- Leverage a system architecture that provides high levels of flexibility and scalability;
- Utilize an industry-specialized solution that features enhanced functionality and superior cost-effectiveness; and
- Ensure agility by providing the ability to make changes and upgrades to the systems in-house.
The implementation of SBI Insurance’s new system began in February 2012, and involved SBI Insurance, a team of Guidewire specialists, and B-Prost as the System Integrator. In the first phase of the project, PolicyCenter (underwriting and policy administration system) and BillingCenter (billing and receivables management system), two of the three systems that make up Guidewire InsuranceSuite, were implemented in six months—the shortest dual-product implementation by a Guidewire customer worldwide. SBI Insurance recently went live with ClaimCenter, the third system of the suite, completing the entire project in only nine months. Mr. Fujioka had the following to say about the project:"This was our company's first experience with Agile development methodology. As such, there was a bit of initial confusion, but both teams worked closely together and were able to solve problems and questions through close communication. Not only did the Guidewire team have a high level of technical skill, they also had a very good understanding of the Property and Casualty insurance business that is specific to Japan and were able to work through the project without any major difficulties. The project had to be completed in a short time-frame, and they managed to pull it off within schedule and under budget." "We congratulate SBI Insurance on becoming the first company in Japan to implement Guidewire InsuranceSuite,” said Ian Tavener, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Guidewire Software. “SBI Insurance proactively implemented an advanced system to help the company deliver the best service to its customers. We are pleased that SBI Insurance can rely on Guidewire InsuranceSuite - a high-quality, cost-effective system - to achieve further business expansion.” Guidewire InsuranceSuite powers the mission-critical operations of property/casualty insurers competing in today’s market. The suite was designed using a modular approach, enabling insurers to select individual applications -- Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire BillingCenter®, and Guidewire ClaimCenter® -- or a pre-integrated set, driven by their requirements and priorities. InsuranceSuite provides the flexibility insurers need to deliver insurance the way they want to, by rapidly delivering better products and service to their policyholders and agents, while improving underwriting discipline and lowering operational costs.
About SBI Insurance Co., Ltd.Based on its corporate philosophy of "Delivering greater peace of mind in the lives of more customers," SBI Insurance is using the Internet to the greatest extent possible, to deliver easier-to-understand, easier-to-use general insurance services to its customers. The company is also aiming to become a general insurance company that its customers feel familiar with and trust. For more information, please visit http://www.sbisonpo.co.jp/. 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 San Mateo, California, with offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dublin, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, and Toronto. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com. © 2012 Guidewire Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire Live, Before & After, Guidewire PartnerConnect, 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.