Delphi Information Systems Inc. Users Groups Merge.
Delphi Users Association Inc. (DUA) and Delphi Partners International Association Inc. (DPIA) 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(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. 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 with the Association of Redshaw Insurance Agency Systems (ARIAS) 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, June 20-23, 2000.
About Delphi Information Systems
Founded in 1976, Delphi Information Systems is a leading international supplier of software and Internet 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 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 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.