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FinanceOctober 08, 2021

Complex compliance VS. expandable pre-built solution: how Tokio Marine met IFRS 17 requirements with CCH® Tagetik

Read this blog to learn how Tokio Marine met IFRS 17 requirements with CCH® Tagetik

Established in the year 1879, Tokio Marine now offering an extensive selection of General and Life insurance products and solutions. Tokio Marine choose CCH® Tagetik for:

  • CCH® Tagetik Budgeting & Planning
  • CCH® Tagetik IFRS 17

To learn more about how CCH®  Tagetik has enabled Tokio Marine’s digital transformation, we spoke with KA WEN LOH, General Manager, about the challenges faced before CCH® Tagetik and the benefits gained using our comprehensive CPM solution.

What were the biggest challenges you faced before CCH® Tagetik IFRS 17?

Tokio Marine is the 8th largest general insurance company in Malaysia, underwriting about200 million US dollars in property and casualty business every year. We have 19 branches across the country, and we employ about 800 staff. Because we operate in a heavily regulated and partially de-tariffed environment, our main challenge has always been to innovate and,at the same time, keep up with the ever-changing needs of our stakeholders, which include regulators, customer and shareholders. Today, this involves getting our finance and actuarial departments ready for IFRS 17.

Why did we choose CCH® Tagetik for IFRS 17?

Here are some of the things that stood out for us. Firstly, the organization’s strength and domain expertise. We felt that a complex requirement — such as IFRS 17 — would be best implemented by vendors with deep accounting and actuarial knowledge.

Secondly, we wanted an off-the-shelf IFRS 17 solution that was flexible, powerful and agile.

The solution has pre-configured standard calculations, which saved us a lot of time because we didn’t have to build everything up from scratch.

Then, it’s an end-to-end solution from ETL to financial reporting and disclosure. We expanded the solution to produce out-of-the-box disclosures and customized accounting entries for different reporting requirements.

Last but not least, a strong audit trail. This was particularly important to ensure a smooth audit process moving forward.

How has the delay in IFRS 17’s go-live date affected your compliance plans?

Of course, we’re secretly happy that we have one more year to get compliant. But with such a complex standard, there’s almost always never enough time and we want to get things right from the get-go. Internally, we’re also hoping to maintain our momentum despite the extension. Hence my advice for those who have yet to get started: you should get on it soon and quick, and start selecting an advisor. For us, it was paramount. We couldn’t have gotten where we are today without CCH® Tagetik’s advice and support.

Do you want to watch the full video interview? Click here.

 

Nancy-Di Cosola
Global Customer Marketing Manager - CCH Tagetik
Nancy manages the CCH Tagetik's Customer advocacy program, her focus is to help make customers successful and highlight their success. Obtaining a tight pulse on our happiest of customers and have creative ideas for increasing our customer advocate base.