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Delphi Information Systems Inc. Users Groups Merge.



THOUSAND OAKS Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 1999--

Delphi Users Association Inc. (DUA) and Delphi Partners International Association Inc. (DPIA DPIA Digital Printing and Imaging Association
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) Wednesday announced that they have voted to merge.

The combined organization will adopt the Delphi Users Association name. DUA is a collaborative user advocacy group for users of agency management systems from Delphi Information Systems Inc., including cd.global(TM), cd.one(TM), INfinity infinity, in mathematics, that which is not finite. A sequence of numbers, a1, a2, a3, … , is said to "approach infinity" if the numbers eventually become arbitrarily large, i.e. (R), INSIGHT(R) and Insurnet(R).

Carolyn Goodnight, the newly elected president of DUA, said: "I'm pleased that the merger of DUA and DPIA puts us just that much closer to a strong, unified Delphi user group. The diversity of our constituents, ranging from the very smallest agencies to the largest in the insurance industry, should lend a new perspective that can further enhance our discussions with Delphi."

The new organization will represent more than 400 user agencies and brokerages varying in agency size and will include some of the largest independent insurance agencies and brokerages in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . As a combined organization, DUA will represent the interest of its members with Delphi Information Systems and other software and hardware vendors in the insurance industry.

"The DPIA group is pleased about this merger and sees it as a very positive step in the forward-moving software arena," stated Eric Enis, previous president of DPIA and newly elected vice president of DUA. "The new products that Delphi is presenting are very progressive and we look forward to implementing all platforms on their products as we move into the 21st century!"

The DUA board of directors will be composed of nine members: eight members will provide equal representation from each of the following Delphi platforms: INfinity, INSIGHT, Insurnet and cd.one. The ninth member will represent Delphi's cd.global.

Upcoming activities for the association include active participation in Delphi product development, an Accounting Conference in Orlando, Fla., to be held Sept. 8-10, 1999, and a selection of regional meetings in October 1999.

In collaboration Working together on a project. See collaborative software.  with the Association of Redshaw Insurance Agency Systems (ARIAS ARIAS Archives Records Information Access System ) users group, which represents another large group of Delphi users, DUA is in the planning stages for its 2000 annual conference, to be held in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. , June 20-23, 2000.

About Delphi Information Systems

Founded in 1976, Delphi Information Systems is a leading international supplier of software and Internet Internet

Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the
 solutions to the property and casualty insurance industry. An independent provider, Delphi delivers next-generation and next-step products and services to enhance operations for agencies, brokerages and carriers.

Delphi's cutting-edge agency management products feature fully customizable and scalable software designed to improve the way insurance professionals manage all aspects of insurance distribution, including marketing, sales, service, accounting and management.

About Delphi Users Association

Delphi Users Association is a nonprofit A corporation or an association that conducts business for the benefit of the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive.

Nonprofits are also called not-for-profit corporations. Nonprofit corporations are created according to state law.
 membership organization open to agencies or brokerages that use any products or services of Delphi Information Systems. Its purpose is to promote education, communication, profitability, product development and professionalism professionalism

the upholding by individuals of the principles, laws, ethics and conventions of their profession.
 for its members.

For more information on the Delphi Users Association, call its West Coast office at 805/529-1165, East Coast office at 407/932-0084 or visit the DUA Web site at www.DUA.org.
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