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Design Tools

OneShield Enterprise  and OneShield Market Solutions feature powerful configuration tools enabling users to configure virtually every aspect of the system, including workflow, product definition, and object model, as well as interfaces to legacy and third-party systems. Our product configuration model uses the “Software Design Lifecycle” constructs, supported by user-guiding wizards and best practice design principles. This helps guide the process with parameters that ensure both quality and efficiency.

OneShield Enterprise Designer is a metadata-driven solution powered by tools and a pre-populated insurance-centric data model designed to empower both the business and technical users through the product development lifecycle. Facilitated by a wizard-guided process, our design paradigm also includes:

  • Version Management to track all design sessions. This allows release engineers to identify, track, group, deploy or roll-back changes from development to quality assurance (QA), QA to staging, and staging to production. All changes made via OneShield Designer are versioned, time-stamped, and associated to a software-change-request (SCR) number or release label for a complete audit trail.
  • Data Transformer to facilitate data exchange with any external system or service without the need to write code, and to seamlessly integrate data exchange within the workflow.

OneShield Market Solutions Designer is used to configure virtually every aspect of our cloud-based software applications – including workflow, product-definition, object model, and user interfaces.
 
Both design tools work seamlessly with Excel spreadsheets. Using a spreadsheet paradigm that is easy to learn, with built-in data loaders allowing carriers to leverage existing reference, rating or forms data. In addition, unlimited configurable user roles are supported, which can specify access by both subject area (rating, underwriting, user interface, etc.) as well as by product, state, or filing as examples.
 
Perhaps the most important benefit is complete transparency. Our design tools provide the ability to export whole product definitions to a pre-defined “workbook” where the object model, rates, rules, list values, and more are populated. This ability to self-document and provide an up-to-the-minute view of the system provides many unique benefits, including the ability to rapidly replicate requirements for new products or states, generate supporting documentation for QA to use within their test suite, and the ability to know exactly what rules are executing at a specific point in a workflow.