AUGIE: Standards Via Group Therapy?

Ever since ACORD announced the birth of AUGIE (the ACORD-Users Groups Information Exchange) and sent me a warm and fuzzy stuffed dog to remind me of it, Ive been trying to get a handle on just what the heck this group is about and why it exists.

My search for AUGIE enlightenment has not been an easy one. Ive reviewed press releases, talked to many of those involved, and visited the official AUGIE Web site ( I discovered that AUGIE “is comprised of agency user groups whose members own or use software provided by ACORD member organizations.” I was told that the group includes user groups, vendors and carriers–and that its purpose is to establish standards that enable insurance systems to speak the same language.

So far, so good, but we here at National Underwriter began to wonder if this latest effort to get all parties on the same standards page was yet another case of lip service, particularly to agents who desperately want “single-entry” transactions to become the default.

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