The Guardian Life Data Migration Project Success
March 23, 2012 – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America recently celebrated a successful Data Migration. This successful project was an important step in a multi-system rationalization that was part of The Guardian’s vision and strategic plan. As a result, The Guardian reduced its operational footprint and cost associated with the internal business and IT to support the same products in multiple systems.
With their partner Universal Conversion Technologies (UCT), The Guardian converted all existing CyberLife business to their STP/Unity system, thereby consolidating the underwriting and administration of all active blocks of Non-traditional business into a single platform.
The Guardian selected UCT as its partner to spearhead the conversion effort, in large part due to UCT’s proven track record in the insurance industry, their knowledge of the intricacies of The Guardian’s products, and their familiarity with The Guardian’s new and existing administration systems. The internal IT and business staffs were an integral part of the conversion team, and along with UCT’s guidance and tools they ensured a smooth and quality conversion effort.
The Guardian’s project approach and teaming with UCT resulted in a notable success.
As John Heidelberger, VP & CIO Individual Life and Disability at The Guardian said, “UCT was a pleasure to work with. As a firm they are focused in a very specific problem space and they know that space very well. They brought a disciplined approach, deep domain knowledge, and a thorough understanding of both our source and target systems to our conversion project. I found them flexible to work with yet they knew when to push us to assure a successful outcome.
Life Insurance conversions are big “scary” projects fraught with risk. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, saying ours was perfect but, I am glad we had UCT as a partner through the process.”
About Universal Conversion Technologies (UCT)
Universal Conversion Technologies (UCT) is the global technology leader providing software and services in support of data migrations and related data integration needs for the financial services marketplace.
For more information on UCT call 1.972.717.5690.