Guidewire Software Announces Addition of Affecto to PartnerConnect Program

  Guidewire Software Announces Addition of Affecto to PartnerConnect Program

    Affecto to support Property/Casualty Insurance customers implementing
              Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ systems in Nordic Region

Business Wire

HELSINKI & FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- June 19, 2013

Affecto PLC, a fore-runner in the field of Enterprise Information Management
and Operational Solutions in Northern Europe, and Guidewire Software, Inc.
(NYSE: GWRE), a provider of core system software to general insurers, today
announced that Affecto has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect™ as an Affiliate
member. PartnerConnect is Guidewire’s global, invitation-only program for
strategic System Integrators (SI) and affiliate consulting alliance partners.
Affecto has agreed to add Guidewire products in the portfolio of systems and
competences it provides to customers in the Nordic region.

Affecto is considered a market leading implementer of core insurance solutions
in Northern Europe with more than 100 people focused on this work, strong
local insurance domain knowledge, and over 15 successful implementations on
three continents. Affecto’s practice provides a global set of standards,
including implementations using Agile Scrum methodology. The company has local
domain specialists, supported by nearshore delivery centers in the Baltics and
Poland. Affecto understands its clients’ businesses and how IT can help
improve their processes and reduce time to market, delivering on the key
business drivers required for success in today’s insurance world.

“Ensuring the success of each customer implementation is priority number one
for us at Guidewire. We are therefore very pleased to welcome Affecto to our
alliance ecosystem; strengthening the scope of our delivery capabilities
throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions,” said Priscilla Hung, Guidewire’s
senior vice president, Operations and Corporate Development. “The regional and
industry expertise Affecto brings to the partnership will allow us to grow our
business and continue delivering exceptional service to our mutual customers.”

Pekka Eloholma, Affecto’s Group CEO, said, “Offering our customers the best
solutions and services in the market is Affecto’s primary objective. We look
forward to extending and strengthening our offering in the Nordics with
Guidewire’s state-of-the-art insurance systems, which have been designed
specifically for property/casualty insurance companies.”

Christian Pedersen, sales director, Affecto said, “Guidewire has one of the
most flexible, innovative and functionality rich solutions available globally
and it is truly exciting to now be able to offer these solutions to clients
through our insurance practice; a team with more than 12 years of experience
implementing core insurance solutions.”

About Guidewire PartnerConnect

Guidewire PartnerConnect™ members provide a wide range of services to the
general insurance community, including: business transformation consulting and
strategy, and IT related services. To date, worldwide, Guidewire practices
include over 2,700 consultants, more than 1,900 of whom are functional and
technical consultants certified on Guidewire products. Guidewire
PartnerConnect is comprised of Strategic and Affiliate level members. The
Affiliate level member is a partner that is in the process of building depth
in its Guidewire sales and implementation practice while gaining overall
experience with Guidewire products.

About Affecto

Affecto is the forerunner in the field of Enterprise Information Management in
Northern Europe. Our solutions help organisations improve productivity and
competitiveness with superior use of information in decision making and
execution. Within insurance our offerings are supported by a global Insurance
vertical. This vertical has the unique experience of implementing core
insurance applications and all related challenges around total IT
transformation projects at insurance clients. Affecto's head office is in
Finland and we have subsidiaries in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia,
Lithuania, Latviaand Poland. Affecto's net sales were approx. 133 million
euro in 2012 and the company has over 1100 employees. For more information,
please visit www.affecto.com.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software is a provider of core system software to the global
Property/Casualty (general) 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.

© 2013 Guidewire Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Guidewire, Guidewire
Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire
BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire Live, Before & After,
Guidewire PartnerConnect, 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
Director, Communications
dstott@guidewire.com
or
Affecto
Eva Taskinen,+358 (0)40 5529084
Marketing & Communications Manager
eva.taskinen@affecto.com
 
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