Guidewire Software Launches World-wide PartnerConnect Formal Alliance Program

PartnerConnect strengthens relationships with global System Integrators and regional consulting partners and ensures consistent service quality for property/casualty insurers

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, May 24, 2010 – At the ACORD/LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, Guidewire Software®, a leading provider of flexible core systems to property/casualty insurers, today announced the launch of PartnerConnect, its global program for strategic System Integrator (SI) and regional consulting alliance partners. The invitation-only program strengthens alliance relationships by formalizing Guidewire’s commitment to its partners and puts in place metrics on which alliance success is measured. PartnerConnect ensures global consistency in the training and certification of consultants assisting property/casualty insurers in the implementation of Guidewire Insurance Suite™ products and helps alliance program members develop the skill sets necessary to grow their Guidewire practice.

Priscilla Hung, Guidewire Software vice president, Corporate Development and Alliances said, “Our partner eco-system has always been an integral part of our customer success, growth, and Go-to-Market strategy. PartnerConnect takes it one step further by providing a formalized framework to help us better support our alliance members in ensuring the success of our mutual customers.”

PartnerConnect members benefit from: a close working relationship with the Guidewire team, senior executive sponsorship, market development funds, training discounts, and Guidewire product strategy previews. Additionally, customized Go-To-Market strategies, which leverage each member’s implementation successes and Guidewire product expertise, are designed to better assist members efficiently invest in the resources needed to grow their Guidewire practice.

“Guidewire already has well established and highly successful SI and regional consulting relationships. To date, world-wide, Guidewire practices include over 600 consultants, 130 of whom are functional and technical consultants certified on Guidewire products,” commented Hung. Guidewire SI and consulting partners provide a wide range of services to the property/casualty insurance community, including: business transformation consulting and strategy and IT related services.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software is a leading provider of flexible core systems that enable property/casualty insurers to deliver insurance the way they want to. Guidewire builds high quality software that consistently works as promised. Designed for maximum flexibility and scalability, Guidewire solutions give carriers the capability to deliver excellent service to policyholders and agents and increase market share � while lowering operating costs. The Guidewire Insurance Suite™, consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire BillingCenter®, and Guidewire ClaimCenter®, spans the entire insurance lifecycle � underwriting, policy administration, billing, and claims management. Guidewire is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. For more information, visit