SOURCE: Making SOA Work LLC

Making SOA Work LLC

January 11, 2011 14:15 ET

Making SOA Work (MSW) LLC Announces Partnership With Innovation Group plc

SOMERS, CT--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Making SOA Work (MSW) LLC today announced a strategic partnership with Innovation Group plc (Innovation Group) that enables MSW and its customers to take advantage of the global offerings of Innovation Group.

"MSW is pleased to partner with Innovation Group," said Andrew Labrot, founder and principal of MSW LLC. "The ability to use our framework in conjunction with software solutions that were designed from the beginning to leverage SOA is a very powerful combination, and it enables our customers to effectively address their business priorities. We are looking forward to this partnership and to the benefits it will provide our customers."

MSW offers guidance and support for U.S. property/casualty (P&C) insurance companies, enabling the implementation of critical business priorities utilizing services-oriented architecture (SOA) to prioritize, develop and implement solutions leveraging a proven framework to support an incremental approach to business and system transformation. Through this partnership, MSW and Innovation Group are able to offer flexible software solutions that leverage MSW's proven framework.

"MSW and Andrew Labrot's deep knowledge and experience with Innovation Insurer and Innovation Group makes this partnership valuable for the industry and our customers," said Euan King, CEO North America Innovation Insurer Group. "Innovation Group's market-leading SOA, J2EE-based insurance solution platform, built with an array of re-useable services and a rich data model, coupled with MSW's focus on leveraging SOA, will provide the industry with a powerful partnership to leverage Innovation Group's solutions."

For further information about MSW and the company's partners, please visit the company website at www.makingsoawork.com, or contact Andy Labrot at 860.796.0472 or alabrot@makingsoawork.com.

About Making SOA Work (MSW) LLC
Making SOA Work's (MSW) mission is to enable P&C insurers to meet enterprise goals through the successful delivery of strategic initiatives. With over 100 years of combined insurance and technology experience, MSW's focus is on consistent and repeatable processes delivered within a realistic timeframe which meets stakeholder expectations. At MSW, we constantly strive to provide a proven and well-defined framework that addresses the entire solution cycle, and that can be applied by insurance organizations to any business priority. We are 100% committed to making customers self-sufficient through the use of the MSW framework to achieve full ownership of their processes. For additional information, visit www.makingsoawork.com.

About The Innovation Group plc
The Innovation Group plc (LSE: TIG) is a global provider of business process outsourcing and software solutions to the insurance, fleet, automotive and property industries. Innovation Group provides contact centres, repair networks, process management, supply chain and technology operations and decision support analytics to support accident management, repair and estimation and claims management services. Innovation Group has over 800 global clients including AXA, Insurance, RSA, American Modern Insurance Group, LeasePlan, The Ford Motor Company, Aviva, Toyota and Zurich. The Group processes more than 4 million claims per year with 20 per cent direct claims cost saving achieved. Innovation Group's 2,300 people are located in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain and United States. For additional information, visit www.innovation-group.com.

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