HawkSoft CMS

RATING:

4.4

(62)

About HawkSoft CMS

HawkSoft is an insurance management solution designed for independent agencies. HawkSoft offers workflows for commercial and personal lines and an auto-documentation process that builds a trail of every client interaction. HawkSoft’s core package includes the reporting suite, Agency Intelligence, giving agents access to vital business metrics and sales pipeline management tools. HawkSoft offers drag-n-drop functionality, real-time quoting, downloads, e-signature, phone integration, QuickBooks integration, pre-fill ACORD forms and certificates of insurance, batch email marketing and texting. Support is provided via phone, chat and in person.

HawkSoft CMS Pricing

Starting price: 

$250.00 per month

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Agency reporting suite
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HawkSoft CMS Reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for HawkSoft CMS

1 - 5 of 62 Reviews

User Profile

Pramod

Verified reviewer

Insurance, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2018

HawkSoft - Agency's best companion

We have used many AMS like AMS360, EzApps, etc for different agencies, but HawkSoft is the BEST. It stands up from crowd and it provides something which no other AMS could provide, PEACE of MIND. We know our data is safe in hands of HawkSoft.

PROS

HawkSoft is best all-in-one solution for small & growing agency as well as well established agency. It can maintain & manage data for thousands of customers without breaking a sweat. Very fluid, modern interface which is very easy to learn and use, loads of customization, complete control over your data and robust performance are plus points of this AMS. Also if you are new user, help is in abundance and available at your fingertips. Their integration with Raters and carriers is time saver.

CONS

Only thing I didn't like about HawkSoft is that their training course (HawkSoft University) are very expensive and provides very generic knowledge for the fees they charge.

Paulette

Insurance, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed August 2018

Using Hawksoft for our Agency Management System

Overall, Hawksoft management and the development team are wonderful to work with and receptive to what an agency needs. There are many features that enable us to save time when handling our clients. The direct links that can be set up to company websites is a great help. Agency Intelligence gives a quick snapshot of the book of business so you can see where to focus your cross selling attempts.

PROS

Having only used Hawksoft for a little more than a year, it is still a "work in progress". The support staff is wonderful whenever you have to call in to ask a question. There are many wonderful features that are very user friendly and time saving, such as the "hot keys", "external links", and other quick features on the task bar. I really like using the "virtual printer" which makes it very easy to attach a document so it doesn't have to be printed and scanned. The drag & drop feature is also very convenient. The "help" feature and all of the training guides give you step by step processes to follow, so "self-training" is easy as well. Management is delightful to work with and very receptive to agency needs. It integrates with our emailing system well.

CONS

These are the things that could assist running an agency smoother: Reports could be easier to use. It would be nice if you could "drill down" commission reports more specifically like you can production reports. Also, the commercial book of business is skewed because when tax & fees are added to the premium it looks like there is more premium than there actually is. Commercial lines could be easier to navigate through. It is not as user friendly for life & health and there is no category to segment "Group Benefits". It's all lumped under "other". Commission Reports for Life & Health are difficult to reconcile for various reasons. We chose Hawksoft because we were told that every line of business could be combined into 1 management system (except for investments of course) and that is not as simple as it sounds. There are challenges. Integrating with a rater would be wonderful for personal lines. A pet peave of the agency principle is that you have to click too many things to get out of something. Agency billing & invoicing is a challenge at times.

Michael

Insurance, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed July 2020

Unstable/Constant Issues, but Good when it works

When the system works, it is fine, but it errors about once a week. It is a constant battle and with what we do and how important the system is to our minute by minute workflow, the instability kills this product for us. Knowing this now, I would have opted for a different program/company. You simply can't trust that it will be there all the time for your company, or that work you do won't just be lost at random.

PROS

The ability to drag and drop was a step up from our previous, not much else, perhaps some of the interactivity and organization of the tasks.

CONS

Notes entered can be dropped/lost without notice with relative frequency, and when notes are absolutely essential to what we do, well, simply put, that cannot happen.

Reasons for switching to HawkSoft CMS

The added functionality and ability to use on any device.

Vendor Response

Thank you for sharing your concerns, Michael. The recent connectivity issues you experienced are due to load-balancing problems on one of our servers. It affected only those agencies whose data is hosted on that server, but we understand the frustration caused by the loss of productivity and disruption to your business, as well as the impact that trickles through to policyholders who trust your agency for timely service. The connectivity issues lasted for nearly half the day for most agencies in that region. We trust that your agency is now back up and running. We value you as a customer, Michael, and we want to understand all of your concerns as fully as possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out to support@hawksoft.com if you would like to discuss your experience further. While we can't promise that there will never be disruptions to service, we can promise that we'll leave no stone unturned to make it right for you and your agency when there is a disruption.

Replied August 2020

Anonymous

2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

2

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed May 2021

Feature rich but high learning curve

It’s a great product and one that keeps my workflow moving.

PROS

Accessing to customer files and notes on the fly makes handing customers easy. Keeping notes up to date is essential to making sure that clients are handled on time and according to client requests.

CONS

Lots of features are missing and are added based on fees. So what you may think is included, isn’t, and you’ll get charged monthly for it.

Vendor Response

Thanks for leaving such a great review of HawkSoft! In response to your comment on fees, HawkSoft includes all the core management features you need to run your agency (including reports and dashboards, batch email marketing, accounting workflows, our mobile-friendly Agent Portal, and more) at one price, rather than using pricing tiers. We do also offer add-on features for agencies looking to customize their insurance technology stack, such as our e-Signature solution, Managed Accounting Services, and API integrations for marketing automation, review management, and much more. In our eyes, an agency should have all necessary agency management features included at one flat rate, with the ability to customize their technology stack as their agency grows and their needs evolve. We don't want to build those customization costs into the price when not all agencies will need those features.

Replied June 2021

User Profile

Rebecca

Verified reviewer

Insurance, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2019

Economical, user-friendly agency management

Hawksoft is economical and offers great growth opportunity for the agency. Their support is knowledgeable and quick. They work well even with our outside tech support company. We are able to efficiently maintain our database and our employees can easily navigate the system making them more productive.

PROS

Intuitive - easy to use. Adding functionality frequently. Allows many windows open at once in case we get client calls one after another. Economical - much better pricing than most other products. Lots of reporting options that help us keep on top of many agency aspects from sales to retention, to the flow of business. Several opportunities to connect and learn annually with the conventions they offer around the country. Great learning sessions in each - highly recommend attending conventions.

CONS

Slower-than-desired rollout of integrated texting that our clients want. Software doesn't do quite as good of a job of exporting to multi-raters (EZLynx in particular) as I'd hope. Some of the things I would expect to match up do not and we have to adjust them manually. There are a few things (like vehicle types or branded titles) that we can't run reports on.