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Ivans Unveils Latest Innovation for Carriers at DIGIN

July 6, 2023

By: Kathy Hrach

Kyle Heller, director of data products at Ivans, and Thorsten Camp, senior director of product at Ivans, give a presentation about Ivans Insights at DIGIN in San Francisco.

Our product team at Ivans has been working hard to develop solutions that bring something new to the market, and Ivans Insights™ is unlike anything else.

Recently presented at the Innovation Face-Off at DIGIN in San Francisco, Ivans Insights transforms how carriers and MGAs find the right agencies to partner with. Thorsten Camp, senior director of product at Ivans, and Kyle Heller, director of data products at Ivans, did a great job leading the product demo.

The presentation and product received praise at the event. If you’re keen to know more about Ivans Insights and missed the event, we’ve got you covered.

The 3 Pain Points Carriers Have Identified Around Growing Their Agency Appointments

  1. The current process for finding agency information is time-consuming and inefficient.

  2. Carriers and MGAs cannot access policy data and agency metrics.

  3. There is a need for carriers and MGAs to have more visibility into what business their current agency partners are writing elsewhere.

“Marketing teams are pounding the pavement using outdated methods to drive their strategy for agency relationships. Ivans Insights allows marketing teams and carriers to come from a place of knowledge before they meet with them.”– Thorsten Camp, Senior Director of Product, Ivans

Solving the Pain

With more than one million daily transactions across Ivans and all of the rich data we have across the industry, we are often asked how Ivans can help the industry understand data better. We take that question very seriously, so we started working on a solution. Ivans partnered with Google for the project and worked with pilot carriers to develop Ivans Insights. This tool reduces your need for one-off agency visits, multiple disjointed applications, or manual reporting.

Ivans Insights offers carriers and MGAs a unique view of the independent agency channel, with a network of more than 38,000 agencies. You can search for valuable business and performance insights based on market segments, book of business attributes, KPIs, and more. Ivans Insights also provides real policy data and agency metrics within their agency network. Plus, you get to see what lines of business agencies have with other carriers and what they’re doing across the industry.

“I’m sure a lot of you have used tools like Open Table or Yelp to find restaurants and Zillow or Redfin to search for a house. Carrier marketing teams needed something to search and find agencies,” Thorsten said. “This will show you information about agencies that you won’t find elsewhere.”

Open the Door to Better Agency Partnerships

Find out more information about Ivans Insights, and fill out our quick form if you have any questions or are ready to get started. You can also view the entire Innovation Face-Off presentation on the DIGIN website.

Kathy Hrach

Kathy Hrach, VP of Product Management at Ivans, focuses on enhancing connectivity for carriers and agencies. She has spent her career helping automate manual processes and drive efficiency through technology.