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.

The current COVID-19 outbreak and mitigation efforts around the globe have impacted nearly every part of life, and insurance is no exception. While many industry experts have hypothesized about the overall implications for the P&C sector, and insurers are analyzing their books of business, we at Guidewire are extrapolating from transactional data to better understand emerging patterns. ... Read More >
The past three years have been very eventful for the U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. Firming markets. Relentless consolidation. Big CAT events. An accelerating pace of innovation. It’s an exciting time to be working in an industry that’s rarely described as such. ... Read More >
The Future at Lloyd’s Blueprint One, the plan to transform the market, has been covered widely by City of London insurance pundits, but there is still a long way to go before we know what it looks like.... Read More >
While COVID-19 mitigation efforts justifiably focus on humanitarian concerns, businesses in the financial and insurance industries may not be aware of the associated cyber-risk implications of dealing with the COVID-19.  There is bad news and good news from a cyber risk perspective. ... Read More >
Our new Guidewire partner, Ethos brings the outside world of the claim to the adjuster and helps adjusters make better, more objective claim decisions.  ... Read More >
Our aspiration at Guidewire Cyence is to enable insurers to establish themselves as the ultimate cyber risk transfer destinations for their clients. Guidewire Cyence Risk Analytics is the most advanced cyber solution available—an economic cyber risk modeling solution that adjusts as the cyber landscape shifts. Guidewire Cyence continuously gathers data and updates economic models based on changing circumstances, delivering tangible benefits to insurers and their customers as they face the volatility generated from evolving 21st-century risks. ... Read More >
Shift Technology delivers an AI-native, SaaS-based fraud detection solution. The company leverages data science and insurance claims experience to proactively detect fraud on a claim, from intake through to claim payment and closure. ... Read More >
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 >

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