Building Smarter Software
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — Albert Einstein
At Axe Group we have been developing software for the Internet for 17 years. We’ve been working on our Axelerator product for 14 years. During this time we’ve learnt a lot about software development, especially about using Java to build enterprise class solutions for Insurance Companies.
Our focus has always been on delivering quality solutions for our clients at reasonable prices and in short time frames. We do this by using current, highly productive technology: smart, highly skilled developers and by extending the base functionality in our software product, Axelerator, so we can quickly tailor solutions for our clients.
For our clients we remove the need to worry about the underlying software and the risks of a major build project. They just need to determine what they need for their business, articulate what they want and then test we’ve met their requirements.
Axe Group: The Insurance Specialists
Axelerator has always been designed to meet the specific needs of our Insurance clients. For 14 years we have constantly expanded and rewritten Axelerator as technology has changed and as we’ve extended the scope of Axelerator from, at first, just New Business Quotes and Applications to full Policy Lifecycle and Claims processing.
Now we’ve made it very simple for our Insurance Clients. They just need to tell us want they want. If the requirements are new, we’ll extend the product at our expense to meet the needs. Then we upgrade their system and configure the new functions to their exact requirements. Our clients just need to confirm the newly configured functions meets their needs.
Compared with just 4 years ago we’ve cut our project work needed by more than 75%, reduced the total elapsed project time to less than 50% and while we deliver a much more robust and higher quality solution. We have also reduced the risks and uncertainties of new projects as we can now follow established patterns in configuring the solutions. Upgrades are also relatively straight forward taking a few weeks instead of months.
Axelerator: Your Single Platform
All our clients run off the same code base, whether it’s Claims or Policy processing. Axelerator has a highly structured, modular architecture. With the same lean code base we support a wide range of features such as document generation, workflow, rules processing, system interfaces and generating the browser interface.
The end result is when you install Axelerator you will be getting the same solid Java code all our clients use even though you’ll have a highly individual solution tailored to your business.
More with Less
For a car to reach high speeds streamlining is critical. In business it’s the same, friction needs to be reduced so the business can run smoothly and changes can be implemented rapidly.
At Axe we like having a small, elite team so we work to improve our productivity in everything we do. We constantly re-evaluate the technology we use, our development practices and the Axelerator code base looking for smarter ways of doing things.
When building client solutions we also look for ways to reduce costs and deliver faster. We automate what steps we can such as testing, eliminate slow processes like custom coding and build in lots of flexible configuration options.
The end result is we deliver very complex and highly indivdual solutions for our clients, very quickly.