Training

Courses

Course Days Price Dates 2021
ProductWriter introduction 4 £1900 Arranged on request
Mid Term Adjustments and other full cycle processes 1 £890 Arranged on request

The price (exc. VAT) shown above is per person attending the course. For more information on course content please contact us.

While offices are closed due to COVID-19 we will be running training courses online, using Microsoft Teams and ProductWriter Cloud. Please contact the Service Desk on 0845 456 1956 to discuss arrangements

ProductWriter Consultants

A wide range of ProductWriter/RTE consultants can assist you with new initiatives and ongoing maintenance. They may be able to assist you in the following areas:

  • Training
  • Projects and planning
  • Product building
  • MTA processing
  • Post-quote processing
  • Forms production
  • EDI implementation
  • RTE integrations

ProductWriter consultants who can help with the areas above include:

N.B. Polaris does not guarantee the work of consultants. It is advised that references are taken before decisions are made about use of any developer for specific product building requirements

For further information regarding consultancy please do not hesitate to contact us.

CGI IT UK Limited

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Summary of Experience

ProductWriter experts with over 12 years of scheme writing experience. Experience of writing products for major Insurers in various lines of business. Experience in testing with various software houses and integrators.

Area of Experience

Worked with Productwriter and RTE for both Personal and Commercial lines whilst at CGI, two market leading Insurers and Software House; OpenGi. Covered all aspects of Polaris products.

Expert in imarket including rating systems, product development, testing and driving effective Customer journey’s. Expert in other imarket services such as Live chat and Accounts Reconciliation centre. Past member of the imarket steering group. Managed Software house integrations for both traditional products and specific broker schemes and arrangements.

Knowledge of various lines of business including Private Motor, Home, Pet, SME and large Commercial schemes using the standard Commercial dictionary and also commercial products using Schema based Dictionaries.

Datamated Limited

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Spencer Wade

[email protected]

Summary of Experience

Have been involved with ProductWriter and the RTE since 2007, initially as a FTE of Nnable Ltd (now part of Aon) and latterly as a freelance subcontractor. Have worked across multiple integrations.

Area of Experience
  • Build, maintenance and testing of Household and Motor (incl CV and motorcycle) schemes within standard dictionaries
  • Experience of building products to run on various platforms (CDL, SSP, Applied Systems, BGL, Saga, AA, PaymentShield).
  • Experience with both standard and multi-peril products.
  • Also provide advice and guidance on specification and test pack formatting to dovetail with ProductWriter schemes.
  • Recent clients include Tesco Underwriting, Inspire Underwriting, Modus Underwriting and Pen Underwriting.

    DTR-Ltd

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    Summary of Experience

    DTR-Ltd was formed in 2007 by its founding directors Phil Sankey Dip CII and Lee Dimmock Dip CII.

    We have extensive experience of creating and maintaining ProductWriter Polaris products across the market.

    Our products are successfully integrated on a number of Insurance Software Houses, Insurer Hosted systems and Broker systems.

    We offer extensive Development and Testing resource and can provide a bespoke package tailored to meet your individual requirements.

    Area of Experience

    DTR-Ltd specialises in all aspects of ProductWriter Polaris Product Creation, maintenance and testing across all product lines and Data Dictionaries. So whether you are thinking about using Polaris for the first time, require a new product build or simply find yourself without Polaris resource then DTR-Ltd are able to help.

    Our mission is to offer all of our customers an exceptional level of service, flexibility and peace of mind. Please contact us to discuss your requirements further.

    Client list includes: Applied Systems, Chaucer, KGM, Markerstudy, Premier Underwriting, Prestige Underwriting Services Ltd, XS Direct, Zenith and many more. Full details of other clients and / or references are available on request.

    Eclip-Sys Ltd

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    Summary of Experience

    20yrs industry experience with exposure to both Direct and Intermediated insurers.

    ProductWriter, who has built and deployed multiple products within the following disciplines, Motor/Household and Packaged SME products. Familiar with EDI messaging, IS2000/ insurer mainframes, all major SWH data configuration and test engines, Insurer Hosted and Real Time Pricing. Building them, testing them, being the business analyst and more recently the project management activities – including the delivery of a new policy administration system.

    Have used standard, extended and XML data dictionaries. Am familiar with the DB2 configuration. Am familiar with mapping APIs to the dictionaries and vice versa.

    Asides ProductWriter have broad understanding of the General Insurance arena from Pricing through Underwriting and have worked for the largest insurers as well as MGAs and start-ups. Including a stint in the Lloyds market as a manager of a developer team.

    Area of Experience

    Have built more Motor products than anything else – but aim not to specialise in only one area.

    My main selling point is making it easy for not necessarily Tech people to engage and then pitching the content at the appropriate level of understanding.

    e-Zee Insurance Solutions Limited

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    Summary of Experience

    e-Zee was founded in 2008.

    We provide consultancy and contracting services to the General Insurance Industry on all aspects of electronic and digital trading ranging from system selection, project management, business analysis, product building, testing and training.

    We provide consultancy, assistance and support to Insurers, MGA’s, Brokers, Finance Companies, Data Enrichment Providers and Investors. Further details can be found on our website.

    The e-Zee board members have over 150 years industry experience between them and our team members have all worked for the major insurers, brokers or Software Houses. The team are located throughout the UK and we have the flexibility to provide assistance to meet our client’s requirements working on site or remotely.

    Area of Experience

    Our Productwriter team all of whom have over 10 years experience using Productwriter have worked for Aviva, RSA, Zurich, Commercial Union, Allianz.

    Our staff have expertise across all Commercial and Personal Lines products.

    The following details just some of the products we have built:

    • Commercial Combined
    • Mini Fleet
    • Combined Liability
    • All SME Products ( Shop, Office, Tradesman, Property Owners etc)
    • Professional Indemnity
    • Private Car
    • Household (inc multi peril)
    • Commercial Vehicle
    • Motorcycle

    We have provided support to Carriers who use IHP solutions and we can build products using the private as well as public dictionaries.

    We can provide support for forms and EDI development, we can also assist clients with Polaris product and environment testing.

    If required, we happy to provide CV’s and client testimonials for all team members.

    F1 Computer System Ltd

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    Summary of Experience

    With over 20 years’ experience of working with Polaris technologies F1 has built an enviable reputation for creating and maintaining quality products using the Polaris ProductWriter toolset. During this time we have worked with over 25 insurance companies, building Private Motor, Commercial Vehicle and Household products, ranging from the most basic schemes to the very latest complex peril-rated schemes. We have a vast experience of creating products for all the main broker systems including AA, Acturis, Applied, Budget, CDL, Guidewire, Saga, SSP & TGSL and we have a thorough understanding of all the data enrichment techniques used by each system.

    In addition to using the ProductWriter toolset, F1 has a high degree of expertise in integrating the Polaris Run Time Environment (RTE, XRTE & WSRTE) into bespoke software solutions, such as our highly acclaimed product testing software, PremierTest.

    All our staff are highly skilled software developers who have worked within the insurance industry for the last 30 years providing an unparalleled level of experience within this sector.

    Area of Experience

    Our main area of expertise with ProductWriter is with the Personal Lines data dictionaries with which we are very familiar, although we have also worked with the Commercial and iMarket dictionaries to a lesser extent. We have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all the main broker systems and have undertaken the development of over 80 individual schemes, split roughly equally between the motor and household dictionaries, on behalf of a great many of the Polaris members.

    IQUO Ltd

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    Summary of Experience

    IQUO have been working with POLARIS UK and with ProductWriter for over 20 years. We have considerable experience in writing schemes for a range of insurers. In addition, we develop and host insurance applications that integrate ProductWriter schemes supplied to us by insurers. Recently we have integrated our applications into iMarket to provide both a broker front end and also an insurer backend system.

    Area of Experience

    We have a team of 3 experienced ProductWriter developers, each with over 15 years’ experience. In this time, we have advised our customers on their use of ProductWriter and have provided bespoke training on the product to aid definition and testing of the insurance product. As we use ProductWriter schemes in our applications we are well versed in the deployment of the POLARIS RTE and the processes that have to be followed as part of the regular upgrade routines.

    JKK Solutions Limited

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    Summary of Experience

    I am a ProductWriter developer and ISEB accredited test analyst, with over 10 years of experience within the insurance industry. My background in product development and testing, together with my keen understanding of the product launch process, allows me to integrate quickly into the client’s development teams and deliver results. I offer development and testing expertise on a contract basis.

    Area of Experience

    Polaris ProductWriter Development and Testing for all Class of Business’, on all Dictionaries types, across both Personal and Commercial lines.

    Line Contracts Ltd

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    Summary of Experience

    Since 1998 Line Contracts has been serving the insurance industry with IT solutions. Providing both IT and insurance business Knowledge and experience Line Contracts has been able to offer a wholistic and rounded service from specification testing through to software house integration, supporting our clients either long term or through periods of high demand. Having strong software house relationships and a comprehensive working understanding of the Polaris ProductWriter tool set Line Contracts has a history of delivering new products to market on budget and within proscribed time scales, as well as supporting our clients with monthly maintenance contracts.

    Area of Experience

    Specialising in personal lines products, we work predominantly with Private Car, Household and Small Commercial Vehicle lines. Creating bespoke products for our Blue-Chip insurer partners and large brokers, delivering software house Implementations including IHP integrations.

    Rating-Resource.co.uk Ltd

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    Martin Butterworth

    07879 992360

    [email protected]

    RTE Solutions

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    Summary of Experience

    We have worked in the Polaris arena since its inception more than 20+ years ago. We have worked with most Insurers over this period and have written more than 200+ Schemes in that time. Design, Development & Batch Testing are all functions we are totally familiar with.

    We have also been involved with the implementation of the Polaris RTE into Broker\Insurer Systems.

    Area of Experience
    • Commercial, Household & Motor Dictionaries
    • UK & Ireland
    • Schema Based (XML) Dictionaries
    • Dictionary Extensions
    • XML
    • Polaris RTE
    • Excel & VBA Tool Development
    • Bulk\Batch Testing
    • BAU
    • Excel Rating Algorithm Development

    Sablistech Ltd

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    Binoy Mishra / Simon St Ruth

    07809 204241

    07769 226224

    [email protected]

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    Summary of Experience

    Sablistech has nearly a decade of experience in building and integrating products for insurers and brokers. It has worked with all major Software Houses and imarket as well as third party suppliers. Between them the directors of Sablistech have worked for more than 35 years in Electronic Trading for the Insurance Industry working on both traditional waterfall and agile projects.

    Area of Experience
    • Commercial and Personal Lines Product Build and Test on traditional and XML dictionaries
    • Setting up and integrating RTEs to software platforms