Replatforming legacy systems with low-code to increase adaptability and lower costs

At a glance:

  • Total IT landscape migrated into the Cloud

  • 85,000 employer and 1 million employee data migrated

  • 40% reduction in costs and 8 months lead time

Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering has undergone a successful transition towards a new administrative platform. The pension fund, known for its good service and low operational costs, aims to lower costs even further while maintaining the capability to adapt to future changes.


Replacing their current legacy employer-administration system is part of Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering’s transition towards a modern cloudbased technology within the IT landscape. In total, data of 85 thousand employers, approximately 1 million employment contracts and well over 3 years of historical data have been successfully migrated on the new platform. The platform was developed by the pension fund and IG&H, in close collaboration with international techology partners OutSystems and Microsoft. IG&H was responsible for developing and implementing the pensions administration module.


The complete process of implementation and data migration took only seven months, made possible by using OutSystems’ ‘low-code software’ and IG&H’s pension administration module. By combining the two, a major increase in implementation speed and agility was achieved. Moreover, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering was able to significantly decrease administrative costs. By allowing the new administration platform to fully function on the Microsoft Azure cloud, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering achieved maximum scalability.


 

“There are three reasons why we are very satisfied with the IG&H collaboration: the professionality of the people, the collegiality throughout the collaboration and the fact that our partnership goes beyond temporarily commercial deal. Together we have assessed the future and created a joint vision, which we are working towards step by step. Through IG&H we were introduced to low code as the driving force behind developing new applications. Our first project, replacing the employer-administration is made possible by combining low code and the ‘hard’ pension administration core of IG&H. This combing together makes the project unique: low cost adaptability, allowing us to adjust to all the imminent changes within the pensions landscape, quickly and cheap.”


Paul Braams - CEO Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering


 

Frans Liem (partner IG&H): “Pension administrators are facing the great challenge of replacing and updating their ICT-landscape within the years to come. Together with Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering, IG&H has developed a futureproof approach by assembling the best people within both the pensions and technology platforms industry. We are pleased that Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering embraced and successfully implemented our solution. Together with the professionals of Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering, we were able to deliver on our promise of speed and accuracy in these transitions with significant impact. This is important in the context of the large changes that the Dutch pensions sector faces."


Read the interview with Paul Braams and Frans Liem about this topic in PensioenPro


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