Press Release

Allianz Insurance Using Guidewire Solution to Supplement its Claims Management Systems

Guidewire ClaimCenter® to help large UK general insurer reinforce its claims handling service levels and process

GUILDFORD, United Kingdom and FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 26, 2013

Allianz Insurance plc, one of the largest general insurers in the UK, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products for general (Property/Casualty) insurers, today announced that Allianz Insurance is now using Guidewire ClaimCenter® to supplement its claims management systems.

Allianz Insurance sought a system based on a modern technology platform that could help provide better visibility into claims operations, improve data analytics and reporting capabilities, and standardize claims handling processes.

"We have a major opportunity to make a positive impression on our customers depending on how well we handle their claims. Guidewire ClaimCenter will help us expand this capability and complement our existing systems,” said Graham Gibson, Claims Director, Allianz Insurance plc.

“We have been very impressed with the way Allianz implemented ClaimCenter utilizing in-house resources,” said Keith Stonell, Managing Director EMEA, Guidewire Software. “The Allianz team’s knowledge of their internal systems, and willingness to embrace Guidewire technology has meant that the project went extremely quickly and has been met with enthusiasm by claims handlers.”

Guidewire ClaimCenter is a leading end-to-end claims management system, built from the ground up to meet the specific needs of today’s General (property/casualty) insurers. ClaimCenter’s flexible business rules enable insurers to refine claim handling practices in order to optimise and monitor claim processes. ClaimCenter is used by insurers of all sizes across all product lines to improve speed and accuracy, reduce loss adjustment expense, and enable proactive claims management. ClaimCenter is available as a standalone system or as part of the Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, and can be integrated into an insurer’s legacy systems or third party applications.

About Allianz Insurance plc
 

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world. With approximately 142,000 employees worldwide, the Allianz Group serves approximately 78 million customers in more than 70 countries. The mission of Allianz Insurance is to be the outstanding competitor in its chosen markets by delivering products and services that our clients recommend, being a great company to work for and achieving the best combination of profit and growth. For more information, please visit www.allianz.co.uk.

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.

For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

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