ANE and Vertafore, the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, announced an agreement to make Vertafore the exclusive provider of agency management technology solutions for ANE members. ANE agencies will receive preferred pricing for the Vertafore Agency Platform, comprehensive software that helps agents easily and economically grow new business, retain clients, maximize profitability and manage business lines.
“ANE’s agreement with Vertafore represents a dynamic and revolutionary approach to how we do business and will give our members a distinct competitive advantage in an increasingly complex marketplace,” said John K. Tiene, CEO, ANE. “We believe Vertafore is uniquely positioned to bring the industry’s next generation and most advanced technology to our independent agency network.”
The Vertafore Agency Platform cloud-based solution includes agency management systems for P&C and benefits, personal lines comparative rating, commercial lines reference content, agency and producer licensing, client portals, and electronic signature through DocuSign – all consolidated on a single screen. As part of the agreement with ANE, Vertafore will also provide on-site support and training for ANE agents.
“ANE’s member agencies will have access to a variety of insurance technology solutions to help them win more new business, retain clients, maximize profitability and successfully manage all lines of business more efficiently – today and into the future,” said Cliff Demmer, Vice President of Sales at Vertafore. “As part of Vertafore’s Premier Partner Program, ANE member agents and ANE leadership are provided a team of experts that will help them best take advantage of this unique opportunity.”
Vertafore’s Premier Partner Program provides ANE’s independent member agents with the technology to realize powerful productivity enhancements for their agencies day in and day out. Data management and analysis tools build upon the growing strength of the ANE network and provide ANE with the information needed to make decisions that will benefit the entire membership.
Vertafore works with 96 of the top 100 independent agencies and80 percent of the industry’s top carriers. In 2013, the company reported over 81 million real-time transactions between carriers and agencies, representing 250 percent growth from 2011. From real-time connectivity with agencies to insurance-focused workflow, collaboration and compliance, only Vertafore offers agency and carrier-proven technology and market data to drive carrier success.
Vertafore delivers cloud-based insurance software and services that transform the business of insurance. With the largest customer-base in the industry, more than 20,000 agencies and carriers leverage Vertafore’s insurance solutions that are built on today’s most advanced cloud, mobile, and information technology platforms. Only Vertafore offers the most complete portfolio of solutions for agencies and carriers to drive efficiencies and increase profitability – including agency management, rating and connectivity, content management and workflow, information solutions and producer lifecycle management. For more information about Vertafore, visit www.vertafore.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.