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Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Deploys DRC Solution in 10 Weeks

Staff Writer | July 09, 2015

Decision Research Corporation (DRC) announces that Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSIG) has implemented Decision Research Corporation’s GameChanger Portal for Coverholder (MGA) direct to consumer sales of specialty lines for small business owners in Canada. Ten weeks after contract award, Canadian broker Nacora International went live with a homeopathic medicine program targeted at small to medium-sized enterprises, underwritten by MSIG.

Underwriters from both MSIG and Nacora worked directly with the DRC configuration team, and using a weekly cycle of specify/configure/test/review, were able to rapidly bring the new product line to production while continuing their current responsibilities. 

DRC’s use of the Microsoft Azure platform allowed for rapidly creating multiple accounts for internal demonstration, scaled back down for development, and then scaled up for production.  The speed of provisioning environments in the cloud, and flexibility of configuration supported the agile project methodology and kept infrastructure costs low.

“Once again DRC has delivered software that puts the user first and that is useful, elegant and reliable,” says Richard Williams, CIO at MSIG. “As we have come to expect from them it was on time, sensibly priced and implemented with pragmatism, quality and a strong sense of collaboration.  They set a standard other vendors would do well to follow,” he continued.

“We are extremely excited to have delivered a new line of business, via our SaaS licensing model in such a short implementation time, and by dealing directly with the business owners of the product,” says Robert Whitton, vice president of business development at DRC. “This deployment method will become more our standard, as we demo the system for a prospect in the cloud, then use that environment to configure the client to production.” 

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