Vancouver, BC, August 13, 2003
Pivotal adds online enrollment product, and support for multiple rate structures
— August 13, 2003 - Pivotal Corporation (Nasdaq: PVTL; TSX: PVT), the leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software for mid-sized enterprises, today announced new and enhanced functionality for Pivotal Healthcare Insurance. Pivotal Healthcare Insurance now features a new online enrollment product, powerful campaign and lead management functionality via Pivotal MarketFirst, and support for multiple rate structures.
“Driven by growing competition and economic and political pressure, the healthcare insurance industry is in the midst of consolidation, realignment and restructuring as organizations in this sector strive to improve profit margins,” said Bo Manning, president and CEO, Pivotal. “Meanwhile, market forces are demanding that healthcare insurance organizations increase operational efficiency while providing higher levels of service to key stakeholders. Pivotal is addressing the specific needs of this market with a set of healthcare insurance products that are uniquely designed to improve operational efficiencies, enhance broker loyalty and increase consumer satisfaction, all of which lead to higher profitability.”
According to Merit Smith, health care practice director, Robert E. Nolan Company, "Healthcare payers are embracing smart CRM strategies and technologies that allow them to improve service to consumers while increasing agent productivity and effectiveness. Pivotal understands the business processes and drivers specific to the healthcare insurance industry and has developed a solution that addresses these requirements with precisely tailored features. Pivotal brings flexible, comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality and a low-risk implementation model."
Based on a three-tier, meta-data driven architecture, Pivotal Healthcare Insurance delivers a comprehensive set of products for sales, marketing, underwriting, enrollment and renewal of individual and group health insurance plans for Healthcare Payers and Third Party Administrators (TPA) and their agents. It features three distinct products -- Pivotal Healthcare FrontOffice, Pivotal Healthcare eBroker, and Pivotal Healthcare eEnrollment -- that can be deployed separately to address immediate business needs, or in combination as an end-to-end, tightly integrated solution. These products are uniquely designed to help healthcare insurance companies automate and streamline business processes, deliver enhanced service to all constituents, and improve profits, while ensuring a low total-cost-of-ownership.
Pivotal Healthcare FrontOffice brings powerful and easy-to-use capabilities directly to employees in sales, marketing, underwriting and operations, giving them the tools and information to manage all processes from lead generation to contract creation. It features an extensible plan library; data-driven benefit compatibility rules and mandated plans management; an intuitive configurator for selecting plans and riders; support for multiple rate structures, and multiple group classifications; functionality to auto-assemble PDF-based proposal packages; dynamic benefit summaries; and data-drive workflow tools. It also lays the foundation for easier, more dependable renewals by providing auto-renewal processing, alerting agents to the right information at the right time.
Pivotal Healthcare eBroker is designed with usability, productivity and increased broker loyalty in mind by providing valuable self-service tools to enhance broker effectiveness, improve collaboration, and increase profits. It features online quoting functionality; benefit configuration; rate calculation capabilities; automated, PDF-based proposal generation; competitive intelligence; and support for multiple rate structures, and multiple group classifications. With this product, brokers can quickly configure products, produce accurate, personalized quotes and proposals, and manage their book of business in a more proactive and responsive way.
Pivotal Healthcare eEnrollment reduces both the time and effort required for agents and group administrators to enroll members by giving them online enrollment capabilities in lieu of paper forms. This intuitive, external-facing application guides agents, group administrators and consumers through the complete enrollment process step-by-step, including only the questions that are relevant for each enrollee. The collected information is then automatically printed on existing state-filed PDF forms for signing. This online system not only enhances the enrollment experience for agents, group administrators and enrollees, but it also eliminates errors by ensuring that information is accurately collected.
Pivotal Corporation is the only CRM company that is 100 percent purpose-built to serve the demanding requirements of mid-sized enterprises – a powerful, highly flexible application platform, a complete set of CRM applications, and low-cost, results-producing implementation services. Pivotal delivers software and services that produce meaningful increases in revenues, margins and customer loyalty for companies and business units in the revenue range of $100 million to $3 billion. More than 1,600 companies around the world have licensed Pivotal including: CIBC, Centex Homes, Farm Credit Services of America, HarperCollins Publishers, Hitachi Telecom Inc., Palm, Inc., Pharmacia Corporation, Premera Blue Cross, Royal Bank of Canada, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Southern Company, Vivendi and WebEx Communications.
Pivotal's complete CRM software suite includes a powerful application platform and capabilities in marketing, sales, service, contact centers, partner management and interactive selling. For more information, visit www.pivotal.com.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results of events to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: rapid technological changes in the industry; volatility in the market price of the company's common stock; the company's ability to successfully manage its growth; the ability to maintain and grow successful third party relationships, to improve current products and develop, market and introduce new products, to adequately protect the company's proprietary rights, and other factors as described in the company's SEC filings. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, individual results may vary, and we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements or other future events. Moreover, neither we nor anyone else assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of forward-looking statements.