The move is aimed to improve overall capabilities
IGM Financial Inc informed that it has selected Google Cloud to handle its data related operation. The company is one of the first Canadian financial service providers to hand over its SAP applications and data to Google Cloud.
The movement of the company’s critical data to a cloud will improve the operational capabilities by enticing higher productivity and speed, which will in result enhance the overall levels of service. This on-going development is part of the plan as announced by the firm to transform the company in next five years to bring its digital platforms and technology infrastructure at par with modern standards.
Jeff Carney, President, and CEO, IGM Financial Inc said, “This collaboration will not only provide us with increased operational efficiencies but also with the ability to better anticipate, understand and respond to evolving needs through Google Cloud’s machine learning and AI solutions.”
The AI will improve the planning system
The improved AI abilities will help IG Wealth Management’s financial advisory team with greater insight into the growth of IG Living Plans, the approaches that the firm is implementing in financial planning, which is responsible for the extensive outlook on individual finances.
Jim Lambe, Managing Director, Canada, Google Cloud said, “We look forward to working for hand-in-hand with IGM throughout their digital transformation journey, from accelerating implementation times to quickly bringing new features to market.”
The collaboration between Google Cloud and IGM is much more than just a customer-vendor relationship. The deal includes various things such as high investment in the training procedure, which will help the company to have well-skilled personnel to handle all the operations very easily.
Mr. Carney said, “IGM is one of the largest employers in Winnipeg and our presence in the city spans almost 100 years so we are particularly proud to be partnering with Google Cloud to ensure our Winnipeg-based team has the opportunity to do their very best work using the latest technologies.”