Westborough, Mass. (Nov. 3, 2016) – Independent insurance agencies have suffered through restrictive agency management technologies for decades. The launch of Veruna marks a new beginning and new approach to the technology backbone of insurance agency management. Veruna has already grabbed the attention of the insurance industry by being named a finalist in the 2016 ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge, an annual insurance technology competition that identifies significant and sustainable innovation for the insurance industry. The company is also a recipient of a 2016 ACORD Leadership Award, a prestigious honor that recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in guiding the insurance industry toward greater clarity in the sharing of insurance data.
“We are excited to implement Veruna into our agency operations. For years we have struggled with creating an office where our staff could truly be efficient due to the outdated technology available to insurance agents,” says Tom Hernandez, president & CEO of JKB Insurance Services Inc. “Veruna gives us the ability to finally enter the modern world to grow profitably and reach our full potential.”
The company’s technology platform, Veruna AMR, leverages Salesforce – with full access to more than 3,000 business apps on the Salesforce AppExchange – to deliver a best-of-breed user experience based on the actual needs of insurance agents. With a natively mobile interface, open platform and the power to customize functionality, Veruna AMR provides unprecedented control with agency management technology that powers growth for the modern insurance agency. Modules are built from the ground up to manage all lines of business, as opposed to legacy platforms that were designed for only one insurance vertical ages ago, and have simply been patched and modified over the years. Dedicated to a fresh perspective and an injection of innovation, Veruna AMR unlocks a host of needed features for insurance agencies including purpose-built modules for:
- Sales & marketing management
- Client management
- Document & Forms
- ACORD eForms
- Third-party software integrations
- Custom report-building and analytics
The Veruna team is comprised of insurance agency experts, averaging 30 years of industry experience. They come from well-known and well-respected technology and consulting organizations for the insurance industry, including:
- etfile: Developer of custom software solutions to help insurance agencies attain efficiencies and automation, and creator of the cloud-based document management system, OfficeScope.
- NexGen Consultants: Experienced team with a decade of building products on the Salesforce platform specific to insurance carriers and agencies to help increase profitably and efficiency.
“For years our group has been frustrated with hearing from our agency partners that their agency growth and operations are being held back by lackluster technology. Agency management systems are meant to help an insurance agency move forward, not keep it stalled. That’s why we started Veruna,” said Jonathan Lincoln, president and cofounder, Veruna. “We didn’t rely on anonymous coders to develop our technology. Instead, we utilized the amazing infrastructure of Salesforce and coupled that with respected professionals who have spent their careers in agency operations. That’s how we’re challenging the status quo and changing everything about the way an agency approaches technology.”
Visit the Veruna team at ACORD2016, Nov. 1-3, 2016, booth #222 in Boca Raton, Fla.
Veruna is the result of years of frustration with “good enough” insurance industry technology. With both its new agency management solution built on the Salesforce platform and its leading consultancy services, Veruna is the first agency management system provider to offer an AMS designed to meet the needs of the modern insurance agency through true customization and integration. Veruna is challenging independent insurance agents to walk away from the status quo and embrace change. Veruna is committed to enabling independent agencies to grow their business by changing the way they do business. Learn more at www.veruna.com.