September 24, 2007 -- Exstream Software, LLC today announced that TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, medical, research and cultural fields, has chosen its Dialogue enterprise document automation software to replace the company's legacy technologies for document creation. TIAA-CREF chose Dialogue for its ability to provide a single software platform to streamline document-related processes, eliminate redundant work efforts, and reduce compliance risk. In the future, the company plans to take advantage of Exstream's Dialogue Live software to replace standard, fixed templates with interactive documents that will enable controlled document creation at the financial advisor level. Fully integrated with Dialogue's document production environment, Dialogue Live will allow TIAA-CREF to use the interactive documents completed in the field to drive fulfillment and other processes, eliminating manual steps and minimizing the number of templates the company currently maintains.
"We chose a solution that could produce different types of documents-whether print, electronic, or interactive-to replace multiple composition systems being used today," said Arnold Pedowitz, manager of document technology for TIAA-CREF. "In the future, the company plans to leverage Exstream's software to consolidate statements to its many participants, increase retention rate, and improve the overall customer experience."
Debbie Herndon, TIAA-CREF's IT director for Imaging, Workflow & Document technology, added, "Implementation of Dialogue will allow TIAA-CREF to streamline document creation and deliver customer-focused communications, while meeting business requirements of faster time to market, cost efficiencies, and ease of use."
"Streamlining document-driven processes is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage in the financial services arena," said Greg Osborne, vice president of insurance services for Exstream. "We are proud to support TIAA-CREF as they move aggressively in this direction."
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