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Answers to frequently asked questions about SinglePoint

By Charlie Walsh on October 31st, 2017

When will I get the new SinglePoint? We will be begin delivering it in November to small groups of agents, approx. 25-75 at a time. This staggered rollout will allow us to make sure agents get the service and technical support they may need when first learning the new comparative rating system. How will I… Read More

Agents get firsthand look at new SinglePoint at Big Event

By Charlie Walsh on October 31st, 2017

They like what they see at MAIA’s annual trade show We were a little nervous coming into the Big Event last week, knowing agents would be eager to test drive the new SinglePoint. When you are exhibiting at a trade show, there are so many things out of your control and so many potential problems… Read More

On a personal note: births, milestones, and transitions

By Charlie Walsh on September 27th, 2017

In addition to our transition to SinglePoint, many Boston Software staffers are experiencing big transitions in their personal lives. Babies, babies, babies Product Manager John Janek with firstborn son Valerius Programmer Jim Bouzan and wife Paola welcome new daughter Gianna Programmer Swetha Avirneni and family welcome new son Shourya Also, Tech Support Manager Terry Peterson… Read More

Move your old quotes to SinglePoint? Let us know!

By Charlie Walsh on September 27th, 2017

In anticipation of the release of the first version of the new SinglePoint Rating software, there is one thing you can do right now to help us and help your agency get prepared. SinglePoint, of course, will have a database where you can save/retrieve all your quotes. This is a clean, fresh, empty, good-lookin’ database,… Read More

Learning the new SinglePoint: we got you covered

By Charlie Walsh on September 26th, 2017

Focus group of agents, carriers help shape training plan In August, we solicited the advice of a number of local independent agents and carrier reps. We gathered two different groups in the Boston Software conference room on two different weeks and presented them with a question: How can Boston Software properly train all the agents… Read More

The latest on our new SinglePoint Rating Software

By Charlie Walsh on September 26th, 2017

We’re on target to deliver first version to agents in November; WinRater and SinglePoint will both be supported during transition Summer was a busy season for us. We continue to move all the comparative rating functionality from WinRater to SinglePoint. It’s a grind, but we are making solid progress. A number of agents have been… Read More

Preferred Mutual Agency Codes will be automatically updated in WinRater/SinglePoint

By Boston Software on August 10th, 2017

Beginning Aug. 10, you will no longer need to manually change or update your Preferred Mutual Agency Codes. Instead, Preferred Mutual will provide a service within WinRater/SinglePoint that automatically updates the Agency Codes based upon agency and CSR credentials. The update service will run automatically every seven days. Important notes: You will need to run… Read More

Protect and prepare: your only options for cyber security

By Charlie Walsh on June 30th, 2017

It seems every few days in the news we hear of another major cyber attack. The attacks are getting more sophisticated and, no doubt, it’s difficult to keep up. Our advice over the years has always been to protect and prepare … and we continue to believe this is only option. Protect: The best way… Read More

WinRater Auto’s best timesaver: RMV lookup

By Charlie Walsh on June 30th, 2017

Yet some agents still don’t use this powerful functionality The vast majority of agents know and love the RMV Lookup feature in WinRater Auto. It allows agents to seamlessly retrieve driver, vehicle, and policy information at the start of an Auto quote in WinRater, and push all this data into the appropriate fields. This saves… Read More

‘Should I be worried about online access to SinglePoint?’

By Charlie Walsh on June 30th, 2017

Easing your concerns about the transition to SinglePoint As we transition WinRater to SinglePoint online, we want to provide as much information as possible to dispel potential anxieties. Because really, truly, this transition is a good thing. One concern agents have expressed is, “Will I be able to access SinglePoint online whenever I need it?”… Read More