Hortica Selects RC Inspection from Risk Control Technologies
Joining the list of insurers leveraging the industry-leading loss
control tablet-enabled solution
TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Risk Control Technologies Inc., the
industry-leading provider of loss control software solutions for
insurers, today announced that Edwardsville, Illinois-based Hortica
Insurance and Employee Benefits (“Hortica”) has selected the RC
Inspection software solution to streamline its loss control operations.
Hortica was seeking a technology solution to streamline field data
collection in the field using tablet devices, as well as automate other
manual processes surrounding the loss control survey process, including
inspection assignment, routing, report preparation, recommendation
management and reporting.
“We initially approached Risk Control Technologies in search of a tablet
solution for collecting data in the field,” said Zachary Bruce, Loss
Control Manager for Hortica, “what we found, however, is that in
addition to the field data collection, the RC Inspection product
includes many more features which really makes it a full end-to-end
loss control platform”.
Hortica specializes in providing insurance solutions for Garden Centers,
Nurseries, Retail Florists, Wholesale Floral Distributors, Greenhouse
Growers, Landscape Contractors, and Interior Plantscapers. Its loss
control team performs loss control field surveys across the country to
assist insureds with mitigating their business risks and exposures.
As part of the rollout of RC Inspection, Hortica plans to outfit its
field loss control representatives with tablets, which will be loaded
with the RC Inspection field application for field data collection.
This will allow the field reps to collect risk data, photos,
recommendations and diagrams in the field, even in locations without
wireless broadband connections. Once data is collected in the field,
it is then uploaded into a central database which allows underwriters
to utilize the information in making underwriting decisions. This
central data repository also offers data mining and reporting
capabilities which have traditionally been unavailable in the
paper-based loss control environment in which most insurers operate.
“We are very excited to work with the Hortica team” said David Hanley of
Risk Control Technologies, “they focus on a very specific niche in the
insurance industry, in which loss control plays a major role, and we
look forward to helping them be even more efficient and effective in
The solution will be delivered to Hortica on a Software-as-a-Service
(SaaS) basis by Risk Control Technologies, leveraging cloud
About Risk Control Technologies Inc.
Risk Control Technologies Inc. uses leading-edge technology to simplify
what are traditionally horribly onerous, paper-based processes in the
insurance industry. Today, the loss control solution developed by Risk
Control Technologies is used by leading insurers throughout North
America. For more information, visit www.riskcontroltech.com.
About Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits
Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, a niche specific mutual insurance
company serving horticultural businesses across the U.S., is
celebrating a rich history of 125 years in business. Founded on June 1,
1887 and initially named “Florists’ Hail Association of America,”
Hortica has evolved into a comprehensive insurance company that guides
and provides solutions for retail florists, garden centers, nurseries,
landscape contractors, greenhouse growers, wholesale floral
distributors and interior plantscapers.
SOURCE Risk Control Technologies Inc.