Profile: Ebix Inc (EBIX.OQ)
Ebix, Inc. (Ebix), incorporated on December 29, 2003, is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance, finance and healthcare industries. The Company provides application software products for the insurance industry, including carrier systems, agency systems and exchanges, as well as custom software development. The Company conducts its operations through four channels, which include Exchanges, Carrier Systems, Broker Systems and Risk Compliance Solutions (RCS). Ebix operates data exchanges in the areas of life insurance, annuities, employee health benefits, risk management, workers compensation, and property and casualty (P&C) insurance. Ebix's focus in the area of broker systems is on designing and deploying back-end systems for international P&C insurance brokers across the world. Ebix's focus in the area of carrier systems is on designing and deploying on-demand and back-end systems for P&C insurance companies. Ebix focus in RCS channel pertains to business process outsourcing services that include providing domain intensive project management, time and material consulting to clients across the world, and claims adjudication/settlement services, in addition to the creation and tracking of certificates of insurance issued in the United States and Australian markets. Ebix also provides software development, customization and consulting services to various entities in the insurance industry, including carriers, brokers, exchanges and standard making bodies.
The Company's data exchanges connect various entities within the insurance markets enabling the participant to carry and process data from one end to another. Its life, annuity and employee health benefit exchanges operate primarily in the United States. The P&C exchanges operate primarily in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Brazil. Ebix operates a processing end-to-end Life Exchange service that has life insurance exchanges in the United States, such as Winflex, TPP and LifeSpeed. Winflex is an exchange for pre-sale life insurance illustrations between brokers and carriers; TPP is an underwriting and customized electronic application platform for Life insurance, and LifeSpeed is an order entry platform for life insurance. Ebix operates a processing end-to-end Annuity Exchange service that has life insurance exchanges in the United States, such as Annuitynet, AMP and AN4. The Company's exchanges are platforms for annuity transactions between brokers, carriers, broker general agents (BGA's) and other entities involved in annuity transactions. Ebix's customer relationship management (CRM) exchange, SmartOffice, is designed for insurance companies, general agents, banks, financial advisors and investment dealers. Smart Office is integrated into EbixExchange Life, Health, P&C and Annuity exchanges.
The Company provides employee benefit and health insurance exchange services using platforms, such as Facts, LumininX, HealthConnect and EbixEnterprise. Ebix's platforms are sold to health carriers and third party administrators. The platforms provide a range of services, such as employee enrollment, claims adjudication, accounting, employee benefits administration accounting and compliance. The HealthConnect insurance quoting portals service the individual and small group marketplace. Through A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix provides multimedia health content, training, patient education and continuing education for various Websites, doctors, consumer health portals, country governments, hospitals, healthcare, biomedical, medical device, pharmaceutical and education organizations. Ebix operates P&C exchanges in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Company competes with iPipeline, Salesforce.com, Redtail, Trizetto, BenefitFocus, Ultimate Software, Krames Staywell, Red Nucleus and Anatomy One.
Broker P&C Systems
The Company offers a number of broker system offerings for P&C brokers across the world, which include eGlobal, which targets multinational P&C insurance brokers; WinBeat, which targets P&C brokers in the Australian and New Zealand markets, and EbixASP, which is a system for the P&C insurance brokers in the United States. eGlobal is multilingual and multicurrency, and is available in various languages, such as English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Portuguese and Spanish. EbixASP is designed around the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) insurance standards used in the United States. The Company's main focus in the broker P&C systems channel is on markets outside the United States.
The Company competes with Lumley, SSP, Vertafore and Applied Systems.
Risk Compliance Solutions
The Company's RCS channel focuses on helping its clients outsource any specific service or manpower to the Company on an onsite or offshore basis. Ebix's RCS certificate outsourcing business services are enabled by the Company's software as a service (SaaS)-based software. Ebix's RCS service offerings cater to a number of companies in the United States. Ebix provides a software-based service for issuance of certificates of insurance that adheres to industry standards, such as ACORD.
The Company competes with Applied Systems, Datamonitor, CMS and Exigis.
Carrier P&C Systems
The Company has various carrier system offerings for P&C carriers, such as Ebix Advantage and Ebix AdvantageWeb. Ebix Advantage is targeted at P&C carriers in the United States that operate in the personal, commercial and specialty line areas of insurance. Ebix AdvantageWeb is designed for the international markets, and is targeted at the small, medium and large P&C carriers in the international markets that operate in the personal, commercial and specialty line areas of insurance. Ebix AdvantageWeb is designed to be multicurrency and multilingual, and is deployed in Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Company competes with CSC, Guidewire, Xchanging, Accenture and Delphi.
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