Technology for agencies and producers is becoming even more critical to build and maintain customer relationships and operate insurance businesses successfully.
University Park, Ill. (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
Applied Systems announced today it will sponsor a webinar series that addresses how digital technology is transforming the insurance industry and what strategies agencies can use to ensure business performance and profitably. Each webinar in the series will focus on an important topic to help insurance agents understand the growing role of technology in insurance and meet new expectations of more digitally-enabled consumers.
Experts see technology, such as mobile and cloud computing, creating new industry dynamics and a shift in insurance agency business practices. The recent Ovum analyst firm report "2013 Trends to Watch: Insurance" predicts the rising power of the customer and advancements in technology will pressure agents to conduct more business in real time and make their information and market-facing business processes more transparent.
["Agents of the Future," the first event in the series, will be held Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m. Eastern time and will present a technology outlook and expert opinions on how agents should prepare for evolutions in insurance business to be successful.
- Jeff Yates, ACT executive director, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America
- Angelyn Treutel, president, SouthGroup Insurance, a 2012 IIABA Best Practices Agency and one of the Insurance Journal Top 100 Privately-Held Independent Insurance Agencies
“The Internet, cloud computing and mobile technology continue to drive change in our industry and customers are relying on social networks, websites and friends for gathering information about insurance, said Jeff Yates. “Technology for agencies and producers is becoming even more critical to build and maintain customer relationships and operate insurance businesses successfully.”
Upcoming webinars in the “Agents and the Digital Future” series will provide insurance professionals with insight and practical knowledge on critical topics, including becoming a virtual agent and mobility for insurance producers.
About Applied Systems
Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. The company is recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems and data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems software enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. To learn more, please visit http://www.appliedsystems.com.