Wesleyan Goes Live with Sapiens Closed Books Solution
Sapiens leverages “Old Co-New Co” implementation approach to enable an efficient Wesleyan operating environment for both closed books and new business
Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, announced today that Wesleyan – a specialist financial services provider for doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers – is now in production with Sapiens Closed Books solution, a unique offering for life and pension insurers designed to provide a modern and cost-efficient platform for the administration of insurers’ legacy estates.
This successful project, which can be seen as part of an overall industry trend of increased interest in legacy portfolio management, is the first in a series to migrate Wesleyan’s legacy portfolios to the Sapiens platform. With the completion of this phase, Wesleyan has decommissioned the first of four legacy systems. Once all phases are completed, Wesleyan will have decommissioned its less efficient and costly legacy platforms. In addition to the Sapiens Closed Books solution, Wesleyan is using Sapiens’ ALIS platform for new financial products and administration of open books of business.
Sapiens Closed Books is a proven system designed to answer legacy portfolio challenges, while significantly cutting the costs that are commonly associated with legacy platforms. Sapiens Closed Books provides an end-to-end, legacy portfolio system that is capable of handling missing data, old legislation and a wide range of product types. It can also process top-ups or incremental new business.
The implementation of the Closed Books solution was spearheaded by Sapiens’ Insurance Practice team and leveraged Sapiens’ innovative “Old Co-New Co” services approach, designed to enable insurers to meet the challenges of their new business needs, while continuing to efficiently meet closed book obligations with high quality and cost-effective services.
“When looking for a vendor to help us manage the complexities of our multi-phase, closed books project, finding a partner who is committed to our success was just as important as the solution they offered and the proven implementation journey that went with it,” said Liz McKenzie, Wesleyan’s Group Corporate Services director. “Sapiens has proved to be a worthy partner, working closely with our team every step of the way – sharing knowledge and best practices, and completing the first phase of the project on budget and on time.”
With the first phase of legacy migration and consolidation completed, Wesleyan is already experiencing the early cost saving benefits resulting from the decommissioning of one legacy system and the improved operational efficiencies enabled by the Sapiens Closed Books solution. These benefits will only multiply as the other legacy systems are migrated and Wesleyan’s closed business is consolidated onto the single Sapiens platform.
“Wesleyan has recently achieved two important milestones with Sapiens – the go-live of Sapiens ALIS 6.5 and the completion of the first phase of the closed books project. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Wesleyan to help them meet their goals of delivering the highest quality customer experience, while continuing to reduce costs and increase efficiencies,” said Raj Ghuman, vice president of Sales and Operations, Sapiens Europe.
Wesleyan Assurance Society provides financial services to doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers on mortgages, savings, investments, pensions, insurance, inheritance tax planning, loans and protection. The company is authorised by Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). For further information: www.wesleyan.co.uk/.
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