The Data Processing Center is created
The CED (Centro Elaborazione Dati, Data Processing Center) of Unipol becomes operational in early 1968. Until then, an external data center was used for data processing. The Data Processing Center has a staff of only three people dedicated to developing programs and a number of people (about 10) dedicated to the punching the cards obtained from paper documents that come from the local offices (agencies and claims adjustment offices).
To cope with the Company’s increased activities, automate other business processes and obtain a greater speed in the solution of various issues resulting from the increased portfolio and demands of the authorities (Supervisory Authorities, ANIA [national association of insurance companies], co-insurance and reinsurance companies, etc.), an electronic processor is ordered in 1968 equipped with peripheral units operating disks and magnetic tapes, punch-card reader and printer.