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Guidewire Launches Technology Alliance Partnership Program.

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Guidewire Software, Inc., a provider of core system software to property & casualty insurers, announces the launch of its technology alliance partner program, Guidewire SolutionConnect, a global, invitation-only program for third-party solution providers who work with Guidewire to provide complementary offerings that deliver enhanced value for insurers running their operations on Guidewire InsuranceSuite.

SolutionConnect alliance partners bring value to mutual customers with capabilities that extend the customrs' Guidewire systems and speed deployment through pre-built Guidewire InsuranceSuite accelerators. The initial partners include:

* HP Exstream: HP offers HP Exstream accelerators for the entire Guidewire InsuranceSuite.

* LexisNexis: provides insurance information integration accelerators for the Guidewire platform thereby allowing insurance carriers access to data, analytics and solutions.

* Perr&Knight: The alliance represents a marriage of Guidewire's core insurance technology with Perr&Knight's insurance expertise and specialized technology services around statistical reporting, rating, and forms management.

* Thunderhead.com: An interactive cross-channel communications and engagement solutions provider, Thunderhead.com has worked with Guidewire since 2009 to develop integration accelerators for fast-to-deploy policy assembly, billing, and interactive claims correspondence.

"Guidewire has gone to considerable lengths to ensure that its system integrator and consulting partner relationships are formalized and nurtured," says Chad Hersh, partner in the insurance practice for Novarica. "Creating a dedicated program that builds strong relationships with its technology alliance and information-provider partners is a logical next step in Guidewire's efforts to support its insurer customers and entire partner ecosystem in a professional and cohesive way."

SolutionConnect membership is available to P&C insurance-focused technology firms who are leaders in their respective categories, have met program guidelines, and have completed multiple successful integrations to Guidewire InsuranceSuite systems as part of customer implementations, according to Guidewire.

SolutionConnect members' offerings are integrated with Guidewire products to enable insurers to work more effectively and efficiently. Jointly designed and proven solution integrations help Guidewire customers reduce implementation cost, effort, time, and risk. SolutionConnect expands the Guidewire partner ecosystem which includes, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Guidewire's alliance program for System Integrator and regional consulting partners, created in 2010.

"We welcome HP, LexisNexis, Perr&Knight and Thunderhead.com as the inaugural members of Guidewire SolutionConnect," says Neil Betteridge, vice president, strategy, Guidewire Software. "Our partner ecosystem plays a key role in driving our customer success, growth, and strategy. We look forward to our insurer customers realizing additional benefits from their Guidewire investments through added-value solutions from our SolutionConnect alliance partners."
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