Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped hundreds of insurers choose the right insurance CRM software to improve customer relationships and policy tracking.

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Zendesk Sell

Zendesk Sell (formerly Base) is the web and mobile-based customer relationship management application that allows B2B and B2C sales professionals to manage sales, track leads and engage proactively with customers from anywhere. The... Read more

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NetSuite CRM

NetSuite CRM+ is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution for small and midsize organizations. NetSuite caters to thousands of customers across a wide range of industries including wholesale distribution, manufacturing,... Read more

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FreeAgent CRM

FreeAgent CRM delivers a next-gen work experience on a customizable cloud-based platform help teams unlock productivity and grow sales effortlessly.  Stay in the zone, with AI-guided selling. See only what you need when you need... Read more

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Salesforce Sales Cloud

The Salesforce Sales Cloud is an on-demand CRM platform offering applications for small, midsize, and enterprise organizations, with a focus on sales and customer relationships. This Salesforce platform has CRM capabilities that include... Read more

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Thryv

Thryv is an all-in-one business management solution designed to help small businesses with essential business functions. With Thryv, business owners can expand their online presence, improve any customer relationship, and streamline... Read more

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LeadMaster

LeadMaster is a SaaS-based all-in-one lead management solution that offers capabilities to capture, track and follow up with leads. The solution comprises of integrated modules for sales force automation, customer relationship management,... Read more

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Nutshell

Nutshell is a sneaky powerful cloud-based CRM and sales automation tool for small businesses. The Nutshell platform offers sales process and collaboration tools, email sync with Gmail and Outlook, fully customizable reporting, and... Read more

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Claritysoft

Claritysoft is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution designed for midsize and large enterprise businesses. It offers sales automation, customer service and support, marketing automation and social CRM within... Read more

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SalesNOW

SalesNOW by Interchange Solutions Inc. is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) and sales force automation solution that allows sales teams, management and executives to manage aspects of sales cycle including contact,... Read more

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Quick Base CRM

Quick Base is an application development platform that enables people to build business applications without coding. The platform is cloud-based and accessible on any browser or mobile device. Users can build apps on Quick Base by... Read more

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Zendesk

Zendesk is one of the most popular customer management systems on the market. It enables companies of any size to streamline their issue resolution process with tools for automated ticketing, self service and more. Read more

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TeamSupport

TeamSupport is a business-to-business (B2B) support software solution designed to help companies resolve individual tickets while building stronger customer relationships. The solution goes beyond ticket management to streamline customer... Read more

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OnContact CRM

OnContact CRM is a mid-market customer relationship management (CRM) solution that can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. OnContact includes complete sales automation, marketing automation, customer service and contact center... Read more

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Pipeliner CRM

Pipeliner CRM delivers dynamic visualization of the pipeline, sales process and sales activities. Its visual contact management allows users to gain a comprehensive view of their customers and prospects and even map out how they are... Read more

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Less Annoying CRM

Less Annoying CRM is a customer relationship management solution that caters to the needs of small businesses. It offers cloud-based deployment, various configuration options and a dashboard that provides an overview of contact information,... Read more

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Vivantio

Vivantio is a service management solution that allows users to create custom processes that align with internal business operations. Key features of the solution include dashboards, charts and reports, routing, assignments and forms... Read more

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Sales Creatio

Creatio (formerly bpm’online) is a unique synergy of unified CRM and intelligent BPM platform for marketing, sales and service automation. The solution allows midsize and large companies to manage the customer lifecycle from lead... Read more

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SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk is suitable for companies seeking a help desk solution that offers IT service management (ITSM) functionalities. SolarWinds Service Desk offers comprehensive service desk functionality that helps businesses... Read more

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Really Simple Systems

Really Simple Systems CRM is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) system designed for small and midsize organizations. The solution comes in both free and paid editions. The free edition offers only sales force automation... Read more

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PhaseWare Tracker

PhaseWare Tracker is a customer support and help desk solution. It automatically notifies users whenever clients report or escalate existing issues. Flexible deployment options include on-premise installation and a cloud-based option. Applications... Read more

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Buyers guide

Insurance is a necessary part of modern life. Having insurance coverage can be required by law for many activities, like driving a car or owning a home, depending on jurisdiction. Apart from these cases where it’s mandatory, there are many others in which not owning insurance would be simply foolish. When life presents you with an unexpected challenge, a good insurance policy is often the only thing that can save you from financial ruin.

Given all of this, it’s no surprise that consumers are very careful when they shop for insurance. It’s also no surprise that the insurance market is very competitive and that insurance agencies and agents compete fiercely for new clients. In such a competitive environment, the selection of internal IT solutions can be the factor that makes or breaks a company.

Thankfully, there’s a category of software designed to give insurance agents and agencies the upper hand. Insurance customer relationship software (CRM) is tailored to the specific processes and workflows used in the insurance industry. It can improve the efficiency of internal operations (saving time and money) and improve the client’s, or prospective client’s, customer experience.

In this buyers guide we look at customer relationship management software used in the insurance industry.

Here's what we'll cover:

What is insurance CRM software?

Customer relationship management (CRM) software for insurance companies is designed to automate and simplify the entire insurance workflow. Starting with lead generation and moving into application, policy rating and policy issuance and then reporting and referral management, an insurance CRM solution will reduce or eliminate data entry and the need to carry around physical case folders making for far more effective use of an insurance agent’s time.

This added efficiency has other benefits as well. Internal efficiency leads to improved experiences for external customers and clients. This in itself can become a competitive differentiator, helping your agency win more clients from your competition.

Common features of insurance CRM software

In addition to standard CRM features like sales force automation, direct dialing, and marketing campaign management, look for some of the following features in insurance CRM software:

Insurance workflow automation Insurance CRM software is designed to make the sale and qualification process as simple as possible. Starting with standard lead generation and sales, an online application will plug directly into a quote engine, issue a rating and then the policy itself, eliminating the need to re-enter any data.
Policy tracking This refers to an insurance CRM’s ability to manage the policy data, including policy type, price, payment status, change in risk and life change (e.g., birth of a child) that might trigger an opportunity for upselling.
Insurance reporting engine Since all of the information is kept in one secure database, reporting on insurance sales, company growth and policy data should be easier than ever. The system should have standard insurance reports like risk and portfolio analysis, with the ability to create custom reports as well.
Agent management & activity tracking Manage the sales activity of individuals and groups to determine performance and establish benchmarks. Tools will include phone call tracking and integration, instant reporting, lead tracking, commission calculations and administrative capabilities.
Referral marketing Insurance is an extremely competitive market, and most insurance companies say that referrals are their number one source of leads. A good insurance CRM program will let you do more than just send messages to your customers to remind them to send you business—they’ll also have referral tree capabilities, letting you see who your best referral partners are and letting you leverage that information appropriately.

Evaluating insurance CRM software

Insurance CRM software automates most of the lead generation, sales, application, reporting, policy tracking, and marketing processes, eliminating heavy and expensive paper use and letting the agent focus on business growth and customer service rather than data entry and mundane details. Since there are many different facets to the insurance industry, it’s important to select the right program that suits your individual needs.

When selecting insurance CRM software, ask the following questions:

  • Does the software integrate seamlessly with accounting and other software systems already in use by your company?
  • Will the system integrate with our existing customer service software or will it replace it?
  • What type of insurance do you sell? Would you benefit from a system that supports upselling?
  • Do you rely on paper-based applications and then re-enter the data? Do you have old records that you want to digitize?
  • How much time and money would you save with an all digital solution?
  • Do you want to be able to track your best referral partners?
  • Do you have multiple agents and need to be able to track their sales information individually?

How is this software priced?

Customer relationship management software for insurance companies has pricing models that are comparable to other types of CRM software. Generally speaking, it can be purchased either through a subscription plan or with a perpetual license fee.

Subscription-based A monthly or annual fee is charged to use the system, typically based on the number of users who need access. Maintenance and updates are typically included; support and training may be an additional fee.
Perpetual license fee A one-time fee, either for a single user or a single computer installation. Other add-ons, such as updates, training or support, often come at a separate cost.

Additionally, customer relationship management software for insurance companies is sold in two deployment options, including as an on-premise installation or as a cloud-deployed service. While cloud deployment is the increasingly popular choice, both options have advantages and disadvantages. Buyers are encouraged to carefully examine all options before making a decision.