We’ve built a number of apps for iPhones and we’re very pleased to announce at the ACORD conference that the first one is live in iTunes – for our customer Safety Insurance.
Safety is a leading P&C insurer in Massachusetts and we’ve helped them serve their independent agents with AgencyConnect, software that allows Safety Insurance to return quotes via agents’ own desktop systems (e.g. by Vertafore or Applied) and via comparative raters (e.g. SilverPlume or WinRater). From these projects we already had a foundation of underwriting rules and data mapping on top of which we quickly added a mobile portal layer.
The Safety iPhone app is live in iTunes (search for “Safety Mobile”) and allows Safety policyholders to view their auto ID cards, find their local agent, or report an accident. As an insurance company doing business exclusively through independent agents, Safety got their agents bought-in to this mobile app that enhances the customer experience. We at Sword Insurance will soon release a Safety Mobile app for DROID devices and work with Safety on their mobile strategy in general.
Safety Insurance looked at a number of vendors including mobile app experts for all industries, but settled on Sword Insurance because they know our work and we know their business and system infrastructure.
News coverage of our announcement is interesting because of the three vendors announcing news in mobile software for insurers, you have a respected Business Intelligence firm in Millbrook announcing a mobile front end to their software and global IT services player L&T InfoTech announcing a mobile accelerator for insurance (and all of the other industries it serves); what’s interesting is that to my knowledge we remain the only insurance technology firm dedicated to the P&C market that will sell mobile apps and mobile web optimization to front end any system including, but not limited to, our software solutions.