Aviva Canada, a property and casualty insurance group, has selected ILOG JRules from ILOG’s business rule management system product line, to automate its underwriting process for personal lines.
ILOG is a software company that makes supply chain applications and business rule, visualization and optimization software components used in enterprise applications.
ILOG said that with the new business rule management system (BRMS)-based platform, which will support Aviva’s partners and customers, the carrier expects to achieve speed-to-market gains by being able to implement rule changes that govern certain underwriting processes in days or real-time and with rule execution occurring in milliseconds.
ILOG JRules is claimed to be a key component of Aviva Canada’s common service delivery platform, an e-commerce foundation that is expected to enhance the company’s ability to conduct business using web-based technologies. Based on a service-oriented architecture that also includes IBM Websphere, the platform delivers the agility needed to create shared services that can be leveraged across applications and lines of business.
Michael Lin, vice president of e-commerce at Aviva Canada, said: We selected ILOG JRules because of its ease-of-use, advanced rule management capabilities for business and IT users, and tight integration in a service-oriented architecture. Business rules are a fundamental part of insurance processes. ILOG’s track record as a BRMS provider and the support we received from ILOG were also deciding factors for us choosing JRules.