Applied Systems Announces Applied WebRater 2016

Latest release extends and streamlines self-service comparative quoting across computer, smartphone, or mobile devices

Mississauga, ON (Dec. 11, 2015) – Applied Systems has announced the general availability of Applied WebRater 2016, the latest release of the leading online client self-service comparative quoting and lead generation tool in the Applied Rating Services brokerage suite, for the Canadian marketplace. Applied WebRater 2016 enables brokerages to provide clients and prospects simpler real-time, self-service auto and property insurance quotes via their preferred device type � whether a computer or mobile device.

Applied Rating Services is Canada�s comparative rating service for insurance brokerages and insurers that provides the industry�s most accurate rates for the most insurers nationwide. As part of Applied Rating Services brokerage suite, Applied WebRater increases brokerage productivity though automated collection of prospects� underwriting, rating, and consumer information, which can be easily imported into Applied AutoRater and Applied PropertyRater, reducing time spent on manual entry of information. Applied WebRater also provides a lead generation tool branded for the broker to increase new business opportunities and drive growth. With more than 30 years of experience in rating technology, Applied Systems offers the most comprehensive portfolio of rating services to deliver fast and accurate quoting for automobile and property insurance, enabling brokerages to more efficiently drive business growth, while providing a better client experience.

Key enhancements to Applied WebRater 2016 include:

  • Enhanced responsive design: Applied WebRater 2016 furthers a brokerage�s digital strategy by providing an optimal online self-service quoting experience by automatically adapting to the end consumer�s device of choice.
  • New Quick Quote options: Applied WebRater 2016 enables brokerages to provide clients and prospects an additional online self-service quoting option, allowing brokers to offer additional servicing and mobile quoting processes.
  • Simplified Occupational options: Applied WebRater 2016 delivers an enhanced client and prospect user experience by streamlining occupational options with applicable discounts for users to select in Alberta and Quebec.
  • Improved vehicle quote workflow: Applied WebRater 2016 features a redesigned vehicle quoting workflow, supporting a higher percentage of completed vehicle quote submissions for increased lead opportunities.

“Market research and customer feedback continue to demonstrate that insurance consumers are more frequently researching and quoting insurance policies online,” said St�phane Lacasse, vice president of Product Management and Rating Services, Applied Systems. “Applied WebRater 2016 further enables brokerages to deliver clients and prospects an elevated customer experience by providing online access to insurance information and quoting, ensuring their company is present at the moment of opportunity to serve as a trusted advisor. This release furthers Applied�s investment in delivering enhanced capabilities to the broader Applied Rating Services portfolio, ensuring that brokerages can deliver their clients the most accurate quotes in the most efficient manner.”

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and data exchange between brokerages, insurers and their clients, Applied is the world�s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.

SOURCE: Applied Systems