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Driving innovation from within at SilverBridge

As a premium technology solutions provider in the insurance industry, SilverBridge introduced the Awesome Projects internal competition to reward innovative thinking by its employees. Stuart Blyth, a director at SilverBridge, says the competition was started to get employees to think outside of their daily jobs and encourage big, innovative ideas. “The competitive landscape in the [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

Cirrus licensed as a Financial Services Provider

Cirrus Managed Services has been licensed as an authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP) by the Financial Services Board (FSB) to provide intermediary services to long-term insurers. Cirrus is a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group and a provider of managed service solutions to life insurance companies throughout Africa. “We are very excited by the opportunities that [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

Data-centric approach to drive insurance

Insurers today face a myriad of challenges especially when it comes to finding product differentiation in a highly competitive market. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, believes one of the best ways to overcome this is to embrace a data-centric approach towards the business. “The insurance industry is dominated by siloed, legacy systems that [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

Getting the best out of Business Intelligence

In an increasingly competitive market, insurers must use business intelligence (BI) to differentiate themselves in the digital age. But how best can the effectiveness of such a solution be measured? Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, discusses how to gauge return on investment (ROI) when it comes to BI implementation. Simply put, ROI comes [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

Get the competitive edge with data analytics

The digital business landscape is driven by data. However, amidst the risk of information overload, decision-makers need to embrace data analytics to get the competitive edge they need. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, examines how this is becoming an essential tool for business. “With global mobile phone users expected to surpass five billion [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

SilverBridge committed to driving employee happiness

The SilverBridge Buying Happiness initiative that forms part of the insurance software services provider’s employee wellness programme is designed to improve their overall happiness by perpetuating the culture of giving within the organisation. “In 2015, I was watching a discussion on how money can buy happiness if it is spent on someone else. This was [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

Transforming insurance with BI

Insurers are driven by data to get meaningful insights into their customers, products, competitors, and the market. However, the real differentiation comes in how that data is evaluated through analytics and processes, says Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge “The competitive landscape means insurers have to continually innovate and develop products more in tune [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|General, News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

Big Data transforming insurance

The growth of data has changed the way insurers use information. Today, they need to more effectively tap into new data sources to better price their risks and improve customer relationships. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, takes a closer look. “Even though the uptake of Big Data in the insurance industry has been [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

SilverBridge growth in annuity revenue drives interim profit growth

Insurance software services provider SilverBridge has reported solid interim financial results for the six-month period ending 31 December 2016. Built around its growth in core annuity revenue, the net profit of the company increased by 22 percent to R4.9 million while its headline earnings per share grew 25 percent to 14.4c. It continued to focus [...]

By |February 24th, 2017|SilverBridge holdings|

How to gain actionable insights from your insurance data

Companies need to leverage business intelligence (BI) more effectively to get the best value out of the data being generated. In the information-rich insurance industry, says Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, this should be a strategic fundamental. “The value of data lies in the actionable insights that can be drawn from raw information. [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|General, News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|