Insurance Trade Organization Memberships
PilotFish is Proud to have Established Strong Relationships with the Leading Insurance Trade Organizations
PilotFish is a member of ACORD, a nonprofit insurance association whose mission is to facilitate the development and use of standards for the insurance and related financial services industries. ACORD accomplishes its mission by remaining an objective, independent advocate for sharing information among diverse platforms.
Acord is also a licensee of PilotFish software, using it for their own schema management and for the ACORD TCF program. ACORD has licensed PilotFish’s two flagship products, the eiPlatform and eiConsole to help support their own internal Schema Management. The eiConsole, and its enhanced schema management tools offer ACORD insurance-specific functionality not only to extend and manage schemas, create sub-schemas and perform schema cropping, but also offers an extremely user-friendly interface. The ACORD Testing and Certification Facility (TCF) is a live application which members, as developers, can interact with in order to test and certify their implementations of ACORD messages.
PilotFish also entered into an agreement with ACORD whereby ACORD is offering and distributing PilotFish’s eiConsole for ACORD exclusively to its members. Offered on the ACORD website, the eiConsole is the only Third Party Implementation’s Tool offered by ACORD. The eiConsole is a graphical Integrated Development Environment for developing, testing, deploying, managing, and maintaining interfaces. Co-branded the “eiConsole for ACORD”, it offers ACORD members specific capabilities that enable the fastest, highest quality, and most cost-effective means of implementing the ACORD XML standard within their respective organizations.
The eiConsole is a graphical Integrated Development Environment for developing, testing, deploying, managing, and maintaining interfaces. Co-branded the “eiConsole for ACORD”, it offers ACORD members specific capabilities that enable the fastest, highest quality, and most cost-effective means of implementing the ACORD XML standard within their respective organizations.
“We are very excited that PilotFish will provide the XCS eiConsole to our members facilitate the implementation of the ACORD Standard,” commented Lloyd Chumbley, Vice President Standards, at ACORD. “We have many years of experience working with PilotFish for our own validation, testing and certification and we’re glad that our members will be able to benefit from these technologies as well.”
Due to PilotFish’s recognized expertise with the ACORD standard, PilotFish was also asked to participate in the development of the ACORD ACE program. The ACORD Certified Expert (ACE) program is a designation showing Standards implementation proficiency.
Additionally, PilotFish has worked with ACORD on its eForms initiative and a variety of other projects where our ACORD expertise has been invaluable.
PilotFish is a member of IRI. IRI is spearheading an industry-backed initiative to establish a comprehensive set of standards for simplifying and improving the electronic annuity purchasing process for consumers, insurers, distributors, and regulators.
PilotFish and IRI Collaborated on an integration solution specifically developed for the unique requirements of IRI implementations.
Available to the IRI membership is the eiConsole for IRI/NAVA — a best-of-breed developer and business analyst’s tool for developing, testing, deploying, managing, and maintaining interfaces between internal systems and external trading partners. The combination of IRI’s robust standards deliverables with a powerful development tool, with capabilities specific to IRI/NAVA’s XML message formats, promises to foster productivity and facilitate implementation.
IRI members and users of the eiConsole for IRI will have access to message templates for all IRI messages. IRI members please use this link to download a free 90-day evaluation copy.
To learn more about how PilotFish integration solutions for Insurance can help you implement the ACORD and IRI standard, please contact us.