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The Opta Advantage:  From Information to Insight


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Opta’s mission is simple, we help drive profitable growth for our clients by creating business value from information.  Sounds straightforward, but it’s not easy.  Many industries are submerged in ever-increasing amounts of information, with value largely untapped. We can unlock that value.

At Opta, We provide insurance and corporate clients with tools and information to help manage and authenticate risk information, in turn helping them discover and explore business opportunities, become more competitive, generate business and gain the insight required to make profitable business decisions.

As the largest aggregator of structured risk information and property data in Canada, Opta not only has access to a wealth of claims and loss history information through our parent company SCM Insurance, but we also have extensive industry partnerships who provide us with even more information that enhances our ability to deliver valuable business intelligence. Combined with our proprietary technology, Opta helps you access, understand, and synthesize previously inaccessible information, turning it into intelligence that helps to discover and understand business risks.

That is only part of the picture. We have industry leading experts who make sense of all this information. Our team is highly innovative, information-focused and possess a wealth of insurance knowledge. We offer new perspectives on key industry challenges and provide strategic insight to move insurance and risk professionals beyond traditional ways of doing business. We have pioneered solutions that bolster insurance to value (ITV) with our property validation tool, iClarify™ and use advanced analytics to deliver Peril Score™, our property risk predictor for fire and water damage. These are ground-breaking solutions that have changed the industry and continue to reshape the way insurers and underwriters manage risk.

This means real-life business decisions around revenue generation, new opportunities and operational efficiency are made with deeper insight and sharper analysis. Why do select insurers weather catastrophic claims events better than others? How do companies post above-average combined ratios year over year? How do some insurers get risk and pricing selection “right?”

The answers are not found in luck or chance, but rather by turning information into profitable insights. At Opta, that is exactly how we can transform your business.