The heart of the new OMFN system is the compliant illustration component developed specifically to illustrate OMFN life and annuity products. All development will be highly customized to the exact specifications of OMFN products, and will include the ability to illustrate all OMFN product features and functionality.
Once the initial illustration component is developed, OMFN will enter into a co-development relationship with COSS programmers. Using COSSâ co-development suite of tools, OMFN staff will be able to handle the day-to-day support of the system by implementing rate changes, modifying input and output, and various other product options. They will be able to introduce new insurance products into the system as well as modify existing product. John Lundsten, FLMI, President and CEO of COSS said, "To stay competitive in the marketplace, carriers must constantly fine tune their portfolios with new product enhancements and new versions of existing products. Through the use of our co-development tools, Old Mutual Financial Network will have full control and enjoy the discretion of having its own staff implement new version enhancements, or they may ask COSS to handle all or any portion of the work."