CSC’s Integral Insurance Administration Software Suite Now Available for SQL Server Users
News Release -- July 10, 2012
Global Insurance Offering Delivers Low Total Cost of Ownership
FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 10 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that Integral, one of CSC’s global insurance software suites, is now available on Microsoft’s Windows Server with a SQL Server database. The addition of the popular Microsoft technology to Integral's portable Java-based architecture provides a new platform alternative with comprehensive insurance administration capabilities and a low total cost of ownership.
The new Integral option enables Microsoft users to pursue global insurance opportunities efficiently across multiple lines, borders, languages and currencies. Clients are also able to tap into the large community of Microsoft and SQL Server experts and database administrators.
“Today, insurers are looking for highly configurable policy administration systems that install quickly and run on standard, cost-effective platforms,” said Karen Cone, general manager, Worldwide Financial Services, Microsoft Corporation. “Microsoft features the leading price-for-performance equation in the industry; the combination with Integral will appeal to a broad set of carriers that currently use or are considering Microsoft technology for their mission-critical core systems.”
“This latest software milestone builds upon our successful alliance with Microsoft for CSC's POINT IN property and casualty/general insurance administration software completed last year,” said Ray August, president of CSC’s Financial Services Group. “By combining Integral and Microsoft technology, we continue to expand capabilities and support insurance carriers’ growth objectives by enabling them to pursue global and local opportunities anywhere in the world.”
Integral, one of CSC’s comprehensive administration suites for life insurance and annuities/pensions, property and casualty/general insurance, health and group insurance, provides end-to-end policy/group management, product configuration and business analytics capabilities. Clients can choose from a complete range of components, platforms, databases and programming language options. More than 250 insurance companies are running Integral components, making it one of the most widely used insurance software products in the world. Its portable Java-based architecture and multicurrency, multilingual and multicompany capabilities enable companies to implement Integral quickly across borders and operate cost-effectively, either on premises or in a hosted environment.
In October 2011, CSC announced a technology development, marketing and sales alliance agreement with Microsoft to extend Integral to Microsoft software. Earlier this year, CSC and Microsoft conducted performance and scalability testing of Integral running on the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system and SQL Server 2012 Enterprise data platform. The benchmark testing showed a near-linear scalability to 1,000 concurrent users running against a database of 1.5 million policies, while maintaining excellent performance. These results demonstrated that the Microsoft version of Integral can provide the performance and scalability to meet the needs of insurers of all sizes.
About CSC in Financial Services
More than 1,200 major banking, insurance, investment and wealth management, and securities firms rely on CSC's global financial services team to turn their ambitions into realities. With a track record for delivering software, consulting, and IT and business process outsourcing and services at scale, CSC brings a deep understanding of the financial services business and a collaborative culture to one of the industry’s most engaged client communities. For more information, visit www.csc.com/financialservices.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 98,000 employees and reported revenue of $15.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2012. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.