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DCOM release information

Release 1.0 overview

Release date: 26 July 2021

This first release of Delegated Contract and Oversight Manager (DCOM) replaces BAR and allows market participants to:

  • Complete binder registrations focusing on capturing better quality and structured data up-front to power downstream processes – including using in-built system validations to reduce errors and manual intervention
  • Use the first iteration of a digital contract builder tool.

Key contract manager features available now

Binder registration

You can now manage registration for all new contracts through DCOM. The system can perform binder validation checks at an earlier stage, leading to better quality data and less re-work.

First iteration of contract building tool 

The first iteration of the optional Contract Builder tool allows you to produce digital delegated authority contracts upfront – with automated data validation checks conducted as the contract is being produced. We will continue to enhance the contract builder tool with future releases.

Endorsement aggregation and timeline view

Smart functionality aggregates all endorsements to a contract and allows users to view the full up-to-date contract version at any point in time, using the timeline viewer to confirm the contract version that was applicable at any point in the contract lifecycle.

Renewal of existing binding authority contracts

Renewals are simple to execute with a ‘one click’ renewals function.

Seamless integration

DCOM is integrated with a number of other Lloyd’s systems, including Atlas and AiMS, providing consistent data quality and a joined-up ecosystem. The integration capabilities within the platform will allow us to continue to provide further integration opportunities with other market systems.

Release 1.1 overview

Release date: 25 October 2021

Release 1.1 looks to provide system enhancements centered around mid-term broker changes and improvements to current system validations, following feedback from market users.

Mid-term broker change

The ability to change the broker associated to an active contract will ensure that there is only one registration per contract, regardless of how many changes have been performed. This will present a clear historic view of the contract for all participants, without the need to endorse the paper contract (unless contracts have been migrated from BAR) and with the ability to transfer multiple records at one time, if linked by renewal.

Data validation enhancements

Meanwhile, validation error message enhancements will provide more efficient navigation to error messages in DCOM, to enhance and speed up the process of identifying and correcting any data errors.

DCOM/DDM integration (foundational)

Release 1.1 also sets the groundwork for the integration with DDM, planned for go-live in early November 2021. Key configuration in DCOM as part release 1.1 will ensure contract data can flow through into DDM from 5 November 2021, improving data accuracy and saving time through reduced rekeying.

Get in touch

Help and support using DCOM

If you require support using the system, please raise a support request with the Lloyd’s Market Support Centre

Training enquiries

If you or your team require training support, please contact:

General enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact: