Energetic Insurance is an insurance startup serving the renewable energy industry. As a startup we are focused on getting things done, fast, with a small technical team. As an insurance company we are also focused on reliability, scalability, and internal usability of our analytics tools. How can we enable rapid development without sacrificing scalability and usability?
Energetic Insurance has a risk analysis platform developed for internal underwriters in evaluating renewable energy risks. We use R throughout our entire technology stack. Our technical team, composed of software engineers and data scientists, loves the ease of coding in R, and how quick it is to start getting results. However we also want the rest of the company to be able to run our analyses and reports unsupervised.
When all we had were a handful of scripts, this wasn’t a huge problem. But as our codebase grew, and our reports and analyses became more intricate, managing versions became a headache. And we needed a way to make these analyses and reports runnable by anybody in the company.