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Likelihood to Recommend

Partner Platform

Not suited for a heavy commercial lines agency and/or one that has large, complex accounts. Too much policy detail isn't available within the system, so you end up having to either 1) go to carrier websites to pull copies of policies to determine accurate coverage, which is a hassle, especially if an active, endorsement active account or 2) go into documents to pull up copy(ies) of policy/endorsements to determine coverage or 3) keep a master copy of the policy, as issued (as a PDF) and note every endorsement change on that PDF, so you have one place to easily access how coverage stands at this point in time.
Anonymous | 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

Partner Platform

  • Good search function in documents.
  • Easy to drag emails/documents into the system and attach to client profile.
Anonymous | 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

Partner Platform

  • Prospect side of system lacks functionality of the client side.
  • No search function in notes/the main area to view all activity (not just documents, but any additional notes such as logs of discussions with producers/clients/prospects, logged phone calls, etc.). Should have same search functionality in Notes as in Documents.
  • "Quick Summary" profiles lack functionality of true client profile area.
  • No ability to turn off downloads..........wipes out too much underwriting detail. Too many lines of business don't download (not sure whether SIS Partner issue or carrier side issue). No Garage, Crime, Equipment Floaters, Builders Risk-Installation Floater, etc.
  • From a commercial standpoint, their policy detail really only addresses the five major lines of business, i.e., Property, GL, Auto, WC and Umbrella. Other ancillary lines, there is no where to input policy detail (other than in a General Remarks section), which doesn't show up on the "summary" detail.
  • Very apparent this system was developed for Personal Lines and not meant to handle large, sophisticated Commercial Lines accounts. When you deal with their Help Desk folks........they are totally insurance unknowledgeable, and often don't understand what is being asked of them.
  • Help Desk "pat" answer is "we'll add it to the enhancement list", but there are things I was told that about 2+ years ago, and still not fixed/changed.
Anonymous | 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

Support Rating

Partner Platform

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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

Partner Platform

Horrible Horrible Horrible...there are other systems that would have been better than this, even if management didn't want to spend the $$$ to upgrade to Epic...
Anonymous | 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

Partner Platform

  • Believe management choose the system strictly based on price and you get what you pay for.
  • That's what happens when you're owned by a bank that doesn't get/understand insurance.
Anonymous | 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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Pricing Details

Partner Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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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