Thinking on Core Systems Is Backward
Insurance technology spending is high. In April 2015, Celent estimated that global insurance technology spending would top $181.6 billion by the end of 2016. This spending will include a combination of standard modernization, keeping legacy systems alive and well, supporting infrastructure projects and (increasingly) building digital and data frameworks.
Many insurers remain focused on upgrading or maintaining their core systems. The common internal debate is whether the insurer should maintain the legacy system or start over by adopting a modern solution. This debate almost completely ignores the proper approach to determining the answers to technology decisions, placing the cart squarely ahead of the horse. If one accepts the basic premise that core new business, policy, claims and billing management systems are really just table stakes, why not focus on the business — improving growth, increasing market penetration and improving both the combined ratio and profitability?
Majesco is a provider of core insurance technology software and IT services to insurance carriers (P&C and Life, Annuity, Group) globally. Majesco delivers proven software solutions and IT services in core insurance areas including policy administration, billing, claims and distribution.
Tara Dilzer Alexander
Director, Marketing Communications and Creative Services