Baldwin & Lyons (B&L), a provider of property and casualty insurance products for transportation companies, has selected Systema Software's SIMS Claims as its enterprise claims solution.

According to Systema, SIMS Claims is a property and casualty claims management system, designed to maximize efficiency and profitability in day-to-day operations. It is a browser-based system which leverages .NET platform, web services, XML-based business rules, and SQL Server relational databases.

The company said that SIMS Claims will enable B&L’s two insurance companies, Protective Insurance Company and Sagamore Insurance Company, to consolidate operations from six claims systems on to one architecturally efficient platform.

Protective Insurance Company provides coverage for large trucking fleets while Sagamore Insurance Company offers private passenger automobile insurance to individuals, and also provides commercial automobile coverage to small trucking fleets and artisan contractors.

Jeff Price, director of IT at Baldwin & Lyons, said: “As we added new products, we slowly added new claim systems, which created a complex environment and a multiplicative effect on the cost of our IT operations.

“Besides being the right platform on which to consolidate, we chose SIMS Claims for the completeness of the product and its out-of-the-box capabilities.”