FAQs

How long has OpenUnderwriter been trading?

How long has OpenUnderwriter been trading?

The company was formed in 2002.

What is open source software?

What is open source software?

As defined in Wikipedia, open source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available and licensed with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. Open source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open source software is the most prominent example of open source development and often compared to (technically defined) user-generated content or (legally defined) open-content movements. In the 2014 Future of Open Source Survey, most people found open source software to be higher quality, more secure and more functionally rich then closed source software.

How do you make money if there is no license fee?

How do you make money if there is no license fee?

We work with people to make sure there installation is successful and can also provide configuration and bespoke development services. We also offer a number of support options. You always have the option to do everything yourself but most people find they get most value out of OpenUnderwriter by working with us.

Do I have to commit to a long term contract?

Do I have to commit to a long term contract?

No, there are a number of different options for you to use OpenUnderwriter and none of them require you to sign any sort of long term contract.

Can I install OpenUnderwriter myself?

Can I install OpenUnderwriter myself?

Yes, if you have the requisite skill set, OpenUnderwriter is straightforward to install. However, we find most people prefer us to install it for them in the first instance.

What product lines can I use OpenUnderwriter for?

What product lines can I use OpenUnderwriter for?

OpenUnderwriter is completely configurable and can be used for any product line.

What options do I have if I want some bespoke functionality?

What options do I have if I want some bespoke functionality?

You can either talk to us and we will be happy to provide you with a quote or you could work with any other developer who understands the OpenUnderwriter framework. Finally you always have the option to develop it yourself. If you choose to do it yourself we are happy to work with you in an advisory capacity.

Can I really install and use OpenUnderwriter without paying a penny?

Can I really install and use OpenUnderwriter without paying a penny?

Yes, as OpenUnderwriter is open source software, if you have the requisite skillset then you can use it without any license fee or contract.

How can I contribute to the development of your software?

How can I contribute to the development of your software?

We are always on the look out for software engineers with experience in the Insurance sector to help us with our open source projects. If you would like to join our ever expanding team please contact us.

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20-22 Wenlock Road
London
N1 7GU
United Kingdom

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