Insurance reporting: Industry and IT analyst firm Gartner evaluates BearingPoint’s software ABACUS/Solvency II as “excellent” for its Solvency II Coverage Support for Pillar 3 (reporting aspects)

Frankfurt, September 2, 2013 – Renowned analyst firm Gartner has evaluated management and technology consultancy BearingPoint ( as a provider of reporting solutions in their recent report on the assessment of Solvency II software vendors. The reporting solution ABACUS/Solvency II that BearingPoint has developed was rated as “excellent” for its Solvency II Coverage Support for Pillar 3 (reporting aspects). With this software, BearingPoint supports insurance companies implementing the upcoming EU-regulations. In total, Gartner examined 24 companies for the report.

“We are very pleased about the recognition of our service solution. We believe this shows that we are on the right track to facilitate and foster the conversion on Solvency II“, says Patrick Maeder, Partner and firm-wide Insurance Segment Leader at BearingPoint. “The requirements in regulatory reporting will still increase. Therefore, we continuously develop our solutions in close cooperation with our customers, insurance associations and the regulatory authorities. The aim is to constantly expand our leading position through our expertise in both reporting as well as technical development, to assist insurers as best as possible in their current environment but also in the future in their upcoming challenges.“

ABACUS/Solvency II allows efficient registration, consolidation, evaluation and transmission of Solvency II reports

With ABACUS/Solvency II BearingPoint specializes in reporting to support insurers with the substantial requirements of the upcoming legal guidelines, for example, the future complex quarterly and annual reports. As a pan-European reporting solution ABACUS/Solvency II enables full reporting according to the new EU directives in standard and country-specific requirements as well as the creation of all the templates according to EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority). It is based on the successful, well-established technology platform ABACUS/DaVinci, which is already widely implemented in the banking sector.

“In order to implement the requirements of Solvency II in a timely and efficient manner, insurance companies need to adjust their overall reporting strategy. With software solutions such as ABACUS/Solvency II, they can save costs in development, implementation and maintenance, and ensure compliance with regulations. In addition, requirements can be integrated consistently and enterprise-wide in the diverse and complex IT environments of each insurer”, says Juergen Lux, Partner at BearingPoint and responsible for the ABACUS solutions.

The full Gartner Report “There’s No Easy Way Through the Solvency II Software Maze” is available on (subscription required).

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