CBP, a subsidiary of Groupe Financière CEP, is one of the leading French brokerage firms specializing in the insurance of borrowers and individual pension plans. CBP operates in Continental Europe through its presence in France but also in Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Portugal. A Leader in France with nearly a quarter of the market in “group contracts” and the production of individual contracts, the turnover for 2015 was 126.4M €. The company has more than 700 employees.
CBP is mandated by its partners to manage loan and personal insurance contracts. Partners and insurers are at the heart of the organization. Via the platforms and the dedicated webspace, CBP accompanies them daily on their journey: from the subscription to the declaration of a claim. Their tools are specially designed to facilitate every contract, simplify access to information and optimize processing times.
The success of CBP rests, among other things, on the proposal of complete and customized solutions to meet the needs of their 3 stakeholders: insurers, distributors and those seeking insurance.
CBP wishes to guarantee its partners the availability of solutions adapted to each context with a high reactivity. To do this, CBP has always designed their IT strategy in order to meet these objectives: to develop its own business applications, to use state-of-the-art architectures and technologies, to have agile development processes.
Pascal Guillard, Member of the Management Board in charge of the operational excellence pole within the GIE CBP, has launched a strategic project to transform its IT in this ongoing search for optimization, agility and responsiveness. The ultimate goal is to enable its partners to benefit from the opportunities offered by the so-called mature “cloud” services market.
The two main reasons for this decision were as follows:
1) Reduce IT costs to reinvest gains in product enhancements
2) Guarantee the best SLA to their customers in order to increase the quality of services on a 24/7 basis
CBP wanted to start this journey in the public cloud by choosing AWS as a platform.