Progressive companies recognize the growth potential that can result from modernizing their infrastructure. The insurance industry’s traditional complexity and paper-intensive operations can have a direct impact on customer satisfaction and loyalty, with the degree of back-office efficiency making or breaking relationships.
The industry’s demand for more sophisticated workflow tools, data management, and analytics leads us to continuously evaluate systems and processes that can provide an edge over the competition. With the number of insurance companies that still work around the limitations of legacy environments, it’s no surprise the opportunity cost of inefficient systems continues to take a toll on the bottom line.
Migrating to a web-based environment that offers instant collaboration among agents, brokers, insureds, and back-office functions is one key to delivering an optimal customer experience—in a more efficient way. But this doesn’t necessarily involve a time-consuming, wholesale change; it could be as easy as upgrading a tool that you already have: Microsoft Office SharePoint.
SharePoint 2010 was built to support growth goals across all industries by focusing on productivity, analytics, and information sharing. Designed to deliver the best productivity experience with a familiar Microsoft Office experience, it enables people to access the business information they need to do their jobs, quickly and easily.
How can upgrading to SharePoint 2010 help you manage relationships and information? Consider these features:
Client connectivity and management:
Advantages over other platforms.
SharePoint 2010 surpasses other collaborative tools such as Lotus Notes in enterprise content management capabilities, offering a superior integrated system that includes:
All of these features and functions can be critical to optimizing customer experience and driving competitive advantage. And all of them may just be an upgrade away.
West Monroe Partners’ portal, enterprise content management and SharePoint experts have helped more than 50 clients utilize SharePoint capabilities to address business and technology needs. We can work with you to strategize, plan and implement a cost effective, integrated and scalable SharePoint solution. For more information, please contact Cindy De Armond at cdearmond@WestMonroePartners.com 312-846-9938 or Jill Lambert at jlambert@WestMonroePartners.com 312.846.9932.
(Additional resource: “How and Why to Migrate From Lotus Notes to Microsoft SharePoint for Decision Makers”, presented by Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, 2011.)