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The Connected Business of Insurance

6 Tips for Navigating the Applied Net Exchange

August 29, 2018

by Applied Communications
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Witness first-hand how technology can transform your business. Open daily throughout Applied Net, the Applied Net Exchange provides you with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with your peers, Applied product experts and insurer partners in a single expo. This year, the Applied Net Exchange will be the biggest ever, with more than 100 exhibitors for you to meet with to discover the latest products and services driving the digital age of insurance.

To make navigating the Exchange easier, here are a few tips to help you stay organized and make the most of your Applied Net Exchange visits:

Plan Ahead – Identify Exhibitors You Want to Meet

Before your first visit, browse the exhibitor list and decide which companies you’d most like to meet with. Are there vendors there that your business would like to learn more about? Are there exhibitors your agency or brokerage already has relationships with? Make a list of any questions you might have for them and be sure to stop by their booths to learn about the latest vendor and insurer products and technologies.

Bring Your Contact Information

Don’t forget your business cards. Industry peers, Applied staff, Applied Client Network members and exhibitors are ready and willing to network with you so have your business cards handy to exchange contact information. Or, the Applied Net mobile app makes networking even easier.

Use the Applied Net App

With the Applied Net app, you’ll have all of the resources you need at your fingertips to successfully navigate the conference. You can manage your session schedule, network with peers and exhibitors, access conference venue maps, and more – conveniently from your phone or tablet. While you are visiting exhibitors, be on the lookout for QR codes placed throughout the Applied Net Exchange. Scanning a QR code and then posting a status update in the app will earn you an app Achievement Badge. Download the Applied Net app to get the most out of your conference experience.

Experience New Applied Technology

At the Applied Net Exchange, you can meet with Applied software experts at the Applied booth to demo the latest Applied innovations, or schedule a one-on-one meeting with a support specialist. Below are some questions to think about ahead of time to help narrow down which products you should check out:

    • Are there technology solutions available that can automate communications from insurers directly into my management system?

      Suggestion: If you are a U.S. agency interested in solutions to increase efficiency and save your staff time, don’t miss the IVANS Insurance Solutions booth. IVANS solutions enable U.S.-based agents to seamlessly connect to insurers and MGAs by a single, efficient workflow for information exchange that reduces manual processes, so agents can deliver faster client service. Stop by to demo IVANS complimentary solutions to discover how you can access more markets and automate servicing.

 

    • Am I still using the best Applied agency or brokerage management solution for my business?

      Suggestion: Stop by the Applied booth for a demo of the latest version of Applied Epic®, the world’s most widely used management system chosen by agencies and brokerages to manage their property and casualty and benefits business in a single application. Applied will be announcing some new capabilities at the conference that you don’t want to miss!

 

    • Do I have multi-channel service capabilities that enable my business to meet today’s consumer and workforce expectations?

      Suggestion: At the Applied Net Exchange, you can demo technology solutions that enable mobility for your customers and your staff. For example, Applied Mobile® connects insurance producers and brokers in the field to information in their management system via a mobile app, enabling them to sell more business for increased profitability. Consider an online self-service portal like Applied CSR24® to provide your clients with 24/7 access to their information. You can demo both at the Applied booth.

 

  • We have massive amounts of data but does our current technology truly provide data-driven insights that enable us to make quicker, more informed, actionable business decisions?

    Suggestion: If you’ve heard about big data and understand its importance but find it challenging to actually move from data to insights, stop by the Applied booth and ask for an Applied Analytics™ demo. Applied Analytics is the first insurance data analytics solution built for independent insurance agents and brokers that provides access to multiple levels of analysis on key performance indicators, book of business, employee operations and insurer relationships.

 

Don’t Miss the Applied Client Network Booth

The Applied Client Network is the only authorized user group for Applied Systems software. The network assists member agencies and brokerages in driving Applied product system utilization to increase agency and brokerage value through communication, education and advocacy. More than 55 affiliated local and virtual chapters give members the opportunity to network and utilize training materials, seminars and membership support with other users in their area. Simply put, Applied Client Network facilitates “users helping users.” Stop by their booth to learn more or visit www.appliedclientnetwork.org.

Last But Not Least, Learn All You Can

The most important thing that you should take away from the Applied Net Exchange or Applied Net conference as a whole is education – whether new tools, insights, or best practices, putting what you learn to work at your agency or brokerage will help you succeed and grow. Gather as many insights and best practices as you can for using Applied solutions to take back home with you so you can share your knowledge and improve your agency or brokerage.

Learn more about Applied Net.

 

 

Oct
15

Good ideas on getting through a conference like this! It’s always good to have a game plan of what you want to get done.

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