Simeka Day One

Simeka contracted me to build a prototype calculator based on their Excel models. This calculator sports various market specific inputs, assumptions and conditions, all configurable per client. The calculator is now used nationwide by Sanlam.

This was a small project which was completed by a small team within in 4 months. The prototype was hugely well received, and has been built out slightly into a more robust, but still very lean, solution. There was continuous discussion and testing between myself and Simeka's head actuary as to the correctness and long term implementation strategy of the prototype. Specific requirements included reservation for integration points (e.g. member data) in later phases, possibly with-in a bigger SOA architecture.

Current development on this project is geared towards re-use and abstraction as different front-ends and user input options now needs to drive the same calculation model.