Smart Approach Blog

Welcome to Guidewire’s blog for P&C 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.

Alchemy Technology Services Founder and CEO, John Harkin, describes his company’s invitation to join the Guidewire PartnerConnect Program within the first year of operation, and why Derry’s socio-economic development is as important as any other success. I founded Alchemy in September 2018 to create a centre of excellence for insurance software implementation with the support of a few shareholders who had become trusted friends and advisors over decades.... Read More >
The “gig economy” is growing rapidly. Technology acceleration has enabled businesses like Deliveroo to pioneer its working model in the UK.... Read More >
I am a Netflix junkie. I admit it. After a long day at work, I can turn on my Roku TV and stream Ozark. Or, while flying to meet with a customer, I can use my iPad to watch downloaded episodes of Longmire. And, when I squeeze in some gym time, I can click a Netflix alert recommending a show personalized to my viewing behavior. Why am I such a Netflix junkie? Because it’s convenient. It’s available and easily accessible when I, the consumer, want it.... Read More >
This weekend I was joined by Guidewire colleagues who generously donated their free time to help me kick off, mentor, and judge our annual hackathon organized by a woman student: DV Hacks II. Hackathons are a fun way of linking code to viable and real-life outcomes, and they also give students a chance to compete for prizes and recognition. ... Read More >
More than 100 insurers, insurance technology providers, partners, members of the media, analysts, and other experts met at the 2019 Strategy Meets Action (SMA) Summit on December 4 to discuss 2019’s hits and misses and what’s coming next. It was, as always, a full and enlightening day. Two clear themes emerged early this time around and stuck with me throughout the day:... Read More >
As we begin the new year, many of us are establishing new habits and tackling areas of our lives where we’d like to improve—also known as New Year’s resolutions. While research shows that only 8% of people who make resolutions will succeed, more than 40% of us make them each year, proving that we optimistically believe in the potential for improvement.... Read More >
One of the main drivers of change in the insurance industry is the fact that more than 80% of people in the developed world have internet access and 2.5 billion have smartphones (GSMA DataPew Research) and these numbers continue ... Read More >
May you live in interesting times, so goes the Chinese curse. 2019 has certainly been an interesting year for insurers.... Read More >
In September 2019, the world’s oldest insurance marketplace made yet another announcement about how it would transform itself for the future. The announcement of the Lloyd’s Blueprint One had been well signalled when Lloyd’s announced the Future of Lloyd’s Prospectus back in May. This was followed by a consultation exercise that wrapped up in July.... Read More >
Insurers offer consumers different options for obtaining an estimate on their damaged property. In the past, options have included drive-in and body shop inspections for vehicles and field appraisals for non-drivable vehicles and property. A trend that is gaining traction in our industry is visual-based estimating. This blog miniseries will focus on different solution provider approaches to empowering field adjusters and consumers with smart devices to estimate damaged property.... Read More >

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