Columbia, S.C.—March 29, 2011 —SpeedBuilder Systems, LLC, a leading provider of software and services for the insurance industry, today announced that Missouri-based Barton Mutual Group has successfully implemented the Artisans line of business using BindExpress Rating, Underwriting, and BindExpress Portal.  The site offers sales-enhancing, Rate-as-You-Go™ screens, which help agents provide real-time counsel to insureds by displaying individual prices at each coverage level during the quote entry process.  BindExpress Underwriting powers the portal’s once-and-done, straight through processing for AAIS rates, rules, and forms.

“SBS delivered more functionality than we requested, but still completed the project in about 12 weeks and 17% under budget,” said Joel Dermott, CIO of Barton Mutual Group. “That’s proof positive that the BindExpress Suite, with its hundreds of external configuration settings, does indeed reduce programming time and cost.  We expect the savings trend to continue, with reduced maintenance and enhancement costs well into the future.”

About Barton Mutual

The three Barton Mutual Group companies, in their second century of service, are the largest of all Missouri-based farm mutuals as measured by direct written premium. Barton partners with strong reinsurers to provide added security to its policyholders and select group of independent agents.