Press Release

Guidewire Software Wins First Place Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Award Recognition in the Core Systems Category

This marks the ninth consecutive year that Guidewire has been honored in the VIP awards program

FOSTER CITY, Calif., October 30, 2015

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, today announced that it has received a 2015 Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Award in the Core Systems category. The VIP Awards are sponsored by Insurance Networking News (INN) in partnership with Celent and were announced and presented at the recent Insurance Analytics Symposium in Boston. Winners were determined by insurance company professionals through their participation in an online survey where they were asked to name technology providers that deliver the most value in various VIP categories. More information about the 2015 VIP Awards can be found here.

"Insurers are facing greater expectations to be more responsive to their agents and policyholders. The winners of the VIP Awards are the vendors insurance executives say they can count on to help them quickly retrieve data and generate actionable business insights,” said Holli Gronset, publisher, Insurance Networking News.

“Insurers view data and analytics as critical to helping them achieve their strategic goals,” said Mike Fitzgerald, senior analyst, Celent. “The VIP Award winners are recognized for their effectiveness in providing valuable core platform, and data and analytics solutions to their insurance customers.”

“The Guidewire team is honored to be recognized for this award, which is based solely on feedback from P/C insurance professionals,” said Brian Desmond, chief marketing officer, Guidewire. “We thank Celent and Insurance Networking News for sponsoring the VIP awards program, and everyone who participated in the survey.”

This year is the ninth annual VIP ranking of technology solution providers to the insurance industry.

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. We are privileged to serve more than 380 companies in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.