Can I Use QuickBooks To Manage Insurance Brokerage Business?

Insurance brokerage business isn’t run like a normal retail or product based business. Unlike a normal retail company that buys consumables and resell to customers, Insurance brokers are engaged in the service of helping clients subscribe for insurance products directly from insurance companies while they earn commission on premium paid. As curious as insurance brokerage business owners are (on how a simple software can organise their finance and track cash flow), that’s how they call for a demo.

Last week, I received a call from a Lagos based insurance brokerage company looking to migrate their transactions (3 year period) from excel worksheet to an affordable, off the shelf financial management software so that they can easily track premium receivables, remittance to insurance companies and view commission earned on monthly, weekly and annual basis. Based on the questions asked and direction of our discussion, I will be sharing practical tips on how QuickBooks can take your insurance brokerage business to the next level, so, if you have come to this page to get more details, you will surely find it useful for your company.

I have been in the software industry for 5 years+ before starting my business around implementation and custom application development and can confidently say that QuickBooks is the leading financial application for SMEs in Nigeria.

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For over 5 years, we have implemented QuickBooks for several companies under Retail, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Real Estate & Construction, Travels, Hospitality,Legal, Co-operatives, NGOs, Financial & Service Sectors.
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  • Chisco Transport Limited(Transport)
  • Lounge38(Hotel and Bars)
  • CTRL System Technologies Limited(Procurements)
  • Aristokrat 360 Limited(Creative & Media Agency)
  • Alpha Pharmacy (Health Care & Supermarket)
  • Ericsson Nigeria Multipurpose Co-operative Society (Co-operatives)
  • Fastanet Limited (ICT and Security)
  • Britanic Maritime (Maritime Service)
  • CEO Business Limited (Salary Advance, Credit Finance and Loan)
  • OneHealth Pharmacy (Health Care)
  • Olpharm Pharmacy (Health Care & Distributor)
  • Hawkes Legal(Legal)
  • Kantessa Limited(Fashion Store)
  • OPI Nigeria International Limited (Oil & Gas Servicing)
  • Zenilum Company Limited (Oil & Gas Servicing)
  • Lilygate Hotel(Hospitality)
  • Benstel Nigeria Limited(Bottle Water Production & Distribution)
  • Paraclete Nigeria Limited (Bottle Water Production & Distribution)
  • Josien Holdings Limited(Distribution)
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  • Insights Limited(Health Consultant)
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  • M.D School (Private School)
  • Travel Options (Travels)
  • Logos Travel Support & Solutions Ltd (Travels)
  • Germaine Auto Centre (Autos)
  • Starlight Nigeria (Retail)
  • Temple Private School (Education)
  • Value Mart Supermarket (Retail)
  • Transweb Bureau De Change (Financial Service)
  • Vektro Food Limited (Manufacturing & Retails)
  • Orient Petroleum PLC (Oil & Gas)
  • Plus More

Here are what setups looks like in the insurance brokerage industry:

Lead Centre

This feature in QuickBooks is designed to help you track prospects you are currently talking to or selling insurance products to. It lets you classify a lead to either cold, warm or hot so that you can ascertain the level of commitment to put in before converting the lead into a customer. The lead centre tracks the name of the prospect, address/contact, updates on meeting and appointments via the note field, etc. 

Clients

You can also manage your clients, and track insurance premium paid for a specific period. The invoice feature lets you create “premium receivables” that will be due with details on the period covered, the client’s insurance policy number and other. All transactions that pass through a client’s name build up to form the client’s statement.

More features below:

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  • The software tracks all premium paid by clients, remittance to insurance providers (cost of sales), commission earned and map them to the necessary account heads – income and payables.
  • The system reports all expenses incurred for a specified period.
  • Accounting software generates commission income report on a real time based on the percentage deduction from insurance premium.
  • All Fixed assets are tracked based on cost, depreciation, and fair value.
  • Your final account report is also important to view overall business performance on a real time.

While these features cover all the deliverables of an accounting software customised for insurance brokerage companies, you can connect with our support centre for inquiries and implementation services.

Email: info@accoutingsoftware.com.ng or call 08105090001 if you need clarifications, have questions or want us to present a demo video.

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