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Quotemonster moves to the cloud

Quality Product Research has moved its insurance quoting platform to the cloud.

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 4:26PM

“In 2012 we launched the insurance research data platform to financial advisers and corporate clients and today we have more than 4,000 advisers, insurance company staff, companies, and other industry participants access our services,” QPR chief executive Alan Rafe says.

“While we have used local tele-housing services to serve data for our main website, quotemonster.co.nz, we have been under pressure due to rising numbers of financial advisers using the site and more extensive usage by each adviser.”

“The shift to the cloud had to be the last step in the upgrade/replacement of our entire technology stack. In 2015 and 2016 we completely re-wrote our research database and insurance pricing and research platform. We also re-wrote the APIs which allow access to our data for wholesale customers. Once that replacement was complete we were happy to migrate to the cloud.”

“Today we are delighted with the service provided by Microsoft’s Azure service. The enhancement in underlying infrastructure has meant speed improvements for our customers. Less visible, but arguably more important, we have more resilience because of the regional and global support structure and better security for the platform, user, and customer data.”

“It also enables us to add new services which have been in development – such as intelligent applications and extend the range of connection to existing industry best-practice CRM tools,” Rafe says.

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