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by the move away from a “do nothing” strategy where carriers continue to maintain and expensive, inflexible and out of date […]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 […]

Software upgrades – why do they rarely happen?

May 14th, 2013

Today, customers and vendors cannot stay in technical and business alignment long enough for an upgrade to make sense Companies look for seamless, cost effective software upgrades…but it can end up being more painful than original implementation. This puts the customer in a difficult position because they cannot cost justify making the change. The primary […]

Data Redundancy – Why is it that it’s not acceptable in a database but okay across the enterprise?

April 25th, 2013

STP – It’s been the “in” thing, don’t you know? Everyone is doing it.  A while back, this hot new acronym was all the rage, and for the most part still is. For a while now, in response to the “we need it now” mentality, insurance companies have placed an emphasis on the importance of […]

Recent College Graduates Go FAST: Why You Should Too

February 1st, 2013

Coming out of college, one of the hardest decisions most of us face is “What should I do when I graduate?”  As recent college graduates, we felt like newborn babies that had been thrown into the crazy jungle, more commonly known as the “real world”.  We didn’t know much, but we both knew that we […]