Azure Migration Success Story for Insurance provider on Revenue Generating Application
One of the largest US-Based Insurance Software Technology and service provider enables Azure Solution Assessment & AMMP Program
Emp Size: 500-1000
Headquarters: Hartford, CT
Property Casualty Insurance has seen a paradigm shift amidst the conditions of Covid-19. They were in extremely difficult situation with inflexible back-office operations and technology, lacking to respond quickly and iteratively to continuously evolving demands. On top of it, at the same time the insurers needed to rapidly implement cost efficiencies and digital capabilities for interacting with prospects, policyholders, producers and service partners.
With all the market conditions and tactical challenges leading US-based property and casualty insurance software and data analytics provider, working with some of the world’s largest insurers, brokers, and MGAs, including 15 of the top 25 P&C carriers was envisioning a growth strategy.
Amidst all the market challenges and operational tussles, a leading property & casualty insurance software and data analytics provider in US planned to assess the underlying infrastructure and create an executable Azure migration plan to exit an on-prem environment housing business critical, revenue generating SaaS products.
And they quickly realized Azure Cloud Migration was their getaway to realizing their mission.
As such, they wanted to join hands with a technology partner having strong experience in building Cloud Innovation Solutions and deep insights into the FinTech environment.
With our Gold Microsoft Partner titles for Cloud Platform, Application Development, Motifworks was an obvious choice. Even more, our advanced specialization in Web Application Modernization, Window and SQL Server Migrations, Azure Kubernetes Service, was another reason to collaborating with us for their growth engagement, quickly and efficiently.
Business Challenges and Requirements
Strategically Fostering Azure Cloud Migration
The Insurance Giant aimed to be recognized as a leading brand in Enterprise Class Insurance SaaS products. For that, they wanted to create and execute an Azure Migration Plan for their Revenue Generating Applications by:
- Leveraging Azure Native IaaS Services wherever possible
- Open to Platform Modernization after Migration to Azure
- Eliminating Administrative overhead of VPC and On-Prem customer Environments
- Addressing Cloud Skills Gap with automation and IaaS
- Improving security posture, uptime/availability to meet risk averse customer requirements
- Achieving Operational efficiencies through standardization/simplification
- Reducing Cost and Increase Cloud Adoption Velocity to strategically align with their customers’ cloud adoption initiatives
Custom VM Images
Azure DevOps CI/CD Pipelines
Maximizing with Intelligent Collaboration
Over the course of the engagement, we introduced a fresh perspective and collaborative focus to help the Insurance Giant think about and ask questions about the best ways to transform their applications. At the same time, we helped them identify meaningful ways to assess how technology solutions could be applied to their finance processes.
Further on, we prepared a complete action plan to enable their Data Center Migration and Azure Recommendations by VM including the Azure profiles for both “As Built” and “Right-Sized” data with consumption estimates for licensing, contractor or procurement options to support consumption estimates.
Gain Visibility with Tactical Planning
Motifworks proposed a flexible and seamless solution to help the insurance provider harness full potential of data and cloud to support their migration objective.
By implementing Solution Assessment and thereby executing Azure Cloud Migration, we were able to empower the leadership with the right technology at the right time in right framework that initiated a thoughtful and accelerated start to the migration.
In addition to this, Motifworks put forth all the Fundamental elements in place for the insurance provider to leverage their 2022 growth initiatives. This also enabled them to adopt Azure as the Primary cloud provider.
Increased Agility for Faster Deployment
The eight-week engagement project began with an in-depth action plan for Azure Migration. With that in order, Motifworks supported their Cost/Value Justification by developing an interactive Power BI Dashboard for Actionable Insights. Next, we hosted a CAF Strategy and Planning Workshops to align business narrative with tactical outputs while building the landing zone to accelerate migration.
Implementing an In-Depth budget analysis for Costs in Azure and Migration Costs to align MS Investment Strategy and Customer Budget Executable Migration helped the US-Insurance provider to effectively satisfy the growth mission.
2022 growth plans Resource Alignment
2 Larger scale migrations proposed
Assured Azure Commit during migration kickoff
AZURE to be Primary cloud provider
Buy-in across Insurity leadership