Swiss Re Increases Efficiency for 9,000 Employees

“We have a tool that reduces the quantity of products in use, and costs, by offering an alternative to more expensive products with similar functions.”

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Since 1863, Swiss Re has been a leader in wholesale reinsurance, insurance, and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer, serving a broad client base to enable the innovation and risk-taking upon which growth and progress depends.


Zurich, Switzerland

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In 2010, Swiss Re undertook a huge initiative to modernize their document processes, specifically migrating all insurance contracts to an electronic format. This move prompted their need to greatly expand employee access to tools that would allow them to stop using paper and manage these documents digitally.

Before Nitro

  • A very limited number of employees had access to a solution that enabled them to work with contracts in electronic format.
  • The shift to digital contracts required Swiss Re to equip a great deal more employees with tools to replace their reliance on paper.
  • Swiss Re was unable to simply scale the existing solution due to its hefty price tag.
  • The organization has its own processes and protocols for the widespread deployment of software, which requires the creation of an install package by their configuration team.

Nitro was very happy to work with our team to make the changes required and adapt the software to meet our needs. The two teams worked very well together in what became a win-win solution.

Heinz Urech, VP Information Technology

The Nitro Difference


Swiss Re was able to equip 9,000 users with Nitro to manage its digital contracts.

Paperless progress

The organization successfully modernized their insurance contract processes.

Working smarter

By standardizing on Nitro, collaboration among Swiss Re’s employees improved vastly.

Nitro was able to work closely with the Swiss Re IT team to tailor implementation and deployment to meet the organization’s unique requirements.

Key Takeaways

checkbox Company-wide adoption of digital contracts

checkbox Reduced paper waste

checkbox Improved collaboration

checkbox Achieved PDF standardization

After seeing increased productivity, reduced paper waste company-wide, and a significant increase in user collaboration, Nitro Pro is now Swiss Re’s first-choice PDF product.

Heinz Urech
VP Information Technology at Swiss Re

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