Wawanesa Mutual Selects TechCanary for Distribution Management

Leveraging the latest in technology, Wawanesa – the largest Canadian property & casualty insurer solely committed to the broker channel – will be piloting TechCanary to strengthen Broker relationships

Milwaukee, WI (Sept. 27, 2018) – TechCanary, a provider of a cloud-based, analytics-driven insurance solution built natively on the Salesforce platform, today announced Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company has selected the TechCanary Broker Management System (TC-BMS) and Salesforce. The insurer has also chosen TechCanary’s Professional Services to provide the expertise and experience to help the insurer meet its aggressive timeline for implementation. Wawanesa, the largest Property and Casualty (P&C) insurer in Canada with 100% broker distribution, will be using TechCanary to help manage their Broker relationships.

As a forward-thinking insurer investing heavily in digital capabilities to support their broker partners and shared customers, Wawanesa selected the TechCanary platform after an extensive proof of concept (POC) which served as evidence of the system’s ability to scale, its breadth and depth of functionality, and its configurability to support their needs.

According to Graham Haigh, Vice President of Business Development with Wawanesa, “The smart application of the latest technologies, with an eye on emerging technologies, is critical to establishing and maintaining the most efficient operation that simultaneously provides an outstanding user experience, whether the user is an employee, a Broker, or a policyholder. After considering all of the available options, TechCanary’s system with Salesforce was clearly the best choice for this pilot project.”

Haigh added, “The TechCanary team was extremely responsive and knowledgeable throughout our early evaluation and the subsequent proof of concept. Getting to know the quality of the team made us even more comfortable with our decision.”

Commenting on Wawanesa’s selection of TechCanary, Reid Holzworth, TechCanary co-founder and CEO, said, “We welcome Wawanesa to the growing TechCanary family of users and appreciate their confidence in both our platform and our people. Wawanesa’s selection of TechCanary gives us an even stronger foothold in the Canadian insurance market, especially among carriers.”

TechCanary is a cloud-based, analytics driven insurance solution for agencies, brokerages, MGAs, GAs, wholesalers and carriers. Built on the world’s #1 CRM platform Salesforce, the TechCanary solution offers a complete ACORD and CSIO data structure; support for all lines of business in P&C, life, health and benefits; integration with both email and phone, and all browsers and mobile devices. The platform enables efficient management of the entire insurance sales and service process from lead to sale to ongoing customer support, including renewal. Robust pre-built analytics is included along with fully user-configurable automation and workflows. TechCanary clients can choose from over 4,000 add-on pre-integrated Apps, enabling easy expansion of capabilities and quick-to-value deployment.

About Wawanesa

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is the largest Canadian Property and Casualty Mutual insurer with $3 billion in annual revenue and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With over 5,000 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Learn more at www.wawanesa.com/canada/.

About TechCanary

Founded in 2013, TechCanary is an InsurTech company offering a leading insurance solution available on Salesforce. The company’s mission is to provide the insurance industry new and innovative alternatives to legacy brokerage management systems and generic CRM and call center solutions. The TechCanary offering is a configurable, cloud-based insurance solution for agencies, brokerages, carriers, MGAs, MGUs and wholesalers who want to gain competitive advantage by supporting their insurance business their way, and not as traditional insurance software dictates. The TechCanary insurance solution manages the entire insurance sales and service process in a single environment for all lines of business including property and casualty, life, annuities and employee benefits. To learn more about TechCanary, please call 414-446-3999 or visittechcanary.com.

SOURCE: Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

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