Trends in Life Insurance: How Advanced Analytics Help Obtain and Keep Clients

May 24th, 2016

Trends in life insurance continually change, though technology has changed everything about how those in the industry sell insurance policies. If you’ve already conquered the hottest digital marketing trends in the online world, do you really know the realities behind how your campaign is going? Also, how do you retain the clients you have so […]

Four Ways Agile Methods Expand Business Capabilities

May 5th, 2016

As an insurance professional, you understand the need for continuous access to client data in all its forms. You also know how important it is to modernize existing systems to expand your business capabilities. While undergoing expansion, you expect your software to harness new developments in data analytics while syncing with legacy data and maintaining […]

5 Ways IoT is Changing Insurance

April 28th, 2016

You may appreciate IoT – for insurance, and you may not. Whatever you may think about the Internet of Things (IOT), generally, insurance industry experts think that the IOT will have significantly impact your insurance products, risk pools, loss control, data collection, and sharing of information. For those of you who aren’t so sure about it, […]

Three Ways Microservices Will Modernize Insurance Systems

April 20th, 2016

Insurance producers and consumers have rapidly started to expect their insurance tools to function in ways similar to their consumer applications. Consumer mobile apps are quick and intuitive with seamless updates and minimal hassle. When business apps fail to respond, frustrated users fail to adopt the technology. It’s now time to modernize your systems environments […]

Why a Good UI and UX Go Hand in Hand

April 13th, 2016

Designers like Saurabh Mehra see user experience design as the element that engages, and reengages, app users. According to Mehra: “The User Experience design works towards making the product easy, FUN, and efficient to use in terms of the functionality of the product, which can later be amplified by a good UI.” Although Mehra and other […]

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Modernizes The Legacy World of Insurance

April 6th, 2016

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is all about quickly sharing and consolidating data. Today, insurance companies tend to find themselves drowning in an ocean of disparate data replicated across systems, that are in some cases 30 plus years old. There’s no wonder it’s hard, for some, to manage even a simple beneficiary change. It takes an army […]

Core System Selection: Does Size Still Matter?

January 6th, 2015

Posted on January 6, 2015 by Kevin Walma As insurance carriers are emerging out of the great recession, I’ve seen a definitive movement toward investing in transformational policy administration replacement projects. I am encouraged by the move away from a “do nothing” strategy where carriers continue to maintain and expensive, inflexible and out of date […]

The Benefits of Automated Workflow

June 17th, 2014

Many carriers in the insurance industry today are familiar with the technical pains of aging legacy systems, not to mention the sea of paper, manual processes, and arduous information management they create. What carriers really need is an automated workflow solution that eliminates paper, improves productivity, and reduces operating costs. By condensing multiple steps into […]

Will You End Up Shouting “Why SaaS”?

June 19th, 2013

10 challenges I’m afraid will not be addressed by vendors that may create problems for the cloud First, I am a big believer in all of the predictions that cloud technology will take off for businesses.  If done well, it should change the face of IT and businesses for many years to come.  If not […]

Component, Component, Component: Everyone says it, few actually “get it”

May 30th, 2013

Can we really get to true plug and play with software? Every now and then a great technical concept unfolds, everyone starts talking about it, and all of the vendors start defining their own software by it.  This has happened to SOA (related to this topic, but we’ll cover that on a different day), rules-based […]