Prima Solutions announces first North American Client

Western Computer Services, a provider of IT services to eighteen Farm Bureau Insurance Organizations, selects Prima Solutions’ Foundation for Service Oriented Insurance Applications™ to automate key transactions and processes.

Chicago, IL ---September 15, 2005---Prima Solutions, provider of Prima Platformâ„¢, the Foundation for Service Oriented Insurance Applications, announced today that Western Computer Services, Inc, a provider of IT services to eighteen Farm Bureau insurance organizations has chosen its flagship software, Prima Platformâ„¢ and started to implement new service oriented insurance applications leveraging its IT legacy assets.

Prima Platformâ„¢ will stand as the core foundation between a portal-based web presentation layer and heterogeneous back-end services to deliver an agent automation package providing full quote, policy, underwriting and cashiering functionality tailored to meet the individual needs of each Farm Bureau Insurance Organizations.

Harold Williams, Vice President of Western Computer, said, "Easy access for Farm Bureau agents is one of our highest priorities. The Prima reference insurance model, rules engine, and repository of business objects
and processes will allow us to rapidly develop service oriented insurance applications that automate key agent transactions and processes."

By implementing a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to integrate and streamline core insurance processes, Western Computer Services will bring new complex applications to market much faster and be more responsive to the needs of internal users and the clients they service.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to provide Western Computer Services with next generation applications for agent automation," said Brad Rossa, Executive Vice President, Prima Solutions. "As a charter customer, they are a progressive company that did a thorough evaluation of the product to understand the importance of an industrial approach to Service Oriented Architecture transformation in delivering premium service to their
customers."

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