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White Papers for Insurance Technology and Administration Software

  • Socializing Dashboards – How to go Beyond Clicks & Analytics By

    Analyzing data is no longer the only use for a dashboard. From motivation to accountability to LCDs in the lobby, this whitepaper discusses the different ways organizations can utilize dashboards, allowing them to communicate and engage a wider audience.
  • CSAA Insurance Group: A Core Replacement Odyssey - A CEB TowerGroup Case Study By

    CSAA Insurance Group: A Core Replacement Odyssey This CEB TowerGroup Case Study outlines the full life cycle of the policy administration replacement project at CSAA Insurance Group, which provides AAA-branded personal lines insurance to more than 17 million AAA members in 23 states. Find...
  • 5 Ways to Identify a True Subject Matter Expert By

    Subject matter experts (SMEs) should have special, in-depth knowledge from both a business and IT perspective that when shared with others, significantly enhances performance within the organization. They should bring real-world examples, best practices, and tricks of the trade that will...
  • The Future of Disability Claims Management By

    How Changes in Environment & Technology are Redefining the Market This whitepaper outlines the changes in the disability market from both a medical and a technical perspective and will highlight the key areas of opportunity for insurers that we see happening today and emerging in the near...
  • Leveraging Social Media across the Insurance Lifecycle By

    Social media adoption rates have increased exponentially over the past few years. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter now boast millions of active users who exchange information and feedback about all kinds of products and services, including insurance. In the drive to attract new customers...
  • Architecture Matters in today's mobile solutions environment By

    Today’s life and annuity illustration solutions need to be architected to be technology independent. Re-writing your illustration solutions every 5 years is not an answer. While it may be good for the solution provider, it is not a cost effective long-term solution for you the customer. Life...
  • Predictive Analytics in Underwriting By

    Virtually every aspect of the insurance business can benefit from an improved ability to predict the future. Whether actuaries desire to create more accurate pricing models, underwriters hope to make better underwriting decisions, marketing wants to improve campaign results or claims needs to...
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of P&C Policy Administration By

    We know how to do P&C policy administration right – but we also know what can go wrong. These are the seven deadly sins of P&C policy admin.
  • BPO Puts Back-Office Operations Up Front By

    Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provides a flexible, strategic way to do business. At its most basic, it’s simply hiring another company to handle certain aspects and processes of your business. Today, organizations outsource human resources administration, call center services, accounting,...
  • One Policy System or Two? By

    Guidelines for choosing between combined or separate policy systems for P&C commercial and personal lines
  • Mobile Technology for Insurance - Survey Results By

    There is no doubt we live in a mobile age, but where does the insurance industry stand with regard to real‐life business application of the technology? How does the industry want to use it in the future?
  • Opportunity Cost of Retaining Legacy Systems By

    Opportunity Cost -- The "cost" of selecting one alternative is the benefit foregone from the next best alternative. While the insurance industry was a leader in adopting technology in the early days of software, it has fallen behind in maintaining the lead. The percentage of companies still...
  • How XML Helps Improve Supplier Efficiency By

    XML helps improve supplier efficiency by enabling electronic document exchanges with customers, providing a technology friendly interface with suppliers’ in-house systems, and increasing reliability.
  • Why Just Insure When You Can Ensure? Moving From Insurance to Holistic, Dynamic Risk Management By

    If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. The wisdom of this old adage is just as applicable in risk management as it is in life where the tool that organizations fixate most on is insurance. Once this fixation sets in, every risk issue (right or wrong) begins to...
  • Guidelines for Claims Management System Selection By

    Selecting a new claim system can be an intimidating task due to the risks involved in going with the wrong choice. The complexity of the evaluation process requires an understanding of technology, change management, licensing and support options among others. I’ve worked for big 5 consulting,...
  • Business Intelligence: Solving Smart Grid Data Management Challenges By

    Look behind the scenes of Smart Grid deployments and technologies and you’ll discover a common challenge and opportunity to them. There’s new data, and lots of it. From real-time, granular weather analysis and forecasting for wind and solar power generation models to individual home energy...
  • A Unified View Across Websphere DataPower and MQ, Solace and TIBCO Messaging By

    Find out how a unified view of your business transactions can help your business in this white paper from Nastel.
  • Growth Speed Agility and Profitability ... Oh My! By

    The past two years have shaken the historical assumptions underpinning insurance and business models. The "Great Recession" has exposed underlying issues within the P&C insurance industry which are contributing to a lack of underwriting profitability which has proliferated in the industry for...
  • Free your Forms from Paper - FOREVER! By

    The swan song of paper‐based business workflows has been replayed over the last 20+ years. Innovators continue to work on ways to close the digital divide that exists between central IT and the edges of the enterprise where paper forms capture stubbornly prevails. Emerging technologies such as...
  • Making Strategic and Wise Investments for Policy Administration & Other Systems By

    By Deborah Smallwood, principal with the consultancy Strategy Meets Action (SMA). This research paper covers SMA's framework for the breadth of technology functions that an insurance company needs and how today's technology enables a range of options from one-vendor-for-each-function...
  • The Transformative Economics of Professional Open Source on Business Intelligence Technology By

    Business intelligence (BI) is a well-established and generally well-known software category that spans a wide range of functional capabilities. Specific definitions will vary from customer to customer and vendor to vendor, but most will agree that business intelligence typically refers to the...
  • Do you know your chemical footprint? By

    Addressing domestic and global regulatory issues for chemicals along with having a chemical data management strategy are critical components to a complete risk management model in the industry. With the increase in regulations from agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, it has...
  • Consolidating and Automating Policy Administration and Underwriting By

    Time and again, risk managers and underwriters experience a very real pain – the pain of using dozens to hundreds of different data sources (Excel spreadsheets, Access databases and paper) to perform policy administration, underwriting, and exposure tracking. And the pain continues when they try...
  • 2010 P&C Insurance Technology Survey By

    Regardless of the economy and market, carriers still have the same challenges and face the need to enhance service and manage expenses while delivering value. That value includes delivering the right technology to meet business needs while containing costs. In May 2010, StoneRiver surveyed...
  • Property & Casualty: Segmenting the Market for Competitive Advantage By

    In a regionalized Property and Casualty marketplace, at a time of economic uncertainty, cost containment has become the primary focus of many organizations.