CSC has announced its plans to roll out Exceed J, a Javaplatform enterprise edition (Java EE) version of its Exceedsoftware suite of components for top-tier property/casualtycompanies. With general availability planned for mid-2010, Exceed Jwill provide platform and database flexibility to insurers thatwant a solution that can be implemented together or individually toleverage and extend their IT investments.


The P&C insurance business of Unitrin, Inc., is the firstclient to commit to deploy Exceed J, which will use CSC'scontinuous delivery upgrade process to speed implementation bydelivering small amounts of code that can be moved into productionimmediately. Unitrin has licensed seven components of CSC's Exceedsoftware suite to manage personal lines auto processing for itsentire P&C insurance operations. The three primary businesssegments of Unitrin that comprise its P&C insurance operations,Kemper, Unitrin Direct, and Unitrin Specialty, plan to implementthe same seven components of Exceed J supporting personal auto.


"After decades of successful decentralized operation, wedetermined it was time to adopt a shared services approach to speedour time to market and lower operating costs," says Keith Sievers,senior vice president and chief information officer, UnitrinServices Group. "After reviewing competitive alternatives, we choseCSC. We have confidence the development strategy being pursued byCSC will yield Exceed J system components with the deep,product-line-specific functionality andservice-oriented-architecture strategy we need."


"We commend Unitrin for moving aggressively to simplify itstechnology platform," says Ray August, president of the Propertyand Casualty Insurance Division of CSC's Financial Services Sector."With its service-oriented architecture, Exceed helps insurersachieve immediate operational efficiencies while positioning themfor the future through CSC's incremental upgrade process."

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