Switzerland's insurer Allianz Suisse has selected Sapiens International, a provider of business solutions to insurance and financial industry, to conduct a comprehensive upgrade of its pension system. The project is valued at $1.8m.

Over a 12-month period, the Sapiens team will port the current platform for the Allianz Suisse pension system from the mainframe to Linux, and upgrade the database to UDB on Linux.

As part of the project, Sapiens will help Allianz Suisse modernize the user interface by replacing legacy green screens with a new browser-based front end, which allows Allianz Suisse to improve the user experience and customer service.

Allianz Suisse CIO Moreno Ponci said this project will help Allianz Suisse make one more step forward, toward better customer service and improved user experience, while reducing overall operational costs.