As reinsurance brokers roll out computerized catastrophe management tools to their insurer clients, unexpected side benefits are emerging, allowing carriers to dream up applications that extend well beyond making decisions about reinsurance–such as tracking agent profitability and mobilizing claims adjusters.

The new tools were essentially designed to allow insurers to see the locations of the risks they write plotted on maps, and to analyze geographic accumulations and proximities to catastrophic hazards and terrorism targets, according to developers at two separate reinsurance brokers.

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