Meteo Protect is a finalist for the SAP HANA Innovation Award 2016!


Meteo Protect is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the SAP HANA Innovation 2016 Award, one of only three selected for the Digital Innovator category. This is a tremendous honour as there were a record number of entries this year, with this recognizing our achievements in harnessing big data for breakthrough results. Even better, the readers of WeatherandEconomics can participate, and in doing so, help us to win a donation to charity.

Register and vote  for Meteo Protect here by end of day April 21st. Public votes contribute 20% toward the final score for each Finalist. After you vote, share your support for Meteo Protect by a Tweet using hastag #HANAStory. Be sure to follow us on Twitter as well: @MeteoProtect_en.

Want to know all the details about how Meteo Protect made it to the finalist round?

Meteo Protect used the SAP HANA Platform to develop our application, Vivaldi, an underwriting and pricing platform for index-based weather insurance.  In the first three months alone, Vivaldi produced over 4 000 price simulations and covered 10% of the active users. It now has over 20 877 users for the live system.  Data upload is faster by 12.34 times (more than 35 millions of rows). Data compression (raw data/data size in SAP HANA) is up to 679%. Complex query execution (data analytics) is faster by 1.982 times on average, up to 5 times.

Vivaldi is a fully integrated platform that allows any agricultural cooperatives to provide index-based weather insurance products to its members. France’s biggest grain cooperative, Axereal, which collects five million tonnes of grain from farmers across the country’s bread basket, the vast Centre Val de Loire region, use Meteo Protect’s underwriting and pricing platform to ensure farmers are protected in the case of adverse weather conditions. Axereal branded Meteo Protect’s web-based app “Garantie Altéo“, and any cooperative member is now just five clicks away from purchasing index-based weather insurance easily, affordably, and when they need it.

Today, all 13,000 members of the Axereal cooperative can purchase affordable customized weather insurance from the cooperative they know and trust. Using the Alteo simulator at, farmers themselves choose each parameter of their weather policy, including crop, period of coverage, specific weather event and intensity, and even the amount of payment, based on their unique risk profile and budget. Garantie Alteo calculates a premium instantly and the term sheet is presented to the farmer in a manner that is simple, transparent and fully adjustable. The farmer can track their insurance contracts, quotes still under consideration and saved in Alteo Guarantie as simulations, and existing contracts that have already been underwritten and purchased.

Garantie Altéo is the only service of its kind in French agriculture. With this platform, Axéréal has significantly expanded its product portfolio, increased its revenues and its competitiveness, enhanced membership loyalty, and made a name for itself as being responsive to farmers’ needs. At the same time, Axéréal’s members have gained the opportunity to improve margin sustainability, generate additional revenues, and control costs.

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