CSC Modernizes Global Software Using New Transformation Automation Capability
- Create a Java version of the most widely licensed insurance software in the world
- Quick Transformation Engine
- Completed transformation 75% faster and with 80% less labor than expected. CSC now offers QTE services as part of FuturEdge.
The most widely licensed insurance software in the world, CSC’s Integral™, underwent a far-reaching enhancement project that unexpectedly transformed more than the software.
Integral is one of CSC’s comprehensive administration suites for life insurance and annuities/pensions, property and casualty (P&C)/general insurance, and group insurance. The global software provides end-to-end policy/group management, product configuration and business analytics capabilities to more than 250 clients in nearly 40 countries.
When the market expressed interest in a Java-based version of Integral, CSC used a new, patent-pending automation capability aptly named Quick Transformation Engine (QTE) to convert the software. A many-to-many translator, QTE converts application systems written in many languages to run on different technology platforms without the use of middleware.
Starting with Integral’s P&C/general insurance component, CSC used QTE to create a Java version of the COBOL-based software in 12 months. After completing the first component, QTE was able to convert the life insurance component, which is approximately the same size, to Java in 3 months with 20 percent of the staff required for the P&C component.
QTE amazed the conversion team by demonstrating that it had learned a great deal about Integral during the first phase. This new knowledge significantly reduced the time, cost, labor and risk of the second phase.
QTE Services Available in FuturEdge
CSC has since acquired the exclusive ownership of QTE and made it part of the FuturEdgeSM suite of application modernization and portfolio management service offerings.