EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Computer Sciences Corporation today announced that Columbus, Ohio-based property and casualty (P&C) insurer State Auto Insurance Companies has licensed CSC’s Legal Solutions Suite (LSS). State Auto will use LSS to streamline its management of legal expenses and improve communication with its panel of more than 500 external attorneys.
CSC’s Legal Solutions Suite, formerly known as Litigation Advisor, is Web-based legal management software comprised of Legal e-Bill, Legal Bill Analyzer and Legal Matter Manager, which can work together or as individual components. LSS increases efficiency by improving collaboration with outside legal counsel. It also simplifies the client/attorney billing process and promotes consistency and best practices. State Auto will link LSS with its claims management component of CSC’s Exceed P&C insurance administration system.
“CSC’s technology will help us simplify our litigation billing process and reinforce company guidelines to our large panel of outside counsel, promoting best practices in legal matters,” said John Melvin, State Auto’s vice president and director of Claims. “The Legal Solutions Suite should also streamline review of legal invoices for quicker payment.”
A CSC client since 1975, State Auto also licenses CSC software to manage policy administration, improve claims consistency, and provide real-time policy and claims access for its agents across the Internet.
“As a long-time member of CSC’s users’ groups, State Auto will add a valued and experienced voice to our Legal Solutions Suite customer community,” said Ed Charlton, vice president of the Claims, Legal and Self-Insured Solutions organization within CSC’s Financial Services Group. “With the process improvements and cost review capabilities our legal management software offers, clients such as State Auto can see improved operational results for both their policyholders and stakeholders.”
About State Auto
The State Auto Insurance Companies, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, are engaged primarily in writing personal and business insurance products through approximately 3,300 independent insurance agencies in 29 states. The State Auto Companies include State Auto Financial Corporation , and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, which is one of only 14 companies rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company every year since at least 1954. State Auto is proud to be a Trusted Choice company partner. More information is available online at StateAuto.com.
Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 79,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC’s own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2007. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.csc.com/.
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CONTACT: Jackie VanErp, Vice President, Marketing, Financial ServicesGroup, +1-512-275-5844, [email protected], or Janet Herin, Manager, MediaRelations, Corporate, +1-310-615-1693, [email protected], both of ComputerSciences Corporation
Web site: http://www.csc.com/http://stateauto.com/