Allianz Insurance

Allianz “Insures” Accelerated Software Delivery Processes with Continuous Delivery

SUMMARY

Allianz brings state of the art insurance and service offerings to customers faster with CI/CD and CloudBees

CHALLENGE

Respond to changes in the insurance market faster by shortening software delivery schedules

SOLUTION

Standardise on CI and CD with the CloudBees Jenkins Platform to minimise project startup times, automate development and testing tasks and complete large, complex projects faster

RESULTS

» Project startup times cut from days to minutes

» Reliable development and build environment established

» Staffing flexibility and scalability improved

SOFTWARE

» CloudBees® Jenkins Platform™

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide. Around 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz’s knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risk.

Among the five strategic initiatives in the company’s renewal agenda is “digital by default” to better deliver state of the art insurance and service offerings via multiple channels for a seamless customer journey. In line with this objective, Allianz Insurance’s development team is accelerating and automating software development processes by adopting continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) practices powered by the CloudBees Jenkins Platform.

“Despite popular perception, the insurance industry, and particularly the personal-lines market, is actually quite fast moving. Our ability to bring products to market to support customer journeys is increasingly important. We need both speed and agility,” says Adam Rates, head of strategy and architecture at Allianz. “With the CloudBees Jenkins Platform we are delivering more complex, larger projects more quickly. Our development environment is easy to use, easy to set up and easy to manage. Jenkins has increased consistency across our development team, which further improves efficiency because we can flex development resources across teams as demand changes.”

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The CloudBees Jenkins Platform has helped our developers demonstrate to their colleagues in operations that what they are delivering is reliable and that it will work the first time...That has produced a level of trust on the operations side of development teams that are using the CloudBees Jenkins Platform for CI and CD.
Adam Rates
Head of strategy and architecture, Allianz Insurance