When Aviva plc, a multinational insurance provider group, acquired Friends Provident International (FPI), it needed to replace FPIís costly proprietary imaging and bond management workflow system. With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hatís flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to market faster.