Our member agents can get real-time quotes from carriers with which they have direct appointments all at once. They also can use this service to quote other SIAAZ partner carriers.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
Two SIAA master agents have selected the RealTimeExpress® comparative rater from Quantum Integrated Systems to upgrade service to member agencies. Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, LLC (VIAA) and Southwest Insurance Agents Alliance (SIAAZ) now provide real-time, online commercial insurance quotes for member agents via RealTimeExpress.
SIAAZ and VIAA are master agencies of Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), the United States’ largest partnering independent insurance agency alliance. SIAA master agents provide access to insurance carriers and tools, such as RealTimeExpress, to help smaller agencies compete on equal footing with bigger agencies, while maintaining independent status.
RealTimeExpress is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application that enables commercial insurance agents to enter client information one time and receive quotes from multiple carriers to compare side by side. The simplified process saves time, reduces the chance of data entry errors and produces a document agents can use in sales presentations.
“Adding RealTimeExpress is great for everyone involved,” SIAAZ President Dan Skinner said. “Our member agents can get real-time quotes from carriers with which they have direct appointments all at once. They also can use this service to quote other SIAAZ partner carriers with which they do not have direct appointments, and RealTimeExpress does all the work – we don’t have to prepare anything.”
Pierce Powers, Managing Member of VIAA, echoed Skinner’s thoughts. “This is exactly what the founders had in mind when they formed SIAA in 1995 – big agency services that help smaller, independent insurance agencies get big and level the playing field,” he said.
RealTimeExpress is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application that requires no additional hardware or software installation for users. Because it is Web-based, commercial insurance agencies and agents never have to worry about making updates; Quantum Integrated Systems does that for them.
Quantum Integrated Systems President Mark Van Horn said the custom installation for VIAA and SIAAZ gives their member agents the best of both worlds.
“Many agents have direct appointments with some carriers, so they can use the system without going through the master agent,” Van Horn said. “With that same data entry they also can open new markets they don’t currently have access to, which makes their offerings much more competitive. RealTimeExpress is a great service for any SIAA master agency and member agent.”
SIAA, the nation’s largest partnering Independent Insurance Agency Alliance, is dedicated to the creation, retention and growth of the Independent Insurance Agency distribution system. Since it's inception in 1995, SIAA has signed more than 4,000 new members. SIAA provides insurance agencies access to companies that instantly elevate them to BIG agency status, while maintaining their independence. For more information visit http://www.siaa.net .
About Quantum Integrated Systems
Quantum Integrated Systems, Inc., a leader in SEMCI development and supplies a wide range of software products and services to the insurance financial services industries. Established in 1991, the company’s flagship RealTimeExpress Software as a Service comparative rater product streamlines the quoting process for commercial insurance agents. Corporate Website: http://www.realtimeexpress.com