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Guidewire Congratulates Jewelers Mutual on Being Named a ‘Model Insurer’ in Celent's 2013 Report

Award recognizes Jewelers Mutual for its complete business and system transformation which included a simultaneous core system replacement with Guidewire InsuranceSuite™

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 4, 2013

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of flexible, core system software to Property/Casualty insurers, today announced that its client, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company (“Jewelers Mutual”), the only company in North America specializing exclusively in insuring jewelers and jewelry, has been named a “Model Insurer” in Celent’s Model Insurer 2013: Case Studies of Effective Technology Use in Insurance report.

Jewelers Mutual was recognized in the Infrastructure and Architecture category for redefining how the company services its customers through a complete business and system transformation which included simultaneous implementations of Guidewire InsuranceSuite and a new eCommerce platform. As part of its business transformation project, the company installed a new data warehouse, reporting solution, and document production system, upgraded its document management solution, and also rebranded its Personal Lines product. Jewelers Mutual was also recognized for its best practices of improved channel management; optimization of infrastructure; automation, STP and system integration; and project risk management through proper development, testing and use of project management methodologies.

“The simultaneous implementations of the new eCommerce platform and Guidewire InsuranceSuite were complex but very successful undertakings,” said Karen Monks, an analyst with Celent and author of the report. “The Jewelers Mutual project is an example of how insurers can leverage agile project management methodology, business area support, and specialized teams dedicated to change management, business process redesign, organizational redesign, and human resource management to ensure initiatives of this level are completed on time and within budget.”

“We congratulate Jewelers Mutual on being recognized as a 2013 Model Insurer by Celent,” said Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. “We are extremely proud of the work Jewelers Mutual has done to transform their Personal Lines business, and we are honored to have played a part in the project’s success. We thank Celent for recognizing their achievement with this prestigious honor.”

The Celent Model Insurer 2013: Case Studies of Effective Technology Use in Insurance recognizes 17 insurance technology initiatives as “Model Insurer Components” and names the Celent Model Insurer of the Year. These case studies represent best practices in the use of technology and span key areas of the product and policyholder life cycle, including product definition, distribution, underwriting, policy administration, service, claims, and infrastructure. The report also reviews IT best practices and measurable business results used in evaluating the Model Insurer Components. Members of Celent's research services can download the report at: http://www.celent.com/reports/model-insurer-2013-case-studies-effective-.... Non-members should contact info [at] celent.com for more information.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. ​We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record, with 1,000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

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