|By Business Wire||
|December 9, 2013 11:15 AM EST||
Agencyport Software, a leading provider of software and services to the global insurance and reinsurance industries, today announced the immediate availability of AgencyPortal™ 4.6, the latest version of its market-leading platform for insurance companies offering self-service portals to their retail agents, customers, brokers, MGAs and policy holders.
New Responsive Web Design (RWD) capabilities enable carrier portal designs to auto-adapt to different devices. With flexible images and fluid grids, content and layout automatically resize to fit the screens of whatever devices agents are using, creating a consistent experience across desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
“The increasing proliferation of tablets and smartphones in the workplace has brought with it a variety of screen sizes; we build for all of them,” said Allan Egbert, Chief Technology Officer at Agencyport Software. “The feedback we’ve been getting from both carriers and agents is A) more of their business is being conducted away from their desks, and B) they’re frustrated when they don’t get the same quality of web experience conducting business with carriers as they do conducting personal transactions—say with airlines or banks. When working with Agencyport customers, agents can expect a state-of-art web experience no matter where they are or what they’re working on.”
In addition to RWD, AgencyPortal™ 4.6 ships with major improvements to the Account Management feature, including:
- A new and powerful search platform that makes it easy for agents to pull up their customer’s account.
- A new dashboard that provides a single place for users to maintain account information and add a policy, endorsement or claim to an account.
- Enhanced support for uploads, which is designed to allow the agent to upload a work item directly to an account.
"The new Account Management features in 4.6 are a direct output from our ongoing customer and user feedback, and insight gathered by our own project managers,” continued Egbert. "Our ultimate focus is meeting the daily needs of users and offering solutions that minimize operating costs and maximize efficiency.”
Over thirty P&C insurance carriers currently use AgencyPortal™ across personal, commercial, specialty and reinsurance lines of business in several countries including all 50 U.S. states. Agencyport's existing clients may immediately upgrade to v4.6 by contacting their representative or by email to [email protected]. Further release notes are available on the Agencyport Dev Zone.
Agencyport Software lets P&C insurers engage simply and quickly with their product distribution channels and technology partners. We offer the world's leading web-based distribution technologies and robust business intelligence tools—making the complex business of insurance simpler and smarter, increasing efficiency, improving underwriting, and sharpening carriers’ competitive edge.