Allianz Insurance Using Guidewire Solution to Supplement its Claims Management Systems

  Allianz Insurance Using Guidewire Solution to Supplement its Claims
  Management Systems

Guidewire ClaimCenter®  to help large UK general insurer reinforce its claims
                     handling service levels and process

Business Wire

GUILDFORD, United Kingdom & FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- September 26, 2013

Allianz Insurance plc, one of the largest general insurers in the UK, and
Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products for
general (Property/Casualty) insurers, today announced that Allianz Insurance
is now using Guidewire ClaimCenter® to supplement its claims management

Allianz Insurance sought a system based on a modern technology platform that
could help provide better visibility into claims operations, improve data
analytics and reporting capabilities, and standardize claims handling

"We have a major opportunity to make a positive impression on our customers
depending on how well we handle their claims. Guidewire ClaimCenter will help
us expand this capability and complement our existing systems,” said Graham
Gibson, Claims Director, Allianz Insurance plc.

“We have been very impressed with the way Allianz implemented ClaimCenter
utilizing in-house resources,” said Keith Stonell, Managing Director EMEA,
Guidewire Software. “The Allianz team’s knowledge of their internal systems,
and willingness to embrace Guidewire technology has meant that the project
went extremely quickly and has been met with enthusiasm by claims handlers.”

Guidewire ClaimCenter is a leading end-to-end claims management system, built
from the ground up to meet the specific needs of today’s General
(property/casualty) insurers. ClaimCenter’s flexible business rules enable
insurers to refine claim handling practices in order to optimise and monitor
claim processes. ClaimCenter is used by insurers of all sizes across all
product lines to improve speed and accuracy, reduce loss adjustment expense,
and enable proactive claims management. ClaimCenter is available as a
standalone system or as part of the Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, and can be
integrated into an insurer’s legacy systems or third party applications.

About Allianz Insurance plc

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of
the Allianz SE Group, one of the leading integrated financial services
providers worldwide and the largest property and casualty insurer in the
world. With approximately 142,000 employees worldwide, the Allianz Group
serves approximately 78 million customers in more than 70 countries. The
mission of Allianz Insurance is to be the outstanding competitor in its chosen
markets by delivering products and services that our clients recommend, being
a great company to work for and achieving the best combination of profit and
growth. For more information, please visit

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

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.


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