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Key Challenges to Digital Transformation for P&C Insurance

Insurance CIO Outlook | Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Digital transformation can help P&C insurance companies in a variety of ways, including increased innovation and agility, increased staff productivity, and revenue impact. Companies that commit to technological adoption can achieve cost savings, better client experiences, and manage long-term growth.

Fremont, CA : The property and casualty insurance business is at a crossroads. A rapidly shifting risk landscape has generated a lot of opportunities for insurers, but overall technological adoption has been slow. The application of technology to satisfy changing customer expectations and respond to variable market dynamics is referred to as digital transformation.

Digital Transformation for P&C Insurance

Digital transformation can help P&C insurance companies in a variety of ways, including increased innovation and agility, increased staff productivity, and revenue impact. Companies that commit to technological adoption can achieve cost savings, better client experiences, and manage long-term growth.

According to a recent study, 96 percent of insurance executives believe the rate of innovation is quickening as a result of developing insurance technologies, implying that organizations who are slow to adopt new technology risk losing a competitive advantage and being left behind.

Why have P&C insurers been so sluggish to implement a digital transformation, given the amount and range of rewards available to companies that embrace it? This could be due to the many industry-specific hurdles to digital transformation.

Key challenges to digital transformation for P&C insurance companies include:

Investment of Resources

A company's commitment to digital transformation necessitates a lot of investments, both monetary and in terms of time spent on strategy, implementation, and user training. Furthermore, as recently stated in the Harvard Business Review, digital transformation is about more than simply technology: it is about developing skills and closing a talent gap, which is an expensive prospect.

Not Enough IT Expertise

Adopting new technology demands the acquisition of IT skills, which an insurance company may find difficult to achieve. Indeed, according to a recent survey, 81% of insurance executives are concerned about the availability of key talent.

It is not only about a candidate's technological talents; fit necessitates a variety of traits in order for an employee to contribute to the work completely. Finding the perfect blend of technical talents, soft skills, and experience may be extremely difficult - and competition for excellent applicants is fierce.

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