Press Release

BearingPoint Completes Implementation of Guidewire Claims System for CompWest Insurance Company

Leading specialist insurance and reinsurance company adopts state of the art claims management technology

McLEAN, Va., May 28, 2008

BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE), one of the world’s largest management and technology consulting firms, and Guidewire Software®, a leading global provider of solutions to property and casualty and workers' compensation insurers, today announced that they have completed the seven-month implementation of a new claims system for CompWest Insurance Company, a San Francisco-based provider of workers’ compensation insurance serving the Western United States.

The BearingPoint team, working with Guidewire, leveraged its tested, proprietary delivery framework templates and project accelerators to deliver the ClaimCenter project on time. BearingPoint implemented Guidewire ClaimCenter®, a 100% Web-based claims system, to enable CompWest to better manage costs and drive efficiencies associated with claims handling and processing.  The system will allow CompWest to expand adjusting capabilities, maximize operational efficiency, improve overall cost-effectiveness and focus on the care of injured workers. In addition, BearingPoint will host the ClaimCenter application, enabling more efficient maintenance of the solution

“We are very happy with the success of the ClaimCenter implementation,” said Mike Knibbs, Director of Information Technology at CompWest. “Our users are very pleased with the new system, and the new capabilities it provides.

“This implementation was a notable success for CompWest, Guidewire, and BearingPoint,” said Russ Riggen, managing director at BearingPoint. “This Guidewire implementation project is the first led by a management and technology consulting firm to go into production.  The project was fully completed in seven months.” 

“BearingPoint is a valued Guidewire systems integrator. It is through their dedication and expertise, and our joint collaboration, that CompWest is today enjoying its new claims system,” said Priscilla Hung, vice president, alliances and corporate development, Guidewire Software. “We congratulate BearingPoint and CompWest on their successful ClaimCenter implementation.”

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire delivers the industry platform that Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating change. We provide the software, services, and partner ecosystem to enable our customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business. As of the end of our fiscal year 2019, we were privileged to serve more than 380 companies in 34 countries. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

About BearingPoint, Inc.

BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE) is one of the world's largest providers of management and technology consulting services to Global 2000 companies and government organizations in 60 countries worldwide.  Based in McLean, Va., the firm has approximately 16,000 employees focusing on the Public Services, Financial Services and Commercial Services industries.  BearingPoint professionals have built a reputation for knowing what it takes to help clients achieve their goals, and working closely with them to get the job done.  Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, increase cost-effectiveness, manage regulatory compliance, integrate information and transition to “next-generation” technology. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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