We asked Kevin Zimmer of Princeton Insurance for a summary of his favorite websites.
Jefferson Pilot Financial awarded contract to Research in Motion; Builders Insurance Group has chosen Ravello Solutions; Scottish Annuity & Life awarded a contract to COSS Development Corp...
Manulife has partnered with CNN/Money Online; XL Reinsurance America signs agreement with eReinsure; Clarica Life offers online annuity illustration capability...
The Money Game
This month's editorial about economic downturns and recessions, by Katherine Burger, Editorial Director.
Is Your Global Technology Infrastructure in Order?
Infrastructure considerations such as performance, capacity, scalability, and reliability are critical to an insurer's ability to deliver on its business strategiesespecially in an increasingly global industry.
--> Pramati Technologies, a developer of J2EE application server technology, and Innova Solutions, a CRM services provider, form strategic alliance.
--> Mercator announces support for Siebel Systems' Universal Application Network.
--> UpShot Corp. will integrate its sales-focused CRM solution with applications already on a salesperson's computer.
Delivery Strategies Briefs
--> eAutoclaims launches car rental procurement offering within eJusterSuite, its auto repair claims ASP.
--> The Bluebook International taps Cotelligent to develop a suite of products to automate claims handling.
--> The newest version of Kamakura Corp.'s risk management solution offers integration of credit scoring capabilities.
--> London American General Agency initiates 10 percent premium discount with Scottsdale Insurance for taxi fleets using DriveCam's Driving Feedback System.
--> Jefferson Pilot Financial launches service providing real-time pending updates over the Internet.
--> Allfinanz was recognized with the ACORD Certification Honoree Award and the ACORD/NAILBA/NAVA Implementer Award.
--> G2X releases Agility: Insurance 1.0, a Web-based version of its n-tier, J2EE G2X: Agility application for relationship management and new business processing.
"Beyond Borders" editorial of the July 2002 IASA Supplement by Katherine Burger, Editorial Director.
CONNLY NAMED CIO AT ST. PAUL COS.
Michael R. Connly, who has been named chief information officer at The St. Paul Companies, says that while in his new role he will focus on controlling costs, reusing technology across the entire company and leveraging the Internet for most new technology offerings.
IVANS LAUNCHES "GET REAL" PROGRAM
IVANS announced "Get Real," an implementation program that will help carriers and agencies address their most common agency and company customer service issues in real time within their existing workflows.
--> FireStar Software and Microsoft partner to assist enterprise developers
--> HNC Software and The Hartford Financial Services Group launch XML Manager For Insurance
--> AscendantOne and Deloitte & Touche partner to provide Web/network ready solutions
--> GRX Technologies launches version 3.0 of GRX Risk Platform
--> G. A. Sullivan released Enterprise Orchestrator for Insurance (EOI)
--> Instec introduced a complete, native Windows commercial package policy processing solu
Delivery Strategies Briefs
--> Travelers is in production with a real-time SEMCI capability.
--> The Hartford Financial Services Group has licensed HNC Software Blaze Advisor
--> Prudential Financial expands Prudential Xpress to third-party brokers.
--> Jacada and SeeBeyond have released a real-time integration solution for legacy system connectivity
--> Epicor Software has released an Internet architecture for Microsoft.NET platform
--> Deloitte Consulting has announced an expansion of its alliance with SAP AG.
Chubb Launches Personal Lines Site
Building on existing personal lines Web pages within its public Web site, Chubb has collaborated with IBM Global Services to provide an interactive personal insurance Web site to serve customers and agents.
TCi and AIT Partner on Life Offering
The systems integration challenges facing life insurance companies have created an opportunity for life industry consultant TCi Consulting & Research and CRM provider AIT, which will offer an integration solution for the life insurance and annuities industries.
StayinFront releases the latest version of its Visual Elk 9; Bytemasters launches Contact Master 2, Workgroups Edition; Avaya Inc. releases Integrated Stackable Telephony Solution...
Delivery Strategies Briefs
Insurance.com enters into three new alliances; FLAG Bank's FLAG Financial Services division announces exclusive partnership with Digital Insurance, Inc.; The Securities Industry Association releases telemarketing guide...
Tomb Charts New Waters
Former KPMG insurance executive Ben Tomb forms new consulting firm, Headwaters Consulting.
Significant barriers counsel against major wireless initiatives, and customers still show only limited interest. But wireless applications can give field reps a competitive edge.
What’s New in 2002?
2001 proved to be a difficult year, but that didn't stop past tech-savvy CEO honorees from setting records and giving back to their communities.
Selective's Greg Murphy wields technology to streamline the independent agent distribution channel.
ING: Ready for Convergence
The close relationship ING US Operations' CEO has with his CIO came in handy during the company's recent consolidation.
Penn Finds Lost Passwords Tech
Courion's PasswordCourier product allows help-desk technicians to quickly reset lost passwords for life insurance company's financial advisors.