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Sapiens International Corporation (Holon, Israel), a global software provider for the insurance industry, has signed an ongoing partnership agreement with ACORD (Pearl River, N.Y.), the standards-setting body for the global insurance industry, as a leading global messaging platform partner. As a License Integrator Partner of ACORD Solutions Group, Sapiens will leverage the network effects of the ACORD Solution Provider community and the next-generation digital solutions enabled by ACORD Standards.
Sapiens reports that it will be leveraging ADEPT (ACORD Data Exchange Platform & Translator) as a fully integrated service to facilitate messaging support for its insurer, MGA and reinsurer clients. Through ADEPT’s RESTful API interface, Sapiens says it will be able to offer its clients inbound and outbound message orchestration for all London Market and wider international Large Commercial Risk message formats. Sapiens adds that it will also be positioned to support the evolution of electronic placing platform choices in London, and new initiatives and services introduced by the Future at Lloyd’s program, such as the Digital Spine.
ADEPT, launched earlier this month, uses the widely accepted ACORD Data Standards to provide standardised and simplified API connectivity to the global market for the exchange of Placing, Accounting and Claims data, regardless of the maturity of messaging capability available by each trading partner, or platform interface used. ADEPT is designed to enable the conversion of documents into structured placing, accounting and claims data, as well as interface to existing eMessage-enabled partners. ADEPT will also enable Sapiens’ clients to receive or share placing data via all of the major Placing Platforms, providing an unrestricted yet standardised approach to their global data exchange.
“The Future at Lloyd’s will be digital, with simplification and appropriate automation vital to the ongoing health of the world’s first, biggest and soon to be most advanced insurance marketplace,” comments Roni Al-Dor, CEO, Sapiens. “We have a rapidly increasing number of specialty insurance clients that participate in the London Market, and they have asked us to ensure that Sapiens is positioned to support and leverage the Market’s digital transformation efforts. This announcement with ACORD is the first step on this path by Sapiens, driven as ever by our clients’ needs.”
Consistent, Logical Data Model for Transactions
“We are delighted that ADEPT will enrich the insurance solutions offered by Sapiens,” says Chris Newman, ACORD’s Managing Director, Global. “Up to now, the digitization of data for large, commercial risks has been an issue due to the vast array of systems and interfaces that have accrued over time across the market. Digital adoption is happening, but it is primarily focused on translating the same old processes to the most obvious digital equivalent. It has become painfully apparent that many London Market–and other–stakeholders do not leverage a consistent and logical data model for transactions. Data integration is too variable and requires too much manual intervention. It needs to be embedded in the technology itself.”