Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, today announced the availability of Guidewire DataHub™ 8 and Guidewire InfoCenter™ 8, the latest releases of Guidewire’s data management and business intelligence (BI) products for P/C insurers. Together, DataHub and InfoCenter help P/C insurers accelerate legacy system replacement; capture the value and insight unlocked through core system transformation, and support enterprise-wide data management and BI strategies.
This release improves time to market for customers by expanding data models available out of the box and by enhancing the underlying platform. For example, InfoCenter data marts are now pre-integrated with IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence through Framework Manager Models and sample reports for multiple subject areas including financial, operational, and cross-functional performance metrics. DataHub and InfoCenter now include global support and ETL pre-integration with InsuranceSuite 7 and 8.
To date, more than 15 insurers have selected and benefited from this data management and BI solution.
“We see DataHub and InfoCenter as strategic investments for both Guidewire and American Modern,” said Bill Gottsacker, Vice President, Application Development, American Modern Insurance Group. “By purchasing a full end-to-end suite of products from one vendor, we simplify our architecture and ensure alignment between InsuranceSuite and our enterprise data warehouse.”“Data repositories and warehouses are key components in the overall architecture for insurers today. Integration via a master data hub is becoming more common, and can allow the insurer to share data across legacy and strategic systems, and gain a consolidated view of the enterprise in one effort,” said Martina Conlon, principle, Novarica. “Adding in robust business intelligence capabilities empowers the insurer to manage performance and make better decisions. Mature, P/C insurance data models with pre-integrations to insurance core systems can provide big benefits in the way of reduced risk, increased quality and accelerated implementation.” “We are pleased that the specialized P/C data expertise and assets Guidewire acquired with Millbrook have allowed us to quickly release additional capabilities so soon after our initial launch of these products this past June,” said Neil Betteridge, vice president, Strategy at Guidewire. “We are committed to helping insurers leverage data through insights gained from easier access to richer, higher quality information.”