Microsoft recently announced that it had partnered with SilverBridge, an insurance software solutions provider, to bring SilverBridge’s insurance solution, Exergy, to market.
“The company has always built specialised solutions for insurers and delivered a unique set of services to its customers. Historically, this has seen our policy administration solution, Exergy being deployed on-premise using customer infrastructure,” said Lee Kuyper, COO, SilverBridge. SilverBridge’s partnership with Microsoft over the years has prepared the solutions company for thethe global adoption of cloud technology.
“This has seen SilverBridge working closely with Microsoft to re-architect our solutions for the cloud. Three years ago, SilverBridge moved its first customer to the Microsoft Azure cloud. The timing was opportune as this was the same time that Microsoft was changing their business model to a cloud consumption business. Since then, Microsoft has invested heavily a local data centre, which together with their focus on security and compliance, has allayed any concerns financial services providers may have when migrating to a cloud environment. With Microsoft as a secure and available platform, SilverBridge is highlighting the ability of the cloud to provide insurers with a more cost-effective, secure, and powerful alternative to traditional hosted solutions,” said Kuyper.
SilverBridge, as a Microsoft Managed Company, has continued to work with its managing company, resulting in Exergy becoming a Microsoft Prioritized Co-Sell Ready solution for the Middle East and Africa regions. This will, in turn, result in Microsoft incentivising its own sales teams to sell the Exergy solution. “We are excited with these partnership developments, with Microsoft backing SilverBridge as a leading solutions provider in the insurance industry. This puts us in a great position to assist our clients in getting value from the cloud in their businesses. SilverBridge is in a position to continue, with Microsoft, to bring solutions to the insurance industry which not only benefit from SilverBridge’s industry-specific experience and expertise but also Microsoft’s leading technology,” Kuyper adds.
Edited by Kojo Essah
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