Applied Rater Software

4.07 / 5 (29)

About Applied Rater


Applied Rater is a cloud-based insurance rating and quoting solution that helps businesses to present insurance rates to their clients. It integrates into agency websites and management systems, providing users with a single point of data entry to automate the exchange of information.

Key features include pipeline visibility via Applied Rater's configurable dashboard, integrated proposals, rates on multiple lines of business and more. Applied Rater enables users to automatically receive personalized flood proposals that include cost indication and customer waivers.

The solution also supports integration with LexisNexis, which allows users to auto-verify prospects' and customers' vehicle and residential information. Additionally, Applied Rater features built-in templates that automatically pull in rate quotes for customers in professional proposals.

Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis after one-time setup fees. Support is offered via phone, email and an online self service customer portal.



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29 Reviews of Applied Rater

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.07 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(15)

4 stars

(8)

3 stars

(1)

2 stars

(3)

1 stars

(2)

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February 2018

David from Cooke Insurance Agency

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

Couldn't even begin to imagine my life as a personal lines broker without this software

Pros

The ease of integration into broker management systems and wide acceptability by insurance companies, especially given most insurance companies will honour quotes completed. Limits duplicate data entry and allows quoting all companies represented at once for easy comparison of coverage and premiums.

Cons

When trying to quote home and auto to show a client true bundle savings, often have to close and reopen quote when sifting through different insurance companies as no company has same bundle discounts. Can add extra time.

April 2019

Jason from Surex Direct

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Applied aka "Compuquote"

I know that it is a very expensive tool for an office to have but it's definitely needed.

Pros

The amount of detail that you can enter. This product has come a long way in the last 10 years. For property you could not quote more than one location without errors before and now it seems to be much better.

Cons

There are probably twice as many fields to complete than there was even 10 years ago. It takes quite a while to enter even a simple quote as most of the fields are required to populate.

November 2018

Michelle from Southshore Insurance Professionals

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

Simpifying the Quote Process

This helps us quote and propose our clients with ease, it's a great asset to our agency.

Pros

This system is user friendly and has all of our carrier options for both home and auto listed. We're able to easily turn around quotes and proposals and the quality of the proposal is fantastic. This tool has been a welcome one in our agency since 2014.

Cons

We had some issues with the big Windows 10 upgrade last year, but since has gotten significantly better.

November 2018

Ashlee from Insurance One

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

Insurance Premium Rating

I do feel like Applied Rater saves me time when I'm quoting multiple companies for one customer. Also a big time saver when the prospect I'm quoting has multiple drivers and vehicles, Applied will auto fill all the information that I give them into my carriers quoting sites.

Pros

I do like how the program allows you to input information onto one platform instead of entering it into all of my providers separately.

Cons

I notice a lot of the time the information is not transferred correctly.

December 2016

Gillian from Best Buy Insurance Brokers Inc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2016

Quoting made (relatively) easy

We have been an Applied broker for over 30 years and have used Applied Rater (formerly Compu Quote) since it became available. It is still a valuable tool for our team to use in the quoting process

Pros

it's relatively easy to use and fairly intuitive for new users...

Cons

it needs to have more fail-safes in place for quotes... certain fields that need to be reviewed or alerts to coverages that haven't been reviewed... perhaps turn on/off option for more experienced users but a good tool for those just starting or those who do not use the software as frequently

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

Applied Rater Review

Pros

This is a great tool to use for insurance agents. I can easily go from one insurance carrier to another like it’s an internet browser.

Cons

It can get a little slow at times but it’s not a big deal.

February 2015

Ted from Insurance Agency Services

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

February 2015

Semcat Product Review

We have been using SEMCAT for a little over 6 months now. We have found this product to save our offices a tremendous amount of time when we quote. Since SEMCAT uses the actual rating portals of our partners, we find that our quotes are more accurate. The SEMCAT options allow us to tailor our quotes as we wish to present them and we have multiple ways to present quotes. The service team at SEMCAT are next to none, they are responsive and are always willing to go that extra mile to insure we fully understand our issue and how to resolve it. There are few issues however when one does arise, they are quick to identify the issue and resolve it quickly. The product continues to evolve as well so it does have updates often times the updates are at the request of a user, i.e. evaluate suggestions from the user base and incorporate them into the product. All in all, a great product with a very dedicated staff, we would highly recommend this product and staff to anyone who is looking for a comparative rater.

January 2017

David from Creek Insurance

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

January 2017

Applied ruined Semcat

When Applied bought Semcat I was worried and my concerns have become true. Since Fall of 2015, the rates is junk. The company keeps claiming a fix is on the way. Over promise, no delivery. Stay far, far, far away. Was a tremendous product, now a headache and useless. Applied just takes my money and provides little return.

Pros

Used to be the best on the market.

Cons

Useless since Windows 10 came out

January 2015

Jessica from Dave Millet Insurance Agency of Slidell

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

January 2015

Semcat Review

I love Semcat for rating. It definitly makes things easier for most products. The cons I have are 1)Constantly having issues with rating Safeway and 2) does not provide a way to quote mobile homes, RVs, Motorcycles, and boats into our carriers that provide those products. That would be a great tool if you were able to incorporate that into the rater. There is one more thing, my Semcat crashes...a lot. Maybe becuase I have so many client tabs open with quotes and so many carrier tabs open on the other side for payments and such. I like to use Semcat for everything but don't like when it crashes. I would like to see it handle my "overload" if that is in fact what's causing the crashes. Overall, I like Semcat, it's easy and I think you will work out the tweaks overtime. Always great customer service when I have to call. Thank you for that.

May 2017

Mark from Kesner Insurance Agency, Inc

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

May 2017

Outdated, expensive and outrageous fees to get your own data back

Pros

Their customer support was okay. The best thing Applied had going for them is their user group meetings.

Cons

No real update to TAM in the last 5 year. Spend all their money updating EPIC while increasing fees for TAM users. Highest fees in the industry.

May 2016

P from Tropical Insurance Brokers

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Customer support

1.0

May 2016

Effectively Useless with Windows 10

As the previous reviewer mentioned, Applied Rater (formerly SEMCAT) used to be a phenomenal product. However, after updating my system to Windows 10 in June of 2015 to stay compatible with other programs, Applied Rater became barely above useless. In addition to the "XUL runner not working" issue, the program constantly freezes and has to be force-closed from the task manager. Sites won't open due to compatibility issues, Applied Rater won't remember the needed settings, and one has to default back to Internet Explorer to reset the compatibility settings. Ordering loss reports or credit scores also lock up the program, and occasionally Applied Rater will randomly freeze during the quoting process. When speaking with customer service - if you get a response from your email ticket at all - has been the same for over 10 months now (since July of 2015!!!): "We're working on a fix." Applied Rater has gone from being the "one program portal" I used for accessing all info on a carriers site to an unreliable, erratic and unsupported nuisance that gets in the way of business. I used to be a fanatical supporter of SEMCAT and raved about it to others. Not anymore, and it's shameful how far this software fell in less than a few short months. Any reviews from before July 2015 should be ignored as they are no longer applicable to the current version of this once fine software.

December 2016

Heather from Affiliated Brokers Insurance

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2016

Great Insurance Rater Program!

Applied Rater is a great program for rating a new client with multiple insurance carriers. You input the client information into the Dashboard and then select your saved companies to quote with. You are then able to save and/or print off quotes with multiple carriers for the client to see which is the best option for them. We used to use SEMCAT and then they were purchased by Applied Systems. The old product was terrific as well. Occasionally we may have a few snags as an insurance company updates their websites or such that just needs to be communicated to the Applied Rater tech department to have them update settings. Overall, it's a great product and saves us a lot of time without having to re-input data separately into each carrier site.

November 2018

Dylan from Joe Bonene Insurance Services, Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

Save have the time

Applied Rater overall works great and is a necessity in the insurance industry.

Pros

This product saves so much time when rating insurance prospective clients. This will rate multiple companies at once to save time and checking all rates individually.

Cons

The software can be a little expensive, and may not support all your companies.

January 2015

Gail from Donnaway Insurance Inc

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

January 2015

Semcat

SEMCAT is useful when quoting several markets to give comparison Quotes. Saves time not to have to enter the same basic info and prefills the information and automatically logs into that company's website. The one problem we have run into is that some of the Homeowner companies will rate using a Frame rate in lieu of Brick Veneer and this has caused an incorrect quote when this information has pre-filled. Other than that I think it is a great quoting tool that most would find helpful and efficient.

January 2015

Vincent from Christensen Insurance

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

January 2015

Speed and Simplicity

Semcat is a great tool to have in any agency. We are able to generate more quotes in less time allowing us to better serve our customers. We also have an online quoting tool through Semcat that imports our website leads and notifies us when a customer is awaiting a quote. The downside to Semcat that it is missing real-time quoting with most carriers. If this would be available with more carriers...look out.

January 2015

Brandy from Kathy Bayes Insurance Agency, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

5.0

January 2015

Very pleased with SEMCAT

Overall, I think our agency is extremely pleased with the SEMCAT product. I utilize it on a daily basis for a variety of features: quoting, accessing company sites, keeping track of client info on a short-term basis, until I am ready to enter them into our system. Occasionally it gets a glitch here and there, but for the most part, it is an extremely useful and user-friendly product! I personally love it!

January 2015

Jason from HUFF Insurance Agency, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

January 2015

Outstanding Value

We've been using SEMCAT for a few years now and I find the overall program is an outstanding value for the benefit it provides. The addition of real-time auto enhanced those benefits substantially and now SEMCAT is our only rapid rating system. It makes being an independent agent easier by allowing us to do what we promise more efficiently, which is "do the shopping for the customer"!! Thanks SEMCAT!!

June 2015

Jason from VA Farm Bureau

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

June 2015

Excellent Product

Once initial training was completed, it took several weeks/months for me and my staff to fully appreciate the value of SEMCAT. I reached out to one of the reps to ask for additional office training and she was available to do it the very next day. After that training, our use of it and production from it has gone to a new level. I highly recommend it to any agency carrying multiple carriers

December 2014

Andrew from Mappus Insurance Agency, Inc

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

December 2014

Awesome Product!

Our agency has been completely transformed with the addition of SEMCAT. We can quote so many more policies in FAR LESS TIME than ever before. It allows us to spend more time with clients and on other items. SEMCAT has definitely allowed us to increase our revenues far greater than if we didn't have this software. Looking forward to the next set of upgrades and features!

February 2015

Robbie from Insurance Agency Services

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0