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A Collaborative Community

Partner XE User CommunityThe best ideas come from those who use the agency management system each day. Collaboration and communication play a significant role in advancing the Partner Platform agency management system in a way that aligns with how independent insurance agencies manage and grow their business. One of the ways in which this is accomplished is through the Partner User Community.

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Partner User Community includes every independent insurance agency using the Partner Platform agency management system and includes a volunteer board of Partner Platform users. Its primary functions are to educate the independent insurance agencies using the Partner  Platform on how to get the most out of their agency management system, to provide SIS with input and feedback that can be used for product and service enhancements, and to advocate for advances in technology and standards through groups like ACT (Agents Council for Technology) and AUGIE (ACORD User Groups Information Exchange).

All members are encouraged to get involved in the current and future direction of the Partner Platform agency management system through

  • Forums,
  • Surveys,
  • Workgroups,
  • National and regional user conferences,
  • And more.
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Recent Articles

The Niche Market as the Future of Independent Insurance Agency Marketing

Your insurance agency marketing goal is to stand out among the noise. Identifying and investing in serving a niche market is one of the most efficient and effective ways to achieve this challenging goal.

When you serve a niche market, you have less competition, making it easier to gain new customers in a specific arena. Your agency is set apart as providing “X” type of insurance, making you distinctive. PIA National’s 2022 Independent Agent Survey found that respondents devoted more than 20% of their book of business to a niche market. You, too, can capitalize on this valuable strategy.

Planning for the Next Stage in Insurance Agency Management: Perpetuation

Over the past few years, there has been a surge in insurance agency management transitions. Mergers and acquisitions specifically are on the rise, with an estimated 550 deals, up 12% from the previous year, in the first quarter of 2021. While these transitions can be profitable for owners, they can come with significant trepidation and worry from employees and customers.

As an owner, you need to start thinking ahead about how to prepare your agency for its eventual ownership transition. Whether you plan to perpetuate internally or externally, it’s essential that you prepare. That preparation includes setting your agency up for its highest valuation, prepping your team, and investing in tools and processes to bring your agency into the future.

The Power of Relationship and Innovation in Insurance Tech

Good partners and partnerships are critical to success in any business, but it’s crucial in technology where the pace of change and breadth of innovation is high. Insurance tech is growing fast, and it’s critical to look to progressive partners to keep up with the pace.

Why Partnerships Matter
Innovations happen everywhere, every day. Things like electric cars, an increase in IoT, the interconnectedness of tech systems in healthcare and our own homes, and other innovations significantly impact our industry. These tech advances inform how insurers can gain data to inform policies and process claims.

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