Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a provider of IT services, has signed a technology development, marketing and sales alliance agreement with Microsoft to extend Integral, one of CSC’s global insurance administration software suites, to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2.
CSC said, the combination of Integral with Microsoft technology will offer insurance companies a new platform alternative with comprehensive insurance administration capabilities at an attractive total cost of ownership.
Under the agreement, Microsoft will provide CSC with technical support to move the Integral suite to the latest versions of Microsoft’s server platform and database products, and the two IT companies will jointly promote the resulting software to insurance carriers globally.
The company claimed that by running Integral on Microsoft’s server infrastructure, the Integral suite will appeal to a broader set of customers that currently use or are considering Microsoft technology for their mission-critical and core systems.
Microsoft Corporation general manager of Worldwide Financial Services Karen Cone said by combining Integral with the Microsoft platform, the CSC-Microsoft alliance is going to better enable insurance carriers to pursue global opportunities efficiently across multiple lines, borders, languages and currencies.