Architecture matters in today’s mobile solutions

Microsoft just launched its new Windows 8 operating system, along with its new foray into the tablet arena, the Microsoft Surface. With the ever changing pace of new device and OS introductions it can be difficult to keep up. So … Read More

Is technology outpacing real quality in today’s life and annuity illustrations?

Technology continues to advance at such a rapid pace these days. Every day we are bombarded with new devices and applications. In 2007 both the iPhone and Android phones were introduced. Just 5 years later, both now boast of over … Read More

Can architecture help drive economies of scale for illustrations?

As the economy continues to improve market experts are predicting a return to the Merger & Acquisition boom similar to what we experienced from 2004 to 2007.             As usual the main driving factor is … Read More

Is technology independence a reality in life and annuity illustrations?

Technology, you can’t live without it, but how do you keep up with it without breaking the bank? It’s the age old issue that life insurance companies continue to face with their life and annuity illustration solutions; only today technology … Read More

“OPUS Mobile” Insurance Solutions by illustrate inc

Mobile Sales Technology Platform for Life Insurance Companies, Brokerage Agencies, & Financial Advisors (Toronto, July 2011) Increasingly, life insurance agents and their customers, are using smartphone technology to get the information they want immediately at their fingertips. Insurance companies are … Read More

Silverlight: the Technology Behind OPUS

If you’ve seen OPUS in action, then you’ve seen Silverlight. We’ve been using Silverlight, a Microsoft technology for web browsers, for the last couple of years, to add powerful new features to and a greater level of flexibility in the … Read More

War on Keystrokes Rages On

The war on keystrokes … it’s been a problem for years, particularly for the E&S Market. However, thanks to the Retail Agents/E&S Joint Industry Initiative sponsored by AAMGA, ACORD, ACT, and NAPSLO, standardization and technological implementations are taking hold and … Read More

White Paper: Accessible Anywhere. One Point of Data Entry. Straight-Through Processing

INTRODUCTION To remain competitive, insurers must get new business in, process it promptly and accurately and get it back out to their advisors and ultimately their clients. A lack of integrated technology combined with redundant business processes present significant obstacles … Read More

Accessible Anywhere. One Point of Data Entry. Straight-through Processing.

INTRODUCTION To remain competitive, insurers must get new business in, process it promptly and accurately and get it back out to their advisors and ultimately their clients. A lack of integrated technology combined with redundant business processes present significant obstacles … Read More

Unified Communications: Its Time Has Come

Recently, articles in this newsletter have discussed ACORD’s new technology implementations. While not using the term “unified communications” that’s part of what it is — bringing together disparate components to increase efficiency. And ACORD isn’t the only one rolling out … Read More