Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Neilson
Progressive Insurance announced its latest technology enhancement for its network of more than 35,000 independent agents: mobile quoting and selling capabilities. Progressive's agency-dedicated website, ForAgentsOnly.com, is now accessible from tablets, so agents can conveniently quote and sell personal passenger auto insurance anywhere, anytime.
"Our agents are busy, on-the-go professionals, and we're finding new ways to break down the barriers to doing business quickly and easily wherever they go," said Karen Barone, Progressive's agency distribution business leader. "We'll continue producing technology that helps agencies grow their business and stay better connected with their customers."
Agents with iPads® can now quickly and easily quote and sell policies, with AndroidTM compatibility coming in the next few months. The enhancements are part of a larger overall push to offer cutting-edge mobile technology. Earlier this year, Progressive made advancements to its customer-facing technologies by adding VIN scan, severe weather text alerts and SnapshotSM discount updates to its list of mobile offerings, which also includes finding a local agent, claims reporting, and bill pay.
"We live in a mobile marketplace and providing agents with this capability will help them stay competitive and connected with both Progressive and their customers," said Matt Lehman, Progressive's mobile business leader. "We'll continue looking for more ways to enhance our mobile technology offerings to create efficient business processes for agents that help them better manage their workflow demands."
Progressive plans to roll out additional enhancements this year, adding to its slate of mobile offerings and award-winning apps.