March 11, 2015

Accenture Recognized by Independent Research Group for its Leading Life Insurance Software Solution

Accenture Recognized by Independent Research Group for its Leading Life Insurance Software Solution
 
NEW YORK; March 11, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a leader for its Accenture Life Insurance Platform (ALIP) software in a recent CEB TowerGroup analyst report entitled, “Life and Annuity Policy Administration Systems: Technology Analysis1.”
 
The report notes that, “Within the life and annuity technology space, modernizing policy administration systems (PAS) has become a pressing priority for many insurers to ensure their tools and capabilities remain up to date.” By combining qualitative and quantitative data from interviews with industry experts, financial institutions and vendors, CEB TowerGroup analysts identified 22 attributes that define a “best-in-class” system. These attributes are grouped into four categories that highlight a firm’s user and enterprise needs. Accenture Life Insurance Platform was named as a Leader in three out of four categories: Policy Lifecycle, Operational Support and User Experience.
 
According to the report, “Accenture’s continued investment in ALIP demonstrates their commitment to this market. Since our first view of ALIP, there has been a steady increase in both functionality and technology, as seen in the development of integration accelerators supported by a pure Java application. Additionally, ALIP also has a quality interface, a separate actuarial calculation tool, and a dedicated tool for data migration to help accelerate the pace of conversion.”
 
“We are pleased to have achieved several leader recognitions in this report, which to us confirms our commitment to creating configurable solutions for carriers that enable them to take advantage of innovative, digital technologies,” said Mitchel F. Ludwig, product line lead of Accenture Software for life insurance. “With operational support automation across the full policy lifecycle, ALIP helps carriers stay competitive through lower operating costs and increase speed to market for new offerings.”
 
The report is tailored to reflect the needs of end users, to diagnose the technology attributes particular to a firm, and to effectively identify policy administration systems (PAS) that align with a firm’s needs. To that end, CEB TowerGroup analysts conducted a series of interviews and surveys with financial services executives, industry experts, and vendors regarding PAS.
 
An excerpt of the report can be viewed here. ALIP is a configurable and scalable software suite that offers life insurance and annuity carriers of all sizes solutions for product development, new business, underwriting, policy administration including claims and payout. These solutions are available as an integrated suite or components that can be implemented individually or as part of a broader migration strategy.  ALIP is part of a broader portfolio of life insurance and annuity software solutions offered by Accenture to support mission critical products and processes for carriers. This includes modern technologies to support insurers’ digital agenda, such as SmartVideo, web recording, portals and mobility.

1. CEB TowerGroup, Life and Annuity Policy Administration Systems: Technology Analysis, CEB, 2015.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US $30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
 
Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve high performance. Its home page is www.accenture.com/software. By applying its extensive industry knowledge to continuously enhance its software, Accenture helps insurers reduce operating costs, manage risk and drive growth through improved product development, enhanced policy administration and distribution, and through technology platform consolidation and modernization. Its home page is www.accenture.com/lifeandannuitysoftware
 
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Julie Bennink
Accenture
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Melissa Volin
Accenture
+ 267 216 1815
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