Pekin Life Insurance Company Implements the LIDP SOA/Web Service Framework

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December 2009, Pekin Life Insurance Company goes live with the LIDP SOA/Web Service framework. Pekin is currently using the Web Service connectivity of The Administrator, LIDP’s policy administration solution, to quote values for their web based agency inquiry application, and also to provide values for an in house application.

December 2009, Pekin Life Insurance Company goes live with the LIDP SOA/Web Service framework. Pekin is currently using the Web Service connectivity of The Administrator, LIDP’s policy administration solution, to quote values for their web based agency inquiry application, and also to provide values for an in house application.

Pekin is already looking to expand upon their use of the LIDP SOA/Web Service framework by providing a death benefit quote for their agents. They also plan to leverage the Web Service capabilities of The Administrator to provide additional information to their sales force as well as inquiries for their policyholders.

A deciding factor in Pekin’s choice of LIDP and The Administrator, was the system’s real time processing capabilities. Exposing the real time capabilities of The Administrator as Web Services has allowed Pekin to realize their goal of providing web based, up to the minute, accurate information to their sales force and customers.

In regards to the implementation of the LIDP Web Services, Diane Johnson, Programmer Manager at Pekin said, “As we continue to develop our web applications, the LIDP Web Service environment makes it easy for us to provide timely, accurate information to our customers.”

“Service Oriented Architecture may be the single most significant technology, in terms of the influence on the financial industry, that we’ve seen,” said Andy Strevell, LIDP’s Vice President of Strategic Application Architecture. “Web enabled, 24x7 and up to the second accuracy are no longer just nice to have items for the financial industry. Today’s customers expect and demand access to their information, on their schedule. Yesterday’s information, made available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, just doesn’t cut it anymore.”

About Pekin Insurance

Pekin Insurance, located in Pekin Illinois, has been providing dependable insurance coverage to families throughout the Midwest since 1921. Pekin has grown into a company of more than 700 employees, 1,100 agencies, 7,000 independent agents and boasts almost 618,000 policyholders.

About LIDP Consulting, Inc.

LIDP Consulting, Inc. has provided software and consulting services to the life, health and annuity industry for over 25 years. LIDP specializes in comprehensive administration solutions and legacy system consolidation.

Contact:
Andy Strevell
LIDP Consulting, Inc.
630-829-7041
http://www.lidp.com

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