LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Duco, the global provider of self-service data integrity and reconciliation services, today announced that Coface, the world’s leading credit insurer, has gone live on the Duco platform. The solution has enabled greater control over data accuracy and integrity to help with the application of IFRS 17 standards. Duco is being deployed across Coface’s global operations as an end-user-driven, enterprise-wide data integrity platform to support compliance and improve operational efficiency through automating the reconciliation and exception management process.
Coface provides a comprehensive line of credit insurance to protect companies against potential non-payment by their customers, with cover provided in almost all countries in the world. Meeting IFRS 17 reporting compliance requires data reconciliations between accounting tools and Coface’s central data warehouse. Reconciliation was previously performed in global data quality dashboards based on aggregated amounts which meant there was no granular visibility. A successful Proof-of-Concept showed the rapid impact that Duco was able to make.
“Duco enables improved data integrity and quality to feed directly into our reconciliations whilst allowing efficient remediation of exceptions,” explained Keyvan Shamsa, Director of Business Technology, Coface. “As the leader in our field, it is important that we have robust processes in place well ahead of the deadline for IFRS 17 compliance. We chose Duco because they are a genuine disruptor in the reconciliation market with a reputation for making an immediate impact. We were live and setting up our first reconciliations within 24 hours of contract signature. Duco also makes it easier for our Operations and Finance teams to communicate and work together.”
Christian Nentwich, CEO of Duco, added “Ensuring data integrity is a common challenge for financial institutions with a global footprint that also need a robust regulatory compliance framework. This plays to Duco’s strengths; the platform is data and source system agnostic which means that Coface can reconcile data from any number of systems. With Duco, Coface were able to go live in a day and empower their operations users to build reconciliations without delay.”
70 years of experience and the most finely meshed international network have made Coface a reference in credit insurance, risk management and the global economy. With the ambition to become the most agile, global trade credit insurance partner in the industry, Coface’s experts work to the beat of the world economy, supporting 50,000 clients in building successful, growing and dynamic businesses. The Group’s services and solutions protect and help companies take credit decisions to improve their ability to sell on both their domestic and export markets. In 2019, Coface employed ~4,250 people and registered turnover of €1.5 billion. For more information visit www.coface.com.
Duco is a global provider of self-service data integrity and reconciliation services. Our mission is to make managing data easy. The cloud-based Duco platform empowers end users to aggregate, normalise and reconcile data on demand - without infrastructure projects. Firms rely on us to increase business agility, reduce risk, stay compliant with regulation and dramatically improve efficiency across a range of mission-critical tasks. Customers can be live in 24 hours, with results in 7 days and tangible business value in 30 days. Headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Luxembourg, Edinburgh, Wroclaw and Singapore, Duco’s customers include global banks, brokers, asset managers, exchanges and middle and back office outsourcers. For more information go to www.du.co.