Zurich, a division of Zurich Financial Services, has announced that its small commercial business agents in the U.S. now will be able to access real-time quoting via a new interface platform.

Zpass allows agents, through a single transaction, to process quotes and proposals directly from their agency management systems without the need to re-key the data into a point-of-sale system. Agents can electronically upload client data, obtain quotes, generate proposals and issue policies for customers purchasing a business owner's policy, commercial auto, commercial umbrella or workers' compensation coverage.

"Zurich is committed to providing ease-of-doing-business for our agents," Laurie Kimmel, director of distributor and customer interface solutions for Zurich's North America commercial business, said in statement.