News

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

‘I’m digging this!’

By Charlie Walsh on June 30th, 2017

New SinglePoint Rating gets upbeat reviews from test group We sent the first “useable” version of the new SinglePoint Rating Software a bunch of MA agencies earlier this month. This version has limited functionality and only quotes MAIP Automobile rates, but it is a working rater and calculates a MAIP quote. The feedback we’ve received… Read More

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