Vertafore News

Software Provider Vertafore Acquires Canada’s Keal Technology

Vertafore, the Bothell, Wash.-based insurance software provider, announced the acquisition of Keal Technology, a leading provider of broker and commercial management systems in Canada. The move extends Vertafore’s customer base into Canada, further enhancing its international footprint, the company said …

Insurance Industry Analyzes Google’s Failed Online Insurance Experiment

The insurance industry had a lot to say about what Google did wrong a day after the search engine giant said it would be pulling the plug on its year-long Google Compare experiment selling auto insurance online. Many believe that …

What Are Your True IT Costs?

This post is part of a series sponsored by Vertafore. Most principals can talk about fixed asset schedules: how much a PC costs, how much a server costs. That’s a three to five year investment. What often goes under the …

What is Desktop as a Service?

This post is part of a series sponsored by Vertafore. Technology offerings have matured to the point where even within our industry we can make use of new cloud offerings. The best example is the ability to economically and securely …

Due for a Hardware Refresh?

This post is part of a series sponsored by Vertafore. A couple of new variables need to be considered when thinking about a hardware refresh at this particular moment in time. One is the market changes and market factors that …

Vertafore Acquires Florida-Based Agency Technology Provider QQ Solutions

Insurance software provider Vertafore, has acquired QQ Solutions, Inc., a provider of agency management systems and a comparative rater offering. The move expands Vertafore’s portfolio of agency management systems and rating products and further expands Vertafore’s rating capabilities in Texas …

Vertafore’s Answer to Google Compare for Agents

Some consumers may be agog over Google Compare, but insurance industry vendors like software provider Vertafore have been working to deliver quotes and ratings more quickly and conveniently for years. That’s the message from Dave Bevan, director of product management …

Vertafore, Microsoft Partner to Provide Agents Access to Dynamics Platform

Insurance software provider Vertafore has partnered with Microsoft to give insurance agents access to the capabilities of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) platform. The partnership is designed to improve customer-facing interactions and give agents data that can be accessed …

Vertafore Names Hawn CEO, Chairman; NetVU Elects Savino Chairman

Insurance technology company Vertafore announced that Jeff Hawn has been named chairman and chief executive officer, effective April 13. Bryan Taylor, capital partner and lead director at TPG Capital, said Hawn was chosen after a “rigorous” selection process. “He has …

Large Agencies More Optimistic About Future Growth: Vertafore Study

Optimism over the future growth potential of independent agencies ties closely to the size of the independent agency, with larger agencies feeling more optimistic about future growth than their smaller counterparts, according to a new industry study. Some 70 percent …