The Principal Financial Group ® ranks 56 th on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. This is the 17 th year The Principal ® has been on InformationWeek’s list, formally the InformationWeek 500. “Innovation is a key component of The Principal’s business strategy, so we are very pleased to be recognized for using technology to accelerate change,” said Gary Scholten, executive vice president and chief information officer at The Principal. “We have great examples of innovative use of technology across our businesses.” Key contributors to The Principal’s InformationWeek Elite 100 recognition are the successful implementation of:
- Global Research Platform (GRP), a complex research infrastructure, employs optimized data appliance technology to accelerate processing.
- eAdmin group benefits system automates the processing of employer electronic data files to update our administration systems.
- Online document tool with eSignature capability designed to reduce the administrative burden of retirement plan fiduciaries.