February 16, 2022

COUNTRY Financial® IT Project Provides Improved Service to Clients; Earns Prestigious Award

North American Software Testing Awards recognizes organization for Best Use of Technology in a Project

Bloomington, Ill. — COUNTRY Financial® is celebrating significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance market with recognition at the prestigious North American Software Testing Awards. The 2021 awards recognized COUNTRY Financial for Best Use of Technology in a Project. In collaboration with Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, Country Financial developed an automated, DevOps driven, large-scale digital transformation platform with self-service capability to execute automated checks in test/production environments any time (on-demand and scheduled) for critical business applications across multiple geographies.

“This award demonstrates the commitment our organization has made to our clients and progress we have made in building a client-focused, high-performing organization,” said Brad Hildestad, Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer. “This project, in collaboration with Infosys, helped us significantly reduce production issues and improve production stability, resulting in efficient and extended billing experiences for clients across new platforms.”

COUNTRY Financial was one of seven finalists for the award, including large, international companies and organizations. Judges reviewed each nomination for the following:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Demonstration of Cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose technology was correctly and effectively used
  • Illustration of training and upskilling team & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles​

“We are delighted to collaborate with Country Financial on their digital transformation journey,” said Dinesh Rao, Executive Vice-President, Infosys. “The successful collaboration is a result of the strong alignment of our values and mutual commitment to provide support during critical industry and business shifts. This joint award is a testament to our strong relationship, and we look forward to continuing working together and achieving long-term benefits across projects.”

COUNTRY Financial and Infosys continue to maintain a strong relationship in order to achieve the insurance and financial services provider’s 2022 objectives, focused on meeting the planning and protection needs of current and future clients.


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COUNTRY Financial® is a family of affiliated companies (collectively, COUNTRY) located in Bloomington, IL. Learn more about who we are.

About COUNTRY Financial®

COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a full range of financial products and services from auto, home, business, farm and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities.

About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in more than 50 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.