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What To Consider When Planning a Switch to Automated Software


What To Consider When Planning a Switch to Automated Software

Small to medium-sized insurers are increasingly coming to grips with the fact that, to keep pace with their larger competitors, they must embrace technology to the greatest extent possible.


Making a switch to automated insurance software is one way to keep pace with the competition while improving company performance and streamlining information technology operations.


New automation platforms are capable of more than just processing data input for analytical output. These advanced applications include cognitive abilities that can:


-Generate tactical and strategic intent


-Produce analytics and goals based on cognitive processing


-Help to develop short and long-term planning and business development


Making the decision to move to automated software is only the first step. The next step is to carefully consider the company that will provide this service. Automated software must be designed to fit within the parameters of the business’ ability to implement it.


For instance, if the software system currently in use is not conducive to the strategic goals of the company, the addition of insurance automated software will likely not improve anything.


In order to help assure success, the following points should be considered:


-Make sure that the tasks chosen for automation are the correct ones. If not, consider whether additional modifications to the design are needed.


-Make sure that the system has been tested to the greatest extent possible.


-Make sure that the appropriate personnel are involved in the process, and advise them of possible compatibility issues and alternatives in the event of a problem.


The importance of planning cannot be overstated. Careful consideration should be made in deciding which transactions or applications will be automated, as well as the expected volume to successfully complete. It is also important to devise a timeline for measuring the progress of the upgrade.


If the migration to automation progresses, system exceptions should be closely monitored and should diminish as the process continues. If the exceptions continue beyond levels of toleration, the problems should be quickly identified and corrected.


While the process may seem complex, the benefits to the company’s bottom line may well be worth the time and capital invested.