A Brief History of GBS
1979 - GBS, Inc. is founded by Richard Seale, with 2 fulltime employees.
1981 - The Group Expert desktop health quotation system is released. This was the first commercially available group and individual heath quotation system.
1986 - The Agency Expert is launched (in DOS), to give agents and agencies a basic database to track their clients, prospects and policies.
1992 - The talk of a national health plan has a dramatic effect on the group health quoting industry as agents shift from group health to other lines of insurance, or leave the industry all together. Nearly all companies with a group health quotation product go out of business. GBS shifts focus from the Health Expert to the Agency Expert and survives the industry downturn.
1996 - GBS releases a Y2K-compliant Windows version of the Agency Expert. GBS solidifies it's place as the leader in Insurance Agency Management Software development.
2000 - The 32-bit version of the Agency Expert is released. GBS is able to provide the most powerful agency management tool at a fraction of the cost of its competitors.
2015 - GBS initiates release of the Agency Expert 7.0, developed in .Net. AE7 is designed to be our most robust system, unlocking the power of The Cloud with remote hosting capabilities.