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OCS and The Insurance Workplace sign Strategic Alliance

OCS and The Insurance Workplace (TIW) are pleased to announce the signing of a strategic partnership designed to be able to deliver complete business and technology solutions for London Market Insurance Brokers and Underwriters.  From Business Process through to a complete range of IT software and service solutions, the joint strengths of the two companies can provide a seamless integrated service.  David Edwards CEO of TIW and Maurice Aroesti CEO of OCS commented "This is a significant development for TIW and OCS which will enable organisations operating in the London Market to come to a one stop shop for their business and IT needs".

OCS Consulting are an IT services company providing a full range of services to its clients.  Established in 1984 OCS have been delivering quality solutions for over 20 years and have been working successfully with many companies in the London and General Insurance markets.  A local staff based organisation OCS deliver a broad range of tailored IT services to their clients including Consultancy, Project Development, Resourcing and Application and Infrastructure based support.

The Insurance Workplace is a leading supplier of Insurance Services.  Its personnel are drawn from a wide range of Insurance and Reinsurance disciplines backed by their own leading edge technology.  TIW's highly skilled project led approach to problem resolution is now fully supported by the technical expertise of OCS, which together now has the breadth of skills to tackle the real issues facing insurance organisations today and tomorrow.

The first joint project by OCS has been the enhancement of The Insurance Workplace (TIW) to process Accounting and Settlement Messages with Xchanging's Insurance Market Repository IMR.  This successful development has already led to significant interest and take up in the London Market and future developments are planned in the area of Claims, Endorsements, Reinstatements and Placing.  Further plans for the new partnership will be to leverage each party's skills on the imarket platform, where collectively the two companies have significant skills to offer general insurance participants.

David Edwards comments "The Insurance Workplace is fast becoming the de facto standard for organisations wishing to leverage the power of Peer to Peer and Collaborative working.  Client firms are now modelling their business processes to support Market reforms and TIW is an extremely efficient and adaptable mechanism for these initiatives.  TIW is now in use by some of the largest and smallest brokers, its flexibility means that companies are not constrained in how or who they do business with, added to this our low cost services to support A&S and ECF and it is clear to see why many organisations are now reaping the benefits of the solution set.  Further developments are imminent enhanced by this relationship with OCS".

About the The Insurance Workplace
The Insurance Workplace is an established City-based consultancy company who specialise in providing a broad range of professional services to predominately London market insurance related clients.

TIW's Directors, Officers and Senior staff have each spent the majority of their extensive individual careers working in, or associated with, the London insurance market and collectively have over 220 years relevant experience.

TIW prides itself in giving its clients access to both highly skilled, experienced staff who are established specialists in their chosen fields, as well as deploying cutting edge technology to achieve optimum efficiency and value for clients.

For further information please contact:
David Edwards, Chief Executive Officer - The Insurance Workplace
020 7663 5670

About OCS Consulting:
OCS is an IT Consultancy that has established itself as a leader in the delivery of flexible and innovative solutions tailored to the needs of its clients. Encompassing, Consultancy, Managed Services and Resourcing, OCS has implemented a unique "service matching" approach that has enable it to become the flexible extension to the IT teams of many blue chip organisations. By ensuring OCS provides an organisational, cultural as well as skills fit with the client, OCS has been able to attain the role of trusted IT service partner where seamless integration with the clients own department is required. OCS has achieved over 25 years of success due to the loyal and professional staff at its core and its insistence on the highest levels of expertise and quality. Our commitment to the successful delivery of services has culminated in a high level of repeat business, resulting in OCS developing long term relationships and becoming a trusted consulting partner and preferred supplier to its clients.

For further information please contact:
Maurice Aroesti, Group Chief Executive - OCS Consulting
020 8236 7777

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