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SaaS assists in differentiating insurers

The increasingly competitive insurance market is driving organisations to innovate faster than ever. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) becomes a vital element of this if implemented correctly, according to Stuart Blyth, director at SilverBridge. “Testing new products in the market quickly has always been an important business driver for an insurer. But in an age where consumers are [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

Context brokering and its impact on insurance

With data playing such an influential role in all aspects of business, insurers are looking at finding increasingly innovative ways to gain valuable insights. JC Oberholzer, chief system architect for Rubix Digital Solutions, subsidiary of SilverBridge Holdings, looks at what role context brokering plays in this. According to Gartner, a context broker is a service [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

SaaS considerations for insurers

With the drive towards digitalisation becoming a business priority, insurers need to investigate how best to adopt new solutions within their organisations. Stuart Blyth, director at SilverBridge, discusses the considerations that need to be taken before implementing software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Of course, few insurers can afford to ‘rip-and-replace’ their existing infrastructure to make way for [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

Cirrus facilitates business growth for African insurers

By Patrick Ashton, CEO of Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group, says its Exergy managed services offering gives insurers across Africa the means to cost-effectively and timeously grow their business through a customisable and functionally rich solution. Exergy is a policy administration platform handling life, group schemes, [...]

By |April 26th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

The impact of SaaS on insurance

Software as a Service (SaaS) can significantly enhance the way insurers provide solutions to their customers. Stuart Blyth, director at SilverBridge, believes SaaS applications improve efficiencies, enhance scalability, and enable business to easily integrate multiple solutions to achieve business objectives. “A few years ago, cloud-based solutions were not as secure as they are today stoking [...]

By |April 12th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

The rise of smart data

It is no longer good enough to have access to Big Data. For insurers to be truly competitive in the digital environment, they need to leverage smart data to drive better decision-making. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, looks at how this evolution is going to be the next strategic priority for the modern [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|News room, Press office, SilverBridge holdings|

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|