Verex has built an enviable reputation within the UK motor trade by developing innovative insurance products that bring significant value-add to manufacturer offerings. With multiple manufacturer relationships to manage, Verex required a Private Motor Quote and Buy solution that could be individually branded but easily and quickly rolled out whenever required. Each solution also had to feature multiple presentations that would be suitable for a range of audiences including both consumers and call center operatives.
The edgeConnect platform was chosen to underpin the overall environment, and edge IPK worked closely with insurance consultancy specialist ORIAC to fully integrate the platform with Verexâs TIA policy administration system and Oracle database. In particular, the use of edgeConnect helped the combined teams overcome one of the biggest challenges âproviding car dealers and their customers with an easy to use web system that seamlessly integrates to TIA.
âVerexâs reputation will depend on how well we deliver our solutions to new customers,â said Ian Bowen, Operations and IT Director, Verex. âThe solution we now have in place for our customer, MG, was not only delivered quickly by edge IPK and ORIAC, meeting end user expectations, but puts us in a great position to be able to develop our own products at the same speed in the future. Weâve gained the double benefit of keeping our customers happy and being able to quickly respond to changing market conditions.â
By implementing a single screen approach and developing a specific web services layer, Verex not only benefited from a flexible solution that it could roll out to its customer MG, but also guaranteed a level of future-proofing that would guard against unnecessary IT investment risk further down the line.
âVerex has been a fantastic project to be involved with for edge IPK as it gave us the chance to collaborate closely with the team at ORIAC to ensure a successful implementation and to demonstrate our ability to integrate TIA into a web services model,â said Mike Williams, CEO, edge IPK. âThe flexibility of edgeConnect gives Verex the power to respond quickly to customer requests and ultimately drive its business as per market demand.â
edge IPK can also point towards the project as another proven example of TIA integration, opening the door for other insurers to consider similarly innovative solutions.