Protection Class Calculator uses embedded GIS web service logic and data, allowing Washington Survey and Rating Bureau to provide highly accurate protection class scores to their insurance clients in near real-time.
WSRB approached GCS in 2003 to help them design and implement a Protection Class Calculator (PCC) web service with an elegant user interface. The PCC was a complex algorithm designed to determine risk for commercial property and produce a score (1-10). WSRB sells these calculated PCC scores to the largest insurance companies in the world that underwrite property in the State of Washington. WSRB needed to develop an automated Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) using a combination of Microsoft .NET and Esri technology and custom GCS code that could be readily accessed as a complete, integrated solution.
GCS delivered a Protection Class Calculator system using embedded GIS web service logic and data, allowing WSRB to provide highly accurate protection class scores to their clients in near real-time. The SOA optimized WSRB workflow, reduced labor costs, and allowed them to sell more scores at a faster rate to their insurance industry customers. GCS has maintained a close working relationship with WSRB over the past ten years, developing multiple upgrades and new versions of the PCC system, and is pursuing additional engagements with the client.