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Working without information technology? – That’s simply unthinkable for us.
Working without IT problems? – That’s simply crucial for us.
Working with innovative software? – That’s simply a given with us.
Our information technology team is on hand every day to support the work of our Baloise employees and provide them with efficient, high-quality IT solutions. We’re always looking for new people who are willing to take on responsibility, contribute their knowledge to our company and continuously work to improve themselves.
Our Basel location has two IT departments: Corporate IT, whose IT specialists focus on Group-wide and international issues, and IT Switzerland, whose agile professional developers manage everything for our sites in Switzerland.
Our IT Governance unit manages two main tasks: It creates internal regulations and uniform standards, while also working to reduce the risks that can emerge through the use of IT systems.
Our IT Governance unit serves as a hub for customers, regulators and internal units. On the one hand, IT Governance creates uniform standards and internal regulations, while on the other hand, it works to reduce the risks that can emerge through the use of IT systems.
We work closely throughout the Group with colleagues from other IT units and departments, with a consistent focus on identifying optimisation potential. Here, we always keep the Baloise Group’s corporate goals and targets in mind. We define optimisation measures for processes, IT security and finance in order to ensure that IT systems can effectively provide the services the Group needs. We also clarify legal issues, monitor regulations and align IT projects with one another.
Our top priority at all times is to ensure stable and efficient IT operations and a professional IT system. We do this with the help of standardised guidelines and rules, a high level of efficiency and a culture of communication grounded in partnership.
Our IT Infrastructure & Support unit ensures smooth operation of the entire IT infrastructure, which also includes all data centre infrastructure – i.e. servers, networks and databases.
“We offer challenging tasks in an international environment, and we greatly value our employees.” (Markus Marksteiner, Head of Infrastructure & Support)
We’re responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the systems that our programs and applications run on. We help Baloise Group employees solve computer problems, and we also monitor all systems and install new applications. We continuously seek to optimise our IT infrastructure costs through standardisation and automation. We are currently in the process of consolidating the data centres at our subsidiaries and we are also creating a standardised Group-wide operating interface that will ensure all employees can work in the same IT environment.
Our IT Applications unit implements and maintains applications that are used at all Baloise Group companies.
“We have both domestic and international projects. Our work environment is communicative, appreciative and goal and success-oriented.” (Gerhard Maus, Head of Corporate IT Applications)
Whether it’s SAP for controlling, or HR systems for employee performance appraisals – we make sure the right software is available. We design, customise, develop, test and implement software solutions. Every day, we work on solutions for and with our customers. We introduce new applications and expand existing ones, and we also combine these applications to create integrated solutions.
Our goal is to structure the application landscape at Baloise Group companies and consolidate it at the Group level. In this manner, we generate synergies and lower our IT costs.
We use agile methods to integrate all parties involved in a process into the development of the process, and this includes customers and external partners.
This is why we work with Scrum and Kanban. Because of their use of self-organised teams, these methods are more productive than traditional software development techniques, especially in the case of complex processes. In fact, they’re not only more productive; our employees also have a lot of fun because the methods allow them to work independently.
We use a specific process – the Scrum process – in the software development phase.
First, we collect information on the product requirements of our customers. After that, we hold discussions to determine which tasks can actually be carried out – and in which period of time. Then we launch the iteration phase, which we refer to as a “sprint” and which lasts anywhere between one and four weeks. The sprint is a key element in the development cycle.
We also hold a “Daily Scrum” meeting for no more than 15 minutes in which we exchange information on the current status of development projects. These meetings focus on three questions that apply to everyone:
Scrum doesn’t just describe a development cycle; it also utilises agile principles. These four agile principles serve as the foundation for our collaboration:
Our working environment changes faster every year. In such a situation, unclear project boundaries, poorly specified “dynamic” requirements and projects not systematically aligned with business utility can lead to huge increases in the amount of time it takes to get products to market, as well as higher opportunity costs. We search for better methods for the sustainable development and operation of software products.
Our unit is staffed by ambitious, team-focused employees who have an affinity for agility and enjoy developing high-quality software for our internal insurance departments.
We have set ourselves an ambitious goal: to become the best software application development unit in the insurance industry in two to three years. To achieve this goal, we are focusing on high quality, but also on agility and lean structures – and fun at work.
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