Okay, you landed on this page either by chance or because I told you about it. The ACORD Framework has been a multi-year project resulting in enterprise models for the insurance industry. The Framework was created by contributions from members and it compliments all of the products and services offered by the solution providers. It includes a Business Dictionary, Capability Model, Information Model, Data Model and Component Model.
All industry data standards originate as part of point solutions. Yet over the years, as the industry accumulates these standards, the maintenance process becomes more complex. ACORD created the Framework to improve how we manage and maintain the standards we govern across industry sectors and lines of business. It does so by giving us an industry and enterprise view of the business and allows us to map all the standards within a single Framework. This will allow us to significantly change how we develop, maintain and distribute standards in the future.
ACORD members also need an industry and enterprise view of the business. The ACORD Framework serves as a useful tool for enterprise architects, business analysts and software developers. And needless to say, since we are mapping all ACORD Standards to the Information Model, they too can more readily manage ACORD Standards implementations across the enterprise. The ACORD Framework is an extremely valuable tool and several of the facets are already being used by many members.
Below are 3 audio lectures presented by our Architecture team in San Diego (2011) that provide the details on three of the major Framework facets. They run for about one hour each and are intended for those of you interested in enterprise architecture. Please call our Architecture team with any questions and you can view a brochure with this link. Download Framework Flyer
CLICK ON THE AUDIO LINKS BELOW.
(These links are continuous play and you can PAUSE playback. Refreshing your browser will re-start the presentation. If you RIGHT CLICK on the link and open it in a new TAB or WINDOW, you will see a more conventional PLAYBACK slider that will allow you to navigate REVERSE and FORWARD.)
Here is a link to the ACORD Framework Page. at www.acord.org