Sword Insurance, a provider of software and services to the global insurance and reinsurance industries,has introduced general availability of Turnstile, a standards-based PDF conversion solution for the cloud computing.

According to insurer, Turnstile is a highly secure service for any agent portal and interface that shortens intake time and reduces processing costs, thereby eliminating lost sales opportunities, which is hosted by Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing.

Available to insurance carriers, MGAs and insurance technology vendors, the innovative service immediately converts ACORD PDF forms to ACORD XML for point of sale, rating or policy administration systems.

Turnstile is a versatile offering that converts this information automatically, allowing carriers to handle more submissions, more quickly thereby providing a better experience for their independent agents and allowing carriers to do so at lower cost.

Additionally, carriers can rely on Sword Insurance to update Turnstile as new ACORD forms and new form editions are published.

Unlike other PDF transformation solutions, Turnstile requires no software downloads or confusing middleman websites, significantly simplifying the process.

Sword Insurance chief technology officer Allan Egbert said where most agency interfaces come up short today, either because technology solutions aren’t in place or independent agents don’t use the solutions, Turnstile fills an important gap for carriers in their ease of doing business initiatives.