The AXIS actuarial system was originally developed and marketed by Gilliland Gold Young Consulting Inc. (GGY) founded in 1989 in Toronto, Canada. The AXIS system and GGY were acquired by Moody's Analytics in March 2016.
GGY focused on developing and marketing the AXIS system, a microcomputer-based software product created by Phil Gold prior to 1989 while working at a reinsurance company in Toronto. Phil together with Dave Gilliland and Bill Young formed GGY to continue development of the system and to market it to the life insurance industry. Speed, ease of use, flexibility, functionality and integrity of code are at the core of GGY's system philosophy. The company committed itself to a customer focused business model, emphasizing excellence of the system quality, as well as exemplary and comprehensive client support, all included as part of the standard product licensing and maintenance agreement.