Acorn Life

Building a blueprint for success with Storm's Business Analysis Services.


A leading provider of Life Insurance Products and Services, Acorn Life has been a name synonymous with Pensions, Insurance, Savings, and Investments since it first opened its doors in 1989. Throughout its history, the company retained a strong focus on quality service, quality products and quality performance, with their customers firmly at the heart of everything they do.

With this customer focus and a commitment to continuous business improvement Acorn Life launched its Distribution 21 strategy, an initiative focused on providing financial services for the 21st century. To help achieve this, Acorn Life engaged with Storm Technology to deliver business analysis services that would help drive the utilisation of modern IT solutions across the business.

To understand the business and technology needs, Storm's team focused on two streams, an out-and-out business stream led by a dedicated Business Analyst and a technical stream led by one of their solution specialists. Working with the Acorn Life technology team, the solution specialist set to work understanding the company's existing solution and how it worked day-to-day.

Having completed the business analysis project, Acorn is now armed with a blueprint for success that identifies key processes for their new document management solution and provides a framework for benchmarking return on investment.

Business Benefits

Bringing business and technology together to deliver financial services for the 21st Century.

Identifying Opportunities

Bringing a fresh perspective to the business, Storm's team helped Acorn tease out business requirements to identify oppportunities for improvement.

360 Insight

Engaging with all business users likely to be impacted by the solution enabled Acorn to create a 360 view of processes and workflows across the business.

A Roadmap for Success

By fully understanding the business and technology needs, Acorn Life had a clear benchmark for measuring the success of the final solution would be measured.

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Because we worked with Storm for our Business Analysis, we benefit from a seamless connection between the business and the technical. Storm’s team fully understand all our requirements, removing the need to work with multiple partners. Storm’s Business Analysts are able to convey project requirements in detail and provide business process insight that can shape the technology to fit our business needs going forward.

Nick McEllistrim, Head of Operations, Acorn Life

By working with Storm we benefited from a fresh perspective. Their team helped us tease out the business requirements. They challenged us to think differently, and with their experience and insight, we were able to identify opportunities to improve our systems and processes.

Nick McEllistrim, Head of Operations, Acorn Life

We have previously worked with Storm Technology on a number of projects and were impressed with their knowledge of the technology solutions available in the marketplace. This combined with their understanding of not just our business, but our IT roadmap and existing solutions made them an ideal fit for the project.

Nick McEllistrim, Head of Operations, Acorn Life

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