Guidewire Software Selects ACORD Solutions Group’s ADEPT

The P&C systems vendor will use of ADEPT as a strategic messaging service will enable seamless connection to Lloyd’s Blueprint Two services.

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ACORD Solutions Group (London), a provider of solutions for standardized data exchange throughout the global (re)insurance industry, has announced that Guidewire (San Mateo, Calif.), the leading property/casualty core systems/platform provider, is integrating ACORD Solutions Group’s ADEPT with its recently launched Guidewire for the London Market.

Jamie McDonnell, senior sales executive, London Market, Guidewire.

Guidewire is a Licensed Integrator Partner of ACORD Solutions Group, the provider of solutions for standardized data exchange throughout the global (re)insurance industry, as well as a long-standing member of ACORD (Pearl River, N.Y.), the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry.

Guidewire for the London Market connects via RESTful API to ADEPT (ACORD Data Exchange Platform and Translator), which facilitates real-time data exchange, translation, and transformation to connect stakeholders across the global insurance industry, as described by ACORD Solutions Group.

ADEPT will allow Guidewire’s customers to seamlessly send and receive ACORD accounting (EBOT) and claims (ECOT) transactions with partners leveraging Lloyd’s Blueprint Two Fully Digital Services, as well as existing EBOT/ECOT-enabled organizations such as members of the global reinsurance Ruschlikon initiative, ACORD Solutions Group says.

“Integrating ADEPT into Guidewire’s London Market offering is the natural next step for us as we continue to make good on our commitment to support insurers operating in this marketplace,” comments Jamie McDonnell, senior sales executive, London Market, Guidewire. “Guidewire customers leveraging this capability will unlock efficiency savings in data validation and process optimisation, while reducing manual handling and reducing errors. This puts Guidewire at the leading edge of enabling fully digital services across placement, settlement, and claims.”

Enabling Full Integration with Major Global Pricing Platforms

Chris Newman, Managing Director, Global, ACORD.

Guidewire’s customers will also be able to exchange structured placing data by leveraging ADEPT’s Placing API, built on the ACORD Global Reinsurance & Large Commercial (GRLC) Standard, eliminating time- and labour-intensive manual rekeying processes, according to ACORD Solutions Group. The ADEPT Placing API will enable Guidewire’s customers to fully integrate with all major global placing platforms, the vendor says.

“The integration of ADEPT with Guidewire for the London Market will help Guidewire leverage the benefits of Lloyd’s Blueprint Two digital services, as well as enhance interoperability for its clients across the full (re)insurance placement lifecycle,” comments Chris Newman, ACORD’s Managing Director – Global. “The London Market has been making great strides in collaboratively reducing complexities that have historically been barriers to entry. We are delighted that ADEPT can provide a gateway into this market for proven, powerful solutions such as Guidewire’s.”

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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 or (503) 936-2803.

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