Illinois Casualty wins Oracle Excellence Award at conference for app
The Oracle Excellence Award for innovation has been awarded to Illinois Casualty Co. (ICC) stemming from the creation of its cloud-service based mobile app, ICC2Go.
ICC Chief Information Officer Norm Schmeichel accepted the award for the Rock Island-based company, along with developers Alex Legatzke and Juan Hernandez in San Francisco at the Oracle OpenWorld Conference in late October, according to a Nov. 2 press release. The app is available for both iOS and Android.
"We were able to architect a solution with the help of Oracle that would provide us a fast, secure platform to accomplish our goals,” Schmeichel said in a press release. “This effectively allowed us to focus on development rather than all of the security concerns of serving up data to the phone apps as well as concerns of the data at rest on the phones themselves."
A subsidiary of ICC Holdings Inc., ICC officials said they were able to “design, develop and implement the application in record time” by making use of Oracle's “programming and security strength,” according to the press release.
"By utilizing Oracle's platform, we were able to complete the entire project in less than two months and at about one-third of the cost of using traditional development methods,” Arron Sutherland, ICC’s president and CEO, added in the release. “As a small company, we value this avenue of development, without which this project wouldn't have been possible.”
The award-winning mobile application paves the way for users to access and submit data directly from their smartphone or tablet device, including such functions as payment, claims and trouble ticket submission
Among other factors, winners were tabbed based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits and the originality of the architecture.