Best Practices

How do you define “moving to the cloud”? The old cliché “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” applies just as well to the definition of the cloud. It’s become a catch-all phrase for which people have their own definitions. Often when you think of the cloud, the common connotation and benefits are immediately around technology: simplifying IT by eliminating servers, reduced IT risk by removing data center operations, and increased security by centralizing software operations. ... Read More >
It’s “just” an application … right? But anyone processing an insurance application would emphatically tell you, “No!” Applications (or submissions) in complex underwriting environments like commercial lines are mammoth packages of multiple large and small documents. Take, for example, ACORD forms. They’re not always complete or exceptionally legible, but they must be painstakingly entered into back-end systems and their data must be validated before an underwriter can even consider beginning the risk assessment. ... Read More >
A smarter enterprise has become the goal for many insurers as we move into an age where applying the vast amounts of data becoming available is seen as the path to success. Getting smarter is an ever-evolving goal… a journey, not a destination. To that end, being able to get a head start and better leverage the opportunities to apply your resources can be quite valuable.... Read More >
Transforming your business can be a large, risky undertaking, and making the decision to take it on is scary. You may have heard horror stories – a burden on the business and a threat to the budget. However, there have been advancements and lessons learned over the past few years. Through hundreds of core transformations, we’ve learned a lot about how to lighten the burden, help protect your budget, and focus the team on differentiating value for your company.... Read More >
Motorists Insurance Group had some real challenges in their Commercial Lines business.  There were over 20 core systems for policy administration; response times were very slow; and everyone inside and outside the company was requesting real time access and updates. Customers, agents, and staff wanted clear visibility into policies and business.... Read More >
Big Jim owns a towing service, and his lot can store up to 100 vehicles. Every time there is a road accident in town, Jim gets a call to tow the vehicle. The vehicle then remains in his lot until he gets direction to transfer it to either a repair shop or a salvage yard.... Read More >
In Part One of this blog post series, I discussed some data migration approaches for Guidewire ClaimCenter®.... Read More >
In a recent webinar (Reporting and Data Considerations during Guidewire Core Systems Upgrade), we asked our attendees which core legacy system(s) – Claims, Policy, Billing, or None – they hav... Read More >
In Part One of this blog, I discussed some data migration approaches for Guidewire ClaimCenter®.... Read More >
We’re pleased to announce that the Guidewire Community is now available to all customers and partners. The new online platform replaces the Guidewire Resource Portal and streamlines the customer experience, offering a seamless digital interface for:... Read More >

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