Smart Approach Blog

Welcome to Guidewire’s blog for property/casualty insurance. Here we'll share our experiences and lessons learned from more than 300 implementation projects. We'll also offer our point of view on industry trends and advice to help you adapt and succeed on your journey of continuous improvement.

In May 2018, we announced the launch of Guidewire’s first P&C insurance customer relationship management (CRM) applications for Salesforce Financial Services Cloud. Prior to the announcement, I was excited to learn about the offerings and the work that went into it, and I had so many questions. At the top of the list was “Are there customers using it or in line to use it?” ... Read More >
Hearsay Systems helps insurance advisors deliver meaningful touchpoints when and where clients want it — on social and mobile. Hearsay’s mission is to “power advisor-client relationships and productivity in the digital age.” ... Read More >
No financial organization wants to consciously or deliberately cooperate in money laundering practices or even terrorism, and that certainly applies to insurance companies. ... Read More >
Betterview provides high resolution images and data on risks from drones, satellites, and manned aerial vehicles to support more accurate underwriting and claims handling. With access to better data throughout the property insurance lifecycle, insurers can better assess damage, mitigate risk, and make better decisions. In essence, a better view of risks. ... Read More >
The three main use cases FRISS supports are: FNOL Fraud Detection – detects fraud during creation of the claim. For example, a staged loss or similar previous claim.  Referred to the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) – FRISS provides case management tools which allow the SIU team to assess alerts and manage the claims until its closure. Underwriting – fraud can be prevented by feeding back into underwriting claim history based on inputs like driver’s license.  ... Read More >
In the two previous posts in this series, I discussed the struggles that ABC Insurance’s customer service representatives had interacting with customers and agents.... Read More >
In Part 1 of this series, I described a situation where customer service representatives (CSR) at ABC Insurance, a mid-sized Tier 2 insurer, didn’t have the technology available to make timely decisions to help their customers. Now, a week later, they and the other CSRs are very happy to see that their core system has been upgraded.... Read More >
"Raise your hand if you knew from a young age you wanted to work in insurance." Throughout my 12 years in the insurance industry and attending numerous industry events, I've heard this from presenters more times than I can count.... Read More >
ABC Insurance is a mid-sized Tier 2 insurer in the Midwest. Its primary offerings are auto and homeowners insurance. The company prides itself on its superior customer service and encourages all of its CSRs to work as efficiently as possible to assist customers. Let’s meet Daniel and Shauna, who are ABC Insurance CSRs. Daniel is a claims CSR, and Shauna is a CSR who services accounts to address billing questions and assist both agents and underwriters.... Read More >
Artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing rapidly and helping to transform the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. Designed to make real-time decisions that improve over time, AI leverages data from multiple sources to simulate human processes and match our capacity to learn.... Read More >

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