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05/14/2009 From Agent to Carrier and Back: Why Property and Casualty Insurers Must Rethink The Data Journey  
This paper will discuss the market conditions that are driving carriers to focus on channel efficiency and explain the challenges they encounter as a result of IT complexity. It will recommend a new approach for managing distribution that’s creating a paradigm shift in channel management. This approach will help carriers eliminate costly redundancy at data touch points, reduce current IT complexity, and get information to agents fast to improve channel effectiveness—all while augmenting existing carrier technology investments.
04/15/2009 Insurance Industry Update: Why Standards Are Essential  
As the insurance industry continues to mature, it continue to be more evident that Standards is a corner stone. The use of standards inter and intra – are essential. Review this SMA presentation on what and why standards are so important to solving the industry challenges.
02/23/2009 Insurance: Realizing The Full Potential Of Change  
By embracing the power of BPM and SOA, insurers can align business and IT to facilitate better automation, innovation, reuse and visibility.
02/16/2009 IT Spend Update - What Is The Latest? Gold Club Protected
As we begin to experience the actual IT spend in 2009, we all begin to ask ourselves - is this going to be a replay of the 2002 spend patterns of stopping, delaying and cancelling, but it appears that it is playing out differently with unchanged priorities and focus but with a few caveats.
02/02/2009 2009 Outlook: Agency Automation  
There is a new set of dynamic challenges on the insurance industry, and they all can be achieved with automation.
01/19/2009 Using Document Management for Issuing Policies Gold Club Protected
See examples of an Insurance Company’s Day-to-Day Policy Management Operations, and how automatic document management can add value.
01/07/2009 Market Insights for Policy Administration - Chasing A 30-yr Old Dream Gold Club Protected
At SMA, we believe that the industry is chasing a 30 year set of requirements for policy admin. Looking at requirements and the necessary capability compete in today’s changing market place and distribution demands – a policy admin system replacement will not give an insurer a competitive advantage.
12/23/2008 Underwriting 2.0 Gold Club Protected
SMA defines the new set of requirements for underwriting 2.0 that allows for real time quoting and pricing for insurance.
12/04/2008 Insurance IT Budgeting Best Practices  
Take a look at IT budget best practices using latest research around linking the problem process and technology together to ensure proper spending alignment.
12/03/2008 Strategic Alignment Of 2009 IT Spend Gold Club Protected
Market leaders are not bound by benchmarks - their IT spending plan is linked to strategy and needs. But how should you make decision based on strategy?
11/27/2008 2009 IT Spend Details Gold Club Protected
Take a look at the key areas around the insurance industry IT spend projections for 2009.
11/05/2008 2009 IT Spend: How Flat Will It Get? Gold Club Protected
As we dive deeper into an economic downturn -- insurer's investments returns, written premium and operating income are all down by record amounts -- what does the IT spend look like in Insurance for 2009?
10/16/2008 Enterprise Linkage: New Change Management Gold Club Protected
Insurers need to think about creating "true linkage," which means linking business strategy to process to IT investments and thereby setting the foundation for true change.
10/10/2008 The Art of Staying Small Gold Club Protected
How many organizations consistently create a perfect customer experience? Can 'perfect' even be measured?
09/04/2008 Insurance Business Drivers and Top 10 Influencers  
The insurance industry's traditional business drivers have guided it through war, catastrophe and economic boom and busts, but today there are new influences that will require a whole new set of tools.
08/28/2008 Business and IT Alignment: A Road to Nowhere?  
It’s all about enterprise linkage...how you link strategy to process to technology.
08/19/2008 Property & Casualty Markets - Riding the Waves or Flattening the Curve  
By making the right IT choices, the soft market of the P&C industry has managed to avoid the historic trend of industry-wide underwriting losses.
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