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.

I recently hosted a webinar with my Guidewire colleague Caleb Merriman and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Head of Financial Services Partner Technology, Peter Williams. The focus was application security in the cloud from the perspectives of the cloud service provider (responsible for security OF the cloud) and the customer (responsible for security IN the cloud).... 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 >
It’s raining. You’re late for work. You get in your vehicle. You start the ignition and this appears on your dashboard. Should you a) check the oil, b) the battery, or c) the tire pressure? You would like to be able to take care of the maintenance immediately if you could only figure out what this icon represents…. Who?... Read More >
Last year (2017) was quite an active year for natural disasters and was a true testament of the impact that insurers make in times of need. While claims continue to roll in, 2017 could be the costliest catastrophe loss year in U.S. history.... Read More >
Rumors and debate abound in the UK property and casualty (P&C) insurance market about what Amazon’s intentions are for this industry, especially after the furor that has been caused over the last several months by observers noting the company’s hiring campaign to attract experienced insurance professionals.... Read More >
“Is my data more secure in the cloud than it is on premises―or less secure?” That’s one of those million-dollar questions, isn’t it? Fortunately, we can easily answer that question in a single blog post…... Read More >
I love technology. It’s one of the reasons I live in Silicon Valley (aka Nerdvana). And although I’d like to say I’m young for my age, I’m old enough to remember LBPC (life before personal computing). Amongst the valley’s cultural attractions, my favorite is the Computer History Museum. As I tour the displays, I remember working with equipment and systems that are called artifacts today.... Read More >
Can predictive analytics forecast if predictive analytics will transform the insurance industry?  If you were to ask someone ten years ago, you might have thought ‘yeah right.’... Read More >
Last year, at TinTech 2017 – a technology strategy event in London - I remember a delegate from the audience suggesting that insurance companies should stop calling their products “Insurance”; as if there is no trust and value in that name any m... Read More >
With 2018 upon us, many P&C insurers are focused on determining which trends to jump on (i.e. which will serve them best?) this year and beyond. Here, we have compiled three trends that we believe P&C insurers should start investigating right away — a mobile-first strategy, chatbots, and the on-demand economy. Mobile-first... Read More >

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