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BP Claim Cash-Out is Now Available for Accountants, Attorneys, and Claim Firms by IT Strategies Group's Oil Claim Calculator Program

A Cash-Out Solution is Now Available For the First Time in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., PANAMA CITY, Fla., NEW ORLEANS, MOBILE, Ala., HOUSTON, MOBILE Ala. and BILOXI, Miss.

June 16, 2014:

Cash Out BP Oil ClaimsIT Strategies Group, the providers of OilClaim Calculator software, is announcing the availability of cash buyouts for BP claims preparers that are tired of waiting and want to sell their entire portfolio. This exciting offering allows a claims firm, for example, an accountant or law firm, to avoid the wait and uncertainty associated with BP claim payments.

Previously, the only option on the table for claims preparers was to "keep their chips in the pot" and patiently wait. There are new requirements as part of Policy 495 that require re-calculations of every single claim and this adds a new element of challenge to the interminable waits or to ever receiving payment. Some BP claims are reduced in size; some BP claims are no longer valid for a reward at all and, every claim now requires complex reconciliations of book-to-tax gross and net incomes before consideration of any deficiencies for Matching Criteria Tests and Matching Resolutions. For the claim preparers that want to remove the uncertainty and are not inclined to review claims under Policy 495, there is now a solution to get paid a discounted rate for their books of claim business, and to move on with their practices and generating their core revenues, whether they be accounting or tax work, legal services, or even adjusting services./

"This is the first solution of this kind. Previously, you had to sign protracted finance agreements with legal settlement firms, and continue servicing the BP claims at your expense. That is not the case with this offering. Through our new offering, we can buy an entire BP claim portfolio, no matter how small, and you get a wire transfer and allow you to move on with your business. We are able to take clients with 10 claims in their portfolio, and get them cashed out and paid in full, in roughly 30 days, less finance charges and transaction fees. No such offering existed before. We are proud to offer this BP Claim cash-out option to our clients or to others that have simply given up most hope and want to move on," said Craig Sienema, Vice President of IT Strategies Group.

If you, or your firm, are interested in more information regarding the exclusive cash-out offers from ITSG, please complete the contact form and submit or contact Craig Sienema, Vice-President, for more details.

The OilClaim Calculator software is the only fully automated patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Losses to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority per MDL2179 in the Eastern District Court of the USA. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.

About IT Strategies Group
IT Strategies Group (ITSG) is a U.S.based privately held boutique software development firm that has over 25 years of experience in technological developments and specialized areas of computing, including the very latest in Custom Application & Software Design for the insurance, legal, and oil & gas markets. ITSG is most famous for inventing the Oil Claim Calculator™ claims management software that was used to manage OVER $2 billion in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill claims for top-tier law and accounting firms nationally. ITSG also invented a futuristic insurance software suite named Claim Ruler™. ITSG is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please contact our sales department at sales@itstrategiesgroup.com, call 954-271-1264, or visit our corporate website at www.itstrategiesgroup.com


ITSG Oil Claim Calculator Releases AVM Matching and Adjustment Software for Deepwater Horizon Claims per Policy 495

Oil Claim Calculator Software Offers Solution for Annual Variable Margin Criteria and the Appropriate Adjustments for BP Claims With Financials that are Not Sufficiently Matched

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, Alabama. HOUSTON, Texas , MOBILE Alabama, And BILOXI, Mississippi.

May 27, 2014:

On May 5, 2014, the Court issued an Order approving Policy No. 495 (“Business Economic Loss Claims: Matching of Revenue and Expenses”) and authorizing the Settlement Program to immediately implement the processing of BEL claims pursuant to the policy.

After several months of research and development, IT Strategies Group, is announcing the release of the new Annual Variable Margin (AVM) Module of the OilClaim Calculator enterprise software solution for BP Claims. The court published Policy 495 as an 88 Page Document that explains the various ways to identify and process the various exceptions that apply to all Business Economic Loss (BEL) claims at this time. Many experienced law firms and accountants feel that the 88 Page Policy 495 document is cumbersome and very challenging to apply to their existing portfolio of claims.

The OilClaim Calculator software has the answer. For clients that already use the OilClaim Calculator software, an add-on license is available to use the new AVM Matching Test software that simplifies the process where the user clicks on a few simple prompts and all of the complex math and logic is performed automatically in moments. For clients that do not yet use the OilClaim Calculator software, they can purchase claims and AVM add-on licenses, and import their data into the system, and then run the additional AVM Matching Test software on their claims. Saving time in a process is critical for professional services firms such as claim preparers, attorneys, and accountants that value their time.

IT Strategies Group performed an internal study on its existing clients and it was estimated that the average accountant or law firm will take in excess of 10 hours to perform the matching test on each claim, reorganize the financial data, and apply the appropriate court sanctioned adjustments to the financials to allow their claims to be submitted properly. It is a lengthy and complex process on top of an already challenging 1033 page Settlement Agreement. The average claim that requires AVM Matching tests and adjustments takes an estimated 5 minutes to process in the AVM Module of the OilClaim Calculator Software.

ITSG’s OilClaim Calculator Matching Test and Adjustment Module – These Matching Tests are complicated and are an additional burden for law firms, accountants, and claims preparers.

  1. ITSG’s OilClaim Calculator Matching Test Module will take a new or existing claim and perform all Matching Tests and produce a comprehensive Matching Test Report that should be submitted to the CSSP with each Business Economic Loss claim that passes since they are all subject to additional analysis for “sufficiently matched accounting.” As it stands now, all BEL claims need to be reevaluated based on Policy 495 to be processed.
  2. The Guidelines proposed by BP and suggested by the Fifth Circuit seek to implement an “accrual-style framework” that identifies monthly revenue and corresponding variable expense to calculate monthly variable profit in accord “with economic reality.”
  3. The AVM Matching Test and Adjustment Software will outline the areas where deficiency could occur and automatically make the appropriate court sanctioned adjustments to claimant financials (P&Ls).
  4. In addition to the AVM Module that was released on May 27, 2014, the following specific industries will be required to run the appropriate matching framework on their claims and will be made available on the following dates: May 31, 2014 Education and Agriculture Modules are released. June 9, 2014, Construction, and Professional Services Modules are released.

The OilClaim CalculatorTM software is the only fully automated patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Losses to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority per MDL2179 in the Eastern District Court of the USA. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.

About IT Strategies Group
IT Strategies Group (ITSG) is a U.S.based privately held boutique software development firm that has over 25 years of experience in technological developments and specialized areas of computing, including the very latest in Custom Application & Software Design for the insurance, legal, and oil & gas markets. ITSG is most famous for inventing the Oil Claim Calculator™ claims management software that was used to manage OVER $2 billion in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill claims for top-tier law and accounting firms nationally. ITSG also invented a futuristic insurance software suite named Claim Ruler™. ITSG is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please contact our sales department at sales@itstrategiesgroup.com, call 954-271-1264, or visit our corporate website at www.itstrategiesgroup.com


Claim Ruler Software Announces Integration with Xactware to Enhance Property Claims Management and Claims Analytics

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida.

May 19, 2014:

Claim Ruler software from IT Strategies Group has announced that its cutting-edge property and casualty claims management software for the insurance adjusting industry is now available with built-in bidirectional data transfer compatibility with Xactimate® for claims assignment imports, updates, and reporting.

Adjusters using software tools from Claim RulerTM can now also speed their workflows with a new seamless integration between Claim Ruler and XactAnalysis®.

Claim Ruler software, a leading provider of web-based adjuster-facing claims management software with red flag features, has completed a data integration that will allow Claim Ruler data to be displayed in XactAnalysis, the industry's leading online claims management and analytics tool from Xactware. This effort is in response to feedback from numerous Claim Ruler software customers who requested a connection to Xactware's platform.

Daniel S. Jacobs, Vice President of Claim Ruler Software says the collaboration is another example of his company’s commitment to simplifying the property and casualty claims process with advanced, yet easy-to-use red flag features to eliminate issues before they become problems.

“Working with Xactware is an honor,” Jacobs said. “Importing Xactimate data directly saves time and ends the inevitable errors with double-data entry and inefficiency caused by not having an open line of communication and reporting between carriers and adjusters. This simple change means a lot to our customers—reducing work, saving them time and delivering more accurate results. It’s part of our ongoing mission to create easy-to-use, open and scalable, and affordable solutions.”

Claim Ruler software’s Red Flag system makes claim, invoice, and expense reviews a simple process. You can ensure adjusters adhere to your guidelines up front by creating, managing, and distributing business rules. Since most estimates are accurate right from the start, reviewers can just focus on those that require immediate assistance—saving you time on the claims process.

About IT Strategies Group
IT Strategies Group (ITSG) is a U.S.based privately held boutique software development firm that has over 25 years of experience in technological developments and specialized areas of computing, including the very latest in Custom Application & Software Design for the insurance, legal, and oil & gas markets. ITSG is most famous for inventing the Oil Claim Calculator™ claims management software that was used to manage OVER $2 billion in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill claims for top-tier law and accounting firms nationally. ITSG also invented a futuristic insurance software suite named Claim Ruler™. ITSG is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please contact our sales department at sales@itstrategiesgroup.com, call 954-271- 1264, or visit our corporate website at www.itstrategiesgroup.com


Action Catastrophe Team, a Leading, National Independent Adjusting Firm Chooses Claim Ruler Software for Servicing More Policyholders and Increasing Customer Satisfaction

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida.

February 25, 2014:

IT Strategies Group, a software company specializing in developing ground-breaking custom software solutions for the insurance, legal and oil&gas markets announced the adoption of Claim Ruler TM software by Action Catastrophe Team Inc., based out of St Petersburg, Florida.

Tom Nowakowski, President of Action Catastrophe Team Inc., (A.C.T.) decided that it was time to update his property claim management workflow with one that increased his customer service capabilities, enabled better claims analysis and reporting, and had the flexibility to grow with his business. Action Catastrophe Team conducted a holistic market scan to determine what claim management system options were available and selected Claim Ruler software as the best fit for his needs.

“Right from the start, IT Strategies Group, Inc, the inventors of Claim Ruler software impressed us with their efficient, professional, and helpful manner - an approach that not only inspired confidence, but generated the results we were looking for. We needed an effective Claims Management System that would organize all of our claims tracking needs, and couple that with our desire to provide the best service for our clients and their insureds. Being a Multi-Line adjusting firm, A.C.T. required a platform that would set us apart from our competition and allow us to tailor our system to our client’s needs. By partnering with Claims Ruler, we have been able to grow our business and offer our clients the information they need, right at their fingertips,” said Tom Nowakowski, President of A.C.T.

“We are very excited to support the strong community of insurance adjusters and carrier organizations. The decision of Action Catastrophe Team to use Claim Ruler Software is a testament to how our solution is now a fit for the independent and CAT adjusters of this world. Our modern architecture based on the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies makes our software more affordable and more scalable then competing products, and features an intuitive easy-to-use workflow,” said Daniel S Jacobs, VP of Sales for IT Strategies Group.

Claim Ruler™ Software was designed to streamline the P&C claim process by providing an easy-to- learn, next-gen workflow to standardize the process of building of a P&C claim while managing this information securely in the cloud. Claim Ruler was found to enable carriers and adjusters to function more efficiently within their ecosystems and service more policyholders in a more efficient and meaningful fashion with better outcomes at a lower Total Cost of Ownership.

Benefits of Claim Ruler™ Software:

About Action Catastrophe Team Inc
Action Catastrophe Team is an Independent Insurance Adjusting Firm that services clients nationwide. We are based in St. Petersburg, FL and since opening our doors in 2006, we’ve treated every customer like they’re a part of our family. Our managers and adjusters are the most experienced and best trained claims professionals in the business. A.C.T.'s multi-line adjusters are experienced in handling the following losses: Hurricane, Wind/Hail, Water/Flood, Earthquake, Winter Freeze, Ice Dam, Sewer/Drain Backup, Fire, Farm/Ranch, Liability, Lightning, Mold, Burglary/Theft, Inland Marine, Aviation, Cargo, Large Equipment, and Large/Small Commercial. When disaster strikes, their Team will respond immediately to you and your customer's needs. At Action Catastrophe Team, we believe that “Every Loss Is a Catastrophe To Your Customer.” For more information, go to www.actioncatteam.com or call 1-800-516-6978


Claim Ruler Software Enables the P&C Insurance Industry with Cutting-Edge Social Media Features

IT Strategies Group’s “Claim Ruler” enables the insurance industry with Social Media features in its next-gen workflow P&C claims management software

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida.

December 9, 2013:

IT Strategies Group, the inventors of Claim Ruler, today announced it has added a new set of social media features to its all-in-one sales property and casualty claims management software for P&C insurance adjusters and carriers. IT Strategies Group's customers now have an easy way to share content socially with policyholders, capture leads through social media channels, track the effectiveness of social activities, and automatically trigger actions based on social behavior.

IT Strategies Group also introduced new sales CRM features and completed a major overhaul to its claims management platform. Insurance businesses use Claim Ruler because it is the only P&C claims management software that combines CRM, marketing and a next-gen claims processing workflow into one cloud-based solution. IT Strategies Group helps P&C insurance businesses integrate, systemize and scale their marketing so they attract, capture and service more policyholders.

"The features we build are on the forefront of what the insurance industry needs. Insurance carriers can use our Social Media features to service more policyholders in a more meaningful way and build stronger relationships with policyholders. Insurance adjusters can take advantage of the marketing benefits of our Social Media features to connect with more policyholders in a more meaningful way and increase their business prospects,” said Daniel S. Jacobs, ITSG’s VP of Sales.

" ITSG is here to service its clients and assist them in protecting their investment. We have recognized the uncertainty created by BP and produced two new solutions in response to the recent requests of our clients. Our client’s are our life blood and supporting them is our mission. As a leader in the BP Claim Industry, ITSG is here to simplify the recent changes that may affect all BEL claims and help our clients in this moment of need. There seems to be some panic created by these developments and we want to reassure clients by offering solutions that protect the claim and allow those claims that meet the “matching test” to proceed to get paid and aid in cash-flow solutions,” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG.

"Our team spent hundreds of hours engaging with insurers and adjusters so we were very knowledgeable on the benefits they want from social media. Our new social media features allow P&C insurance businesses to extend their marketing reach to their social network, and their networks' network. IT Strategies Group takes it a step further giving P&C insurance businesses a system to centralize and take action on the leads that bubble-up from social media activity," said Craig Sienema, ITSG’s VP of Operations.

Key Features and Benefits Include:

Get Better Visibility in to What's Happening in Your Social Networks With New Tools Built for the Insurance Industry
IT Strategies Group has gone social by making it easy for customers to broadcast content to their social networks on Facebook, Google Plus, Linked In, and Twitter. In addition, customers can include sharing buttons in their emails and Web forms and trigger automated actions after a social snippet button is clicked. Users now have better visibility into who is sharing and what type of content is being shared. Having this data helps them segment and target their policyholder service, sales and marketing efforts to their lists of prospects and customers much more effectively.

Insurers and adjusters are trying to identify new means of engaging with policyholders and prospecting for new business is always a challenging, but necessary task for any company looking to build business. Business Development, Client Service, and Business Networking has evolved to online social portals to which people choose to belong and where dialogue with customers and prospects can flourish.

With Claim Ruler’s social media features, you can:


BP Creates Uncertainty As A Result Of The Recent 5th Circuit Appeals Ruling

ITSG's OilClaim Calculator Software Releases Two Cutting-Edge Solutions for Law Firms, Accountants, and Claims Preparers as a Result of the Recent BP Appeal

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, Alabama. HOUSTON, Texas , MOBILE Alabama, And BILOXI, Mississippi.

November 18, 2013:

In early October 2013, British Petroleum (hereinafter "BP") had success in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in its appeal related to the criteria for "matching" monthly profit and loss statements specifically relating to revenue and variable expenses. The decision of the 5th Circuit will potentially affect over 175,000 Business Economic Loss (BEL) claims and interrupts the cash flow of all claims preparers and the claimants that they represent. BP also recently presented a motion to challenge the Administrator of the DHECC and raise questions regarding determination of causation beyond the financial tests specified in the Settlement Agreement.

In the absence of agreement between BP and the PSC, Judge Barbier, to whom the 5th Circuit remanded the case, directed the Administrator to stay all BEL claims and evaluate them for appropriate “matching”. Judge Barbier ordered the Administrator then to continue processing and payment of only those claims that sufficiently met criteria established by Administrator Juneau in his October 25th Declaration that set out certain tests.

"If you have a claim to submit or have already submitted a claim, you should take steps to protect your client’s claim and your firm’s livelihood. There are two extremely important consequences to consider at this time if you prepare Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims. First, you must consider what will occur if your claim does not pass the newly announced ‘Matching Tests,’ even if the claim satisfied the previous criteria that was published for a successful claim. Or, perhaps even more importantly, you should determine if your claim passes the “matching” criteria so it can be immediately scheduled for payment. Second, you must consider what will occur if the Deepwater Horizon Class is decertified as part of BP’s recent appeal litigation and your firm’s potential liability if you do not take contingency measures to protect your client’s claims. IT Strategies Group is here to support our clients and the claimants that are in need of relief and have created two new modules of its software to address these challenges,” said Daniel S. Jacobs, VP of Sales for ITSG.

" ITSG is here to service its clients and assist them in protecting their investment. We have recognized the uncertainty created by BP and produced two new solutions in response to the recent requests of our clients. Our client’s are our life blood and supporting them is our mission. As a leader in the BP Claim Industry, ITSG is here to simplify the recent changes that may affect all BEL claims and help our clients in this moment of need. There seems to be some panic created by these developments and we want to reassure clients by offering solutions that protect the claim and allow those claims that meet the “matching test” to proceed to get paid and aid in cash-flow solutions,” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG.

Advantages of Processing BP Claims in ITSG's Cloud-Based OilClaim Calculator Software:

The OilClaim Calculator software is the only fully automated patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Losses to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority per MDL2179 in the Eastern District Court of the USA. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.


Claim Ruler Software Selected by a Top Florida Insurance Adjusting Firm for Revolutionizing Appraisals and Claims Management

IT Strategies Group’s “Claim Ruler” Software to help national firm Noble P.A. Group, based in Florida to streamline claims management and increase profits with next-gen workflow

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida.

September 23, 2013:

IT Strategies Group, a software company specializing in developing ground-breaking solutions announced the public release of the Claim RulerTM software to help the insurance industry better manage the claim workflow with a practiced and streamlined approach allowing them to spend more time with clients. Claim Ruler ™ software was designed from the ground up by the engineering team at IT Strategies Group, most famous for inventing the industry-leading “OilClaim Calculator™” enterprise software that assisted victims file over 1 Billion Dollars of BP Oil Spill claims. Click to see the YouTube video explaining the Oil Claim Calculator »

After successfully implementing Claim Ruler software, Noble Public Adjusting decided it needed to update its property claim management workflow with one that increased its customer service capabilities, enabled better claims analysis and reporting, and had the flexibility to grow with its business. Noble Public Adjusting conducted a holistic market scan to determine what claim management system options were available and selected Claim Ruler software as the best fit for its needs since it is the only software solution engineered specifically for managing and streamlining property insurance claims and appraisals.

“As a leader in the public adjusting and appraisal business, we tend to ignore most trends and focus on our clients as our top priority. After surveying all of the claims management solutions out there, we decided to choose Claim Ruler software since it is specifically designed for our business and it is light years ahead of the competition. The insurance business is about helping people and performing many repetitive tasks over and over. Claim Ruler software makes those tasks simple and manageable with a next-generation workflow,“ said Bo Williamson, President of Noble P.A. Group

“We are very excited to support the strong community of insurance adjusters and appraisal firms. The decision of Noble to use Claim Ruler software is a great one for us since we have clients of every size who realize the time-saving value of our solution and Noble happens to be one of the most recognized names in the adjusting community. The riddle of how to do a property claim or an appraisal in the cloud without pulling your hair out is now solved and we have received tremendous feedback, and our phone and emails have been ringing off the hook with prospects and clients who want to purchase or do a free trial of Claim Ruler Software,” said Daniel S Jacobs, VP of Sales for IT Strategies Group.

A new process or piece of software can often complicate a business because it is not custom-tailored for that business. Claim Ruler™ software is unlike any piece of software designed before because it was made specifically for this business and nothing else. Purchasing off-the-shelf CRM will not yield the same results as Claim Ruler™ if you are part of the insurance industry.

Claim Ruler™ software was designed to streamline the property claim process from lead intake to providing a next-gen workflow for building a property damage claim the same way every time by managing this information securely in the cloud.

Benefits of Claim Ruler™ Software:

About Noble P.A. Group
Noble P.A. Group is a tight nit business. The owner is very involved, and it is top priority that each client gets as much as they possibly can for their claim. We don't play around, when it comes to money, and we don't endorse slack work. We are 100% positive that you'll be happy with your results. You'll end up with money you would have never seen, and we handle all of the work. If you don't get paid, we don't get paid. It's a no lose situation. For more information or to get an expert review of your claim, go to www.noblepagroup.com or call 1 850-249-0135


IT Strategies Group's OilClaim Calculator Software is the Gold Standard for Law Firms, CPAs and Claims Firms with Built-In Fraud Prevention, Data Security, and Data Integrity Measures Included with Every Claim

OilClaim Calculator Software Provides Compelling Reasons to Upgrade From Spreadsheets for BP Claims Preparers

PR Newswire FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., PANAMA CITY, Fla., NEW ORLEANS, MOBILE, Ala. HOUSTON, and BILOXI, Miss

August 27, 2013:

Any licensed professional that handles sensitive financial information is trained to be mindful of fraud, plan for business continuity, not to obstruct regulatory compliance, and to protect their client's data. Over 1 year ago, ITSG released the OilClaim Calculator software to upgrade from the outdated and obsolete spreadsheet approach on a desktop computer for these reasons and a lot more that are critical to the integrity of the entire process of filing BP Claims.

Everyone had a spreadsheet in Excel or Lotus or other programs over a year ago to calculate these claims on their desktop computer. We would not be in business if we did not provide a simple to use and compelling business software solution. The simple, yet elegant OilClaim Calculator software is THE upgrade from spreadsheets and is essential for licensed CPAs, attorneys, and claims firms that calculate Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill losses," said Daniel S. Jacobs, VP of Sales for ITSG.

"Submitting a BP claim that was prepared in a spreadsheet is open to fraud and dangerous for a licensed professional. Preparing these claims in Excel or other spreadsheets lacks financial controls and is putting the license at risk of those that use this approach. Since the invention of TurboTax and other cloud-based tax software, you do not see licensed CPAs preparing individual and corporate tax returns in spreadsheets. Clearly, cost is not the only consideration when you are handling and preparing sensitive financial data and attesting to its accuracy before a government agency.

These are a lot of reasons why the top law firms, CPAs and claim firms that prepare BP claims use our software even though it costs more than having Excel on their computer. Every single one of our clients HAD a spreadsheet for calculating these claims before they purchased the OilClaim Calculator software," said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG.

Advantages of Processing BP Claims in ITSG's Cloud-Based OilClaim CalculatorTM Software:

The OilClaim Calculator software is the only fully automated patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Losses to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority per MDL2179 in the Eastern District Court of the USA. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.


Claim Ruler is Industrial Strength Property Claim Management Software

IT Strategies Group’s Claim Ruler software to help public adjusters and law firms that represent the victims of Superstorm Sandy and other property damage events with its cloud based software that was designed to streamline the entire property claim process

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. TRENTON, New Jersey, NEW YORK, New York, DALLAS, Texas, PHOENIX, Arizona.

July 11, 2013:

IT Strategies Group, a software company specializing in developing solutions for disaster victims announced the public release of the Claim Ruler software to help public adjusters and law firms manage insurance claims with a practiced and streamlined approach allowing them to spend more time with clients making a difference. Claim Ruler ™ was designed from the ground up by the engineering team at IT Strategies Group, most famous for inventing the industry-leading “OilClaim Calculator” enterprise software that assisted victims file over 1 Billion Dollars of BP Oil Spill claims. Whether it’s hurricane damage, fire damage, flood damage, earthquake damage, wind damage, hail damage, or anything else that Mother Nature throws at your client’s property, Claim Ruler software helps you maximize time in the field and minimize time performing repetitive activities that do not help victims and do not generate revenue for your firm! Claim Ruler™ was designed by public adjusters for public adjusters and law firms that litigate insurance claims.

After being deployed and tested on thousands of Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Isaac, and Superstorm Sandy claims with a select group of public adjusters and law firms, the Claim Ruler™ is now available for sale to the P&C insurance industry. The Claim Ruler is cloud based, user-friendly, claims management software designed specifically and only for the property & casualty insurance and public adjusting industry.

A new process or piece of software can often complicate a business because it is not custom-tailored for that business. The Claim Ruler is unlike any piece of software designed before because it was made specifically for this business and nothing else. Purchasing off-the-shelf CRM will not yield the same results as Claim Ruler if you are a public adjuster or law firm that represents insurance claims. The everyday needs of what a public adjusting firm requires to be successful can only be truly understood by another public adjuster.

Claim Ruler was designed to streamline the property claim process from lead intake to providing a standardized system for building a property damage claim the same way every time by managing this information in the cloud, not with bulky stacks of paper.

Benefits of Claim Ruler


Unlimited Causation Test for Determining Valid Claims is Released for OilClaim Calculator Software for Online BP Oil Spill Losses

IT Strategies Group releases Unlimited Causation Test for the OilClaim Calculator Software for a One-Time Fixed Price to Assist Attorneys, Accountants, and Claims Preparation Firms to Save Clients on Up-Front Costs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, Alabama. HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

June 17, 2013:

"After over a year of service to the community, clients keep asking for the same thing: flexible payment terms so they can keep running claims in the software at what they can afford now, and the ability to determine if their customers have valid claims at a fixed price not per client. Our clients are already importing or entering more than half of the financial data in the OilClaim Calculator software for each claim to see if their clients qualify with a causation test, so ITSG went ahead and made it more cost effective and simple for clients to submit their customer’s claims when they meet the terms outlined in the Settlement Agreement,” said Daniel S. Jacobs, VP of Sales for IT Strategies Group Inc.

“IT Strategies Group is committed to aiding industry professionals serve the affected people of the Gulf Regions. The claim period expires April 2014 and IT Strategies Group has determined that it is mutually beneficial to provide pricing relief for its software and maximize use of its to process claims. Accordingly, IT Strategies Group have announced the unlimited pricing of its causation module to allow its clients greater ability to attract clients at very competitive rates and reduce the ongoing burdens of financing the claims preparation, while providing the encouragement necessary as a financial incentive for use of its software,” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG and the OilClaim Calculator.

The Unlimited Causation Test Module of the OilClaim CalculatorTM software contains the following:

The OilClaim CalculatorTM is the only fully automated patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Losses to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority per MDL2179 in the Eastern District Court of the USA. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.


Online BP Claim Software for Calculating Customer Mix Tests and Batch Calculation of Zones is Finally Released for Decline Only and Modified-V Causation Tests

IT Strategies Group releases the Customer Mix Test Software with Batch Zone Calculations for Business Economic Loss Claims with Batch Import Feature for the OilClaim Calculator Software

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, Alabama. HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

June 5, 2013:

It took weeks of data entry, if even possible to do a Customer Mix Test before this software. NOW, a Customer Mix Test can be performed in hours with batch uploading of customer receipts in CSV format that is converted into a Zone for each customer receipt and populates this data into the correct field in the Customer Mix Test chart.

The question that everyone is asking: How is this possible?

The OilClaim Calculator plotted the Settlement Authority Maps point-by-point with our GPS mapping tools, built powerful and complex algorithms, along with document import technology that allows customer receipts to be imported directly into our software in one click.

"Clients keep asking: How long does it take to map 10,000, 50,000, or even 100,000 customer receipt addresses in our Customer Mix Software????

It takes minutes for our software import engine to translate all of these credit card receipt addresses or zip codes to economic loss zones and populate our Customer Mix Test causation test charts,“ said Daniel S. Jacobs, VP of Sales for IT Strategies Group Inc.

The Customer Mix Test software of the OilClaim CalculatorTM software contains the following:

“Most businesses have thousands of customer receipts each year that each need to have zones mapped according to the Settlement Agreement's Economic Loss Zone Maps. Only the court appointed Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority and IT Strategies Group’s OilClaim Calculator have this mapping data already programmed into their systems. After importing a merchant bank spreadsheet for 2 years of customer credit card receipts, a Customer Mix Test can be done within hours. This is incredible,” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG and the OilClaim Calculator.

The OilClaim Calculator is the only fully automated patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority per MDL2179 in the Eastern District Court of the USA. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.


Customer Mix Test Software for BP Claims is Released by ITSG for OilClaim Calculator

IT Strategies Group releases the Customer Mix Test for Business Economic Loss Claims with Batch Import Feature for the OilClaim Calculator Software to help professional firms that prepare BP Oil Spill Claims for businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, Alabama. HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

June 3, 2013:

“Many firms have placed high dollar business economic loss claims to the bottom of the stack when they did not meet Presumed or V-Shaped Revenue Pattern causation. The reason that firms deprioritized these BP claims is that they did not know how to do a Customer Mix Test for a claim that passes the Decline Only or Modified V causation tests.

It is not easy, and to make it more challenging, you have to determine an economic loss ZONE for EACH and EVERY single client the business made a sale to for each year measured. This would be impossible without software that did the mapping for you and even harder without a batch import feature for thousands of client receipts. This is the software that IT Strategies Group invented for the OilClaim Calculator and proudly releases today on June 3, 2013!!!” said Daniel S. Jacobs, VP of Sales for IT Strategies Group Inc.

The Customer Mix Test software of the OilClaim CalculatorTM software contains the following:

“There are so many firms waiting for this Customer Mix Test software. We have gotten thousands of calls about Customer Mix Tests over the last 13 months since the Amended Settlement Agreement was accepted. It is not conceivable to do these Customer Mix Tests in a cost-effective or timely manner without automatically determining the Zone of each customer for a business. Most businesses have thousands of customer receipts each year that each need to be mapped. Only the court appointed Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority and IT Strategies Group’s OilClaim Calculator have this mapping data already programmed into their systems. After importing a merchant bank spreadsheet for 2 years of customer credit card receipts, a Customer Mix Test can be done within hours. This is incredible.,” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG and the OilClaim Calculator.

The OilClaim Calculator is the only fully automated patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.


Long Awaited Deepwater Horizon Start-Up Business Claim and Customer Mix Test Software Released for the OilClaim Calculator Software for BP Claims

IT Strategies Group releases the Startup Business Economic Loss Module for the OilClaim Calculator Software to help professional firms that prepare BP Oil Spill Claims for startup businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, Alabama. HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

May 20, 2013:

“There are a lot of firms out there who do not know how to do these Customer Mix Tests or Start-Up Business claims. Our software will provide the direction to unravel the mystery on how to perform the Customer Mix Test and the Upturn Revenue Plus Test that are unique to the Start-Up Business Module,” said Daniel S. Jacobs, VP of Sales for IT Strategies Group Inc.

The Deepwater Horizon Amended Settlement Agreement defines a “Start-Up” as a business that had less than 18 months of operating history as of April 20, 2010 (the date of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill). The Settlement Agreement provides for many types of business economic loss claims, and it specifically includes a framework for evaluating Start-Up claims. There are provisions to determine a settlement award for any Start-up business that meets the financial stress tests specific to Exhibit 7 of the Settlement Agreement.

The Start-Up Business Module of the OilClaim Calculator software contains the following:

“As THE industry leader in calculating and processing Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill claim calculations, ITSG is proud to release the Start-Up Business Module of the OilClaim Calculator. The OilClaim Calculator software is the gold standard in the marketplace. We are confident that we can make this statement because we have helped so many people. The OilClaim Calculator was used to calculate OVER 800 Million Dollars in claims in excess of 7,500 claimants that were submitted to the court-supervised DHECC. There are some firms out there that have a lot of claims but they have not processed them yet so we are confident with our leadership position in this marketplace.,” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG and the OilClaim Calculator.

The OilClaim Calculator is the only fully automated patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.


An Actual Ticking BP Claim Countdown Comes to Life on OilClaim Calculator Website

IT Strategies Group publishes an actual "BP Claim Countdown" on its website and in the OilClaim Calculator Software

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, Alabama. HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

April 22, 2013:

As THE industry leader in calculating and processing Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill claim calculations, ITSG is proud to release an actual tickingBP Claim Countdown Clock as another helpful tool that is free of charge on the OilClaim Calculator website at www.oilclaimcalculator.com

BP Oil Claim Countdown Clock

"We have helped so many people, and there are so many more that need our help. The OilClaim Calculator software is considered the gold standard in the marketplace and is considered far superior to Excel spreadsheets and manual calculations with its accuracy and speed, in the same respect that the automobile revolutionized the horse and buggy method of transportation," said Daniel S. Jacobs , Vice President of IT Strategies Group, the inventors of the OilClaim Calculator.

"We are confident that we can make this statement because of the results that we achieved for our clients. The OilClaim Calculator was used to calculate OVER 800 Million Dollars in claims in excess of 7,500 claimants that were submitted to the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority. There are some law firms that have a lot of claims but they have not processed them yet so we are confident that we are the only single largest entity out there in this marketplace as far as number of actual claims calculated and submitted.

In other news, there is an imitator that sprung up in the marketplace that is seeking to deceive the market by using our product name and offering a non-automated software solution in Excel that does not compare to what we built and we are currently seeking legal remedy in federal court," said Craig Sienama, Vice President of Operations for ITSG.

The OilClaim Calculator is a time-saving, patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.

The Oil Claim Calculator software is the engine that allows law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms to prepare claims and file them for the affected in record time with calculations that are razor-sharp in accuracy and consistency in record time, cutting down on the actual amount of time to prepare a claim by an estimated 50-75% over Excel spreadsheets and old ways of preparing the claims.


$99 Causation Test Released for the OilClaim Calculator Software for BP Oil Spill Claims

IT Strategies Group releases the Causation Test Module for only $99 per claim for the OilClaim Calculator Software to help the professionals that prepare BP Claims for individuals and families affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, Alabama. HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

December 2, 2012:

The biggest time and money saving feature in preparing a BP oil spill claim has now arrived. The OilClaim Calculator software can save between 25 and 40 hours preparing each BP claim. You can prepare a BP claim in 1 hour if you have all of the documents at your fingertips. Now, the engineers at ITSG released the biggest time and money saving feature yet, the $99 Causation Test.

“This may be the best thing since sliced bread if you prepare BP Claims. Previously, you were required to enter all of the variable cost and revenue data for each claim and pay for a full claim license before you could run a causation test. The flow of the software was perfected to allow you to enter only revenue figures first to make sure your claim passes causation before you commit to paying the price for a full claim license. Now it’s only $99 to validate each claim and you only have to proceed with the ones you want to!” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG and the OilClaim Calculator.

The OilClaim Calculator is a time-saving, patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.

The Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority is now up and running and started making payment offers to the affected more than two weeks ago. The OilClaim Calculator software is the engine that allows law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms to prepare claims and file them for the affected in record time with calculations that are razor-sharp in accuracy and consistency in record time.


BP Oil Spill Claims Software – Full Steam Ahead After Fairness Hearing!

IT Strategies Group applauds the results of the November 8th Fairness Hearing with the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority and Judge Carl Barbier

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

November 12, 2012:

The Fairness Hearing on November 8, 2012 confirmed that the Deepwater Settlement Authority is here to stay and claimants are being paid! During the Fairness Hearing, Patrick Juneau, Settlement Administrator announced that the claims facility has received 79,008 claims from 62,000 claimants; of those, over 36,000 claims were approved for over $1.3 billion dollars with approximately 95% of those claimants accepting payment offers in line with the terms in the Settlement Agreement.

“There was never much concern from our clients that Judge Barbier would stand tall and stick to his guns with the Settlement Agreement. Many of our clients got significant payment offers over the last few months from the DWHS which strengthened their position that this was a green light. However, the shadow of a doubt was in the minds of a select group of prospective clients as to what they would do if the Fairness Hearing went differently. Thankfully, everything went the way that everyone was hoping and we are Full Steam Ahead now!” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for IT Strategies Group and the OilClaim Calculator.

The objectors who sought to ‘Opt Out’ of the Settlement Agreement to reach potentially more favorable terms were disappointed when they were advised that Judge Barbier and the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee had no plans of deviating from the 1033 page Settlement Agreement which was designed to accommodate all parties to the suit. Much to the disappointment of objectors to the historic Settlement Agreement, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier and attorneys for both BP and plaintiffs seemed upbeat and positive at the November 8th Fairness Hearing in New Orleans. In an atmosphere far from antagonistic, both sides praised the other about the professionalism with which the parties negotiated the Settlement Agreement.

The OilClaim Calculator (OCC) is an easy-to-use, cloud based software solution that allows individuals, attorneys, and accountants to calculate BP claims in accordance with the Settlement Agreement.

“Typically, the amount of time that it takes to calculate and generate a BP claim report WITH the OilClaim Calculator Software ranges from 10 minutes to a few hours. WITHOUT the OCC software, the typical time that it takes to calculate and generate a BP Claim report ranges from 15 hours to over 40 hours per claim. The time savings and accuracy of the OilClaim Calculator software is a revolution for all parties involved.,” said Daniel S. Jacobs, VP of Sales for IT Strategies Group and the OilClaim Calculator.

The OilClaim Calculator is a time-saving, patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.

The Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority is now up and running and started making payment offers to the affected more than two weeks ago. The OilClaim Calculator software is the engine that allows law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms to prepare claims and file them for the affected in record time with calculations that are razor-sharp in accuracy and consistency in record time.


 

Two More Chances to Qualify Claims: Modified-V and Decline Only Causation Tests are Now Available in the OilClaim Calculator Software for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claim Calculations

IT Strategies Group releases the Modified-V and Decline Only Causation Tests for the OilClaim Calculator Software to help include more BP claims in its industry leading solution

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

October 15, 2012:

“Our clients span all states and beyond in the affected areas of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. They have been clamoring for these additional causation tests to be built into the OilClaim Calculator software so they can use our system to include more claimants. If a claimant is in Zone B, C or D, and does not pass the V-Shaped Revenue Pattern Causation Test, then all hope is not lost. The Modified-V and Decline Only Causation Tests allow you two more chances to qualify the claimant to be included in the DWH Settlement. This means more businesses and families getting compensated and moving on with their lives. We feel this is a good thing!” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG and the OilClaim Calculator.

The Modified-V and Decline Only Causation Tests are included with all existing and future claims licenses purchased at no additional charge. If you are an existing client and you used the software to calculate claims months ago and they did not pass causation, then we suggest going back into those failed causation claims and running the causation test again to see if you now qualify. For any new claims processed, these additional two causation tests allow you more chances to qualify each claim. One important note, unlike the V-Shaped Test, the Modified-V and Decline Only Tests require additional documentation and it is not suggested that you submit ANY claims without the proper additional documentation per the “Causation Requirements for Business Economic Loss Claims” in the Amended Settlement Agreement. Our system will prompt you to prepare and attach this additional documentation to proceed to prevent deficiencies.

The OilClaim Calculator is a time-saving, patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps those families and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.

The Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority is now up and running and started making payment offers to the affected more than two weeks ago. The OilClaim Calculator software is the engine that allows law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms to prepare claims and file them for the affected in record time with calculations that are razor-sharp in accuracy and consistency in record time.


Online OilClaim Calculator Version 2.0 Upgrade is Finally Here for BP Claims

IT Strategies Group’s OilClaim Calculator releases their first major software upgrade for calculating BP Claims

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, PANAMA CITY, Florida 

September 18, 2012:

The Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority is now up and running and started making payment offers to the affected more than two weeks ago. The OilClaim Calculator software is the engine that allows law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms to prepare claims and file them for the affected in record time with calculations that are razor-sharp in accuracy and consistency in record time. The improvements included in Version 2.0 of the software are as follows:

IT Strategies Group, the consulting and software engineers behind the OilClaim Calculator are seeing a widespread adoption of the OilClaim Calculator.

“Unlike other software companies that charge their clients for the newest version, we evolve our software and upgrade all existing users at no additional charge. We are all very excited over the release of Version 2.0 which is our first major upgrade of the software. The original version is becoming the industry standard. The new version reduces the time to calculate the claim even further and no longer requires any user intervention other than just entering their financial information off of profit and loss statements. Everything is seamless, automated, and our workflow is even smoother,” said Craig Sienema, Vice President of Operations for IT Strategies Group.

The OilClaim Calculator was designed from the ground up by the engineering team at IT Strategies Group and tailored to the needs of those affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the legal, accounting, and claims professionals that support them. This problem solving, ground-breaking enterprise software is the only automated solution on the market for oil spill claims calculations.  As a proven tool for calculating oil spill claims in a credible and time effective fashion, the OilClaim Calculator has been used for thousands of clients and calculated hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that resulted in successful settlement awards. Also, stay tuned for the upcoming release of our new modules for Seafood Compensation, Vessel of Opportunity(VoO) Charter Module, and the Startup/Failed Businesses Module over the next several weeks.


The Long Awaited Version 2.0 Upgrade is Scheduled for Release on September 18 for the Online OilClaim Calculator Software for BP Claims

IT Strategies Group’s OilClaim Calculator for calculating BP Claims is releasing their first major software upgrade on September 18

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, HOUSTON, Texas, MONTGOMERY, Alabama, NEW YORK, New York, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

September 14, 2012:

The Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority is now up and running and started making payment offers to the affected more than two weeks ago. The OilClaim Calculator software is the engine that allows law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms to prepare claims and file them for the affected in record time with calculations that are razor-sharp in accuracy and consistency in record time. The improvements included in Version 2.0 of the software are as follows:

IT Strategies Group, the consulting and software engineers behind the OilClaim Calculator are seeing a widespread adoption of the OilClaim Calculator. “We are all very excited over the release of Version 2.0 which is our first major upgrade of the software. The original version is becoming the industry standard. The new version reduces the time to calculate the claim even further and no longer requires any user intervention other than just entering their financial information off of profit and loss statements. Everything is seamless, automated, and our workflow is even smoother,” said Craig Sienema, Vice President of Operations for IT Strategies Group.

“It brings me great pleasure to be part of something that not only makes me feel good about myself in the morning for helping the people that were affected by the oil spill, but to have such a revolutionary software solution to offer the legal, accounting, and claims community,” said Daniel S. Jacobs, VP of Sales, IT Strategies Group.

“If you're still trying to figure out if you have a BP oil spill claim there's help for you online at the OilClaim Calculator. It’s a game changer. You can calculate one or more Business Economic Loss claims in a single day instead of a week. You can do a V-Shaped Causation Test in 1 second instead of hours or days. If you are not using this, then you may be in the Stone Age. Think back to before Turbo Tax and other tax software solutions let you file your taxes online. We feel that is the difference between our software and doing it with spreadsheets or on paper,” said Daniel S. Jacobs, Vice President of Sales for IT Strategies Group.

The OilClaim Calculator was designed from the ground up by the engineering team at IT Strategies Group and tailored to the needs of those affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the legal, accounting, and claims professionals that support them. This problem solving, ground-breaking enterprise software is the only automated solution on the market for oil spill claims calculations.  As a proven tool for calculating oil spill claims in a credible and time effective fashion, the OilClaim Calculator has been used for thousands of clients and calculated hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that resulted in successful settlement awards. Also, stay tuned for the upcoming release of our new modules for Seafood Compensation, Vessel of Opportunity(VoO) Charter Module, and the Startup/Failed Businesses Module over the next several weeks.

About IT Strategies Group
ITSG is a privately held company that has over 25 years of experience in technological developments and specialized areas of computing, including the very latest in Applications & Software Design, Storage & Disaster Recovery, Virtualization & Cloud Computing, Security & Compliance, Network Infrastructure & Design, Managed Services. IT Strategies Group is most famous for inventing the patent pending OilClaim Calculator. ITSG is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Panama City Beach, FL, and Destin, FL. For more information, please contact our sales department at sales@itstrategiesgroup.com, call 1 800 294 0387 or visit the OilClaim Calculator Home Page at www.oilclaimcalculator.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/OilClaimCalcula


Online OilClaim Calculator for BP Claims Featured on ABC News Channel 3 as a Top Story

IT Strategies Group’s “OilClaim Calculator” for calculating BP Claims is featured on ABC News as a Top Story and Decodes the 1,000+ page Deepwater Horizon Settlement Agreement

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, HOUSTON, Texas, MONTGOMERY, Alabama, NEW YORK, New York, And JACKSON, Mississippi.

August 20, 2012:

“If you're still trying to figure out if you have a BP oil spill claim there's help for you online at the OilClaim Calculator. It’s a game changer. You can calculate one or more Business Economic Loss claims in a single day instead of a week. You can do a V-Shaped Causation Test in 1 second instead of hours or days. If you are not using this, then you may be in the Stone Age. Think back to before Turbo Tax and other tax software solutions let you file your taxes online. We feel that is the difference between our software and doing it with spreadsheets or on paper,” said Daniel S. Jacobs, Vice President of Sales for IT Strategies Group.

The OilClaim Calculator software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps the affected, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms and now includes our complementary Presumed and V- Shaped Revenue Pattern Causation Test modules with each claim purchased. This time-saving, patent-pending, revolutionary software tool allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the guidelines and methodologies of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority. To see the TV coverage of the OilClaim Calculator, visit the ABC News Channel 3 affiliate directly: http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wear_vid_24164.shtml

IT Strategies Group, the consulting and software engineers behind the OilClaim Calculator are seeing a widespread adoption of the OilClaim Calculator. “Just months after releasing the newest version of the software, we feel that there is a reason that we now have clients in more than 5 states, including those states that were directly affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas...,” said Craig Sienema, Vice President of Operations for IT Strategies Group. “Originally, the OilClaim Calculator was designed to provide online calculation assistance to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility that was recently replaced by the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Authority to potentially allow more businesses and individuals to be included in the Settlement. The OilClaim Calculator was re-engineered from the ground up and now only works for claims included in the framework of the new DWH Settlement Authority,” said Craig Sienema, Vice President of Operations for IT Strategies Group.

The OilClaim Calculator was designed from the ground up by the engineering team at IT Strategies Group and tailored to the needs of those affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the legal, accounting, and claims professionals that support them. This problem solving, ground-breaking enterprise software is the only automated solution on the market for oil spill claims calculations.  As a proven tool for calculating oil spill claims in a credible and time effective fashion, the OilClaim Calculator has been used for thousands of clients and calculated hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that resulted in successful settlement awards. Also, stay tuned for the upcoming release of our new modules for Seafood Compensation, Vessel of Opportunity(VoO) Charter Module, and the Startup/Failed Businesses Module over the next several weeks.

About IT Strategies Group
ITSG is a privately held company that has over 25 years of experience in technological developments and specialized areas of computing, including the very latest in Applications & Software Design, Storage & Disaster Recovery, Virtualization & Cloud Computing, Security & Compliance, Network Infrastructure & Design, Managed Services, and Unified Communications & Data Center. IT Strategies Group is most famous for inventing the patent pending OilClaim Calculator. ITSG is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Panama City Beach, FL, and Destin, FL. For more information, please contact our sales department at sales@itstrategiesgroup.com, call 1 800 294 0387 or visit the OilClaim Calculator Home Page at www.oilclaimcalculator.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/OilClaimCalcula


OilClaim Calculator Selected by New Orleans Accounting Firm for Online BP Oil Spill Claim Calculations

IT Strategies Group’s “OilClaim Calculator” to help Warren J. Pays, CPA, a New Orleans, LA-based BP Oil Spill Accounting Firm create BP Oil Spill Claims, increase claim settlement amounts, and help those affected by the BP Oil Spill

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Florida, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, MOBILE, HOUSTON, Texas , MONTGOMERY Alabama, And JACKSON, Mississippi.  

August 6, 2012:

The OilClaim Calculator is a time-saving, patent-pending, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated online in our cloud-based software in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps the affected, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms and now includes our complementary Causation Test module with each claim purchased.

After successfully implementing the patent-pending OilClaim Calculator software, The firm of Warren J. Pays CPA decided it needed to update its Deepwater Horizon oil claim management system with one that increased its customer service capabilities, enabled better claims calculation analysis and reporting, and had the flexibility to grow with its business. Warren J. Pays CPA conducted a holistic market scan to determine what claim management system options were available and selected the OilClaim Calculator as the best fit for its needs since it is the only software solution engineered specifically for calculating BP Oil Spill Claims.

Warren J. Pays, CPA is an accounting and tax firm specializing in small businesses of all types. As a small to medium size player in the market, they are located in the New Orleans metropolitan area in Metairie, Louisiana. The firm of Warren J. Pays CPA brings a long history to the table in the disaster recovery claim market dealing with casualty losses from Hurricane Katrina as well as BP Oil Spill losses. Effective immediately, the firm of Warren J. Pays CPA has officially selected the OilClaim Calculator as its enterprise software solution for managing and calculating settlement amounts on BP Oil Spill claims allowing them to increase business growth and service more clients.

“As a small firm we do not have the resources to develop the necessary software required to calculate the BP Oil Spill claims with the 1,000+ pages of logic and calculations. That’s where IT Strategies Group came in with a system to allow us to properly handle the claims for our clients. They have been very straight-forward, knowledgeable and accessible for our needs. We look forward to accurately acquiring the claim settlements our clients deserve and have confidence that the program provided by IT Strategies Group will fill that bill,” said Warren J. Pays, Managing Member of Warren J. Pays CPA.

“We are very excited to support the strong community of professional services firms in the greater New Orleans area. The decision of the CPA firm of Warren J Pays to use the OilClaim Calculator is a great one for us since we have clients of every size who realize the time-saving value of our solution. The riddle of how to do a causation test without pulling your hair out is now solved and we have received tremendous feedback, and our phone and emails have been ringing off the hook with prospects and clients who want to see our new causation module since releasing our Causation Test on July 30, 2012,” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG and the OilClaim Calculator.

The OilClaim Calculator was designed from the ground up by the engineering team at IT Strategies Group and tailored to the needs of those affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the legal, accounting, and claims professionals that support them. This problem solving, ground-breaking enterprise software is the only automated solution on the market for oil spill claims calculations.  As a proven tool for calculating oil spill claims in a credible and time effective fashion, the OilClaim Calculator has been used for thousands of clients and calculated hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that resulted in successful settlement awards. Also, stay tuned for the upcoming release of our new modules on these dates: Seafood Compensation Module on August 15, VoO Charter Module on August 28, and the Startup/Failed Businesses Module on September 15.

About Warren J. Pays CPA
Warren J. Pays, CPA is an accounting and tax firm specializing in small businesses and business economic losses of all types. The firm is located in the New Orleans metropolitan area in Metairie, Louisiana. The firm of Warren J. Pays CPA brings a long history to the table in the disaster recovery claim market dealing with casualty losses from Hurricane Katrina as well as BP Oil Spill losses. They have extensive history and relationships with their existing clients that go back 10, 20, 30 and even 40 years. As a small to medium sized firm, Warren J. Pays feels that they offer more personalized service and a greater focus on long-term relationships and truly taking care of the client than some competing firms. For more information on the firm, please contact Warren J.Pays, CPA at (504) 888-7963, or via FAX (504) 888-7965.

About IT Strategies Group
ITSG is a privately held company that has over 25 years of experience in technological developments and specialized areas of computing, including the very latest in Applications & Software Design, Storage & Disaster Recovery, Virtualization & Cloud Computing, Security & Compliance, Network Infrastructure & Design, Managed Services, and Unified Communications & Data Center. IT Strategies Group is most famous for inventing the patent pending OilClaim Calculator. ITSG is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Panama City Beach, FL, and Destin, FL. For more information, please contact our sales department at sales@itstrategiesgroup.com, call 1 800 294 0387 or visit the OilClaim Calculator Home Page at www.oilclaimcalculator.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/OilClaimCalcula


 

OilClaim Calculator Releases Causation Test Software for Oil Spill Claim Calculations

IT Strategies Group’s “OilClaim Calculator” just released a module to its coveted Deepwater Horizon oil spill software solution that does many hours of causation calculations in seconds at the push of a button.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. and NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana.  July 30, 2012:

IT Strategies Group (ITSG), an information technologies and software development company, most famous for inventing the patent pending cloud-based enterprise software suite known as the "OilClaim Calculator," today announced that its long awaited Causation Test Module is open for business.

The OilClaim Calculator is a time-saving, revolutionary software tool that allows BP Oil Spill Claims to be calculated in a consistent and accurate fashion that outputs a standardized claim report for each file in accordance with the methodologies of the new Settlement Authority. This software is a must have for any professional services firm that helps the affected, such as law firms, accounting firms, and claims preparation firms.

A lot of our clients who used the OilClaim Calculator back when the GCCF was in place were confused by the 1,000 plus pages of the new Settlement Agreement that came out June 4, 2012 that must now be followed. The OilClaim Calculator brings clarity and uniformity by properly applying the methodologies of the 1,000 plus pages of the new Settlement Agreement so we can all help the affected. Not only does this save a significant amount of time and cost; it helps get businesses and lives back on track by enabling more claims to be filed and hopefully settled for the affected,” said Craig Sienema, VP of Operations for ITSG and the OilClaim Calculator.

The OilClaim Calculator’s Causation Test Module will allow our clients to:

The OilClaim Calculator was designed from the ground up by the engineering team at IT Strategies Group and tailored to the needs of those affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the legal, accounting, and claims professionals that support them. This problem solving, ground-breaking enterprise software is the only automated solution on the market for oil spill claims calculations.  As a proven tool for calculating oil spill claims in a credible and time effective fashion, the OilClaim Calculator has been used for thousands of clients and calculated hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that resulted in successful settlement awards. Also, stay tuned for the upcoming release of our new modules on these dates: Individual Economic Loss Claim Module on August 1, Seafood Compensation Module on August 15, VoO Charter Module on August 28, and the Startup/Failed Businesses Module on September 15.


OilClaim CalculatorJuly 9, 2012 - OilClaim Calculator Selected by Claims Strategies Group for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claim Calculations

IT Strategies Group's "OilClaim Calculator" to help Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill consultants manage business growth, increase claim settlement amounts, and continue to provide high levels of customer service

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and NEW ORLEANS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Claims Strategies Group, a claims management company offering services in investigation, valuation, litigation support and settlement of claims in support of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and IT Strategies Group (ITSG), an information technologies and software development company, most famous for creating the cloud-based enterprise software suite known as the "OilClaim Calculator," today announced that Claims Strategies Group has officially selected the OilClaim Calculator as it's enterprise software solution for managing and calculating settlement amounts on oil spill claims allowing them to increase business growth and service more clients. 

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After successfully implementing the OilClaim Calculator, Claims Strategies Group decided it needed to update its Deepwater Horizon oil claim management system with one that increased its customer service capabilities, enabled better claims calculation analysis and reporting, and had the flexibility to grow with its business. Claims Strategies Group conducted a holistic market scan to determine what claim management system options were available and selected the OilClaim Calculator as the best fit for its needs.

"We found the OilClaim Calculator to be of the highest caliber and solve an important business problem that has affected families and business along the entire Gulf region of the southeastern United States," said Henry Sienema, Managing Member, Claims Strategies Group. "This, coupled with our positive experience working with the IT Strategies Group team to customize our solution was confirmation that the OilClaim Calculator was the ideal choice to help us meet the oil claim calculation needs of our staff and our ever expanding clientele."

"These days, our clients interact with us exclusively by phone and via the Internet. So it is imperative to our business that we stay ahead of the curve in offering the best customer service options we can. These oil spill settlements change lives and repair families that were affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. We believe the OilClaim Calculator will have a significant impact on our ability to offer enhanced and increased customer service and self-service options – particularly online, where our customers will be able to submit and check on their oil spill settlement calculations, a process that was extremely time consuming before the implementation the OilClaim Calculator," continued Sienema.

The OilClaim Calculator will enable Claims Strategies Group to:

The OilClaim Calculator was designed from the ground up by the engineering team at IT Strategies Group and tailored to the needs of those affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the legal, accounting, and claims professionals that support them. This problem solving, ground-breaking enterprise software is the only automated solution on the market for oil spill claims calculations. As a proven tool for calculating oil spill claims in a credible and time effective fashion, the OilClaim Calculator has been used for thousands of clients and calculated hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that resulted in successful settlement awards. Also, stay tuned for the upcoming release of the self-serve, single claim Individual/Home and Business/Corporate Editions of the OilClaim Calculator by August 1, 2012!

About Claims Strategies Group

Claims Strategies Group, LLC (CSG) is a consulting practice that assists plaintiff attorneys and clients in the evaluation and investigation of insurance and other claims. CSG has over 36 years of experience in claims consulting and valuation and operates from offices in Florida and Texas.  CSG provides valuations of property damages, liability assessments and business or personal income loss. CSG also provides clients assistance and referral services for contracting repairs, public adjusting services, engineering support and legal services as well as interim financing.  CSG is a leader in providing assistance to claimants in the valuation of claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill throughout the Gulf Coast. For more information or to get an expert review of your claim, go to www.claimsstrategiesgroup.com or call 1 954 527 8535.

About IT Strategies Group

ITSG is a privately held company that has over 25 years of experience in technological developments and specialized areas of computing, including the very latest in Applications & Software Design, Storage & Disaster Recovery, Virtualization & Cloud Computing, Security & Compliance, Network Infrastructure & Design, Managed Services, and Unified Communications & Data Center.  IT Strategies Group is most famous for creating the OilClaim Calculator.  ITSG is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please contact our sales department at sales@itstrategiesgroup.com, call 1 800 294 0387 or visit us online atwww.itstrategiesgroup.com or the home of the OilClaim Calculator, www.mybpoilclaim.com.

Media Contact: Emily Guillini, IT Strategies Group, 561-285-1092,eguillini@itstrategiesgroup.com