The Cambridge, Mass., office of Patni Computer Systems Ltd. has worked with a California company to come up with a new framework for building life insurance sales and underwriting software.[@@]

Patni, Mumbai, India, says it has based its new system, the Life New Business Straight Through Processing framework, on a content management system from FileNet Corp., Costa Mesa, Calif.

The new system can help insurance company programmers develop business processing systems that will connect easily with new and old collections of data, Patni says.