Intact to optimize its operations using SQLiaison business intelligence solutions -



    The FellowDSS(TM) suite of insurance-specific analytic applications will
    help Intact Financial Corporation get the most out of its data

    MONTREAL, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - SQLiaison, the Canadian leader in
business intelligence solutions, has signed an agreement with Intact Financial
Corporation, the country's largest provider of property and casualty (P&C)
insurance. In addition to purchasing a licence to use the FellowDSS(TM) suite
of analytic applications for the insurance industry, Intact Financial
Corporation will be able to tap into SQLiaison's expertise in Enterprise
Information System (EIS).
    The FellowDSS(TM) framework solution is programmed to adapt to insurance
industry concepts, compile relevant data and organize it in the form of
reports or analytic applications. Such applications are essential for
insurance professionals and can offer them a distinct competitive advantage.
    "After a thorough evaluation of the various options in business
intelligence for insurers, we felt confident that SQLiaison's solutions will
allow us to quickly analyze insurance premium and claim data with greater
agility than ever", said Claude Désilets, Chief Risk Officer of Intact
Financial Corporation.
    "The FellowDSS(TM) suite is an entirely customizable solution, and in
this case it will be customized to meet Intact Financial Corporation's
requirements and needs," said Philippe Torres, President of SQLiaison. "We are
proud that Canada's largest P&C insurance provider has chosen our products and
services. This agreement confirms that SQLiaison is the leader in business
intelligence for Canadian insurers."
    SQLiaison's expertise can allow companies to make tactical and strategic
decisions using the large amount of data they have at their disposal.
Decision-makers have quick and easy access to accurate, complete and
integrated information. "In today's complex economic environment, complete,
credible and usable information is essential to making strategic decisions,"
said Mr. Torres. "Business intelligence is vital because it lets you view
information in the format of your choice, no matter where that information
comes from."
    In addition to providing its software, SQLiaison will provide analytical
support in assessing Intact Financial Corporation's business intelligence
requirements and planning the implementation of the appropriate tools. The
skill and experience of the SQLiaison team will allow for a rapid
implementation. SQLiaison will also provide personalized follow-through
services until the suite goes live.

    About Intact Financial Corporation

    Intact Financial Corporation is the largest provider of property and
casualty insurance in the country with over $4 billion in premiums. Its 7,000
employees offer home, auto and business insurance under the Intact Insurance,
Intact Group Insurance, belairdirect and Grey Power brands.

    About FellowDSS(TM)

    FellowDSS(TM) is an enterprise-scale suite of analytic applications for
the insurance industry. It is built around an integrated data warehouse that
stores transactional data from a company's operational support systems.
FellowDSS(TM) consolidates and integrates data from across the various systems
of a company, and makes it easily available to users for consumption through
report objects either pre-defined or in an ad-hoc mode.

    About SQLiaison

    SQLiaison is the Canadian leader in Business Intelligence solutions. We
are experts at leveraging data quickly, seamlessly and powerfully to create
business advantage for our clients. Since its creation in 1994, SQLiaison has
designed, developed and implemented some of the most sophisticated
informational systems available today. Our clients add up to an impressive
roster, including prominent banks and insurance companies, major
manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, retailers, telecommunications firms
and other large Canadian corporations. SQLiaison has offices in Toronto,
Montreal and New York. Visit us at sqliaison.com.




For further information:

For further information: Pierre Breton, Director of Marketing, Corporate
Communications SQLiaison, (514) 333-6600, ext. 122,
pierre.breton@sqliaison.com; Ian Blair, Director of External Communications,
Intact Financial Corporation, (416) 341-1464 ext. 45251, ian.blair@intact.net

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