Modus Underwriting

Modus Underwriting - Case Study

Careful coordination ensures seamless IT integration during business acquisition

A slow or poorly handled IT integration between merging companies can adversely jeopardise business goals. Through preparation and clear communication, Gather streamlines Modus' migration onto OneAdvent's innovative MGA platform.


Since 2015, Modus Underwriting has developed a reputation for delivering forward-thinking digital products within commercial property and residential insurance disciplines. 

By blending data-driven technology with established insurance principles, their goal is to enhance the customer experience through innovative insure-tech products. 

In 2020, Modus was acquired by OneAdvent, an innovative MGA incubator and platform with similar strategic goals. Read about our previous work with OneAdvent and AIM here

From the business user perspective, I’d like to say how much I appreciate the sterling efforts of both tech teams - there was a lot to do in a short period and a real help to us that it all went so smoothly.

Simon Read

Key Benefits

  • Maintain business momentum
  • Minimal disruption to business
  • Preserve cost-effect IT infrastructure
  • Timely realisation of deal benefits
  • Build long-term capacity & capability
  • Ensure uninterrupted customer experience

What We Did?

Initially, we coordinated with Modus’ previous owner on the secure transferral and cleansing of data from their systems.

Once in possession of their previous data and software systems, we set up Modus' basic IT infrastructure to work in harmony with OneAdvent. This included email migration to Office 365, setting up remote working and installing Citrix Virtual XenApp desktops. The team at Modus was only without their email for two hours.

Once Modus was integrated onto OneAdvent's infrastructure, we needed to do the same from a software perspective. Our team already had explicit knowledge of OneAdvent’s architecture and quickly gained an understanding of Modus' priorities. The actual integration involved extracting data from one system, putting in the other and testing to ensure it works.

Careful coordination, communication and planning from all parties kept the business acquisition process running smoothly and moving forward. With our team on hand, we successfully mitigated any risk or loss to their business with a seamless IT integration. Now on OneAdvent's platform, Modus Underwriting can springboard into an exciting period of growth in their new partnership.

Why Us?

An acquisition is a lengthy process with extremely time-sensitive elements. A slow or poorly handled IT integration can quickly jeopardise business goals and affect productivity.

When the legalities of their acquisition were finalised, Modus Underwriting's previous data had to be securely transferred across and operating compatibly within OneAdvent's systems.

Once signed on the dotted line, Modus needed to hit the ground running to mitigate any risks or losses to their business. As part of OneAdvent’s network of trusted and proven suppliers, our team was primed to support their exciting new partnership.

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Our Values

Our values guide our decision-making and underpin our culture. They inspire the solutions we produce, the services we provide and the people we employ.
We’re passionate about what we do, and pride ourselves on knowing our market inside out. We bring a can-do attitude and an open mind to every project.
We’re committed to continual improvement. That means admitting to our mistakes, learning from our experiences and taking the time to appreciate one another.
We’re accountable for our actions and focused on finding solutions. Whatever the challenge, we’ll tackle it head on.
We mean what we say, and say what we mean. Straight talking and straightforward, we keep things simple so we can focus on the job in hand.