Acuity Insurance received the 2017 IVANS Leadership Award. Presented at IVANS Connect, the award honors Acuity for excellence in increasing connectivity and automating data exchange across the independent insurance agency channel.
"Acuity’s real-time interface capabilities allow agents to connect to our policy, rating, claims, and billing systems directly from their desktops without needing to rekey any information,” said Marcus Knuth, Vice President - Enterprise Technology, Acuity. “Those capabilities also enhance Acuity’s ease-of-business capabilities, allowing us to receive more quotes and write more new business."
Acuity continues its industry leadership in carrier/agency automation and in helping agents implement cost-saving download and real-time transactions. In the coming months, the company will expand its connectivity capabilities by implementing support for ACORD eDocs and messages download, enabling agents to download attachments directly into their agency management system.
Acuity has also integrated its real-time quoting capabilities with IVANS Real-Time Rating, which will be leveraged in the Applied Systems platform to provide personal auto and home quotes. This implementation delivers time savings for agents, allowing them to obtain an accurate quotation in a matter of seconds.
“Industry statistics continue to highlight the importance of ease of doing business that agencies evaluate when choosing insurer partners,” said Thad Bauer, Vice President and General Manager, IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems. “Investment in connectivity between insurers, MGAs, and agencies is the cornerstone of enabling ease of doing business for stakeholders across the insurance lifecycle to focus time on servicing customers.”