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The adoption of mobile technologies is accelerating. Smartphones rocketed from a 10% adoption rate to 40% in just two and a half years, faster than any technology except television, and tablets are moving even faster, blowing away all previous adoption standards. Carriers are increasingly turning to their software vendors to create mobile access to core […]

Sep 18th, 2014 | Filed under Vendors
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In a 2013 survey in Latin America we asked CIOs about their views on the use of Telematics and UBI. We wanted to know if these were currently in their plans and if they believed that they would have any use and impact by 2016. Despite UBI and the use of Telematics has been well […]

May 2nd, 2014 | Filed under Innovation, Insurance, IT, Market Trends, Vendors

As part of our research, Celent has been covering a large variety of vendors active in the insurance space. Over the past 6 months we have published a few reports profiling specific core insurance system vendors in different application domains such as policy administration, claims, underwriting and quote and illustration. Based on our continuous screening […]

Apr 11th, 2014 | Filed under Insurance, Market Trends, Vendors

Earlier this month, I attended the Model Insurer Asia Summit at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.  With approximately 50 delegates from across the APAC region, it was a fantastic event to learn from others, debate the key issues facing the industry, and network across the region. A total of 18 firms were recognised this year […]

Traditionally insurers have been structured by line of business and some have grouped those around personal lines and commercial lines to differentiate businesses from people. With the opportunities of varied distribution channels and more sophisticated technologies insurers are starting to be much more granular in their view of the customers. Insurers have now the chance […]

Blog Soundtrack:  “Once in a Lifetime” – Talking Heads A recent project caused me to revisit the business process->capability->requirement model for life insurance sales illustration systems. This is a topic dear to my heart since my first insurance job focused on sales illustration, agent enablement and new business for a life insurer at a time […]

Nov 7th, 2013 | Filed under Innovation, Insurance, Market Trends, Vendors

I was recently listening to keynotes at Pegaworld 2013 and after hearing Eric Martinez, EVP Global Claims, Operations and Systems at AIG P&C talk about his experiences in business and IT consolidation, it sparked a thought about the insurance software business in general. The average age of insurance core technology systems across the industry is quite […]

Jun 20th, 2013 | Filed under Innovation, Insurance, IT, Vendors

Most of the discussions around the potential of Latin America are related to how insurers can take advantage of a relative immature market, with a growing young population and increasing wealth and investment. The other side of the coin is how vendors can take advantage of a more attractive market as insurers interests grow in […]

Jun 4th, 2013 | Filed under Emerging Markets, Insurance, IT, Vendors

Several aspects of this deal stand out. It is the first acquisition by Guidewire, which until now has been a “we build it, we sell it shop.” It augments Guidewire’s capabilities in the hottest part of the technology landscape: Business Intelligence/Analytics. And it reinforces Guidewire’s strategy to capture the community and network effect benefits of […]

May 14th, 2013 | Filed under Insurance, IT, Strategy, Vendors

Celent recently held its first UK CIO Agenda Roundtable.   The aim of this event was to bring together senior IT executives from across the UK insurance industry to debate shared topics of interest.  The event was hosted by a CIO’s at their premises, and the prize for hosting was that the CIO got to choose […]

May 7th, 2013 | Filed under Innovation, Insurance, IT, Outsourcing, Strategy, Vendors