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.

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 >
Today’s cloud-based systems are redefining core insurance administration, from underwriting to policy administration to claims. So, you don’t have to look far to find cloud advocates, especially at industry conferences. Such was the case at the IASA 2018 Annual Conference & Business Show in Nashville. Many of the sessions at least mentioned the cloud, and many centered around it.... Read More >
I recently had the privilege of presenting a TED Talk to students at Santa Clara University. The topic, “Technology’s Bold Contribution to Insurance,” is one that I am very passionate about. ... Read More >
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 >

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