Orlando — Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va., today introduced a number of initiatives that play into the company’s “open” philosophy, chief among them a Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) compatible solution for policy administration that provides platform and database flexibility. The company is offering the new software, POINT IN J, to property/casualty (P&C) insurers that want an integrated, open systems platform to improve efficiency and help speed new products to market.  The company is expected to release the new version in December.

Scott McNealy, chairman and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, and Ray August, president of CSC’s Property & Casualty Insurance Division, unveiled the system today to nearly 1,000 insurance carriers, industry analysts, and technology and business executives at CSC’s Connect 2008 Conference in Orlando, Fla.

CSC developed POINT IN J in the Java programming language and teamed with Sun to certify the new solution on the Sun Solaris Operating System. POINT IN J will be available for deployment by the end of the year.

“While many smaller vendors have made the move to modern platforms, CSC's decision to build one of the most widely used policy administration systems ever sold on Java technology underscores the demand for legacy migration,” says Chad Hersh, principal, Insurance, Novarica. “The availability of a modern, end-to-end solution from a vendor like CSC will certainly catch the attention of carriers.”

The POINT IN J and POINT IN policy administration systems support end-to-end P&C insurance processing for all states and all lines of coverage. CSC will continue to support and maintain both versions through its Continuous Delivery software upgrades, which give insurers incremental updates as soon as they become available. In addition, POINT IN’s integrated components are compatible with POINT IN J.

Also announced was CSC’s release of “Business Analytics,” a suite of software that includes predictive analytics and dashboard capabilities, and “Wikonnect,” the organization's online social network.

Source: CSC

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