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Telarus Expands Proprietary Quoting System

Telarus Inc. has announced the release of GeoQuote II. The new system gives Telarus agents of the ability to see if a carrier offers commercial broadband and voice service for any given location, even if the exact price cannot be determined through automation or communication with a carrier’s pricing database via XML.

GeoQuote II operates in four modes:

  • Confirmed availability, online MQR – GeoQuote has confirmed the service availability for a particular carrier, and that carrier can answer the manual quote request through the Telarus closed-loop online tracking system under a predetermined SLA.
  • Confirmed availability, offline MQR – GeoQuote has confirmed the service availability for a particular carrier, and that carrier can answer the manual quote request via e-mail.
  • Unconfirmed availability, online MQR – GeoQuote knows the carrier in question offers the particular service but the footprint is uncertain, but the carrier can answer the manual quote request through the Telarus closed-loop online tracking system under a predetermined SLA.
  • Unconfirmed availability, offline MQR – GeoQuote knows the carrier in question offers the particular service but the footprint is uncertain, and that carrier can answer the manual quote request via e-mail.

“GeoQuote II is a major breakthrough for our company,” said Adam Edwards, president of Telarus. “Our agents have come to rely on the accuracy and speed of GeoQuote I to maximize their sales conversion. When GeoQuote I can’t determine the exact price of a particular product for a particular vendor, that carrier remains hidden from the agent’s view. GeoQuote II will show all carriers in the area who offer a particular product, allowing our agents to bring more – in some cases better – options to the table.”

It is expected that all Telarus vendors will be able to answer manual quote requests through the Facebook-style closed-loop online tracking system by Aug. 1. The use of the new tracking system will enable all quote correspondences to be tracked, measured, and followed up on for quality control.

GeoQuote II also contains carrier ratings that it has received from hundreds of agents over the past four months. Each quote line in the new system displays a number between zero and 10 that allows agents to balance price-versus-quality when helping their customers make a carrier decision.

Telarus received a patent for GeoQuote earlier this year.


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