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Celebrating 40 Years of Firsts

August 10, 2023

By: Courtney Rains

Forty years ago, Applied started with humble beginnings – not dissimilar to many great tech startups – in our founder’s basement. We were guided by a belief that the insurance industry was on the cusp of making the next great leap, sparking new growth and ways of doing business.

Our journey has been built on creating and delivering firsts – from the first agency management system to providing market access with the first quoting capabilities, digital payments, and many in between to digitize the roundtrip of insurance for all stakeholders in the ecosystem.

These firsts didn’t happen by accident. They were made possible through the collaboration of thousands of people – from different backgrounds, countries, businesses, and experiences – all anchored by the belief that we can make this great industry better together to uphold its noble mission of safeguarding and protecting what matters most to millions worldwide.

But don't take our word for it. Here's what some of our agency partners had to say about Applied Systems.

“We started on Applied TAM® 5.0 and moved to Applied TAM 5.0E shortly after; having documents and client information at our fingertips on a computer was a definite first for many of us! A game changer!” – Mary Sloan, Office Administrator, Bender Hatch

“We aren't trying to piecemeal our tech stack to integrate; we use Applied Epic®, and everything works seamlessly. Therefore, we are more efficient.” – Julie Levine, Vice President, Harry Levine Insurance

Forty years in, our belief that we are on the cusp of the next great leap has never been truer. Let’s get there together.

Courtney Rains

Courtney Rains, Chief Marketing Officer, is responsible for Applied's global marketing strategy. Rains has held a number of leadership positions at Applied and led the Company's brand transformation, helping to position Applied as the technology company revolutionizing the insurance industry. With more than 10 years of experience in technology marketing and crisis communications, her expertise and unrelenting commitment to growth ensure that she brings the best out of those around her for the success of the team and broader company. She has prior marketing experience at big tech companies like Qualcomm and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.