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Betterview (San Francisco), a provider of property data and analytics solutions to insurers, has partnered with Synpulse, a management consulting firm that focuses on accelerating underwriting processes for property/casualty insurers. Through the partnership Synpulse will provide consulting and implementation services for Betterview’s API in the United States for interested Betterview customers.
Synpulse, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, with branch offices in Germany, USA, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. Synpulse works with insurance carriers along the entire value chain, from the development of strategies and their operational realization, to technical implementation and handover. Synpulse also works with property/casualty insurers on vendor selection, target model definition, digital transformation, and various integration initiatives.
“After spending time with the Betterview team and reviewing their predictive analytics for commercial and residential buildings and roofs, we saw first hand how their solution could generate value throughout the entire underwriting chain,” comments Marc Kirchhofer, Manager, Synpulse. “In a recent survey of global risk engineering executives that we conducted, expedited risk assessment through a third-party data integration ranked second in importance. One of the more challenging data pre-fill elements has always been roof information, which until now required boots-on-the-ground inspections, reviewing aerial imagery manually, or asking customers about their roofs. Synpulse can now pre-fill Betterview’s predictive roof score and characteristics into in-house or third-party systems like Loss Control 360 or Guidewire to help insurers accelerate their underwriting decisions and enhance straight-through processing of submissions.”
Betterview may be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrated into underwriting process via:
API: Betterview’s REST API can receive and return results for a truly automated workflow by integrating into in-house or third-party systems.
Guidewire Integration: With direct Guidewire integration, mutual clients can leverage Betterview’s capabilities through the Guidewire Marketplace.
Batch Processing: Betterview can accept CSV files for large renewal books and recently bound new business. This requires no integration and allows carriers to take immediate actions by filtering policies by risk score.
Web-based Interface: Betterview can set up access for underwriting teams, allowing them to investigate properties that need further review.
“In order to accelerate the underwriting cycle, it’s vital to have as much relevant information as possible in the early stages of underwriting,” comments Dave Tobias, COO & Co-Founder, Betterview. “The combination of Betterview’s predictive analytics, along with Synpulse’s expertise in embedding data into in-house and third-party underwriting systems, will allow insurance underwriting teams to improve decision making by quickly approving, denying, or identifying policies that need a closer look.”