Get quotes to market fast with Cytora for Outlook

We've combined the best of our Property API with one of the most prevalent softwares in insurance: Microsoft Outlook

Over the past decade insurance IT spend has risen year on year; underwriters now have more tools than ever to help them serve their customers effectively. 

So why does none of this feel easier sometimes? Business comes in via email attachments, this has to be entered into a pricing tool, a risk accumulation tool, a CRM… While these are all good products in isolation, the underwriter can quickly be relegated to the position of form filler in chief, when they should be doing the high value tasks that computers can’t: strengthening relationships that fuel growth.

Put simply, if we want people to work well with one another, the tools they use must work well with one another too.

That’s why we created Cytora for Outlook, a Microsoft add-in for property underwriters to look up risk information without leaving their inbox. 

As this add-in enters beta, we want to share it with the underwriting community for free to improve the processing of insurance submissions in the inbox. 

How it works

Brokers don’t always provide a complete view of risk and waiting for them to respond to follow up questions takes precious time. Getting quotes out to market fast is crucial, saving underwriter time, increasing conversion and building trust with brokers. 

Cytora for Outlook combines the best of our Property API with one of the most prevalent softwares in insurance: Microsoft Outlook.

By embedding a property lookup tool into your inbox, you can perform searches and enrich submissions with key risk information in seconds, without the need to switch applications or email brokers.

With full coverage of properties in England, Scotland and Wales, you can determine the usage of a property and the crime statistics for the past 12 months without leaving your inbox. 

This add-in is available for free in its beta form for the first three months of use. Your feedback will direct which of our validated data sources we add next. 

Click here to sign up for an account today. 

A word to the IT admin 

Cytora for Outlook is designed to be simple to install and administrate. Depending on how permissions are configured within your Microsoft 365 instance, it can be installed by individuals or by admins on behalf of users. 

Once installed, users authenticate with Cytora from within Outlook. No new admin dashboards to learn, no additional applications for your users to bookmark. 

If you’re an admin, click here to learn how to enable this add-in for your organisation. 

To provide any feedback and help us improve how the add-in is administered, please get in touch here. We expect the add-in to be available in AppSource by the end of June.