Information is the lifeblood of risk and capital management, especially for catastrophes and weather events. With PCS®, you'll get immediate access to the severe-weather data you need to manage your business effectively and efficiently.
PCS thoroughly investigates and collects data on disasters in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. We provide analytics that:
define the extent and type of damage
establish dates of occurrence
determine the geographic areas affected
PCS also assigns catastrophe serial numbers — which the industry uses to track losses.
Using our national network of insurer claim departments, adjusters, emergency managers, agents, fire and police officials, and meteorologists, PCS provides data on insured losses following catastrophes and maintains contact with industry representatives in many countries.
ISOnet® PCS, our core service — As a leading information service for insurance professionals, ISOnet provides extensive, up-to-date reporting on all severe weather incidents.
Additional aggregation tool — Depending on your needs, you can enhance your ISOnet PCS service at an additional cost with one of the FlatCat aggregation tools. Designed for historical trending and analysis, its detailed data goes back to 1950.
FlatCat® offers you a more flexible approach to predictive modeling. Not only do you get access to the PCS catastrophe-history database, but you can also customize your reporting for more tailored and relevant analyses based on your needs. FlatCat is an encrypted flat-file database, so you must have the IT capabilities to incorporate it into your system.
Accessing the advanced analytical functionality of our catastrophe-history database through FlatCat aggregation tool lets you: