Guidewire Software Launches World-Wide Technology Alliance Partner Program

  Guidewire Software Launches World-Wide Technology Alliance Partner Program

     Guidewire SolutionConnect™ inaugural members include HP, LexisNexis,
                       Perr&Knight, and Thunderhead.com

Business Wire

FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- March 6, 2013

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of flexible core system
software to Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, today announced the launch of
its technology alliance partner program. Guidewire SolutionConnect™ partner
program is a global, invite-only program for third party solution providers
who work with Guidewire to provide complementary offerings that deliver
enhanced value for insurers running their operations on Guidewire
InsuranceSuite™.

Our SolutionConnect alliance partners bring value to our mutual customers with
capabilities that extend their Guidewire systems and speed deployment through
pre-built Guidewire InsuranceSuite accelerators.

HP Exstream a market-leading, multichannel customer communication management
solution; HP is pleased to offer HP Exstream accelerators for the entire
Guidewire InsuranceSuite.

LexisNexis provides insurance information integration accelerators for the
Guidewire platform thereby allowing insurance carriers access to industry
leading data, analytics and solutions.

Perr&Knight’s alliance represents a unique marriage of Guidewire’s core
insurance technology with Perr&Knight’s insurance expertise and specialized
technology services around statistical reporting and rating and forms
management.

Thunderhead.com is a recognized leader in interactive cross-channel
communications and engagement solutions and has worked with Guidewire since
2009 to develop integration accelerators for fast-to-deploy policy assembly,
billing and interactive claims correspondence.

“Guidewire has gone to considerable lengths to ensure that its system
integrator and consulting partner relationships are formalized and nurtured,”
said Chad Hersh, partner, Insurance Practice, Novarica. “Creating a dedicated
program that builds strong relationships with its technology alliance and
information provider partners is a logical next step in Guidewire’s efforts to
support its insurer customers and entire partner ecosystem in a professional
and cohesive way.”

SolutionConnect membership is available to P/C insurance-focused technology
firms who are leaders in their respective categories, have met program
guidelines and have completed multiple successful integrations to Guidewire
InsuranceSuite systems as part of customer implementations. SolutionConnect
members’ offerings are integrated with Guidewire products to enable insurers
to work more effectively and efficiently. Jointly designed and proven solution
integrations help Guidewire customers reduce implementation cost, effort,
time, and risk. SolutionConnect expands the Guidewire partner ecosystem which
includes, Guidewire PartnerConnect™, Guidewire’s alliance program for System
Integrator and regional consulting partners, created in 2010.

“We welcome HP, LexisNexis, Perr&Knight and Thunderhead.com as the inaugural
members of Guidewire SolutionConnect,” said Neil Betteridge, vice president,
Strategy, Guidewire Software. “Our partner ecosystem plays a key role in
driving our customer success, growth, and strategy. We look forward to our
insurer customers realizing additional benefits from their Guidewire
investments through added-value solutions from our SolutionConnect alliance
partners.”

About Guidewire SolutionConnect

Guidewire SolutionConnect is part of Guidewire’s alliance partner eco-system,
which also includes Guidewire PartnerConnect. Together these programs serve
the System Integrators, regional consulting partners, and the technology and
information service provider organizations that support Guidewire’s
Property/Casualty (general/non-life) customers globally.

SolutionConnect is designed to serve market leading third party firms who
provide technology solutions and information services that complement
Guidewire InsuranceSuite. SolutionConnect member offerings have Guidewire
certified accelerators and/or have been integrated and tested with multiple
Guidewire InsuranceSuite installations, facilitating their adoption and
speeding time-to-value for insurers.

Guidewire SolutionConnect™ member benefits include: access to Guidewire
product training, Go-To-Market programs, and ongoing dedicated alliance
relationship management. For more information, visit Partners.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software is a provider of core system software to the global
Property/Casualty (general/non-life) insurance industry. Designed to be
flexible and scalable, Guidewire solutions give insurers the capability to
deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs.
Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire
ClaimCenter® and Guidewire BillingCenter® spans the key functional areas in
insurance – underwriting and policy administration, claims management, and
billing. Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices
in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto,
and Warsaw. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com.

NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire
PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire
Live, Before & After, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Guidewire SolutionConnect,
Deliver Insurance Your Way, and the Guidewire logo are trademarks, service
marks, or registered trademarks of Guidewire Software, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.

Contact:

Guidewire Software, Inc.
Diana Stott, +1 650-356-4941
Public Relations Manager
dstott@guidewire.com
 
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