Location Intelligence

DMTI Spatial’s High-Precision Location Intelligence
Supports Sonnet, Canada’s First Fully-Online Insurance Company

MARKHAM, ON – May 3, 2017—DMTI Spatial, Canada’s market leader in location intelligence and data quality, is proud to partner with Sonnet to create a fast, fair and clear insurance experience for Canadians. Sonnet selected DMTI Spatial’s exclusive Location Hub® Services platform (LHS) and data delivery infrastructure to provide high-precision location accuracy and support the risk assessment processes of Canada’s first fully-online insurance company. Sonnet has revolutionized the digital underwriting process and customer experience by offering personal home and auto insurance quotes that are fully bindable online within minutes.  With DMTI Spatial’s Location Hub®, Sonnet can amalgamate, integrate, and analyze a client’s request in real-time by simply recognizing their address.  Coupled with DMTI’s Unique Address Identifier® (UAID®) technology, Sonnet can leverage high precision geolocation data, along with sophisticated risk assessment data, enabling the streamlined digital experience Sonnet offers customers.

“We set out to change the way Canadians feel about insurance with a simple and understandable online experience,” said Alice Keung, SVP and Chief Information Officer, Sonnet. “What makes our simple front-end process so streamlined is the sophisticated back-end system that utilizes big data, real-time analytics and the support of DMTI’s advanced spatial toolset and location intelligence. The ability to tie together these different layers to a specific, accurate location in Canada is a critical piece of the customer experience and Sonnet’s simple online process.”

DMTI Spatial’s Location Hub® & UAID® is the only solution of its kind in Canada that ensures data consistency where location is a critical component. Additionally, Sonnet is utilizing DMTI Spatial’s flood plain data to identify properties that are in proximity to water.  Combined, these services link real-time into Sonnet’s Policy Management System to power their digital customer experience strategy.

“We are thrilled to partner with Sonnet, helping them redefine the relationship that an insurance company can have with its customers,” said Paul Franc, GM of DMTI Spatial. “Sonnet’s ground-breaking data analytics combined with DMTI’s ability to provide precise location data and group that data together geographically across the country is delivering on Sonnet’s goal for a better insurance experience for Canadians.”

About DMTI Spatial

DMTI Spatial, a member of the Neopost Group, is the Canadian market leader in location-based information and data quality. DMTI Spatial provides industry-leading location economics and Master Address Management (MAM) solutions to Global 2000 companies and government agencies. DMTI Spatial is the creator of market-leading CanMap® mapping solutions, Location Hub®, and maintains the gold standard for GIS location-based data in Canada. DMTI Spatial is headquartered in Markham, Ontario. Learn more at www.dmtispatial.com.

About Sonnet

Launched in 2016, Sonnet Insurance Company (Sonnet) is a federally regulated insurance company, and the only insurer in Canada to currently sell home and auto insurance completely online. Our mission is to provide Canadians with an easy, transparent, and customized way to buy home and auto insurance online. Experience insurance that is fast, fair and clear at Sonnet.ca, and say hello on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts:

Tim Tyrell-Smith
Vice President of Marketing
TTyrell-Smith@digmap.com
(949) 333-5126

Sarah Stevens
Sonnet
Sarah.stevens@sonnet.ca
416-986-9360