For this organisation, another global insurance broker, marine insurance is their oldest line of business. Maddox Ford was commissioned to write an internet-based insurance certificate production and claims reporting system. Technically, the pre-requisite was to develop the application to J2EE standards using EJBs, Java Servlets and normal Java classes.
The application produces certificates of insurance that can be amended, endorsed, printed in PDF format and changed into insurance claims if required. A claim can have a number of documents attached to it in a variety of formats, all of which can be viewed and grouped in various ways. The application was designed to be readily customizable, an example of which is the ratings engine that enables our client's clients to configure their own insurance rates.
Providing extranet access to clients meant that security and access levels were of paramount importance. Access rights are defined at organization, group and individual level.