Press Release

American Modern Insurance Company Deploys Guidewire Core and Data Products

Ohio-based specialty insurer successfully implements Guidewire PolicyCenter®, BillingCenter, DataHub, and InfoCenter to improve business agility and enhance user experience

FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 15, 2016

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, announced today that American Modern Insurance Group, a leading provider of residential and recreational specialty insurance, has successfully deployed Guidewire PolicyCenter® and Guidewire BillingCenter®.  

“We applaud American Modern on their success with Guidewire products and look forward to other successful milestones in their journey to adapt and succeed in today’s rapidly-changing insurance marketplace,” said Mike Polelle, chief delivery officer, Guidewire Software.

American Modern also launched Guidewire DataHub™ and InfoCenter as its new data management and business intelligence solutions. Together, PolicyCenter, BillingCenter, DataHub, and InfoCenter provide agent partners with a more advanced product suite and user-friendly experience. As part of the first deployment, American Modern has rolled out eleven different personal lines products for three states, with additional rollouts scheduled across all 50 states over the next few years.

“Implementing the Guidewire platform represents a significant milestone in our company’s long-term business transformation initiative,” said Stephen Russell, chief actuary for American Modern. “This new streamlined system will enable future growth for American Modern for years to come.”

Guidewire Core and Data products:

  • Enhance operational efficiency, employee productivity, and collaboration throughout the organization to transform its business by standardizing on a modern software technology platform;
  • Simplify the underwriting process by automating manual processes; and
  • Increase responsiveness to changing business and technical requirements by bringing new products and product enhancements to market more quickly.

Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Consulting member, Ernst & Young LLP worked with American Modern to lead the implementation. “We are honored to help American Modern deploy these Guidewire software solutions. We look forward to watching them expand their business capabilities, ultimately empowering future growth,” said Brajesh Kumar, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP.

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About American Modern Insurance Group

American Modern is a specialty insurance leader that delivers products and services for residential property like manufactured homes and specialty dwellings and for consumers in the recreational market, including owners of boats, personal watercraft, classic cars, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. American Modern is licensed in all 50 states through six property and casualty companies, which are part of an insurance group that enjoys an A+ (superior) rating by the A.M. Best Company, a leading independent insurance analyst. 

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 www.guidewire.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.