Press Release

Guidewire Announces Latest Group of PartnerConnect Consulting Program Specialization Recipients

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 20, 2019

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform P&C insurers rely upon, today announced that Cognizant and PwC have achieved Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Consulting program specializations. Cognizant has been awarded the Guidewire BillingCenter™ and Guidewire PolicyCenter™ specializations for North America, and PwC has received the Guidewire ClaimCenter™, BillingCenter, PolicyCenter, and InsuranceSuite specializations for North America.

“We congratulate Cognizant and PwC on their recently earned Guidewire specializations,” said Lisa Walsh, Vice President, Alliances, Guidewire Software. “This achievement validates their commitment to providing our mutual customers with high levels of service and expertise.”

Guidewire announced the addition of product and regional specializations for its PartnerConnect Consulting program in November 2018. The addition of specializations allows customers to more easily identify which partner has expertise in a particular Guidewire product or solution.  Partners can apply for specializations quarterly with the next window for applications taking place June 1st-30th, 2019.

Specializations are regionally based and require partners to demonstrate skills, knowledge, and competency in a specific Guidewire product. The achievement of specializations enables insurers to have more clarity and insight into which partners have proven capabilities in a region. In addition, partners with specializations can better promote their capabilities across Guidewire products and solutions.

“PwC is pleased to have earned Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, PolicyCenter, BillingCenter, and ClaimCenter specializations for North America,” said Imran Ilyas, Global Guidewire Competency Leader, PwC. “These specializations are a testament to the breadth and depth of our expertise in harnessing Guidewire technology to help insurers transform their business.”

“Achieving the Guidewire BillingCenter and PolicyCenter specializations for North America underscores our dedication to driving business value for our insurance customers through their Guidewire InsurancePlatform™ projects,” said Michael Clifton, Head of Global Insurance Strategy, Cognizant. “We are looking forward to continuing to help insurers meet their IT and business imperatives, and securing these specializations is confirmation of our proven capabilities.”

Please find more information about specializations on the Guidewire website here.

About Guidewire PartnerConnect

Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Consulting partners provide consulting services such as business transformation and strategy, implementation and related solution and delivery services. To date, Guidewire Consulting practices worldwide include approximately 8,000 consultants who have been trained or are experienced in Guidewire products.

Guidewire PartnerConnect is an invitation-only program. For more information about Guidewire PartnerConnect please visit http://www.guidewire.com/partners/.

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.