IFS Blog

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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[Infographic] How ePolicy delivery can save you paper, money and more

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Feb 1, 2017 3:23:48 PM

Each year, the insurance industry uses more than 1,024,000,000 pieces of paper, just for delivering life insurance policies. By adopting an ePolicy Delivery solution, you'll save more than just a bunch of paper--you'll save time, money, and your own sanity. We created the inforgaphic below to break down just how costly paper policy delivery can be. More importantly, we've included how much you can save by implementing an ePolicy delivery system, like expedite. Interested in learning about IFS's ePolicy delivery solution, expedite? Click the button below to request more information. 

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What to Look for in a FinTech Provider

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Jan 20, 2017 3:10:31 PM

Earlier this month, we attended an Aite Group webinar entitled “Top 10 Trends in Wealth Management.” During the webinar, the Aite team discussed the top 5 characteristics of FinTech companies, which, according to the independent research and advisory firm, are:

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13 Ways We Can Make ePolicy Delivery Better this Friday the 13th

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Jan 13, 2017 9:34:01 AM

Friday the 13th is considered by many to be the most unlucky day of the year. The dreaded day has come once again, but this time, we have some good news. In recognition of today being Friday the 13th, we wanted to share 13 great things you can do with expedite, IFS's eDelivery system, specifically designed for the insurance industry. And, best of all? None of these 13 things require any luck at all on this Friday the 13th: 

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Topics: insurance, eDelivery

What's Ahead for FinTech in 2017?

Posted by Randy Barnes on Jan 4, 2017 11:01:01 AM

In Ray’s review of 2016, he highlighted some key events and topics that have not only impacted the FinTech landscape this year, but also served to provide some interesting new opportunities and innovations for 2017 and beyond. These topics were diverse and included the DOL Fiduciary Rule, Block Chain and Robo Advisors. In this post, I want to provide you with some insight and predictions for the FinTech space in 2017 based on the trends we saw in 2016.

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2016 - Year in Review

Posted by Ray Mulligan on Dec 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Wow, what a year it has been! Financial Technology  (“FinTech”) continues to move at a torrid pace. Change, evolve, adapt, respond, expand – the pressing demands and what is being delivered to meet those demands continue to amaze and astound.

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Top 10 Tax Season Challenges

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Dec 13, 2016 3:42:15 PM

Tax season can be a stressful time of year for everyone, but it's an especially painful time of year for brokerage and financial services operations professionals. With tax season just around the corner, we've compiled a list of the top challenges operations professionals face from January through April. Join us in the commiseration by telling us your most obnoxious tax season challenge! We will select one lucky winner, who will win a solution to help solve their problem. Submit your entry at the page below, and feel free to draw inspiration from our list of tax season challenges below.

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Take Control of Your Tax Season

Posted by Shaun Christensen on Dec 8, 2016 3:26:12 PM

“I hate tax season!”

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New Technologies in the Insurance Industry - Takeaways from NAILBA 35

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Nov 23, 2016 9:32:08 AM

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend NAILBA’s 35th Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The meeting is one of the premier events for the independent life brokerage industry, and this year’s event was no different. One of the key takeaways this year was the rapid expansion of new technologies available to the life insurance industry. Today—more than ever before—life insurance carriers, agents and distributors have the ability to improve customer experiences, save money and maximize efficiency, all thanks to emerging technologies.

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Topics: insurance