Accenture Helps AXA’s Italian Subsidiary Quixa Accelerate Insurance Product Development and Increase Customer Satisfaction

Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:00am EDT

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Quixa, the direct-to-consumer motor insurance company of AXA Group in Italy,
goes live with Accenture`s rating software to enhance product configuration and
business management capabilities 
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the implementation of Accenture Duck Creek
Rating software at Quixa SpA, the Italian subsidiary of AXA that provides motor
insurance online and via telephone. Quixa is using Accenture Duck Creek Rating
to transform its product definition and deployment capabilities and enhance its
existing business management processes. 

As a rapidly growing motor insurer, Quixa wanted a solution that provided highly
flexible product, rating and rules configuration capabilities while allowing a
seamless integration to its existing legacy systems. Following the 12-week
implementation of Accenture Duck Creek Rating, Quixa now has the flexibility to
quickly respond to changing market conditions and provide dynamic pricing based
on customer relationships. The company can also better support customers with
rapid introduction of new products and high-volume internet quoting. 

"Innovation is a key driver for Quixa," said Filippo Sirotti, CEO of Quixa SpA.
"The company stands out in the Italian market as a pioneering provider of
innovative solutions. Following this approach, Quixa has identified the
Accenture Duck Creek Rating software as the perfect match to further support its
vision of delivering an exceptional customer experience. We rely on the highly
configurable nature of this product to enhance our business management processes
and support our growth in a competitive market." 

"Our work with Quixa will enable them to deliver an exceptional experience to
their customers," said Michael A. Jackowski, global managing director of
Accenture Software for P&C Insurance. "Working with our insurance software
Center of Excellence in Barcelona, we are able to provide industry and delivery
expertise, accelerating the success of our expanding European client base." 

Accenture`s award-winning policy and claims software offers an integrated suite
of software with modules that can be implemented individually or as part of a
broader migration strategy. Accenture`s offerings enable insurers of all sizes
to benefit from a flexible suite of P&C software to configure products, transact
lines of business and process claims. Accenture`s policy and claims software is
a component of Accenture Property & Casualty Insurance Services, a business
service within Accenture`s Financial Services operating group that provides
consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions to P&C insurers and serves more
than 70 clients worldwide. 

About QUIXA S.p.A.

Quixa is the new generation insurance company from the AXA Group specialised in
the sale of car insurance policies through the Internet (
Operating in the Italian market since September 2008, the company offers an
innovative formula combining the benefits of traditional car insurances with
those of direct ones: the personal consultant - a dedicated professional
attributed to each customer from the first contact with the company and whom he
can always refer to for assistance - and a competitive price. 

About the AXA Group

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with more
than 163,000 employees serving 101 million clients in 57 countries. In 2011,
IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 86.1 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro
3.9 billion. AXA had Euro 1,065 billion in assets under management as of
December 31, 2011. 

The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the
ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 - Bloomberg: CS FP - Reuters: AXAF.PA).
AXA`s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the
ticker symbol AXAHY. The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI
indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD, and is a
founding member of the UN Environment Programme`s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Principles for Sustainable Insurance. 

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing
company, with 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.
Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all
industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world`s most
successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become
high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues
of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is 

Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to
develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based
solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve high
performance. Its home page is For P&C Insurance
software, its home page is

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