Crum & Forster Selects Accenture to Support Technology Modernization

  Crum & Forster Selects Accenture to Support Technology Modernization

Insurer to deploy Accenture Duck Creek property and casualty software to help
               streamline processes and better serve customers

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 08, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by Crum & Forster, a leading provider
of specialty and standard insurance offerings, to deploy Accenture Duck Creek
Policy Administration software. Crum & Forster will use the software as a
major component of its rating and policy processing system for commercial
lines, specialty lines and workers’ compensation. The new system will enable
Crum & Forster to quickly and easily launch and maintain products, and
increase operational efficiencies by streamlining policy administration

Crum & Forster will also use Accenture Duck Creek Templates, a pre-configured
insurance product deployment solution for Insurance Services Office (ISO)
based commercial lines and National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)
based workers’ compensation products. Going forward, the templates will enable
the rapid implementation and maintenance of these lines of business.

“As our business continues to expand, we need a new system with advanced
technology to help us scale up for growth,” said Nicole Bennett, CIO, Crum &
Forster. “We selected Accenture Duck Creek software because it will enable us
to easily support and configure all of our lines of business on a single
platform. Giving our lines of business configuration capabilities will allow
us to react faster to market changes with updated products and better

“We are pleased to be working with Crum & Forster and supporting their growth
initiatives,” said Michael A. Jackowski, global managing director of Accenture
Software for P&C insurance. “The flexibility and rich functionality of our
policy administration software suite, including our industry-leading rating
solution, will allow them to provide an enhanced user experience for both
underwriters and agents.”

Accenture’s award-winning policy and claims software offers carriers an
integrated suite of software with modules that can be implemented individually
or as part of a broader migration strategy. The combined software enables
insurers of all sizes to benefit from a flexible suite of property & casualty
(P&C) software to configure products, transact lines of business and process

About Crum & Forster

Crum & Forster is a national insurance group that is part of Fairfax Financial
Holdings Limited. Crum & Forster is a registered trademark of United States
Fire Insurance Company. United States Fire and its affiliated companies
provide a broad range of standard and specialty insurance products and

Visit their website at

About Accenture

Accenture is a global managementconsulting,technologyservices
andoutsourcingcompany, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities
across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the
world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help
them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated
net revenues of US$27.9billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its
home page

Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to
develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based
solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve
high performance. Its home page is For P&C
Insurance software, its home page is


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