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Germania Insurance has selected Guidewire’s (Foster City, Calif.) InsuranceSuite to support an organization-wide transformation aimed at improving speed-to-market, providing a better experience for policyholders, agent and employees, and reducing expenses associated with legacy systems, according to a vendor statement. The Brenham, Texas-based P&C carrier will use Guidewire InsuranceSuite for underwriting, policy administration, claims, billing, rating, client data and reinsurance, and has also selected Guidewire InfoCenter and DataHub as its data management and business intelligence solutions.
“Implementation of the Guidewire system will have a significant positive impact due to increased functionality and an improved overall experience,” comments Gary Weiss, first VP, Germania Insurance. “Germania will be able to more effectively meet our customers’ needs.”
As part of its transformation plan, Germania specifically sought an integrated core systems suite, according to Blake Lovelace, second VP, Germania Insurance. “We were impressed with the strength of Guidewire’s overall technology architecture as well as InsuranceSuite’s functionality,” Lovelace reports. “Also, we have confidence in Guidewire based on their implementation record of success and their strong reputation.”
Three Phase Implementation
The insurer plans to deploy InsuranceSuite in three phases, starting with Guidewire ClaimCenter and InfoCenter. BillingCenter and PolicyCenter will be deployed during the second phase, and the third phase will consist of extension of the technology to Germania’s Commercial General Liability and Business Auto lines.