Agile  /  Insurance

Strategy for modernizing the architecture and urbanization of the IS

In order to become the French leader in life insurance, Apicil Epargne decided to launch a major project to modernize, containerize and urbanize its system.

The client's challenges and objectives

Apicil Epargne is the asset management branch of the Lyon-based insurer Apicil. The Apicil Group, a long-standing client of Novelis, is a French complementary social protection group, the 3rd largest in France.   


Apicil’s ambition is to become the leader in France in the field of Life Insurance and to use technology and innovation as a lever to achieve this by offering a seamless path served by digital for both external and internal customers. This includes: 

Our achievements

We have been supporting our client in its strategy of urbanization, development and maintenance of its savings and life insurance tool since the beginning of our activities and this strategic project is still ongoing.   

More recently, our client decided to modernize its system build and deployment chain in order to improve its processes and to be on a Cloud Ready architecture.   


We support APICIL on this latest project to : 


Where do we stand today? What actions have been implemented?   

  • Reurbanization of our client’s IS   
  • The entire project is conducted using Agile methodology   
  • New functionalities put into production in 6-week cycles  
  • A team (in rotation) dedicated to the MCO on each sprint: Hot Fixes when necessary 

The business considers that the Apicil Epargne platform is at least 6 months in advance of the competitors. 

  • Flexible deployment thanks to the Cloud Ready architecture  
  • Considerable gain in terms of load and delay of the various operating actions including production start-ups 

Novelis' added value

A project led in agile mode

At Novelis, we offer Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach consultants to make our clients’ projects successful with agility and with the guarantee of shared values around performance and transparency. 

We provide our clients and partners with adaptable and agile production structures, capable of implementing and maintaining digital projects according to different modes of commitment: scope, means, capacity commitment. 

Thierry Da Silva

Digital Factory & Innovation Director - APICIL Epargne

By our side for the past 4 years, Novelis‘ teams have contributed to our success by supporting us in our digital transformation. We rely on their high level of technology to maintain our digital competitiveness and help us strengthen our operational excellence.