Tuesday, February 24, 2009

BWI: Wipro Announces the Launch of Insurance Claims Analytics Solution

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: WIPRO
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 05:46 PM IST (12:16 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Banking & financial services, Business services, Information technology; Technology
Release no: 19328
Wipro Announces the Launch of Insurance Claims Analytics Solution
Business Intelligence Solution to Address Performance Challenges in the Claim Units of Property & Casualty Insurance Carriers

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Tuesday, February 24, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- Wipro Technologies, the Global IT Services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced the launch of Insurance Claims Analytics (ICA) - an integrated business intelligence (BI) offering targeted at property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers.

Built on the SAP® BusinessObjectsT XI 3.1 intelligence platform, this solution leverages SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions. The offering combines Wipro's strong knowledge of global insurance markets and experience in BI with the market-leading BI capabilities of the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio and SAP's insurance experience.

With up to 80 percent of P&C carriers' costs concentrated in the claims area1, BI and analytics solutions can have tremendous impact on the carriers' future profitability, competitiveness and compliance levels. Wipro recognizes that carriers need support in developing the right decision support systems to address their unique and unprecedented business challenges.

"Wipro is harvesting its extensive insurance and BI experience and knowledge to create solutions that will enable the P&C carriers to be more competitive, profitable and compliant," said Ajoy Menon, global insurance head, Wipro Technologies. "Due to its strategic importance, claims are the first area in which we would like to concentrate and help our clients become more successful. We are committed to pursuing business solutions as a major line of business and the Integrated Claims Analytics solution is a major step in this direction."

"Customers are demanding a proactive, insightful way to manage their claims processes more effectively," said Leo Schneider, senior vice president, IBU Insurance, SAP AG. "Building the solution on SAP BusinessObjects XI provides an integrated approach to claims analytics, enabling insurance companies to retain customers, reduce claims cost and improve competitiveness."

Research shows that the opportunity cost of ineffective claims management is extremely high; for instance over 50 percent of the insolvencies that happened between 1994 and 2004 in the U.S. P&C industry is attributed to poor reserves management2. Given the global inflationary trends contributing up to 12 percent rise3 in loss adjustment expenses, the efficiency gains in the Claims units directly contribute to the bottom line.

Wipro's ICA solution features integrated dashboards and predictive analytics to analyze and report the performance of Claims units. Wipro has created a large library of 500+ key performance indicators that covers all aspects of claims handling operations classified under approximately 70 CXO-level strategic priorities to allow the clients to choose the right set of metrics to effectively track and improve the performance of their claims units. It also provides powerful interactive what-if analysis capabilities supported by Xcelsius® software. An integrated predictive analytics workbench from SAP BusinessObjects helps in performance improvement in critical areas such as fraud prediction, subrogation handling and litigation management.

Demos of the ICA solution integrated with SAP BusinessObjects XI will be built and made available in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development, and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com and www.wiprocorporate.com.

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. BusinessObjects and Xcelsius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. Business Objects is an SAP company.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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1 Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
2 Source: SwissRe, August 2008
3 Source: Insurance Information Institute, October 2008

Media Contacts:

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Wipro Technologies
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Purvika Anand
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Eric Belove
Wipro Technologies
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Rahul Kadavakolu
Wipro Technologies
+44 792 020 5496

Shalini Siromani
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