Sapiens Partners with WCL to Provide Connectivity for Lloyd’s of London Bureau Services
Collaboration to improve efficiency and accuracy of core policy and claim records in Lloyd’s ecosystem
February 8, 2022 —Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, announced today that it will partner with WCL, a Zywave company, to provide messaging to Lloyd’s of London Bureau Services.
“Sapiens’ core policy software integration with WCL signals our mission to expedite and strategically invest in contemporary API services aligned to Lloyd’s Blueprint Two goals,” said Roni Al-Dor, Sapiens President & CEO. “Streamlining the process will enable our primary insurance clients new opportunities to access Lloyd’s capital and reinsurance service, while at the same time will bring real-time risk management a step closer.”
Sapiens core digital insurance platform, providing end-to-end P&C policy management, billing and claims solution, will be combined with WCL’s Bureau messaging integration that will open up the distribution from customer to carrier to Lloyd’s Syndicate for Sapiens’ global 600 insurer customer base.
The end-to-end PAS to syndicate solution with compliance automation utilises market standard ACORD frameworks via WCL’s enabledB2B Gateway, which manages the sending and receipt of all data and documents for market participants. The integration empowers customers to exchange data once, which can then be replicated between platforms, thereby eliminating data duplication and streamlining end-to-end processes from core policy data records.
Sapiens are providing the technical framework to meet the growing demand from existing clients and prospects to access the Lloyd’s market, who want to break free from the legacy technology systems that restrict profitable growth. The power and flexibility of Sapiens’ digital insurance platform with its Intelligence data analytics and machine learning models, offers valuable insight into the ecosystem. WCL provides London market messaging capability to most Lloyd’s managing agents, large brokers and a number of reinsurers in.
“Working with Sapiens brings significant advantages for Lloyd’s and London market players, and adds value of mutual benefit to the market,” said James Willison, Managing Director of WCL. “Simplifying and automating the processing of common data and bordereaux management will ultimately open up a wealth of data, insights and intelligence held in a core PAS system.”
WCL, a Zywave company, provides business solutions to insurance organisations looking to transform their operations using structured data. WCL’s solutions support the placement of risks, accounting and settlement and claims.
Set up in 2003, WCL allows organisations to streamline business processes by automating the secure, electronic transfer of data and documents between brokers and risk carriers, using internationally-agreed ACORD standards. This improves client service, increases process efficiency, reduces operational costs and eliminates unallocated cash.
WCL client list includes over 80 insurance and reinsurance organisations globally, including the majority of Lloyd’s Managing Agents, the world’s largest broking and carrier firms, based across the US, London, Bermuda, Continental Europe and Asia.
WCL provides the software to the majority of players engaged with the Ruschlikon Initiative, a joint industry project sponsored by insurance standards body ACORD. This project aims to connect the leading players in the insurance and reinsurance industry to advanced back office processes such as technical accounting, claims and settlement using the ACORD Global Reinsurance and Large Commercial (GRLC) Standard.
Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) empowers the financial sector, with a focus on insurance, to transform and become digital, innovative, and agile. Backed by more than 40 years of industry expertise, Sapiens offers a complete insurance platform, with pre-integrated, low-code solutions and a cloud-first approach that accelerates customers’ digital transformation. Serving over 600 customers in 30 countries, Sapiens offers insurers across property and casualty, workers compensation and life markets the most comprehensive set of solutions, from core to complementary, including Reinsurance, Financial & Compliance, Data & Analytics, Digital, and Decision Management. For more information visit sapiens.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
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