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Insight Enterprise v9.7 Release


Ultimate only expected rate tables have been added for the core Studies allowing for a more natural rate input format consistent with industry tables.  Users now can load fully select rates, select & ultimate rates or ultimate only rates.  The ultimate tables allow loading and storing of less records leading to improved performance during expected rates cube processing.

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John McGarry named President and CEO

Insight Decision Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of John McGarry as President and CEO.

John McGarry co-founded Insight Decision Solutions and has been President for over 15 years.  He is also the chief architect of the Insight Enterprise system and has been instrumental in the design and development of the experience study and earnings-by-source methodologies used in the Insight system.

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Insight DBA contributes to new SQL Server Book

Insight DBA Shahriar Nikkhah (Nik) is a contributor to the new SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book released this week.

Nik works with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and is one of the leading professionals in this field. SSIS is critical for loading data to Insight Enteprpise and Insight Experience, so it is important that our staff remain at the leading edge of this technology.

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Simple MDX Example

The screen shot below is a simple example of MDX code in our calculation editor.

Here we are calculating the ratio of Actual to Expected claims calculated weighted by benefit to the Actual to Expected claims weighted by benefit.

i.e. [measures].[A/E Exits by Benefit]/ [measures].[A/E Exits by Count]

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Insight DBA recognized as top in field

Microsoft have announced their first wave of SSAS Maestros. This is the highest level of technical expertise recognized by Microsoft for SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) the technology that underpins Insight Enterprise and Insight Experience.

We are please to announce that Vidas Matelis, our Senior DBA, is included in this first wave of SSAS Maestros. Hundreds of top level developers from all around the world applied for this accreditation, eight-one were selected for an intensive 3-day course and at the completion only 11 were recognized were recognized as SSAS Maestros.

The official announcement from Microsoft can be found at the TechNet blog.

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Insight Enterprise Implemented at Berkshire Life

Insight Decision Solutions, Inc. (, a global provider of insurance analytical software and data warehousing services, today announced that Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America (, Pittsfield, Mass., a wholly-owned stock subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, N.Y. has successfully implemented Insight Enterprise as its web-based financial analysis and reporting system.

Berkshire Life will be using the Insight Enterprise system to analyze its disability business. Insight Enterprise will allow an in-depth examination of disability income profitability and will allow the company to better manage its business. Read more