Guidewire Welcomes GuideOne, 50th PolicyCenter Customer

  Guidewire Welcomes GuideOne, 50th PolicyCenter Customer

Leading national insurer of churches, GuideOne selects Guidewire PolicyCenter®
                  to improve speed to market and flexibility

Business Wire

FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- October 3, 2013

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to
Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, today announced that GuideOne Insurance, a
leading national insurer of churches, has become the 50^th insurer choosing to
run its mission-critical policy administration and underwriting operations on
Guidewire PolicyCenter®. GuideOne also selected Guidewire for Rating
Management, Standards Based Templates and Client Data Management. GuideOne has
already successfully deployed Guidewire ClaimCenter®.

“GuideOne is pleased to be the company to help Guidewire reach this
milestone,” said Lee Pallardy, vice president of Commercial Lines, GuideOne.
“Our decision to go with PolicyCenter for our new Commercial policy
administration system was a clear choice due to Guidewire’s proven track
record, as well as having already completed a successful implementation with
ClaimCenter at GuideOne.”

From day one, Guidewire has been focused on enabling insurers to replace their
legacy core systems and transform their business. Policy administration
systems are at the heart of this transformation journey. “These systems are
the most complex to build and the most critical to implement,” said Marcus
Ryu, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. “We applaud the journeys our
customers are taking and we celebrate their successes. We are especially
pleased to welcome GuideOne as a repeat customer and we thank them for putting
their trust in Guidewire.”

“Steady customer growth speaks volumes about a technology provider’s ability
to deliver business value and establish a reputation for doing so over time,”
according to Karen Pauli, Research Director, CEB TowerGroup. “Repeat customers
are evidence that a technology provider is a partner and can be trusted to
understand and support an insurer’s business and IT goals. There is a good
deal to celebrate in both instances.”

“Guidewire and PolicyCenter have come a long way since we first launched the
product in 2006,” said Ken Branson, director, Product Strategy, Guidewire
Software. “Our early customers deserve a lot of credit for taking a chance on
an unknown product from a relatively young company, at the time.” Branson
added, “We are grateful for the collaboration and support from all of our
PolicyCenter customers over these past seven years. It is because of their
guidance that PolicyCenter has grown into the widely adopted product that it
is today.”

“We take great pride in building sustainably architected products such as
PolicyCenter that enable our customers to meet their objectives,” said Jeremy
Henrickson, vice president, Development, Guidewire Software. “We are humbled
by the overwhelming support that we have received from our customers and value
their ongoing feedback as we work to continuously enhance our products.”

Guidewire has PolicyCenter customers in nine countries (plus Puerto Rico):
USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Peru, UK, South Africa, and
Poland. Insurers of all sizes have selected PolicyCenter, from Nationwide at
the tier one level, to those at the smaller end of the scale, like emerging
insurer Elephant Insurance, including all sizes and lines of business in

Guidewire PolicyCenter® is a flexible underwriting and policy administration
system that enables Property/Casualty insurers to grow business profitably by
improving efficiency, while responding with agility to market opportunities
and enhancing relationships with agents and customers. Designed to support
both commercial and personal lines, PolicyCenter helps insurers streamline
front and back office processes, from new business submission and quoting
through policy renewals. PolicyCenter is available as a standalone system or
as part of Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, and can be integrated to an insurer’s
existing systems and third party applications.

Guidewire was recognized as the only vendor to receive a “Strong Positive” –
highest possible rating – in the Gartner MarketScope for North American
Property and Casualty Insurance Policy Management Modules report.

Gartner “MarketScope for North American Property and Casualty Insurance Policy
Management Modules” by Jeff Haner, February 10, 2013.

About the MarketScope

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About GuideOne Insurance

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, GuideOne Insurance
is one of the nation's largest church insurers, with about 43,000 church
policyholders. GuideOne also insures private schools and colleges, as well as
senior living communities. In 1999, the company created the GuideOne Center
for Risk Management® in order to help churches and faith-based organizations
safeguard their ministries. This effort was expanded in 2008 with the launch
of SafeChurch®, the most comprehensive church risk management resource
available. GuideOne's personal lines products include auto and homeowners
insurance. GuideOne is licensed to do business in all 50 states and markets
its products and services through nearly 1,600 independent and career agents.
The company carries an A "Excellent" rating from A.M. Best.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire builds software products that help Property/Casualty insurers
replace their legacy core systems and transform their business. Designed to be
flexible and scalable, Guidewire products enable insurers to deliver excellent
service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire
InsuranceSuite™ provides the core systems used by insurers as operational
systems of record. Additional products provide support for data management,
business intelligence, anytime/anywhere access and guidance and monitoring.
More than 150 Property/Casualty insurers around the world have selected
Guidewire. For more information, please visit Follow us on
twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

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& After, Claim Canvas, Viewpoint, Deliver Insurance Your Way, and the
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Guidewire Software, Inc.
Diana Stott, +1-650-356-4941
Director, Communications
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