2013-09-24 21:32:04 -
Crawford & Company Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of
Top Technology Innovators Across the U.S.
Named on list for fifth consecutive year
ATLANTA (September 24, 2013) - Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the
world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions, today
announced that it made this year's InformationWeek 500 - a list of the top
technology innovators in the U.S. 2013 marks the fifth year in a row that
Crawford achieved a place on the list.
"This marks our fifth consecutive year of being recognized
innovative products to the marketplace," said Brian Flynn Crawford global CIO.
"I am extremely proud of our technology team for their vision and ability to
execute upon a complex plan of making our technology solutions simple to use
across our global footprint of over 70 countries."
Over the past year Crawford has developed a series of innovative products that
includes process and revenue improvements, mobile applications for all major
brands of smartphones and tablets that are designed to better serve its clients
and their customers. Using new agile approaches to deliver flexible solutions
that are deployed globally has proven to accelerate product development. Four
new products were delivered in the third quarter 2012, five more in its fourth
quarter, and eight additional applications were launched in the first quarter of
2013, with more scheduled for launch throughout 2013.
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a
movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and
other customer focused-technologies that are turning companies and industries on
their ear," said InformationWeek Editor-In-Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise
is now a digital business - or needs to become one fast. The organizations in
our ranking are leading the way."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of
information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also
tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of
some of the best-known organizations in the country. Past overall winners
include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group,
CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group.
Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of
innovation in information technology.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the
world's largest independent
provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance
industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network
serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims
Solutions(®) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process
outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property
and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical
management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded
on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.
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