News

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

Progress report on moving WinRater to the Web

By Charlie Walsh on March 22nd, 2017

We’re making very solid progress on our big 2017 challenge – i.e., retiring WinRater and moving all comparative rating functionality to our SinglePoint Web platform. This is an enormous project for a relatively small shop like ours. It requires us to think in broad, comprehensive, creative ways while being disciplined and organized and methodical. We’ve… Read More

Big news: WinRater is movin’ on up … to SinglePoint

By Charlie Walsh on February 27th, 2017

We’re stepping up to a big challenge: making our comparative rating software available on the Internet. More specifically, we are building a new rating service on SinglePoint to meet the needs of independent agents.

Training Survey delivers (mostly) high marks

By Charlie Walsh on February 2nd, 2017

Thank you to everyone who completed our Boston Software Training Survey. Our goal is to make sure that we are addressing your agency’s training needs and that your staff is getting all the information you need to use WinRater/SinglePoint to its maximum potential.  The results of the survey will help us determine where we should… Read More

New Boston Software website reflects brand evolution

By Charlie Walsh on February 2nd, 2017

We are no different from agencies like yours or other small businesses. We have to promote our products and services to a specific market. In the process of making people aware of our offerings, we make an impression. Those impressions are how your brand is built, whether you are aware of it or not. As the… Read More

Bits and bytes – January 2017

By Charlie Walsh on February 2nd, 2017

We are supporting another carrier for eStamps in WinRater: Merchants Insurance Group, specifically their two writing plans Merchants Mutual Insurance Company and Merchants Preferred Insurance Company. Tom Tempeny from Merchants can provide the stamp to you – click here to contact Tom for information on how to download it into your WinRater. We’ve begun rolling… Read More