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.

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 >
Because FOMO definition: /FO-MO/ - Fear Of Missing Out. Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media or incoming text messages on your phone. is a real thing.  Who? ... Read More >
Around the globe, automobile insurers are dealing with a new hazard in driving. With the proliferation of smartphones and connected car technology, more and more drivers are distracted while driving. ... Read More >
As the new year gets into its stride, I can see the insurance industry heading in some exciting directions. The starting point is how the past year has witnessed InsurTech and Data Analytics make big inroads. However, the year ahead will be about how those ideas and blueprints are turned into more concrete outcomes for insurers. Data listening monetises managing 21st Century risks ... Read More >

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