Implementing ACORD with ArchiMate

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Analysis and case study demonstrating how TOGAF, Archimate and ACORD can be used together to model insurance industry enterprise architectures.

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Implementing ACORD with ArchiMate

  1. 1. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company Implementing ACORD with ArchiMate Iver Band, The Standard, and Cliff Chaney, ACORD The Open Group Conference, San Francisco, Calif. January 30, 2012
  2. 2. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company • Background • Collaboration between ACORD and The Open Group • ACORD Initiatives • Case Study • New Business Setup for Group Term Life Insurance • Conclusion Agenda January 30, 20122 Thanks to contributors Marija Bjekovic, PRC Henri Tudor, Karen Lindokken, The Standard Shane McCullough, ACORD, Edwin van Dis, Logica
  3. 3. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company3 January 30, 2012  Standards development organization since 1970  Not-for-profit corporation  Independent, objective, transparent  Anti-trust protected  Offices in NY & London  60+ staff, many from the insurance industry  Develops, manages and promotes standards…  For agents, carriers, solution providers and associations ACORD
  4. 4. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company • Financial services company • Founded in 1906 • Our purpose: We help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. • Expertise: • Group Life & Disability Insurance • Individual Disability Insurance • Retirement Plans • Individual Annuities • Commercial Mortgages • Investment advice • Headquarters in Portland, Ore. • 3,100 Employees 4 The Standard January 30, 2012
  5. 5. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company • Public Research Center Henri Tudor – Open Group member • Luxembourg-based research & technology organization founded in 1987 with expertise in – Information and communication technologies – Health care technologies – Material technologies – Environmental technologies – Business organization and management • Logica – Open Group and ACORD member • Business and technology service company founded in 1964 and operating in 41 countries with 41,000 employees • Provides business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing across all industries and business functions Additional Contributors 5 January 30, 2012
  6. 6. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company • Participants and their Motivations • The Open Group – Drive insurance industry usage of ArchiMate® in the context of TOGAF™ • ACORD – Develop and promote the ACORD Framework for insurance EA • Standard Insurance Company – ACORD and Open Group member – Develop EA approach incorporating multiple frameworks – Deepen understanding of ACORD Framework and standards • Logica – Global Consultancy – ACORD and Open Group member – Develop frameworks to enhance the success of insurance customers • Public Research Center Henri Tudor – Open Group member – Contribute to integration of major frameworks – Study the need for further extensions to ArchiMate Collaboration Between ACORD and The Open Group 6 January 30, 2012
  7. 7. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company • 2011 Accomplishments • The Open Group ArchiMate Forum establishes a Working Group (WG) on Insurance Industry Reference Models • After initial research and discussion, the WG chose ACORD integration as its first priority • The WG collaborated with ACORD Chief Architect Shane McCullough and Senior Architect Cliff Chaney to – Express the metamodels of ACORD Framework and standards in ArchiMate views – Develop a case study – Analyze the current and likely future relationships between TOGAF, ArchiMate and ACORD – Develop recommendations for future work – Write a forthcoming white paper “Integrating TOGAF, ArchiMate and ACORD” Collaboration Between ACORD and The Open Group 7 January 30, 2012
  8. 8. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company ACORD Initiatives 8 January 30, 2012 Property & Casualty History  1980s – EDI developed  1999 – XML developed  2004 – New version of XML began development  2006 – Transitioning to Standards Framework and ACORD Messaging Library Life & Annuity History  1996– Acquired standard from Microsoft (OLE Technology)  1998 – XML developed  2000 – Version 2 developed  2006 – Transitioning to Standards Framework and ACORD Messaging Library Reinsurance History  1980s - Joint Venture developed EDI  2001 - Acquired by ACORD  2002 – XML developed  2006 – Transitioning to Standards Framework and ACORD Messaging Library 1970’s •P&C Forms 1980’s •AL3 (P&C EDI) 1998 •P&C XML •Life Reinsurance 2001 •Commercial Reinsurance •Life Forms •Fillable Forms 1990’s •Non-Life Implementation 1996 •Life XML 2007 + •Framework •AML •eForms
  9. 9. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company ACORD Standards 9 January 30, 2012  Property & Casualty • Personal Lines • Commercial Lines • Surety  Reinsurance (P&C) • P&C Reinsurance • Large Commercial Lines  Life & Annuity • Life • Annuities • Health • Group Lines • Reinsurance Message Model EDI XML Forms Message Model EDI XML Forms Message Model EDI XML Forms Cross Program Standards ACORD Message Library (AML), Document Repository Interoperability (DRI), Web Services Profile (AWSP), SOAP Framework
  10. 10. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company  Driven by  Increasing breadth of standards  Global growth  Industry consolidation  Provides  Model-driven standards management  Streamlines standards maintenance  Traceability & interoperability  Reusable & extensible building blocks The ACORD Framework 10 January 30, 2012
  11. 11. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company The ACORD Initiatives as ArchiMate Products 11 January 30, 2012
  12. 12. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company Target-State Relationship Between ACORD Framework and Messaging Standards 12 January 30, 2012
  13. 13. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company13 Case Study: Business Process View
  14. 14. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company14 Case Study: Application Usage View
  15. 15. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company • Insurance industry enterprise architects can use TOGAF and ArchiMate with the ACORD Framework and standards today • ACORD’s ongoing work to align its Framework and standards is making this combined usage even easier • An ArchiMate UML Profile and XMI mapping would ease insurance modeling by leveraging ACORD’s existing UML and XMI investments • Further convergence of the TOGAF and ArchiMate content frameworks would simplify integration with ACORD and its counterparts in other industries • Many opportunities exist for further collaboration between The Open Group and ACORD 15 Conclusion January 30, 2012 Interested in learning more? Come to the ArchiMate Forum Open Meeting Wednesday from 2-3 p.m.
  16. 16. © 2010 Standard Insurance Company

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