Market-leading technology provider, Open GI, has confirmed a three-year deal to support Be Wiser’s Commercial Lines strategy.

Open GI will equip Be Wiser with a full quote-and-buy solution using its eBroker for PowerPlace technology, fully integrated into Open GI’s Core Back-Office system.

Currently, Be Wiser has the functionality to offer both Property Owners and Tradesman quotes through the system to its SME clients via the web. In addition, Be Wiser will also be provided with additional product lines later this month including Shop, Office & Surgeries, Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants; making Be Wiser the first independent broker to have an extensive online offering through a quote-and-buy system serving the UK SME market.

Be Wiser’s Chairman, Mark Bower-Dyke, explained further: "The growth we have experienced on Personal Lines has been fantastic. Learning from that journey, Be Wiser is now venturing into the Commercial Lines market to serve our growing SME client base.

"Choosing Open GI as our technology partner to support our Commercial Lines arm has been a straightforward decision for us. They have demonstrated their expertise in Commercial Lines technology and we have worked with them and PowerPlace over the last few months to ensure the functionality Be Wiser has will give our customers greater choice at the touch of a button."

Open GI Sales and Marketing Director, Simon Hughes, commented: "This is a significant win for Open GI and PowerPlace and we are delighted to have been chosen as Be Wiser’s technology provider for Commercial Lines. eBroker for PowerPlace is gaining genuine momentum as a solution that enables brokers to service their SME clients via the web and the additional lines of business we are adding only strengthens that proposition."