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SMA Summit: Premier Event for Insurers and SMA Advisory Clients

July 29 2013 | Deb Smallwood

The annual SMA Summit is an opportunity for insurers to step away from their day-to-day routine and think outside the box – by looking at the next big things that may be coming down the pike. Our theme and agenda is shaped by what’s happening with innovation and next-generation technologies.

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SMA WatchPoints for P&C

July 24 2013 | Deb Smallwood

It is no real secret that market intelligence is essential for both insurers and solution providers. In our industry things are changing at an alarming pace and it is tough to keep up. There are numerous internal and external factors that are influencing and shaping the US Property and Casualty...

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Speed to Market is Key to Competitive Advantage

July 15 2013 | Karen Furtado

SMA is constantly hearing from insurance executives that improving “time to market” is a pressing priority. Because product development and configuration capabilities are so critical for competitive positioning and profitability, SMA has conducted a first-of-a-kind examination of what the actual timing is today and what insurers are doing to improve...

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Telematics and Agents: Like Water and Oil?

June 17 2013 | Mark Breading

Much has been written and debated about usage-based insurance, enabled by telematics technologies. But one aspect of the conversation that has been largely ignored concerns the implications for agents and brokers. The vast majority of P&C companies in the US use the independent agent distribution channel, and Canada is even...

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Agility is the Watchword

June 13 2013 | Deb Smallwood

SMA’s ongoing research and experience confirms how critical portal capabilities are to the success equation. The business capabilities required for effective distribution management are dependent on an infrastructure that is able to support and manage any-to-any-point and any-to-any type of interaction or exchange.

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Study Shows Increased Spending on Data and Analytics Continues in 2013

May 20 2013 | Mark Breading

There is no question that analytics projects are viewed as game-changers, but insurers also see the need to focus on improving and enhancing their data to fully capitalize on the power of analytics. I’ve recently seen that confirmed through our second annual Data and Analytics study done in conjunction with...

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