Gan Assicurazioni selects Atos Origin and Prima Solutions to modernize its information system on a service-oriented architecture

Paris & Rome, June 30, 2005 – Prima Solutions and Atos Origin today announced that they have been selected by Gan Assicurazioni, a general insurer based in Rome and subsidiary of Groupama, for the incremental overhaul of its core business applications. The new IT architecture will be based on Prima Platform™, the software Foundation for service-oriented insurance applications developed by Prima Solutions and will be installed and maintained by Atos Origin.

Gan Assicurazioni will utilize Prima Platform™ to develop new web-based front ends integrated in real time with their legacy system « Albedo ». Prima Platform™ enables Gan Assicurazioni to modernize their business applications while leveraging a large part of their IT legacy assets based on SOA principles.

For this project, Atos Origin will be in charge of developing and maintaining Gan Assicurazioni’s new business applications based on Prima Solutions’ software platform.

The core business applications overhaul project covers three business domains: claims, distribution and policy management for property & casualty and life insurance products. The new front end will be accessible to all internal users as well as distribution networks and partners and will enable Gan Assicurazioni to meet three main objectives: increase the performance of their distribution networks and, more particularly their network of 300 exclusive agents, improve core business process efficiency and reduce operations management costs.

By implementing a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to integrate and streamline its core insurance processes, Gan Assicurazioni will be able to rapidly adapt their applications to market needs, and be more responsive to the needs of internal users and external business partners.

"With Prima Platformâ„¢, Gan assicurazioni will increase its overall adaptability to market needs and reduce the cost and complexity of front end infrastructure maintenance, while leveraging its IT legacy assets, said Charles de Tinguy, CEO of Gan Assicurazioni. The new front end will enable us to better respond to the complex needs for distribution, policy administration and claims management. With its insurance business model and its leading-edge technology, Prima Platformâ„¢ will help us improve our business efficiency and greatly reduce our costs."

Giovanni Marullo, Finance Divisions Manager of Atos Origin Italia S.p.A. explained "We are delighted that Gan Assicurazion chose us to implement this new architecture as this represents one of the first innovative projects on the Italian insurance market. Associated with Prima solutions, our technology and know-how will help us demonstrate our expertise of the insurance market and our ability to provide all the resources requested to successfully manage the project."

"All major insurance organizations in Europe and across the world have now chosen to go for a service-oriented architecture. By selecting Prima Platform™, Gan Assicurazioni proves that it is an organization interested in adapting its business to new market requirements supported by an innovative and proven technology, added Hugues Delannoy, CEO of Prima Solutions. This project represents a major step in Pima Solutions’ international growth. Prima Solutions demonstrates with this new project that Prima Platform™ is the leading software platform for insurance information system transformation based on SOA principles."

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