MTN drives insurance with IAS
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
MTN Business is set to empower insurance companies across Nigeria with an Insurance Automation Service (IAS), as part of its commitment to enabling critical sectors of the Nigerian economy with bespoke technology.
The Insurance Automation Service, a key element of the MTN Enterprise Mobility Solution, among other things, helps insurance companies improve operational efficiency, thus eliminating the manual processes involved in capturing field data and providing insurance managers real-time visibility of field activities.
According to a statement from the company, MTN's Executive Director, Mrs Amina Oyagbola, said the new service will lead to exponential growth in the Insurance industry by increasing efficiency and saving costs.
She said: “This solution will grant access to cutting-edge enterprise technology without the cost burden of owning or maintaining ICT infrastructure. The potential for growth is so huge that many insurance companies have already partnered with MTN to deliver the service.”
Head of IT at Niger Insurance Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading technology-focused insurance companies which recently partnered with MTN on the service, Kunle Kuponiyi said, “Empowerment is one of the attributes we cherish and value in our organization; and we believe in the power of technology to help us achieve this. That is why we have taken up the Insurance Automation Service – to empower our Workforce, Customers and Brokers/Agents to drive efficiency.
"Also, our field representatives can effectively access our corporate network on the go and get things done more quickly and seamlessly, thus driving higher performance in service delivery to our customers,"he added.
Also speaking on the Insurance Automation Service, the General Manager, Enterprise Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka said: “We are very proud to support insurance companies to drive the adoption of insurance services in Nigeria and we believe that this industry-specific service is a practical way to show our support. We aim to help insurance companies achieve increased collaboration, cost reduction, greater staff productivity and increased profitability.”
The Insurance Automation Service is an essential element of the MTN Enterprise Mobility Solution, which enables a centralised, flexible and proactive approach to deploying, managing and securing Enterprise Mobile Apps, Data and Devices – without the cost and complexity of infrastructure ownership.