Ecclesiastical has gone live with its first Polaris household insurance product on software provider InsurE-com's system.

Ecclesiastical e-business manager Trish Jameson said: "The speed with which the product was implemented has saved us a hefty four-figure sum.

"We are going to write all our products on Polaris's Productwriter because most software houses are becoming compatible.

"This means we can integrate our products to their systems quickly."

Under the traditional hand-written method, it could take more than six weeks before the product reached the broker.

InsurE-com business develoment director Dan Francis said: "This product was so compatible with our systems it was merely a matter of plug and play."