Guidewire PartnerConnect

Success: It Takes a Community

Guidewire PartnerConnect™ is a network of select partner companies that provide consulting services and solutions to enhance, extend, and complement the capabilities of Guidewire products. Our worldwide partner community helps contribute to the success of our mutual customers in the property and casualty insurance industry by delivering Guidewire software implementations, value-add solution and technology offerings, and guidance on insurance industry best practices.

For most categories, PartnerConnect includes three relationship tiers: Select, Advantage, and Premier/Global Premier. The tiers are designed to recognize partners based on achievements and contributions such as insurance industry expertise, the number of Guidewire certified employees, the number of integration accelerators, and the achievement of specializations for Consulting partners.

Consulting

Guidewire PartnerConnect Consulting partners provide consulting services such as business transformation and strategy, implementation, and related solution and delivery services. To date, Guidewire Consulting practices worldwide include approximately 10,000 consultants who have been trained on, or are experienced with, Guidewire products.

Solution

Guidewire PartnerConnect Solution partners provide software, technology, and data solutions as well as insurance support services. Our solution partners help drive business value by developing and delivering additional integrations, extensions, and other complementary solutions for Guidewire products. 

Affiliations

Guidewire has relationships with various industry associations that benefit our customers.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure partners offer software and hardware technology infrastructure to our mutual customers.

PartnerConnect | Consulting

Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Consulting partners provide consulting services such as business transformation and strategy, implementation, and related solution and delivery services. To date, Guidewire Consulting practices worldwide include approximately 10,000 consultants who have been trained on, or are experienced with, Guidewire products.

The PartnerConnect Consulting program offers three tiers (Select, Advantage, and Global Premier) that reward and recognize partners for attaining sales goals, participating in active implementations, developing go-to-market skills by region, and achieving specializations.

Specializations are regionally based and require partners to demonstrate skills, knowledge, and competency in a particular Guidewire product or solution area. The achievement of specializations enables customers and Guidewire to have more clarity and insight into which partners have proven capabilities in a region. In addition, partners with specializations can better promote their capabilities across Guidewire products and solutions. Guidewire recently announced the Global Delivery specialization, which recognizes partners that have a large investment in their Guidewire practice, meet the global skills metric, and continue to meet the minimum number of references in a specific region.

The following specializations demonstrate specific product capabilities and expertise:

  • Guidewire InsuranceSuite specialization partners can implement the essential core systems that support the P&C insurance life cycle, including underwriting, policy, billing, and claims management. This is a central source for all critical customer and financial data, rate and product definitions, workflows, and business rules across all lines of business.
  • Guidewire PolicyCenter specialization partners can implement an underwriting, policy, and product management system that supports underwriters as they serve agents and policyholders.
  • Guidewire ClaimCenter specialization partners can implement an end-to-end claims management solution, including loss-report intake, adjudication processes, and operational reporting.
  • Guidewire BillingCenter specialization partners can implement a user-friendly billing and cash management system designed to drive efficiencies and deliver excellent across the entire P&C organization.
  • Guidewire InsuranceSuite Integration specialization partners can integrate a Guidewire product with external applications by using fundamental technologies such as plugins, messaging, and web services.
  • Guidewire Digital specialization partners can deliver compelling user journeys across marketing, sales, service, and claims and can deploy Guidewire Digital™ applications with Guidewire InsurancePlatform™ to drive customer centricity, business agility, and profitability.
  • Guidewire DataHub specialization partners can source, unify, standardize, and store data from internal systems as well as external sources.
  • Guidewire DataHub+ specialization partners can support both Guidewire DataHub™ and an insurance-specific business intelligence warehouse, like Guidewire InfoCenter™, that provides consumable information for business intelligence, analysis, and enhanced decision-making.
  • Guidewire Cloud specialization partners can deliver Guidewire Cloud™ deployments.
  • Guidewire InsuranceNow specialization partners can support InsuranceNow implementations in the United States. Support can include subcontracting, implementation support, and complementary support services. Guidewire will continue to lead InsuranceNow projects. This specialization is by invitation only.
  • Guidewire Self-Managed Upgrades specialization partners have demonstrated comprehensive product knowledge, experience with upgrade tools and techniques, and active engagement with Guidewire to deliver successful, referenceable self-managed upgrade projects.
  • Premier Go-to-Market – North America specialization and Premier Go-to-Market – EMEA specialization partners can support the expansion of Guidewire software technology into new relationships with insurers in a specific region. These partners also continue to drive adoption of Guidewire technology through successful project implementations, and they make the necessary investment in Guidewire training and certification to provide quality consulting services.
    Note: The Premier Go-to-Market – North America specialization replaces the Regional Premier Americas specialization that was launched in 2018.
  • Digital UX complementary specialization partners have demonstrated interoperability or integration with Guidewire products in the area of User Experience (UX). Partners must apply for this specialization.
  • Premier Services Engagement specialization partners have developed a broad range of capabilities that enhance Guidewire delivery services. They have also demonstrated their ability to use a proven, flexible engagement model for effectively partnering with Guidewire customers and cooperating at a strategic scale with Guidewire Professional Services in Guidewire-led service engagements with the required competencies.
  • Testing Standards specialization partners have actively engaged with Guidewire on testing standards, met a well-defined process and criteria, and have demonstrated a proven path for testing standards adoption.

Our Consulting partners can be identified by region (North America, EMEA, APAC, LATAM), by tier (Select, Advantage, Global Premier), and by specializations.

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EY

  • Cloud - Latin America

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.   We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders.  In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.  

As a leading provider of claims, billing, policy administration and enterprise incentive management transformation and implementation services to insurers worldwide, we bring to market end-to-end transformational solutions to address our clients' core insurance operations needs. By leveraging Guidewire-specific project accelerators and a strong onshore/offshore resource-base we deliver high value at a competitive price. We operate Insurance Centers of Excellence worldwide staffed by Guidewire trained and experienced professionals. Our proven services span the entire engagement lifecycle, from strategy through implementation and our clients benefit from our broad insurance sector experience, deep subject matter knowledge and integrated services in areas such as audit, actuarial, risk, finance improvement, operations improvement, transactions, tax, accounting and accounting implementation, financial reporting, technology, business intelligence and analytics, enabling them to enhance their business operations and position their companies to meet competitive demands. www.ey.com/us/insurance

PwC

  • Cloud - Latin America

With offices in 157 countries and more than 276,000 people around the world, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world. Our Global Premier–level practice in the Guidewire PartnerConnect program has more than 2,000 trained professionals and has completed more than 200 successful projects since 2003. We are committed to the insurance industry and continue to grow our expertise. PwC was the first Guidewire partner to earn specializations for the following products: Guidewire Cloud, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire Insurance Suite (including Insurance Suite integration), and Guidewire DataHub.

During the 17 years of our Guidewire practice, we’ve amassed a large library of artifacts, estimates, and leading practices that enhance speed-to-market and reduce risk. We strategically transform insurers' core, data, and digital transformation capabilities, providing dramatic improvements for their internal customers, agents, claims personnel, and members . Our service teams include experienced specialists in strategy, risk management, finance, regulation, operations, and technology who help clients make the most of new opportunities in a rapidly changing market landscape.

Tell us what matters to you by visiting us at https://www.pwc.com/us/en/services/alliances/guidewire.html.

PartnerConnect | Solution

Guidewire PartnerConnect Solution partners provide software, technology, and data solutions as well as insurance support services. Our solution partners help drive business value by developing and delivering additional integrations, extensions, and complementary solutions for Guidewire products.

For more information, or to learn about the Ready for Guidewire accelerator validation program, contact the PartnerConnect Solution team.

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FRISS | fraud, risk & compliance

FRISS has a 100% focus on automated fraud and risk detection for P&C insurance companies worldwide. The AI-powered detection solutions for underwriting, claims, and SIU have helped more than 150 insurers grow their businesses. FRISS detects fraud, mitigates risks, and supports digital transformation. Insurers go live within six months with fixed-price projects, and they realize an ROI within 12 months. The solutions help lower the loss ratio, enable profitable portfolio growth, and improve the customer experience. www.friss.com/partner/guidewire

 

 

 

 

PartnerConnect | Affiliation

Guidewire has relationships with various industry associations that benefit our customers.

ACORD

ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a global, nonprofit organization serving the insurance industry. ACORD facilitates the development of open consensus data standards and standard forms, and works with its members and partner organizations to drive implementation of those standards. www.acord.org

CSIO

CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations) is Canada’s technology association of P&C insurers, software providers, and more than 36,000 brokers. CSIO improves the consumer’s ease of doing business within the broker channel by overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as eDocs, My Proof of Insurance eDelivery, and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO operates CSIOnet, an industry-owned platform for the efficient exchange of policy information between partners. To learn more, visit www.csio.com.

DARVA

DARVA gathers together the various stakeholders of the French market for car, home and health insurance. DARVA offers services and innovative fully secure solutions to simplify communications between information systems of insurers and their partners: brokers, independent experts, repair shops, etc. DARVA and Guidewire have partnered to create the necessary interfaces for an optimal, integrated claims management process. www.darva.com

IASA

The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) is a non-profit, education association that strives to enhance the knowledge of insurance professionals, and participants from similar organizations closely allied with the insurance industry by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information. www.iasa.org

ISO

ISO is a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, ISO provides statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims information; policy language; information about specific locations; fraud-identification tools; and technical services. In the United States and around the world, ISO helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. ISO is a member of the Verisk Analytics Family of Companies. www.iso.com

PartnerConnect | Infrastructure

Infrastructure partners offer software and hardware technology infrastructure to our mutual customers.

Amazon Web Services

Guidewire is a member of APN, the Amazon Web Services partner network. Guidewire works with AWS to host and integrate Guidewire solutions on the AWS platform.  aws.amazon.com/

IBM

Guidewire is an optimized member of the IBM PartnerWorld Insurance Industry Network. Guidewire solutions support a wide range of IBM hardware and software platforms including System p and System x server families, the AIX operating system, Cognos Business Intelligence tools for reporting and WebSphere Application Server. www.ibm.com

Guidewire has now enabled its ClaimCenter solution on the IBM PureApplication System. Optimization on IBM PureSystems empowers our joint customers to realize improved time to value with faster deployment, consolidated servers and application workloads achieve efficiencies in resource usage, improved performance, and reduced system management complexity.

Microsoft

Guidewire works with Microsoft to ensure that Guidewire's products are optimized with Microsoft solutions including SQL Server and geocoding offerings. www.microsoft.com

Oracle

Guidewire is a member of OPN, Oracle's partner network. Guidewire works with Oracle to ensure that Guidewire's products are optimized with Oracle's solutions including Java, WebLogic Server, and Oracle Database offerings. www.oracle.com

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