New Financial Components Released for Insurance and Capital Markets

      Claims Processing Reference Architecture Claims Processing Reference Architecture provides quality services in the field of Auto Insurance Claims Processing however these components can be leveraged for other forms of claims processing such as: Home, Medical, Mortgage, and other general claims processing services to work on behalf of clients for better advanced services….


Insurance Messaging Framework Available

Last year I mentioned we had an Insurance Messaging Framework that focused specifically on the integration issues in insurance. Well we finally have released the bits to the public on CodePlex. In this early release of the reference framework it that allows you to dynamically create ACORD based messages to integrate into your .Net projects….


Financial Services OBA Component Library

At the Office Developers Conference this week I announced the release of the Financial Services OBA Component Library. The Financial Services OBA Component Library is a comprehensive set of OBA components that span across key areas in the Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets industries. The components are built in a composite way. This enables customers…


Sydney – Day Two

Today we started bright and early, 7am Australian time. I had the opportunity to meet some the players here in the Aussie market. We went through Microsoft’s position on industry standards, namely ACORD. Then I went into the international insurance trends that many insurance companies are focusing on today. Many of these trends are a…


New Insurance Solutions Framework

There is a bit of movement here at Microsoft in the Financial Services space. In the insurance industry we just released the Insurance Value Chain.  Before that launch I was working on interoperability scenarios with the ACORD standard and what that looks like in the WS-* world. Now I’m happy to let you know we have more solutions for insurance companies…


ACORD Creates New Working Group for the Forthcoming XML Standards

The ACORD Standards Committee (ASC) has approved the formation of the ACORD Messaging Library Working Group (AML WG). This effort will support the ASC decision to pursue the strategic direction on messaging. The ACORD Messaging Library will be ACORD’s next generation business payload XML standard. Over time, iteratively, each of ACORD’s three business domains will…


ACORD Unified Messaging Update

As you seen from earlier posts regarding ACORD they are going through the process of redefining their XML standard. This will be both an iterative and length process. I believe that it is essential they do this. In order to determine what are the right messaging standards the “big bang approach” just does not work….