Insurance Data Mastery Solution Spectrum
AbstractNew York, NY, USA December 3, 2008
In the broad space of data mastery, where insurers may turn to many vendors for help, understanding each vendor’s solution in the context of a specific initiative is a challenge.
The phrase "data mastery" covers a broad range of technology solutions, including data warehouses, data marts, extract, transform, load (ETL), customer relationship management, unified presentation layers, and business intelligence. Good data mastery will help a company find areas for increased efficiency and cost reductions. When all signs point to an increase in industry regulation, a good solution to view and understand data will be crucial for compliance.
In a new report, Insurance Data Mastery Solution Spectrum, Celent profiles and positions 24 vendor solutions. Details on each vendor’s solution are presented in short profiles designed to help insurers quickly assimilate information about this complex space in order to determine which vendors are likely to be relevant to their specific initiatives.
"Many data mastery projects undertaken by insurers do not necessarily end in failure, but they do not achieve the end goals of true business intelligence," says Jeff Goldberg, senior analyst with Celent’s insurance group and author of the report. "Working with a vendor does not mean an insurer gives up control over the domain content. A good vendor will make it easy to customize business intelligence content for a particular company’s needs."
This report is designed to help insurers understand the general "vendor space" for data mastery solutions and to provide an overview of the capabilities, areas of focus, and characteristics of leading solutions. The report is a companion to a recent report, Insurance Data Mastery Strategies.
The 50-page report contains 24 vendor profiles, five figures, and one table. A table of contents is available online.
of Celent's Life/Health Insurance and Property/Casualty Insurance research services can download the report electronically by clicking on the icon to the left. Non-members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally based analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is a wholly-owned operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC].
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Table of ContentsNew York, NY, USA December 3, 2008
|Data Mastery Overview||7|
|Data Repository / Data Mart||9|
|Data Exchange / ETL||9|
|Business Intelligence Content and Reports||11|
|Business Intelligence Presentation||11|
|Platform Vs. Presentation||14|
|Buy Vs. Build||16|
|Data Mastery Vendors||18|
|Changes to the Vendor Space||18|
|Actuate: Actuate 9||19|
|CSC: Business Intelligence Solutions||21|
|Full Capture Solutions: FCSi Semantic Suite||22|
|IBM: IBM Information on Demand Solutions||24|
|Informatica: Informatica Solution Set||25|
|Information Builders: Insurance Reporting Foundation||26|
|Innovation Group: Innovation CLEAR||27|
|Innovative Systems: i/Lytics||28|
|Insight Decision Solutions: Insight Enterprise||29|
|Insightful: Insightful Miner and S-PLUS||32|
|Insurity: Reporting Decisions||32|
|iPartners: Insurance Scorecard||33|
|Microsoft: Microsoft Business Intelligence||34|
|Millbrook: Millbrook Information Suite||34|
|Moore Stephens Business Solutions: Insurance Analytic Framework||35|
|Oracle: Oracle Business Intelligence Solutions||36|
|PolyVista: Automated Insurance Discovery||37|
|SAP Business Objects: Insurance Analytics Solutions||38|
|SAS: SAS Insurance Intelligence Solutions||39|
|SunGard: SunGard iWorks EAS||41|
|Sybase; Sybase IQ||42|
|Teradata Corporation: Enterprise Data Warehouse||43|
|Universal Conversion Technologies: Data Conversion Architect||44|