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.

My 4-year old daughter recently participated in a school exercise where she was asked to articulate her dreams and goals for the future when she grows up.  I was fascinated to learn that when she grows up she wants to be a Lego piece.... Read More >
Last November the Zurich Insurance Group hosted the first Insurance Hackathon in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). It took place in the RheinEnergy Stadion, the home of the local football team, in the heart of the German insurance sector - Cologne. Over a three-day period various teams consisting of developers, designers, and inventors competed against each other to win €50,000.... Read More >
Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance companies today understand that in order to take advantage of opportunities in a fast-changing market, they must ensure their core systems are agile enough to enable such gymnastics. But the financial aspect of a new, modern system can be daunting: Plugging hardware and software line items into an IT budget might bring the scary reality of costs into sharp focus.... Read More >
As global insurance companies move to common IT platforms and applications, they have come to the realization that a “Company Layer” to handle enterprise-level capabilities such as common data for reporting is essential for global operations.... Read More >
I recently participated on a webinar panel hosted by Insurance Networking News. The webinar was about a new Strategy Meets Action (SMA) white paper, “Core Systems, Analytics, and the Data Explosion – Empowering Modern Core Systems with Data and Analytics”.... Read More >
Data drives the digital age! Insurance carriers are realizing the benefits of the Big Data movement. Data provides a 360-degree view of the customer, feeds reporting and predictive analytics, and drives real-time business decisions. So why isn’t it also driving the strategy for implementing claims applications?... Read More >
We’re pleased to announce that the Guidewire Community is now available to all customers and partners. The new online platform replaces the Guidewire Resource Portal and streamlines the customer experience, offering a seamless digital interface for:... Read More >
Many of Guidewire’s customers choose to take advantage of On Demand Consulting, our offering that provides remote support and guidance post-implementation, without the added costs inherent withon-site support. These customers depend on On Demand Consulting because our experts bring deep, broad-based knowledge of all Guidewire products and integrations.... Read More >
Performing a successful Guidewire upgrade is much like a successful fighter mission, each takes careful planning and execution. There are similarities in the processes and mindset required to complete. It all starts with a preflight checklist. Let’s take a look. Preflight Checklist... Read More >
I recently enjoyed congregating with insurers, regulators, venture capitalists, and software vendors of all sizes to tease out how big data, analytics, and artificial intelligence are causing irreversible climate change in the insurance ecosystem. The topics at Insurance Disrupted included:... Read More >

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