The Vertafore Canada story

See our evolution as a leader in broker solutions for the Canadian Insurance industry. We are proudly Canadian, supported by our parent company Vertafore, the leader in modern insurance technology.
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Vertafore Canada is a leader in the Canadian Insurance industry, offering solutions for Brokers.  We are proudly Canadian, supported by our parent company Vertafore, the leader in modern insurance technology.

Our history dates as far back as 1876 with a company called Melvil Dewey who invented the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, the classification system that still bears his name, when he was twenty-one and was working as a student assistant in the library of Amherst College. His work created a revolution in library science and set in motion a new era of librarianship. Melvil Dewey well deserves the title of father of modern librarianship selling what is now known as Broker Management Systems (BMS).  In 2000, the Melvil Dewey company had gone through a series of acquisition with CGI being the latest owner. Vertafore Canada purchased the BMS division from CGI in 2000.

Today, Vertafore Canada is a Canadian leader in Broker Management Solutions, delivering custom-made, reliable, and functional solutions that meet the needs of Canadian Brokers.

Vertafore Canada has offices in Montreal and Concord, with remote offices located throughout Canada, allowing for a local presence and support for our Canadian Brokers.

Vertafore Canada's history

Total Automated Broker System
1997

Keal enters into a business arrangement with CGI Group to install CGI’s TABS (Total Automated Broker System).

Insurance Broker Management System
2000

Keal acquires the Insurance Broker Management System division from CGI.

Keal launches SIG
2002

Keal launches SIG, the new flagship broker management software to replace Signassure. SIG boasts the most powerful, open architecture available and offers unlimited integration capabilities to scale to brokers existing and future needs, regardless of how varied.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
2007

Keal became the first BMS vendor in Canada to acquire Gold Certified Partner status from Microsoft.

Keal joins Vertafore
2016

Keal joins the Vertafore group of companies, increasing resources to enable speed to market for software solution for the Canadian Independent Broker distribution.

Vertafore and Vertafore Canada Acquired by Roper
2020

Vertafore and Vertafore Canada are acquired by Roper Technologies, enabling us to accelerate our commitment to helping our customers further modernize their operations. 

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Read our "Evolution of the Broker Management System" Guide, detailing history from 1876 to date.

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