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Roseville, MN (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

Identifix, an industry leader in vehicle diagnostics and repair for over 25 years, has achieved another milestone: 1,000 dealerships throughout North America now subscribe to Direct-Hit, the companys award-winning online tool, to repair vehicles more quickly, accurately and profitably.

Identifixs favorable reputation among aftermarket repair shops and positive word of mouth endorsements were mainly responsible for the initial growth in dealership subscribers. In January 2012, the company began actively pursuing the dealership segment with its own dedicated sales team, website and marketing communications.

Timing also played a role, said Jeff Sweet, Identifix President, who recognized that as new vehicle sales were slowing, more cars than ever before were on the road and no longer under warranty.

We knew dealerships were realizing that in order to stay profitable, they had to expand their service offerings and concentrate on repairs that fell outside the realm of normal wear-and-tear. Dealerships also had to switch to an all-make strategy, not just servicing the cars that drive away from their lot, he said.

Direct-Hit contains over 700,000 short-cut diagnostic test and confirmed fix procedures for most makes and models, thereby eliminating time-consuming factory flowcharts. This real-world fix information is validated by Identifixs own factory-trained, ASE Master, L1 carline specialists. Coupled with genuine OEM service and repair information on more than 35 vehicle makes, Direct-Hit helps dealership technicians work on older and off-make vehicles with the same level of expertise and confidence they have for their dealerships brand(s).

Direct-Hit is one of the most used, most profitable shop tools that we have, said Dylan Arnold, service manager at Gaier Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Fort Laramie, Ohio. It allows us the benefit of having access to actual manufacturer information for most vehicle makes. It also gives us access to repair information from thousands of technicians across the country, along with repair labor guides and parts pricing for accurate estimating.

Direct-Hit also helps boost dealership productivity and increases revenue when it comes to reconditioning used cars, enabling technicians to turn vehicles quickly for profitable re-sale without sacrificing repair accuracy or quality.

We currently have a group of 15 stores and introduced Identifix to all of them nearly three years ago, said Brenda Daniels, fixed operations director at Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealers which include Chrysler, Honda, GM and other brands in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Direct-Hit has increased our service closing ratios, and also helped to decrease costly errors in the estimates, she said.

Again, its all about speed and efficiency, said Sweet. Direct-Hit helps to move all makes of cars in and out of the dealership lot faster and gives the technicians confidence in knowing what to look for so they can quickly assess whats wrong and how to fix it, which, in turn, provides assurance to the customer.

For more information on how dealerships can utilize Direct-Hit to improve profitability, increase efficiency and expand service capabilities, visit

About Identifix:

Located in Roseville, MN, Identifix is a leading source for vehicle diagnostics, genuine OEM service and repair information, factory scheduled maintenance plans, and reliable estimating. Identifixs products and services include the online tool Direct-Hit and their technical Repair Hotline. Direct-Hit is a registered trademark of Identifix, Inc. Founded in 1987, Identifix serves customers in the United States, Canada and Latin America, and is a business unit of Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH), a leading global provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the P&C insurance industry. For more information, visit or follow the company on Facebook at and Twitter at

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SiteLink Receives PCI DSS Level 1 Security Certification

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 17, 2014

SiteLink, the global industry leader in self-storage management software, announces another security compliance achievement by receiving the PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider Certificate of Compliance.

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is an information security standard defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. These standards cover all aspects of cardholder data in a system and include card data entry, processing and secure payment applications. Large companies such as pass the PCI DSS Level 1 Certification which stands out as the highest level of certification in the payment card industry. Leading brands such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa have incorporated PCI-DSS as the technical requirements for their data security compliance programs.

This level of certification represents a major commitment and investment by SiteLink, said Markus Hecker, SiteLinks Chief Operating Officer. We manage our customers data in accordance with the highest security standards. This achievement follows the recent launch of SiteLink Merchant Services which allows direct payment processing for SiteLink users without a third-party vendor and provides added liability protection and security.

Following the breaches in 2014, self-storage owners should ask their management software provider for their security level certificate and their process of safeguarding data. Owners should consider PCI certified software, not just PCI compliant software. Software companies can claim PCI compliance without undergoing third party audits under the PCI Council jurisdiction. To protect their interest, owners should check their software providers actual PCI Certificate validating audit completion and proper network security standards.

SiteLinks PCI DSS Level 1 Certification is a critical component of its comprehensive and transparent leadership effort to protect businesses. We have always held security certifications as a priority to demonstrate how we keep customers best interests above all else, said Luke Lenzen, SiteLinks Chief Technology Officer. Undergoing this type of certification is not a small feat. Data encryption and quarterly penetration testing are focal points of our security strategy.

The PCI DSS Level 1 Certification brings peace of mind to owners with the understanding that external auditors have certified the SiteLink suite of software products after the most stringent security audit.

SiteLinks PCI DSS Certificate of Compliance can be obtained here.

About SiteLink

Founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1996, SiteLink is the most prominent smart management software in the self-storage industry with more than 11,000 stores worldwide. Feature-rich software, quality service, regular updates and user-friendly design make SiteLink Web EditionTM a highly scalable, easy to deploy favorite of single and multi-store owners including 70 of the top 100 operators. At no additional charge, SiteLink integrates with more than 30 technology partners services including kiosks, mobile devices, websites, insurance, call centers and other platforms. Powerful, built-in features like SiteLink Merchant Services deliver payment processing without a third party provider. Another industry-first service, SiteLink eSign, offers electronic signature, online rentals and lease archival. Profit potential from revenue management, built-in CRM, email and text messaging remains unsurpassed.

Mallory Agency Announces a New Website Design That Provides User Friendly Navigation and More Information on Understanding Insurance Offerings

LaGrange, Georgia (PRWEB) December 11, 2014

Mallory Agency’s newly created website is extremely user friendly with easy-to-use navigations and packed full of helpful information. The site provides insights on understanding various insurance offerings. In addition, the site demonstrates various insurance types and provides a page that answers frequently asked questions about insurance. The new site even has a complete glossary that gives definitions of insurance terms. The site can be used as a guide even if one plans to ultimately purchase insurance from another company.

Something relatively new and exciting for the insurance industry is the increased ability to communicate to consumers more effectively via the internet. The new site just released by Mallory Agency is an example of how using content created for specific consumers of how their experience can be enhanced and thus improving communications.

A Note from the President:

We have always been passionate about serving our customers. Our motto Insurance Made Easy is simple and straightforward. We feel this motto is exemplified by the new site, adds Rick Mallory (President). The site offers a lot of advantages. This includes getting quotes fast and easy online.

About Mallory Agency:

The Mallory Agency is a boutique Property & Casualty independent insurance broker, soon celebrating 110 years of client service. They have positioned themselves as an industry leader; demonstrating expertise, flexibility and nimbleness within the P&C practice. With access to the most comprehensive domestic, international and specialty markets, they provide creative and alternative risk transfer solutions.

The company is niche driven, carefully selecting middle and large market companies where they understand the industries critical success factors. Their staff has been trained in the Workers Compensation practice by the Institute of WorkComp Professionals. Their trademarked process is designed to mitigate injuries and cut cost.

About the New Site:

The company feel the new website is a giant step forward, both from a technical perspective but also from a communication basis. The site is composed of information that will better explain their programs and speaks directly to their specific audiences interested in insurance ranging from personal, business and commercial industries. With this in mind, the company hope their motto of Insurance Made Easy was achieved by the launch of the site.

To learn more about the Mallory Agency, visit their new website at

This release was submitted by Click Ready Marketing an Atlanta Digital Marketing Service.

The Burley Group Selects Applied MobileProducer and Applied CSR24

Brighton, UK (PRWEB UK) 10 December 2014

Applied Systems today announced that The Burley Group has selected Applied MobileProducer and Applied CSR24 to drive market-leading client service and empower their mobile workforce. Leveraging integration with Applied TAM, The Burley Group will benefit from instant and remote access to client and prospect policy information across all of their branches through tablet devices, as well as the ability to provide anywhere, anytime client online self-service capabilities, enabling them to further extend their role as a trusted advisor through multiple channels.

Our company is built on providing the highest level of service to our clients, and we recognise that our customers today require engagement and access to information beyond traditional channels, including online and mobile, said Matthew Mawson, managing director for The Burley Group. By leveraging Applied MobileProducer and Applied CSR24, we will now be able to further elevate our client servicing two-fold: internally by equipping our account executives with mobile access to critical client and prospect policy information during remote interactions and externally by empowering our clients with online access to account details and visibility into claims processing.

Applied MobileProducer is the first independent broker app designed specifically for account executives to access and manage client and prospect information anywhere, anytime via mobile tablet devices. With a touch-screen optimised interface, Applied MobileProducer enables account executives to stay connected on the go with a direct link to information in their brokerage management system. The native mobile app enables users to view accounts, contact details and insurance policy information, add prospects, and create and manage activities. With on-demand access to client and prospect information, Applied MobileProducer enables account executives to conduct more business outside the brokerage, deliver better service to clients, and ensure brokerages have a single, up-to-date view of client and prospect information.

Applied CSR24 enables brokerages to meet demand from todays insurance consumers for anywhere, anytime access to information by providing 24/7 access to insurance policy information, claims filing and processing, and insurance documents through a custom-branded client webpage on a computer, tablet, and smartphone. Applied CSR24 seamlessly integrates with brokerage management systems, reducing manual administrative tasks and allowing brokers to devote more time to serving customers and securing new business. By providing greater flexibility and servicing options, brokerages can increase client satisfaction, build client loyalty, and deliver a more competitive business proposition.

Year-over-year, insurance consumers continue to show growing and diversified preferences for how they communicate with their insurance brokers from in-person to online to mobile requiring brokerages to adopt multichannel servicing capabilities, said Jeff Purdy, senior vice president of International Operations, Applied Systems. With Applied technologies, The Burley Group will be able to leverage their existing system investment to extend the exchange of client information away from the office and beyond traditional service hours, improving employee productivity and elevating their client service offering.

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. Applied is recognised as a pioneer in agency and brokerage management systems and data exchange between brokers and insurers and their clients. Automating the insurance lifecycle for more than 140,000 insurance professionals, 12,000 brokers and 350 insurers worldwide, Applied enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. Global Diagnostic Imaging Market to Grow at a Modest CAGR of 5% Between 2014 and 2020

Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2014

The report states that the global diagnostic imaging market will grow at a steady pace of an estimated CAGR 5% between 2014 and 2020, and attain market value worth more than US$ 35 billion by the end of 2020.

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The report states that a number of factors are fueling the global diagnostic imaging market, including: rising applications of diagnostic imaging in a variety of medical procedures; rising awareness about early diagnosis in developing countries; rising number of research activities across the globe; increasing prevalence of diseases such as a variety of cancers, neurological and cardiovascular disorders; favorable investments in emerging markets.

However, factors such as risk of radiation exposure with diagnostic imaging systems, high cost of these systems, the scant coverage of healthcare insurance for diagnostic procedures, scarcity of helium for MRI systems, and saturated markets could exert a downward pressure to growth of the overall market.

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The report segments the global diagnostic imaging market based on the diagnostic imaging technology, most popular applications of diagnostic imaging systems, and chief regional diagnostic imaging markets from a geographic standpoint.

Amongst the various diagnostic imaging technologies/modalities available in the market, the market segment X-ray examination remains the most widely preferred imaging method. Throughout the globe, nearly 100 million X-ray exams are held annually. Markets of other diagnostic imaging technologies such as SPECT, PET, CT, nuclear medicine, MRI are also studied by the report. The report states that the usage of CT scan systems will increase at the fastest pace during the forecast period owing to the rising population of geriatric people and increasing prevalence of a variety of chronic health conditions across the globe.

Based on the most popular applications of diagnostic imaging systems, the report segments the global market into cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, oncology, abdominal imaging, orthopedic disorders, lung disorders, and others. Amongst these application areas, the segment oncology is expected to register growth at the highest pace during the forecast period.

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Amongst the various regional territories of the global diagnostic imaging market studied by the report, the segment North America held the largest market shares during the review period, followed by the European market. However, during the forecast period, the Asia-Pacific regional market is expected to grow at the fastest pace owing to the huge volume of geriatric population residing in these regions, favorable research funding by governments and the rising incidences of academic and industrial partnerships in the field of pre-clinical research.

New Health eDeals At Work Private Exchange for Employer Groups Offers Customizable Landing Page, Ease-of-Use and Technical Capabilities

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 09, 2014

Setting the standard for supporting employers transitioning from a traditional group health plan to individual ACA plans, Health eDeals, a leading online private health exchange, will create a private-label landing page for each employer that is utilizing Health eDeals at Work.

By creating a custom-branded landing page, Health eDeals at Work allows employees, who may be selecting health benefits on their own for the first time, to make an easy transition to individual and family ACA plans. It also enables small business owners, at no cost to them, to continue supporting their employees choice of health insurance, while giving them plan options and flexibility to personalize their benefits.

The new exchange, which launched in time for the 2015 Open Enrollment period, provides a user-friendly experience in which employees can shop for and enroll in ACA-qualified major medical plans from national carriers. Ancillary products such as dental insurance and Metal Gap, a guarantee-issue plan designed to fill the gaps created by high deductibles and co-pays under the Obamacare plans, are also available to easily add to your shopping cart.

This year alone, small-group plans will see rate increases that can be as high as 20-percent, said Dan Borrero, National Business Development Leader for IPA Family. Health eDeals at Work concept is the best option for small business owners, who just want to do right by their employees but are being strangled by mandates and limited choices. Many owners tell me they have to limit what they can provide their employees or increase cost of goods or services. How long can small businesses sustain this kind of increase each year and stay competitive?

In the past, a business owner would handpick a group health plan that he or she determined would be best for his or her employees based on price, deductibles, co-pays and breadth of coverage of the network. The owner would be reluctant to send employees to the public exchange with a myriad of choices (some of which have very limited networks) and little guidance as to how to choose the plan that would be best for them.

Borrero added, For agents, Health eDeals at Work provides the opportunity to sit down with decision makers and begin comparing plans, plus showing potential savings they expect on a website that is customized with their company info. Business owners fall in love with it immediately! And for the owners, its a phenomenal option that can help them save money, which helps to reduce their cost of business that can increase revenue, helping them stay competitive and retain talented employees. At the end of the day, though, the employees are better served by a plan that makes sense for them.

To schedule a demonstration of Health eDeals at Work or to contract with IHC as an insurance producer contact Dave Keller at 952-746-6614. To learn more about Health eDeals at Work please visit

About IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc.

IHC Specialty Benefits doing business as Health eDeals is a full-service marketing and distribution company that focuses on small employer, individual and consumer products. Products are marketed through general agents online, telebrokerage, advisor centers, private label and directly to consumers. For more information about IHC Specialty Benefits, visit

About IPA Family, LLC

IPA Family, LLC (IPA) is a national marketing organization and established consumer direct sales agency with approximately 250 agents that distributes family and individual major medical insurance plans and ancillary products (including short-term medical, vision, dental, supplemental products (including fixed indemnity limited benefit, critical illness, and hospital indemnity) and small group stop-loss) for The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates and the majority owner of IPA. In addition, it has begun to write major medical through well-known national insurance companies. IPA’s trained professional sales associates provide information and a product portfolio that can meet the needs of many small business owners and self-employed individuals and families. Headquartered in Tampa, Fl., IPA is accredited and has an excellent reputation with the Better Business Bureau (

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Vertafore Honored as 2014 Company of the Year by Best in Biz Awards

(PRWEB) December 09, 2014

Vertafore, the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, today announced that it has been named the bronze winner for Company of the Year category (1000 or more employees) by the Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. This award immediately follows Vertafores recent recognition by Puget Sound Business Journals CIO/CTO of the Year as well as Oracles Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation.

Powering the insurance industry for over 40 years, Vertafore is the largest insurance technology provider, with 1,200 employees and 12 global offices. Boasting the insurance software industrys largest customer base with over 20,000 U.S. agencies, carriers, and MGAs, Vertafores cloud, mobile and information technology platforms help support 96 of the top 100 agencies and 80 of the top 100 carriers. The companys recent partnerships with technology leaders such as DocuSign, Progressive, and the ID Federation have empowered insurance agencies and carriers of all sizes to more efficiently manage their business and create value for their customers. Since January 1, 2013, Vertafore completed over 100 million real-time transactions, and today stores over one billion documents in its data center.

This year, Best in Biz awards received more than 550 award nominations from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada. Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were judged based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. Vertafore was selected by Best in Biz for their comprehensive portfolio of technologies that enhance productivity, lower costs, and help agencies and carriers grow their businesses in an industry that represents 2.3 million U.S. employees and is valued at over $ 1.1 trillion in annual revenue seven percent of the total U.S. GDP.

We are extremely honored to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards as a company of the year for the innovation in technology we are bringing to the insurance industry worldwide, said Mark Sonders, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Vertafore. This award further validates our recent innovations in Desktop as a Service and Single Sign-on capabilities that have paved the way for a better connected and mobile experience across the business, as well as, our ability to drive stronger technology adoption industry wide.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014, visit:

About Vertafore

Vertafore delivers cloud-based insurance software and services that helps transform the business of insurance. With among the largest customer-base in the industry, more than 20,000 agencies and carriers leverage Vertafores insurance solutions that are built on cloud, mobile, and information technology platforms. Vertafore offers a portfolio of solutions for agencies and carriers to help drive efficiencies and increase profitability including agency management, rating and connectivity, content management and workflow, information solutions and producer lifecycle management. For more information about Vertafore, visit, and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International program in January 2015. Any organization worldwide may participate in the International program in any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit:

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Garden Acupuncture Offering 20% Off Initial Appointment For Stress and Anxiety

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

Garden Acupuncture in Park Slope Brooklyn is offering 20% off initial appointments for stress and anxiety.

Stressed out about holiday shopping? Having anxiety attacks because little Sophie doesn’t just want an Elsa doll but instead she wants Elsa, Anna, and Olaf dolls. Stress no further. Garden Acupuncture will set your mind at ease. From their tranquil, private treatment rooms to the knowledgeable, experienced practitioners, they will help calm all holiday nerves.

Acupuncture releases beta-endorphins which has a stress relieving affect. It has also been shown to improve all hormone functions. So, if interested in a holistic approach, acupuncture may be a good choice for treating many holiday anxieties.

To schedule an initial appointment click here.

Give the gift of health. Gift cards available.

Garden Acupuncture is a family-run, small business in the heart of Park Slope. They pride themselves on individualized, affordable treatments and are committed to offering the best holistic care to the local community. They also accept insurance.

790A Union St. (between 6/7th Ave)


Specializing in fertility medicine, weight loss and allergies using acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and nutritional counseling.

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