Columbia, S.C.—June 24, 2010—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 BindExpress Portal and several other components of the BindExpress Suite. The new system enables Barton and its independent agents to quote and bind new business policies for the crime, glass, BOP, liability, and CPP lines of business, with endorsements soon to follow. SpeedBuilder Systems’ BindExpress Product Configurator, BindExpress Rating, and BindExpress Underwriting components power the portal’s once-and-done, straight through processing using all AAIS rates, rules, and forms.

“BindExpress has transformed our commercial lines service,” said Joel Dermott, CIO of Barton Mutual Group. “Agents love the flexibility of getting quotes themselves at any time. Since we now capture all required information up front, our underwriters can focus on reviewing risks and not chasing paper, improving overall efficiency for submissions. It’s a true win-win.”

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.