MAPFRE’s MACH-Powered Digital Transformation: A Case Study in Innovation


Increase in time-to-market for new digital products and services


Digital products created and launched


Unique users served on new digital services launched (Savia, Multimap, Club MAPFRE)

In the swiftly evolving digital landscape, businesses must adapt and innovate to stay competitive. Traditional enterprises, burdened by legacy IT infrastructure, face challenges meeting the demands of the digital age, with insurance companies grappling with evolving customer expectations and heightened competition.

The Company

A global insurance company operating in 50 countries, MAPFRE offers a diverse range of insurance products and services. With over 31,200 employees from nearly 90 nationalities, it serves nearly 30 million people worldwide and is the leading insurer in Spain.

The Challenge

In the digital era, MAPFRE identified a valuable opportunity to create and develop new business models and revenue streams. The company aimed to boost agility, accelerate time-to-market for new services, and diversify its product portfolio. This approach was designed to meet the needs of both insured and uninsured clients, enabling it to maintain its leadership position in the industry.

The Approach

MAPFRE partnered with Making Science to create what is now known as the SDM Platform, supported on a groundbreaking architecture for software development based on MACH principles. This included microservices, API-first approach, headless architectures, and cloud-native deployment, providing a foundation for agility, innovation, and growth.

  • Microservices: Breaking down monolithic applications into smaller, independent microservices enabled MAPFRE to develop and launch products quickly, reducing development cycles.
  • API-first: Embracing an API-first approach allowed MAPFRE to create a unified digital ecosystem, expanding its reach and enriching the customer experience.
  • Cloud-native Deployment: Leveraging the cloud’s elasticity ensured scalability, handling fluctuating traffic, and supporting a growing customer base.
  • Headless Structure: Decoupling the front-end from the back-end allowed MAPFRE to innovate independently, experimenting with new designs without disrupting business logic.

Backed by DevOps methodologies, MAPFRE streamlined its software development lifecycle, enhancing agility and competitiveness.

The Results

MACH architecture and DevOps methodologies fueled MAPFRE’s successful launch of innovative digital products:

  • Savia: A comprehensive digital health platform with over 500,000 users and 1 million telemedicine consultations.
  • MultiMap: A platform connecting homeowners with over 4,300 home repair professionals.
  • Club MAPFRE: A loyalty program promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being.

The SDM Platform empowered MAPFRE to:

  • Respond swiftly to changing market conditions and customer needs
  • Launch products efficiently and develop ad-hoc features
  • Deliver seamless digital experiences across channels
  • Integrate with third-party systems to enhance offerings
  • Reduce IT costs and optimize resource utilization

“Embracing the MACH architecture with Making Science was a transformative step for MAPFRE. The efficiency gains and agility achieved have not only addressed immediate challenges but have positioned us for ongoing success. The future use of the SDM Platform provides potential for continuous improvement, ensuring MAPFRE remains at the forefront of digital innovation in the insurance industry.”

— Jesús Sanz Alonso, Deputy Director of Solutions Development at MAPFRE Spain Responsible for MAPFRE’s SDM Digital Platform.

Looking into the future

The SDM Platform’s future use is promising for addressing the diversification and innovation needs in the digital age. The MACH architecture enables continuous improvement, optimizing the technical specifications and performance of an expanded portfolio of products and services.


MAPFRE’s adoption of this architecture positioned it for success in the ever-evolving digital landscape. MACH became a catalyst for innovation, allowing MAPFRE to explore new business opportunities, expand its portfolio, and strengthen its competitive edge. As MAPFRE continues its digital transformation, the SDM Platform, based on the MACH architecture, will play a pivotal role in shaping its strategy and success.

Why Making Science?

Making Science is a leading digital acceleration and technology consultancy with a global presence and a team of experts in Software Development, DevOps methodologies, Cloud, Data Analytics, and other cutting-edge technologies. The company’s holistic approach and ability to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each client are key differentiators.

In addition to its expertise in these areas, Making Science has strong partnerships and certifications with Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and other industry-leading hyperscalers and technology companies.

Making Science’s commitment to collaboration and delivering tangible results has made it the ideal partner for MAPFRE’s journey of transformation. The company’s global presence and team of experts allow it to provide support to clients around the world.