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Crawford & Company Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators for Fifth Consecutive Year

25 Sep, 2013


ATLANTA (September 24, 2013) - Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions, today announced that it made this year's InformationWeek 500 - a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. 2013 marks the fifth year in a row that Crawford achieved a place on  the list.
 
 "This marks our fifth consecutive year of being recognized for providing innovative products to the marketplace," said Brian Flynn Crawford global CIO. "I am extremely proud of our technology team for their vision and ability to execute upon a complex plan of making our technology solutions simple to use across our global footprint of over 70 countries." 

Over the past year Crawford has developed a series of innovative products that includes process and revenue improvements, mobile applications for all major brands of smartphones and tablets that are designed to better serve its clients and their customers.  Using new agile approaches to deliver flexible solutions that are deployed globally has proven to accelerate product development.  Four new products were delivered in the third quarter 2012, five more in its fourth quarter, and eight additional applications were launched in the first quarter of 2013, with more scheduled for launch throughout 2013.
 
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer focused-technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor-In-Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business - or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."
 
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.
 
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/

About Crawford
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (http://www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent
provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions® offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.
 
About InformationWeek
For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in person events.  InformationWeek is produced by UBM Tech, a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties. Other UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.




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