Open GI User Group marks 30th year anniversary
Independent broker body the Open GI User Group is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary – marking the longest serving independent collective supporting the development of broker software in the UK and Ireland.
Commenting on the anniversary, User Group Acting Chair Jonathan Lyth, JCB Insurance Brokers, said:
“This is such a remarkable achievement and one in which I am delighted to be a part of. The work we undertake as a forum allows our members to influence changes to the technology provided by Open GI, to ensure that its functionality is robust and efficient and is meeting the needs of all brokers nationwide.
“Whilst we are a separate, independent body, over the last 30 years we have worked closely with Open GI to ensure our members’ voices are heard. Open GI have allowed us to influence the direction in which their solutions have evolved and we feel as though we’ve made a real difference. We regularly canvas opinion from members on what they’d like to see from Open GI and it’s pleasing to see that more often than not, these opinions are reflected in the solutions that Open GI create. We feel as though we’re helping to shape technologies for both commercial and personal lines.”
Sales and Marketing Director, Simon Hughes, commented:
“Ensuring we have continuous consultation with our brokers is of paramount importance to Open GI. The work undertaken by the User Group is so valuable to help us design and build a range of cutting edge technologies for the broker community.
“Via our quarterly reviews, the impartial perspective that the User Group provides is critical to ensuring that we serve the industry with forward-thinking technologies that reflect the needs of the clients that actively use our solutions.”
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Notes to Editors:
Open GI is the leading technology partner to general insurance brokers in the UK and Irish markets. Its Core broking platform provides multi-line, multi-channel, multi-brand trading capability complemented by innovative ecommerce and mobile technologies. Open GI is part of the Open International Group alongside sister companies PowerPlace, Open GI London and Blue Fire Communications.
Open GI User Group is an independent national executive committee that acts as a voice for broker members to feedback to Open GI on it technology development and enhancements. The User Group support brokers across UK, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. It also offer members access to the ESCROW agreement and is the only forum to do so.