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 (as of 2019) 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 8,000 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 8,000 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.

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 lifecycle 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 (BI) 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.
  • Premier Go-to-Market (GTM) – North America specialization and Premier Go-to-Market (GTM) –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 (GTM) – 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.

Our Consulting partners can be identified by region (North America, EMEA, APAC, LATAM), by tier (Select, Advantage, Global Premier), and by specializations (later in 2019).

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Cognizant

  • Premier Services Engagement - Latin America

Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating, and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build, and run more innovative and efficient businesses. We work with leading insurers and have 100+ delivery centers across North America, Europe, and APAC. Cognizant significantly expanded its capabilities in APAC with the acquisition of Adaptra in 2017.

Our end-to-end approach to Guidewire implementation services transforms business and IT ecosystems and modernizes and integrates legacy platforms—introducing new capabilities such as digital, cloud, and infrastructure services. Cognizant’s comprehensive partnership with Guidewire enables us to lead a client’s digital transformative journey on the Guidewire platform. We do this by leveraging deep delivery experience, a robust set of accelerators, and the latest technologies to drive customer engagement, predictable outcomes, and business value realization.

Creating agility across the enterprise enables insurers to respond faster to market disruptions, improve speed-to-market, and reduce operational costs. To learn more about our Guidewire services, visit https://www.cognizant.com/guidewire-implementation-services.

Blackcomb Consultants

Blackcomb Consultants is a leading P&C insurance enterprise consulting firm that focuses on implementing Guidewire products and solutions. Blackcomb offers advisory, planning, and support services that help P&C insurers manage and improve their core systems, key processes, and technology platforms.

We’re a perfect fit for P&C insurers of all sizes because we’re proven former insurance IT executives with deep advisory, planning, implementation, and testing expertise. We’ve completed more than 40 successful Guidewire engagements to date for more than 30 clients. Headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois, we have development centers in Plano, Texas; Bangalore, India; and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Blackcomb capability areas include Guidewire implementations, performance improvement, organizational change management, Guidewire upgrades, cloud-hosted and cloud-managed solutions, and production support across all Guidewire product lines. Blackcomb cloud-hosted services can help clients deliver real benefits to their core businesses. A key aspect of our cloud-hosted offerings is flexibility, enabling clients to choose a level of management while maintaining access to the environment. Additionally, our exceptional proficiency in Guidewire upgrades can help P&C insurers stay current with Guidewire technology. Our industry-leading upgrade capabilities rely on a practical and thorough approach that delivers outstanding results for our clients.

For core insurance systems, Blackcomb has successfully provided solutions across the complete digital transformation ecosystem, including areas such as strategy, selection, assessment, inception, development, stabilization, support, and upgrades. Our domestic and international development and hosting centers enable us to deliver breakthrough, cost-effective solutions for planning and implementing Guidewire software applications for P&C insurers of all sizes. For more information, please visit us at www.blackcombconsultants.com/guidewire.

Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 6,500 insurance specialists serving carriers in 39 countries. It works with 9 of the top 10 and 38 of the top 50 P&C insurers, helping them accelerate profitable growth, reduce costs and manage risk. It is consistently ranked by most analysts as one of the world’s leading software integrators. 

Accenture has helped multiple clients, in different parts of the world, to successfully implement Guidewire. It offers not only unmatched integration experience and the ability to scale both regionally and globally. In addition, it has deep industry knowledge and a proven track record of helping insurers drive growth, enhance customer interaction and increase efficiency. Accenture’s assets, methodologies and expertise across the spectrum of insurance and technology enable its clients to derive the maximum benefit from their Guidewire software, while at the same time positioning them to improve innovation and the customer experience by taking advantage of analytics, digital marketing, mobility, cloud and social media. www.accenture.com/insurance 

Alchemy Technology Services

Alchemy Technology Services is a rapidly growing European center of excellence for insurance software implementation supporting the digitalization of the global insurance industry. We provide new talent to support insurers in modernizing and growing their technology platforms.

Trained to a professional level on Guidewire InsuranceSuite, our technical consultants and business analysts can seamlessly integrate with and work alongside both Guidewire Professional Services and insurers. Our ethos of collaboration and our investment in our people align us both culturally and operationally with Guidewire.

Our teams work on implementation projects across Europe and beyond. Our unique positioning and near-shore resourcing enable resources to be deployed quickly and efficiently to client sites. Government backing supports our rapid growth and intensive training plans so that we can provide fully certified resources within a competitive pricing model. Our talented analysts and consultants are also Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) certified.

As a PartnerConnect Select partner, we are committed to working with Guidewire, its customers, and system integrators to ensure that projects are delivered with the required global expertise. www.alchemytechs.com.

SBI Technology

For the past 20 years, SBI Technology has been a leader in providing consulting and solutions to insurance companies in Latin America, where it is a regional expert in business intelligence and analytics for the insurance market. SBI’s methodologies ensure quick and successful implementations, and its analytics technologies are world class. SBI is the first Guidewire partner in the region.

SBI provides Spanish-speaking senior consultants who have experience in all phases of Guidewire implementations, including project management, coaching, and consulting services for the strategic design of Guidewire projects. It offers services in insurance analytics, predictive analysis, planning and simulation, balanced scorecard projects, data warehousing, and software engineering, as well as resources to solve a wide range of issues that are not directly related to Guidewire technologies. In addition, SBI provides solutions expertise for IBM Cognos® and SPSS. SBI Technology looks forward to evolving as Guidewire’s first solutions and integration partner that is totally focused on the Latin American insurance market. www.sbi-technology.com

TCS

With five decades of experience in partnering with the world’s leading banks, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) companies, TCS offers a comprehensive portfolio of technology-led, domain-focused processes, frameworks, and innovative solutions. The TCS portfolio empower BFSI organizations to respond to market changes quickly and manage customer relationships effectively, while ensuring regulatory compliance. With a commitment to innovation and transformation, TCS is helping global BFSI organizations manage risks better, leverage ecosystems effectively, and create exponential value for their customers.

As a strategic partner of Guidewire, we offer our P&C insurance customers end-to-end implementation, maintenance, and upgrade capabilities across Guidewire InsurancePlatform™. Our deep P&C insurance domain expertise, mature engineering practices, Guidewire assets and accelerators, and dedicated global pool of Guidewire talent ensure on-time, high-quality implementations while reducing overall cost of ownership. To learn more, visit us at www.tcs.com/insurance.

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

 

 

 

 

Shift Technology

Shift Technology delivers AI-native fraud detection and claims automation solutions built specifically for the global insurance industry. Our SaaS solutions identify both individual and network fraud. They also provide contextual guidance to help insurers achieve faster, more accurate claim resolutions. 

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