News

Online quoting continues to show robust activity

By Charlie Walsh on May 30th, 2017

Although the number of agencies using SinglePoint Leads has dipped, those that have stuck with the online consumer quoting tool have served up a healthy number of Real-Time Rates. SinglePoint Leads is a utility you can embed on your website or Facebook page that allows online shoppers to generate their own quotes from the Auto… Read More

J.D. Power study: Independent agents hold advantages

By Charlie Walsh on May 30th, 2017

Did you happen to see J. D. Power’s U.S. Insurance Shopping Study released this month? The firm surveyed over 16,000 consumers who got an Auto insurance quote in 2016. It’s worth reading the summary/press release because it reveals or confirms a number of interesting insights from the last year: Carrier rate increases over the past couple… Read More

Agencies to road-test beta version of SinglePoint Rating

By Charlie Walsh on May 30th, 2017

The first “useable” version of the new SinglePoint Rating Software is now being tested by CSRs and producers in 22 MA agencies. This version has limited functionality and only quotes MAIP Automobile rates at this time, but it is a solid beginning! We’re very eager to hear what agents like and dislike about the new… Read More

‘Will I have to learn a completely new quoting system?’

By Charlie Walsh on May 30th, 2017

Easing your concerns about transitioning to SinglePoint Change – especially when it involves something we use or do on a daily basis – can be a little scary.  So, as we move toward migrating WinRater to SinglePoint online, we thought it would be a good idea to provide as much information as possible to dispel… Read More

Improvements to training and support showing results

By Charlie Walsh on April 28th, 2017

As we reported in February’s newsletter, we increased our training and support efforts to make sure your agency is getting all the help and information it needs to use WinRater/SinglePoint to its maximum potential. We’ve already begun to see better results with our training webinars by breaking them down into Basic, Advanced, and Carrier-specific sessions…. Read More

Beta testing begins on new SinglePoint Web-based rating platform

By Charlie Walsh on April 28th, 2017

The first “useable” version of the new SinglePoint rating software is just about ready and we expect to give it to 20 agencies for beta-testing next month. The functionality is limited and it will only quote MAIP rates at this time, but the basic quoting workflow is in place. We’re excited to let agents “kick… Read More

Workers’ Comp new business application is Wordless

By Charlie Walsh on April 28th, 2017

The WCRIB of MA recently updated its New Business Application, but has chosen not to release a Microsoft Word version of the application. They informed us that they receive nearly 99% of their applications via their online OAR system and thus do not feel it necessary to update the paper application version (which is required… Read More

UPC homeowners’ rates now available in WinRater

By Charlie Walsh on April 28th, 2017

We’re excited to announce that United Property Casualty’s HO3/HO5 rates are now available in WinRater. UPC is new to the MA market, but has a proven track record in coastal and catastrophe-exposed areas. The UPC rates are “manufactured” in WinRater at this time, but we are working towards Real-Time Rating in the future. If you… Read More

Odd rate? Use ‘Send to BSC’ for fast diagnosis

By Charlie Walsh on March 22nd, 2017

In the unlikely event that you get a rate in WinRater/SinglePoint that does not match your carrier’s website or DEC page – and you want us to help you figure out the cause of it — you should not email or fax us the information. The absolutely best thing to do is to use our… Read More

The new Boston Software website is officially live!

By Charlie Walsh on March 22nd, 2017

As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, we switched over to a new website platform (built on WordPress) with a new style and vibe. You’ll recognize many of us in the pictures. Who is that handsome devil on the Resource Center page? How cool is that group shot of us on the About Us page?… Read More