Accenture, Microsoft, and Intel worked together to test the performance and scalability of Accenture Duck Creek insurance policy-administration software for Commercial Package Policies (CPPs) running on SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, and servers based on the Intel Xeon processor family.
The results of the tests were very impressive, confirming that the joint solution can meet the performance and scalability requirements of very large tier-one insurance carriers. Highlights of the tests include the following:
- Performance exceeded expectations. At peak production and with a simulated user community of 20,000, the system was able to process approximately $142 million in premium/hour and close to 70,000 transactions/day (including nightly batch renewals).
- The system also demonstrated tremendous scalability. The tests showed that new business premium tripled from $8.55 million/hour to $25.19 million/hour when the workload and number of processing servers was tripled.
- Policy page response times were less than 2 seconds for average-size and large-size policies (which make up 99% of a typical tier-one insurance carrier’s workload).