Sequel’s Eclipse Broking software will replace multiple legacy systems with just one modern broking system. The implementation is already underway and will go live in the summer of 2012.
“Implementing Eclipse Broking is the first step in harmonising our technology across the group, which will bring business benefits straight away,” says Brent Kruger, Group Chief Information Officer, CGSC. “The strength of the software and Sequel’s track record for delivery will allow us to streamline many of our global processes, through an enhanced technology portfolio.” Shaun Hooper, Chief Executive Officer, Cooper Gay & Co, adds: “This is an exciting opportunity to bring further benefit to our clients and our people. We chose Sequel because they demonstrated a detailed understanding of our business and of the market place”.
Michael Graham, Sequel’s Sales and Marketing Director, says: “We are seeing a trend - and CGSC’s decision is the latest evidence of it - where forward thinking brokers are looking to modernise and consolidate their systems so they can best deal with regulation, London market initiatives and increasingly hungry competitors.
“CGSC wanted a market leading system so they came to us. They can now manage their business data more quickly, effectively and economically to the great benefit of their internal and external stakeholders,” Graham concludes.
About Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford
Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford is the largest independent global wholesale and reinsurance broking Group. The Group has a network of 60 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia, employing over 1,400 skilled professionals.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in the City of London, Sequel Business Solutions Ltd are award-winning insurance and reinsurance software specialists. Sequel’s customers are underwriters and brokers within the Lloyd’s, Companies and international insurance/reinsurance sector. The list of customers Sequel has worked with includes:
ACE INA Services UK Ltd
Alterra at Lloyd’s Services Ltd
Argenta Syndicate Management Ltd
Ascot Underwriting Agency Ltd
Berkley Re UK Ltd
BMS Group Ltd
Brit Insurance Holdings Plc
Canopius Managing Agents Ltd
Cobra London Markets Ltd
Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ltd
Dashwood Brewer & Phipps Ltd
Equinox Global Ltd
Faraday Underwriting Ltd
Global General & Reinsurance Co. Ltd
Jubilee Managing Agency Ltd
Kiln Group Ltd
Markel International Ltd
New India Assurance Company Ltd
Novae Group Plc
Omega Underwriting Ltd
Pioneer Underwriting Ltd
Shelbourne Syndicate Management Ltd
Willis Group Holdings Ltd.
Sequel are known for their industry expertise, professionalism, and track record for delivering successful transformation programmes ‘on time and on budget’.
Sequel deliver a powerful suite of software solutions – Eclipse - for insurers, reinsurers, brokers, MGAs, coverholders and start ups operating across the Lloyd’s, Companies and international (re)insurance markets.
Eclipse is a strategic suite of business applications built with 100% Microsoft technology that share a common business and technical architecture – all of our products have been designed with open architecture to enable easy access to information and simple connectivity with other systems. This enables customers to have a comprehensive, holistic view of their business.
Sequel’s products (sequel.com) have been designed and developed by our insurance experts, in partnership with underwriters, brokers and MGAs. By combining process efficiencies with innovative analysis and reporting capabilities, Sequel’s products give customers control over their business information so they can make decisions quickly and with confidence, as well as taking market and regulatory changes in their stride.