CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2016
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Auto-Owners Insurance is a Fortune 500 company working with more than 6,200 independent agencies in 26 states. Founded in 1916, Auto-Owners continuously improves their products and services for their policyholders.

Auto-Owners is committed to providing efficient, timely service to its policyholders affected by severe weather events that cause large amounts of damage. Our Catastrophic Claims Unit Mobilization system streamlines the entire process of handling large volumes of claims resulting from severe weather events.

Our web app displays where policyholders' properties are located on a map. Auto-Owners claims adjusters utilize overlaid weather radar to locate its customers in high damage areas. Information about these customers is sent to our companion iPad app.

In addition, our web app determines the most centralized location within the high damage area to deploy the mobile claims unit vehicle so the claims adjusters are readily available to assist their policyholders.

Auto-Owners claims adjusters process claims using our companion iPad app. The adjusters file claims onsite, with or without an internet connection. Once connected to the internet, claims that are filed off-line are uploaded to Auto-Owners.

Auto-Owners management can view a statistical analysis of the claims as they are being filed and processed using our web app.

Our web app is written in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. Our iPad app is written in Swift. Both are supported by a MySQL database with JSON used to communicate between the two.