data logistics -
Application interaction is increasingly being automated. Specialised interfaced definitions with optimisation of technical run time and higher quality is the goal of data exchange, which also means different structured applications must be coupled via data. vericos offers hereby, a complete service based on specialised concepts, definitions and coordination and technical implementation.
The interdependence between applications must every so often be optimised or, directly automated. While insurance processes are on the incline, characterised mainly by the distribution of processes and the different integrated partner organisations, there is an obvious increasing need for automated, specialised concrete data handovers between applications.
The process responsibility in the concrete application of such data interface, lies almost always on the insurer, whereby for prioritised interests, the risks involved may be minimised.
The individual world of applications for insurances is often heterogeneous, due to specialised diversification and the timely sequence of development. In such application landscapes, there is a demand for increased transparency and operational safety in the operation of interoperability applications. Mostly dominated by specialised complexities, these applications are developed in operational anticipation.
External service providers in insurances or its applications through the coupling of data related application integration, is a common goal of Data Interoperability. This application integration may occur in different environments. Here are a few examples:
- Process automation between different platforms e.g. brokers, intermediaries or the internet and the policy management. These are mostly based on XML, guaranteed on the one hand an asynchronous, fast connectivity, and on the other hand, guaranteed as a safe operation without data loss (BIPRO or GDV Standard is comparable with individual interfaces).
- Processes such as inventory analysis and reporting between first or managing insurance companies and brokers, underwriting agents, participants or consortium partners must be professionalised. Company steering, and sales controls or Solvency II have intensified the need.
- Claims management in divided processes between insurers and service providers require data interoperability of a different nature.
- Application related landscapes, internal data management.
The mastery of data logistics between applications leads to an operative market advantage
The procedure in Data-Operability applications is multifaceted. Before beginning, the technical connections and the required service levels must be meticulously determined. Often pre-structured as an idea, the special requirements of data interaction lie in the details. The inter-divisional participating departments have to support the procedures integrally in content and particularly insurance specific.
When all services and its arrangements are made known, then a detailed agreed concept for the solution can be developed. This is done mandatorily by our insurance-experienced business consultants bearing a view on productive situations. Themes like fields- and process- differences will be addressed by the consultants up to a standard of craftsmanship.
In parallel, the technology must be error-tolerant and accepted by technical synchronisation of imponderables to be established. This is extremely complex in such underlying heterogeneous technologies with a high demand for service. Another point of attention is the run time infrastructure. This is of particular importance, because the technical frictions must be mastered hand in hand with the technical stabilisation requirements. So to speak, the “Business Monitor” must log the unexpected results of the run time environments, make adjustments and technical adaptations must me done. The challenge lies at 100%-view in this situation. Besides the data errors appearing, the constellation of process deadlocks must be identified via softwares.
vericos offers a prepared solution procedure for Data Logictics-Applications. In the context of Data Operability, our MDM-Tool will become Business Data and Process Management and this focuses on the specifications of the data flow. In abstract, the Data-Interoperability is none other than the oft-repeated ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading)-section. If the Data-Interoperability –Applications identify logistic milestones, then the extended MDM-Tool with functional descriptions can be handed over.
As in development and the specifications of such applications, the challenges of the Business Community and the Process Recovery should stay in focus. Governance or compliance in data traffic is a further significant circumstance, which ought to be considered. Besides the unidirectional coupling, the bidirectional requirements should be thematised.
vericos is experienced in specilised and technical challenges and offers solutions from conception to go-life. Compliance-ensured Business Continuity, is regarded comprehensively.