Applied Systems has announced the launch of the Applied Alliance Program, a new partnership opportunity for independent insurance agency networks and Applied Systems.

The program offers alliance partners and their members access to educational resources, best practices and technology for greater success in the digitally-driven insurance marketplace.

"Rapid technological change demands greater collaboration in the independent insurance industry on strategies for long-term business success," said Reid French, CEO, Applied Systems. "The Applied Alliance Program creates additional value in the independent insurance distribution channel and provides greater resources to networks and agencies for sustainable business growth."

Applied alliance partners receive dedicated account management and marketing support to increase their market visibility and value to members. Agency members benefit from access to resources and technology products to increase the value of their technology investments. Iowa Bankers Insurance and Services, Inc., The Iroquois Group(R), Keystone Insurers Group, Inc., SecureRisk, and United Valley Insurance Services are the first networks to join the Applied Alliance Partner program.

"Technology is a critical asset for today’s independent agents and brokers to strengthen their relationships with insurers, operate more efficiently and deliver superior customer service to grow their businesses," said Ray Williams, CEO, SecureRisk.

"Partnering with Applied Systems enables us to provide greater value to our members and ensure they have access to technology expertise that has become essential in insurance today," added Neal Stanley, COO, United Valley Insurance Services.