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Likelihood to Recommend

EZLynx Agency Management

EZLynx seems to be well suited for any size insurance agency. The capabilities seem to be endless with the only caveat being the integrated homeowner rating system. EZLynx fits all the categories that a management system should fit for any size insurance agency. About the only scenario I can think of that EZLynx would not be appropriate would be doing the financial books for an agency, but than again, what agency management does.
Daryl Patrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder)

If you are a Benefits only shop—it's great! We really liked the system. Very user friendly and a true Benefits broker system. We tried an integration with our CL/PL system and BrokerageBuilder, but it didn't work. Having two systems became too clunky for accounting (commissions), reporting (revenue, etc.), and for client service and prospecting (i.e., do we have CL for our Benefits clients and vice versa? We had to look in two systems to find out).
Jessica Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

EZLynx Agency Management

  • EZLnyx has an integrated rater which is especially nice when insureds call and ask us to requote a policy renewal.
  • Downloading from carriers is easy and a snap.
  • Commission payout system is the easiest I've seen with any management system.
Daryl Patrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder)

  • It's very flexible. You can add custom fields easily and create/update workflows and activities quickly.
  • The layout is easy on the eye. The dashboard is laid out well and helps you stay on track with renewals and activities.
  • Emails attached to an activity are easily viewed and housed within the activity on a separate tab.
  • Adding and reviewing policy info is simple. The tabs make it helpful to find and view info quickly.
Jessica Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

EZLynx Agency Management

  • The integrated homeowner rater is weak and takes too much time to put in the info.
  • None of the raters that we use, QuoteRush and Applied Rater, offer exporting capability to EZLynx.
  • Can be a little costly if start adding all the capabilities.
Daryl Patrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder)

  • The reporting was a challenge. There are a lot of canned reports, but we had to spend hours over several weeks to have reports built to give us accurate info, like a simple book of business report (it had to be escalated to senior reporting engineers). Creating reports is fairly simple, but we frequently encountered issues that made us lose confidence in the data—particularly on the book of business reports.
  • There should be some auto-save features. When we used the system (through June 2019), you always had to click "save" on any changes.
  • It would improve efficiencies if users could drag/drop emails and documents to activities, policies and clients.
Jessica Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder)

Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder) 10.0
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The Zywave Customer Support team is phenomenal! Never any complaints. They resolve things quickly. You can call and talk with a real person, submit a chat question, or email them. Their training videos are good—short and sweet. We still use multiple Zywave products in our Benefits, Commercial Lines, and Marketing departments. They are a great company to work with. The implementation/onboarding for all products has been amazing! Training for products has always surpassed the training we received from other vendor partners.
Jessica Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

EZLynx Agency Management

While QQ Evolution was a very good agency management platform its time was coming to an end because of the lack of portability. Which is one of the reasons why we made the switch over to EZLynx. The other issue with QQ Evolution was the massive amount of time needed to do end of the month commissions. EZLynx has solved this problem with their much simpler and easier to use commission interface.
Daryl Patrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder)

We moved from BrokerageBuilder (BKB) to Epic in June 2019. Epic pros over BKB: You can use Epic for CL, PL, Bonds, and Benefits—one system for your whole agency has a lot of advantages. In Epic, you can drag and drop emails and documents to clients, policies, and activities. Epic has an auto-save feature. Reporting in Epic is better. Epic cons compared to BKB: The design aesthetic of Epic is not as nice as BKB. Navigating Epic is clunky—everything is in multiple layers. Epic is less flexible for custom fields. Epic is designed for CL/PL, so it's not ideal for a Benefits user, although they are improving/investing in the benefits side. BKB is just better for a Benefits user.
Jessica Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

EZLynx Agency Management

  • Unfortunately, I can't tell yet on this as I've only had EZLynx for 4 months now but from what I can see is that I will be saving tons of man hours on processing commissions.
  • I'm able to get more intuitive reporting which is a huge plus for marketing.
  • The inept integrated homeowner rater is just so bad we've given up on it which means I've had to spend extra dollars on a homeowner rater.
Daryl Patrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder)

  • We liked the system for the Benefits department. It was easy to see what your colleagues had done for clients. We liked that you could mark tasks as complete within the activity. We liked that you could share activities with another person.
  • Having two systems was a challenge for our agency and led to use changing to one combined system.
  • The reporting needs to be improved. The basic book of business reports and other reports that most agencies want to use to track revenue with were lacking and had to be created.
Jessica Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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EZLynx Agency Management

Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder)

Pricing Details

EZLynx Agency Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Zywave Sales Cloud - Agency Management (AMS) (formerly BrokerageBuilder)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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