“No-code” and “Low-code” software applications are very much in vogue these days. For actuaries, there is a spectrum of options from do-it-yourself to everything-done-for-you. What are the positives and negatives of such options for actuarial software applications? We break them down in this article to give you helpful perspectives when you must choose. First, let’s […]
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Actuarial development projects need non-actuarial perspectives to help achieve superior results. Enable and empower those teams with better tools and communications.
Actuarial modernization is underway at many insurance companies. Without proper planning, most of those projects will be unsuccessful. Actuaries must ask the right kind of questions when planning or evaluating future systems to get better results.
Agile and waterfall are two ends of the software development spectrum. This article explains the differences and illustrates how agile development at a software provider aligns well with the expected future of actuarial work.
Actuarial departments have traditionally been de-centralized. Recent years have seen a push to centralize modeling functions. This article compares pros and cons of centralized/de-centralized organization and offers an alternative model for consideration.
The actuarial profession continues to evolve. Reflecting on the SOA Annual Meeting, we give our perspective on where actuaries currently thrive and some thoughts on how to advance the profession.
Actuaries may need to decide whether to buy (hosted) or build (on-premises) the infrastructure to hold their various business software. This article explains the difference and gives questions to help the decision process.
SaaS providers have the ability to change underlying aspects of their offering for better experience. This case study shows how Slope upgraded database processes and users got their results faster.
Actuaries may wish to learn how to modify their practice from "Actuarial as a Product" to "Actuarial as a Service". This article highlights benefits of AaaS and encourages actuaries to adopt this forward-looking mindset.
Software as a Service applications have a lot to offer actuaries. Discover the benefits of applying SaaS to actuarial work with this comparison article.
Actuaries, their employers, and consumers benefit from actuarial software competition. So why isn't there more? Explore some consequences of thin offerings in this article.
Actuaries can learn a lot from software development principles. What they learn may influence their actuarial model development for better results.
It seems like everyone is talking about work-remote and flexibility and telecommuting as the next big thing. Apparently, it’s been on the rise since 2005 (up 173%, according to Global Workplace Analytics), and the growth doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Employers like it for increased productivity and decreased savings. Plus, many professionals (like our […]