Guidewire Software Announces Addition of PPI AG to Its PartnerConnect Program

  Guidewire Software Announces Addition of PPI AG to Its PartnerConnect

 PPI AG to support general insurance customers implementing Guidewire systems
                        in Germany and Central Europe

Business Wire

HAMBURG, Germany & FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- July 2, 2013

PPI AG, a leading consulting company and system integrator for the insurance
industry in Germany, and  Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of
software products to general (non-life) insurers, today announced that PPI 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.

“Our in-depth experience providing customers with innovative IT and business
solutions, combined with our knowledge of the insurance industry make us an
ideal partner to assist insurers with their Guidewire core system
implementations,” said Andreas Achner, member of the executive management
board, PPI. “We look forward to implementing Guidewire technology in the
German insurance market.”

“We are excited to welcome PPI and their more than 20-years of insurance
industry experience to our PartnerConnect program,” said Keith Stonell,
managing director EMEA, Guidewire Software. “PPI’s strong roots in Germany and
Central Europe will help us provide our mutual insurance customers with high
quality people and strong local market expertise to further ensure the success
of their Guidewire implementations.”

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 3,300 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 PPI

With more than 350 highly skilled consultants and developers, PPI is one of
the leading consulting companies and system integrators for the banking and
insurance industries in Germany. PPI AG combines in-depth industry expertise
with leading edge technological knowhow to build solutions which help our
clients to improve their business. Our range of services covers the full
“consulting value chain” from business process improvement to the design and
implementation of packaged or individual IT-Solutions. For more information,

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 Munich,
Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Warsaw.
For more information, please visit

NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire
PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, 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.


Michael Lison, +49 (0) 40-22 74 33-0
Managing Consultant
Guidewire Software, Inc.
Diana Stott, +1 650-356-4941
Director, Communications