Zurich has confirmed the full roll out of its retail platform for SimplyBiz, the provider of support services to advisers.
Zurich will sit as a central element of SimplyBiz's compliant investment process.
The life company said SimplyBiz was keen to introduce a platform that could easily integrate and enhance existing systems, and a provider that could offer continued support for advisers.
SimplyBiz joint managing director Neil Stevens said: "The Zurich platform gave us everything we were looking for to enhance our Verbatim Compliant Investment Process offering.
"What's more, Zurich is committed to continuing to invest in developing the platform to meet the changing needs of advisers and their clients in the on-going evolution of our industry.
"Unlike most other options in the market Zurich are piping their considerable capabilities straight into the advisers' front office, ensuring the adviser always stays in control of all aspects of their client relationships."
He said the two-way integration with Distribution Technology's Dynamic Planner saves time, increases business efficiency and provides the flexibility to keep clients well informed with real time valuations on their investments.
Zurich UK intermediary sales director Richard Howells said: "We are delighted to be SimplyBiz's fully integrated platform provider and our focus now is to ensure advisers are fully supported.
"This includes listening to feedback and building this into our solutions for them. The pressure to demonstrate true value to clients has never been stronger and having the right technology to deliver this is crucial."
Zurich's platform faced a series of delays before it was finally launched last year, including due to the departure of distribution head Jacki Platt.
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