Integrations: NowCerts

Learn 1) how to setup your NowCerts with Ascend and 2) how to create checkout links once the two systems are connected

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Written by Andrew Clarkson
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How to Setup NowCerts Integration


  1. Visit your Integrations Page, and click Learn more in the NowCerts section.

  2. Click Generate Key, and Copy your Ascend API Token.

  3. In NowCerts, go to Agency Profile, and then Configure API. Then scroll to the bottom of the page to Ascend Token.

  4. Paste your Ascend API Token into the field and click Save.

How to Use the NowCerts Integration


There are two ways you can use the Ascend <> NowCerts integration. The setup above works for both, and you can use each one separately or in parallel:

  1. Premium Finance

  2. Invoicing

Option 1: Premium Finance Integration

  1. Update all fields for the policy in question (note that if you make updates later in NowCerts, then these changes currently won't be reflected in Ascend so it's best to update all fields beforehand)

  2. Go to Insureds in the left navigation bar and select an insured that you want to quote.

  3. Navigate to Documents, and select External Finance Agreements

  4. Tap Add New

  5. Select the policies you'd like added to the checkout link and tap Next

  6. Click Save & Generate Quote from Ascend

  7. Quote Link will appear hyperlinked as "Go to Ascend"

  8. Click Go to Ascend

  9. NOTE: On the new program, financing will not be available until edits have been made.

  10. Check key fields. Scroll down to Quotes section, click the breadcrumb icon ("•••") , and Edit.

    1. Update Carrier

    2. Wholesaler

    3. Coverage Type

    4. Check fee fields

  11. Click Save changes.

  12. Success! You can now send link from Ascend or use "Pay Now" button in NowCerts. If you send from Ascend, then our system will automatically send reminders after 24 hours, 48 hours, and 96 hours if the customer hasn't completed purchase. You will also be able to see if and when the customer has opened the email notifications.

Post Purchase

  • Post purchase, the agent will receive an email notification.

  • Agent goes to NowCerts to update line items to mark the policy(s) purchased.

Option 2: Invoicing

  1. For any insured/policy, go to Documents Invoices/Receipts for an insured

  2. Add new -> Insured Invoice / Receipt

3. Choose Ascend as the payment method, add item(s), and click add in the bottom left corner

4. Click Take Payment → Take Payment with Ascend (go back to list view)

5. Click pay now and make payment

6. Click drop down arrow to see receipt

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