Guidewire Software Wins First Place Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Award Recognition in Five of Six Categories

  Guidewire Software Wins First Place Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP)
  Award Recognition in Five of Six Categories

This marks the seventh consecutive year that Guidewire has been honored by the
                              VIP awards program

Business Wire

FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- July 11, 2013

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products for
Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, today announced that it has received five of
six 2013 Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Awards. The VIP Awards are
sponsored by Insurance Networking News (INN) in partnership with Celent and
were announced and presented at the recent ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum
in Las Vegas. The VIP award winners were solely determined by insurance
company professionals through their participation in an online survey where
they were asked to name technology providers that deliver the most value in
various VIP categories.

Guidewire’s 2013 VIP awards included recognition in the Back Office & Support
Systems, Customer Experience Solutions, Decision Support Solutions, Insurance
Core Solutions, and Strategic Partner categories. More information about the
2013 VIP Awards can be found at

“The VIP awards identify the leaders in insurance technology and recognize the
vendors that best help insurance carriers meet the increased expectations of
consumers and agents,” said Carrie Burns, editor-in-chief, INN. "This year,
we’ve seen that while insurers still consider customer service and stability
to be important traits of vendors, the ability to plan for advances in
technology is becoming just as important."

“Guidewire is very effective in building and supporting their partner
networks, and their customers appreciate that choice of implementation
partners,” said Chuck Johnston, director, Celent. “They’ve also built out a
solid organization that has connected with their customers and created good
rapport, as seen in the award results. They’ve made significant investments in
pertinent technologies to support their customers, also reflected in the award

“It is a great honor for the Guidewire team to be recognized especially given
that the award rankings are based solely on feedback from P/C insurance
professionals,” said Brian Desmond, vice president, Marketing, Guidewire. “We
thank Insurance Networking News and Celent for sponsoring the VIP awards
program, and we thank everyone who participated in the survey.”

This year is the seventh annual VIP ranking of technology solution providers
to the insurance industry. 2013 winners were chosen based on votes from 476
unique respondents.

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technology is being implemented to support insurers' strategic business
objectives, providing insightful analysis of the technology innovations
utilized to automate critical processes. Insurance Networking News is written
to help senior insurance executives obtain mission-critical information on
resolving industry challenges.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software is a provider of software products for Property/Casualty
insurers. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire products enable
insurers to deliver excellent service, increase market share, and lower
operating costs. Guidewire products include Guidewire InsuranceSuite™,
consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire ClaimCenter® and Guidewire
BillingCenter® which span the core functional areas in insurance; Guidewire
Live^SM, a cloud-based network connecting peer insurers, core system data and
expert tools through instant on apps; Guidewire DataHub™ and Guidewire
InfoCenter™ which help insurers address their data management and business
intelligence challenges. 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

NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire
PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire
PartnerConnect, Guidewire SolutionConnect, Guidewire Live, Live Inside, Before
& After, Claim Canvas, Viewpoint, 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.


Guidewire Software, Inc.
Diana Stott, +1-650-356-4941
Director, Communications
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