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Learn How Insurance Companies Can Benefit Greatly from Purchasing in the Cloud (Part One)

While it cannot be denied that most industries across the board have felt some repercussion as a result of these troubling economic times, insurance companies are surviving.  That is because everyone needs insurance, despite the economic situation.  Drivers must of course retain proper insurance for their vehicles or they are subject to serious fines and penalties, and even the suspension or revocation of their driver’s license for repeatedly driving without a license.  Health insurance is important for all, for in the event of a medical emergency or a diagnosis of a life-threatening or terminal illness, if an individual is uninsured things may go quite poorly indeed.  Health, dental and eye coverage are a must and thus there is a need for high quality insurance companies to fulfill it.  But just like any other type of company, insurance companies need to save money where they can in order to continue to see steady or rising profit margins.  That is where purchasing in the cloud comes into play.  The following information will explore how insurance companies can benefit greatly from purchase to pay services in the cloud.

Streamline Business Operations With Purchase-to-Pay Services For Insurance Companies

One great thing about procurement to pay services in the cloud is that they truly do streamline business operations for an insurance company.  For example, if supplies such as forms, printer paper, ink or any other vital tools run low, an alert is automatically sent via the cloud based purchasing software so items that are needed flow into the business seamlessly.  This eliminates the need for a dedicated individual to take care of ordering such supplies, and also takes the burden off of support staff who might otherwise be delegated that duty.

If Purchase to Pay Software is So Effective Why Isn’t Every Insurance Company Using It?

A lot of insurance companies are looking for ways to streamline operations in order to save themselves both time and money.  So if purchase to pay software is so effective at achieving this goal, why isn’t every insurance company using it?  To answer this question, one simply must look at the structure of insurance companies.  In smaller insurance companies the staff and professionals may be stretched so thin that they simply do not have the time to spend on time-saving measures, as ironic as that is.  In larger insurance companies, there is often a disconnect between the individuals who make purchasing decisions and those who make decisions regarding policies and procedures. 

Many a savvy business owner who worked their way up to the top may rely on others to keep abreast of the newest technological innovations.  That means that if the person in charge of that task doesn’t know about services in the cloud (which they may not if the company does.  Another way of answering the above question is that many insurance companies that are not using purchase to pay software are not doing so because they have never considered it before.  In fact, many a business owner may not even know that procure to pay software is available in the cloud.  Even If they are aware of such products, insurance company owners may not realize that the insurance industry is one that can truly benefit from utilizing cloud-based procurement software.

September 4, 2012
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