BW1978 FEB 16,1999 13:34 PACIFIC 16:34 EASTERN

 

 

( BW)(MA-WEBROCKER) Allmerica Financial Improves Service and Reduces

Expenses Using Webrocker Intranet Kiosk Solution

 

Business/Technology Editors

 

WORCESTER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 1999--WebRocker today announced it

was selected to provide informational self-service kiosk hardware and software solutions to Allmerica

Financial, a leading national provider of insurance and financial services. Retirement and employee

benefit plan information, employee manuals and other internal corporate information will be distributed

securely throughout the company online using WebRocker(tm) kiosks.

"Allmerica Financial expects to improve service to employees and generate significant savings by

using WebRocker kiosk and software solutions," said Diane Nawrocki, Assistant Vice President,

Corporate Services Technology Services, Allmerica Financial. "WebRocker's software solutions

ensure employees can access appropriate human resources information that pertains to their record,

such as remaining vacation time, securely while prohibiting outside users from accessing the records. In

addition, Allmerica will reduce costs by eliminating the need to print and distribute costly

communications materials, including employee handbooks, directories, and job postings."

The WebRocker designed and manufactured kiosks were developed to provide a secure and robust

interface to Allmerica's Intranet.

According to WebRocker Founder and CEO Skip King, "WebRocker systems have provided

Allmerica with high-quality operation."

Allmerica Financial Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading national provider of insurance

and financial planning products and services based in Worcester, MA. Allmerica ranks among the top

20 providers of variable annuity and life insurance products, the 30 largest property and casualty

insurers, and the leading providers of voluntary employee benefits programs.

WebRocker, Inc. sets an industry standard as the leading provider of secure software solutions and

kiosk systems for Internet, Intranet and Extranet applications. It is the only company to offer a full

range of kiosk services including remote monitoring, guaranteed security and 100% uptime. Allmerica

Financial will join WebRocker's premiere client roster, which includes AGENCY.COM, Bell Atlantic,

Compaq, Lucent Technologies and MediaOne.

 

For more information on WebRocker's secure software solutions and reliable kiosk systems for

Internet, Intranet and Extranet applications, contact WebRocker's Seth Rogers at 978-897-7200,

srogers@webrocker.com or visit www.webrocker.com. Media inquiries can be directed to Joe

Romano, HighGround, Inc. at 781-246-5522, ext. 208 or jromano@highgroundinc.com.

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CONTACT: WebRocker, Inc.

Seth Rogers, 978/897-7200

Marketing Director

srogers@webrocker.com

or

HighGround, Inc.

Joe Romano, 781/246-5522, ext.208

jromano@highgroundinc.com

KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMED COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS

INTERACTIVE/MULTIMEDIA/INTERNET

 

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