What is community testing?

Before trading in the live imarket environment, all integrating software house applications must pass a series of community tests to ensure they meet our criteria. We carry out the first of these tests on behalf of all imarket insurer members.

The test scripts we use are available to integrating software houses upon request. Which tests we perform will depend upon the level of integration and functionality of the integrating application.

Once we approve the tests, insurers should check to see if their own systems can connect to the software house application; that the services they’ll be providing are accessible; and that the correct rates are returned for specific risk scenarios. The extent of this insurer connectivity testing will depend upon the individual insurer and their specific requirements.