Encova Insurance Adopts Guidewire Cloud to Simplify IT Operations

PwC, a Guidewire PartnerConnect Consulting Global Premier member, will lead the implementation project for Encova, a Guidewire customer since 2014.

(Image source: Encova website.)

Encova Insurance (Columbus, Ohio), a super-regional property/casualty insurer, and Guidewire (San Mateo, Calif.) have announced that Encova has selected Guidewire InsuranceSuite on Guidewire Cloud to power its core business and simplify its IT operations. A Guidewire customer since 2014, Encova will migrate InsuranceSuite from a self-managed environment onto Guidewire Cloud simultaneously for all of its lines of business and states where it operates. PwC (London), a Guidewire PartnerConnect Consulting Global Premier member, will lead the implementation project.

Casey Jordan, VP, IT Application Services, Encova.

“We selected Guidewire Cloud because it serves our ongoing digital transformation journey,” comments Casey Jordan, VP, IT Application Services, Encova. “By leveraging InsuranceSuite on Guidewire Cloud, we will be able to shift system maintenance to Guidewire, so we can stay current on the latest innovations and decrease our own on-premise technology infrastructure footprint, enabling our IT staff to focus on tasks that deliver value to our agents and policyholders. We will also be able to manage risk by maturing our business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.”

No Longer a Luxury but a Necessity

Imran Ilyas, Partner, PwC.

“We are thrilled that Encova entrusted PwC again to deliver the next stage of its transformation journey through the implementation of InsuranceSuite on Guidewire Cloud,” comments Imran Ilyas, Partner, PwC. “Cloud transformation is no longer a luxury but a necessity for businesses to stay competitive in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. As a trusted partner, we are committed to delivering the highest level of expertise and support to Encova as they embark on this project.”

“It’s been a true honor partnering with Encova in driving innovation and growth,” remarks Brian Desmond, Chief Marketing Officer, Guidewire. “As we transition into the next chapter together with Guidewire Cloud, we are excited to fulfill our role in delivering the agility Encova can depend on to continually enhance its offerings and services for agents and policyholders.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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