Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of flexible core system software to Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, today announced that PwC has been named the Guidewire PartnerConnect™ 2012 Partner of the Year for the Americas. This recognition highlights PwC’s contributions to Guidewire’s business success and the implementation successes of insurance customers across the Americas. PartnerConnect, Guidewire’s global alliance program, supports the business transformation projects of P/C insurers. PwC is one of three entities being honored. Together, these 2012 Partners of the Year have led or assisted with 28 projects in the past year. Growing numbers of P/C insurers in the Americas and globally are replacing their aging core systems with Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ solutions. Guidewire works with and relies on a trusted network of system integrator and regional consulting partners to help implement core system replacement projects, in collaboration with our mutual insurance customers. Trusted associates like PwC are key to helping Guidewire meet the growing demand for qualified and dedicated resources to enable successful implementations. As a 2012 PartnerConnect Partner of the Year, PwC has demonstrated:
- Implementation successes at seven insurers;
- Creation and growth of a focused Guidewire Center of Excellence with increasing numbers of trained and certified Guidewire resources; and
- Broad insurance industry experience and comprehensive subject matter knowledge.
“We are honored to receive this award, and we thank Guidewire for recognizing our efforts,” said Paul McDonnell, PwC’s US insurance advisory practice co-leader. “We are dedicated to delivering superior client value, driving efficiency and aiding in our mutual clients’ success from strategy to execution.”For more information about PwC's insurance practice, visit: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/insurance/index.jhtml About Guidewire PartnerConnect Guidewire PartnerConnect members provide a wide range of services to the property/casualty (general) insurance community, including: business transformation consulting and strategy and IT related services. To date, worldwide, Guidewire practices include 2,700 consultants, more than 1,200 of whom are functional and technical consultants certified on Guidewire products. PartnerConnect member benefits include: a close working relationship with the Guidewire team, senior executive sponsorship, training discounts and Guidewire product strategy previews. For more information, visit PartnerConnect. 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, Calif., with offices in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com. NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Deliver Insurance Your Way and the Guidewire logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Guidewire Software, Inc.