPs Can Create Comprehensive Back Office Solutions

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Apr 6, 2017 10:45:55 AM

In our previous blog post, we discussed the reasons why some of the leading Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs) are partnering with IFS to create comprehensive back office solutions. When we talk to TAMPs about how our solutions for client onboarding, asset movement and account maintenance, can fill some of the critical gaps in traditional TAMP offerings, one of the most common questions we get is: “Can’t I do all of this with a Document Vendor?”

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[Infographic] Building versus Buying an ePolicy Delivery Solution

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Mar 21, 2017 11:18:17 AM

Insurance carriers are increasingly turning to ePolicy Delivery as a way to improve customer experiences and streamline the document delivery process. When deciding which ePolicy Delivery solution to use, insurance carriers must weigh the pros and cons of building an in-house solution versus purchasing an out-of-the box one. But is there a better alternative? The infographic below shows the benefits of each approach, and how expedite offers the best of both worlds.

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The Luck of the IFS Client: St. Patrick's Day Edition

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Mar 17, 2017 8:16:00 AM

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day today, we wanted to dedicate a blog post to the holiday that celebrates all things Irish, especially good luck. But what exactly does business process automation have to do with "the luck of the Irish?" When we talk about the solutions we offer, we do our best to emphasize the benefits they bring to our amazing clients. In this post, we decided to take a twist on our usual approach by letting some of our wonderful clients share their experiences and the "luck" they've seen by working with us over the years.

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Top Reasons why Turnkey Asset Management Programs Should Partner With IFS

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Mar 14, 2017 3:56:20 PM

With approximately 25 percent of financial advisors currently outsourcing to them, Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs) are a key player in the wealth management space. From 2011 to 2015, TAMPs went from having less than $147 billion in assets under management or administration to having over $1.75 trillion. As the demand for TAMPs continues to increase, advisors and financial services firms are looking to TAMPs to provide a total back office solution beyond their traditional offerings like proposal generation, billing and rebalancing.

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