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Greenwood Village, CO, United States, 2012/02/07 - Lockton Insurance, the world's largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm, picked CIBER to help maintain its competitive advantage through business intelligence (BI) and enterprise data warehousing (EDW) solutions - CIBER.com. NYSE: CBR
After an initial evaluation of data models and reporting requirements, CIBER helped Lockton develop a roadmap for enterprise business intelligence architecture, helped build the company's data warehouse and managed the initial data load. Following the data warehouse go-live, Lockton tapped CIBER to assist in the data visualization strategy and implement QlikTech's QlikView to give users in Lockton Financial Services Group fast answers through a simple, intuitive interface.
QlikView software was introduced to Lockton users at a company meeting for 800 attendees, and Lockton IT experts immediately received a flood of requests for additional business-unit-specific QlikView applications. Chief Information Officer David Robinson commended the selection of QlikView for nearly selling itself within the business. “Qlikview, as an interface to our business intelligence and data warehousing solution, brought the benefits of effective data visualization to our company,” he said.
“The journey toward BI drove the desire to complete implementation of our data warehousing strategy and then define and consolidate our information. We were able to do so more quickly thanks to help from our partners like CIBER,” said Robinson. “We have changed how people in our business think about IT and their understanding and use of the power of data.”
Already, Lockton is seeing tangible business results from the BI/EDW solutions CIBER helped implement. The insurance brokerage estimates a reduction of manual in-house effort on benchmarking analytics by some 1,440 man-hours per year. The company was also able to eliminate third-party benchmark reporting, which resulted in termination of a contract with a benchmarking reporting service representing significant annual savings.
In coming months, CIBER will provide design development resources and data architecture guidance to ensure that all of the Lockton departments needing business intelligence support have the analytics they require.
More than 4,100 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For three consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a “Best Place to Work in Insurance.”
About CIBER, Inc.
CIBER, Inc. (ciber.com) is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that deliver tangible results for both commercial and government clients. Services include application development and management, ERP implementation, change management, project management, systems integration, infrastructure management and end-user computing, as well as strategic business and technology consulting. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, CIBER has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 19 countries, serving clients in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.1 billion. CIBER trades on the New York Stock exchange (NYSE: CBR), and is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index.
Gary Kohn - VP, Investor Relations
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