Kanetix Ltd. partners with Ryerson DMZ company ClientDesk to help the insurance industry engage with customers digitally

Kanetix Ltd. is the exclusive technology partner for the platform

TORONTO, April 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Kanetix Ltd. has partnered with ClientDesk Inc. to offer a new insurance solution to insurance providers, intermediaries and their customers – a mobile self-service technology for policyholders that allows insurance providers to connect with their clients via a mobile app.

Kanetix Ltd. is the exclusive technology partner for the ClientDesk platform, providing their years of expertise in hosting and implementation services within the insurance industry to add value to the offering.

"As a business strategy advisor at the Ryerson's DMZ, I've been able to see the evolution of this platform from the beginning," says Andrew Lo, Chief Operating Officer, Kanetix Ltd. "ClientDesk is enabling the insurance industry to engage with their clients on their mobile devices, something that Kanetix is pleased to be apart of."

A startup incubated at the DMZ, ClientDesk is a cloud-based solution that helps brokerages, broker-based insurers and direct writers digitize their client experience and internal operations using web and mobile technologies. The platform is built on three core modules: policyholder engagement, mobile self-serve and claims management.

"Innovative business solutions are needed in insurance," says Randy Carroll, Chief Strategy Officer, ClientDesk Inc. "Policyholders want an experience that is consistent with how they interact with other services and industries."

About KANETIX®
Launched in October 1999, KANETIX was Canada's first online insurance marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for insurance, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards.

The KANETIX.ca comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit the KANETIX website to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of KANETIX connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.

Through its Software as a Service team, KANETIX is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada's largest insurance brands.

About ClientDesk Inc.

ClientDesk helps brokerages, broker-based insurers and direct writers digitize their client experience and internal operations using web and mobile technologies. A SaaS based company, ClientDesk provides a cloud-based platform built to scale with the technological evolution happening within the insurance industry. That platform is built around three core modules: policyholder engagement, mobile self-serve and claims management. ClientDesk digitizes insurers and brokers with applications on a device and enables companies to take advantage of the future, which includes wearables and the connected car through the Internet of Things.

About the DMZ at Ryerson University
The DMZ is one of Canada's largest business incubators. The top-ranked university incubator in North America and third in the world, the DMZ is a hub of innovation, collaboration and commercialization. Since opening in April 2010, the DMZ and Ryerson Futures Inc. - its affiliated accelerator program - have incubated and accelerated 240 startups, which have collectively raised more than $168 million in funding and fostered more than 2,152 jobs. For more information about the DMZ, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

SOURCE Kanetix

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Nick Hajicosti, nick.hajicosti@kanetix.ca


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