Message from the President – April 2013

2013 has been a busy year already here at SIS, and we are accelerating the pace of work to continue to serve you better.

In late January/ early February we released Partner XE Version 1.9, incorporating a number of suggestions from members of the National Association of Partner Agents (NASPA). We really appreciate that feedback as it helps us get the enhancements into Partner XE that have the most impact for our users. Thanks to your input and our dedicated development team, the new release has been very well received.

While V1.9 was big, development doesn’t stop there. We recently completed a cloud infrastructure upgrade to increase capacity and facilitate growth, and are already working diligently on Partner XE Version 2.0 — incorporating still more of your suggestions into a version that will truly be the beginning of the next generation for Partner XE.  Scheduled for release this fall, Partner XE V2.0 is improving from the ground up to help your agency adapt to the changing landscape.

In order to stay on the leading edge, we have also been increasingly active in industry events, with ACORD, ACT, and AUGIE taking a leadership position and getting involved in workgroups.

We continue to make investments in training and education, with monthly webinars, updates to PartnerNet, tips and tricks email messages and our new Partner Learning Center, which will kick off with a New User Conference in Columbus next month. And look for announcements about regional meetings and next year’s User Conference coming soon.

On a philanthropic note, SIS team members, along with our counterparts at parent company, NuGrowth Solutions, recently took part in a light-hearted competition that resulted in almost 7,000 meals for the hungry in Central Ohio.

All in all, the year is off to a great start.  We have great agency partners and great visions for what the future holds.

Thank you for your continued support. I encourage all of you to get involved with NASPA and make your voice heard throughout the Partner XE community.

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