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Shelter Insurance® Selects PCMS’ Atlas™ Cloud P&C Solution

Atlas platform to power American Shield, Shelter’s new independent agent channel

Shelter Insurance

DALLAS – September 15, 2014 – PCMS, a provider of comprehensive, cloud-based IT solutions for P&C insurers, today announced that Shelter Mutual Insurance Company has selected PCMS’ Atlas hosted platform for its new independent agent distribution channel. PCMS’ Atlas will process and host all rating, underwriting, policy administration, billing, claims management and reporting needs for Shelter's American Shield Insurance subsidiary in early 2015.

PCMS’ hosted, cloud-based model will enable American Shield to take advantage of the industry’s latest technology while quickly and efficiently entering new markets unencumbered by IT roadblocks. American Shield independent agents will benefit from PCMS’ real-time, robust agent portal, giving them 24/7 access to quoting/policy issuance, correspondence, billing, claims and management report access.

“After evaluating several potential solutions, we selected PCMS because of its proven track record of rapid, reliable and cost-effective implementations,” said John Rooney, Vice President of Information Services, Shelter Insurance Companies. “Using Atlas as a hosted solution will allow us to focus our technical resources on new initiatives for our captive agency operations, while leveraging a new partnership with PCMS for the development efforts on critical systems for our new independent agent distribution channel.”

PCMS' Atlas system will enable American Shield to:

  • Provide real-time, comprehensive web portal for its agents;
  • Efficiently roll-out complex, multi-state/multi-line product sets and enter new markets quickly;
  • Utilize real-time data analytics and management reporting for the home office and agents;
  • Shrink operational and IT costs with a minimal footprint, while utilizing the latest cloud-based, scalable technology.

  • “We are extremely impressed with the Shelter team, from their thoughtfulness and professionalism during the system evaluation process, to the core values in which they operate,” said Jack Dennison, chief executive officer, PCMS. “We are enthusiastic to partner with such a strong company and applaud their forward thinking for seeing the advantages of our cloud-based solution.”

    About PCMS

    PCMS is a provider of information technology/software to the Property and Casualty insurance industry. PCMS' Atlas system is a comprehensive administrative software solution including underwriting and policy administration, claims management, and billing. PCMS' product suite enables carriers of any size to benefit from sophisticated, modern, real-time solutions. PCMS is changing the standard for Property and Casualty administrative software systems through up-front pricing models, hands-on customer service and use of the latest Microsoft .NET development tools. PCMS serves all lines of business including personal, commercial and workers compensation. Atlas and PCMS are trademarks of Property & Casualty Management Systems, Inc.

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    About Shelter Insurance®

    Shelter Insurance® is a dynamic group of companies providing financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Headquartered in Columbia, MO, Shelter has become one of the nation's most successful and financially sound groups of insurance companies. For more information, visit


    Caroline Rad
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