MACIF chooses Guidewire InsurancePlatform delivered via Guidewire Cloud

The French mutual insurer selected InsurancePlatform to replace its legacy systems and transform its book of business, as well as to enable new partnerships with white-labeling capabilities.

(Image source: Groupe Macif homepage.)

French mutual insurer Groupe Macif (MACIF, Paris) has selected Guidewire Software’shttp://iireporter.com/could-an-insurance-company-become-the-next-sears/ InsurancePlatform, delivered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution via Guidewire Cloud. Identifying MACIF as the first Guidewire Cloud customer in France and Europe, the vendor says the insurer selected InsurancePlatform to replace its legacy systems and transform its entire book of business, as well as to enable new partnerships with white-labeling capabilities. Guidewire PartnerConnect Consulting alliance member, GFT (Stuttgart, Germany), has been selected to support MACIF’s implementation program.

Yann Arnaud, Head of P&C Products, Economics, Performance & Risks, Groupe Macif.

“Our ambition is to build a modern, efficient organization that is firmly mutualist and recognized for being competitive, with accessible insurance solutions for our members throughout their lives,” comments Yann Arnaud, Head of P&C Products, Economics, Performance & Risks, Groupe Macif. “Guidewire InsurancePlatform supports this goal, and Guidewire’s ambitious roadmap for upgrades via Guidewire Cloud has reinforced our choice, as well as the ease of implementation of its digital products and their perfect fit with our business needs.”

As a Guidewire InsurancePlatform customer, MACIF has selected Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire Client Data Management, Guidewire Rating Management, Guidewire ClaimCenter, and Guidewire BillingCenter as its new underwriting, policy administration, client data, rating, claims, and billing management systems. The company also chose Guidewire DataHub and Guidewire InfoCenter for enterprise-wide data management and business intelligence. MACIF has also selected Guidewire EnterpriseEngage to support omnichannel digital service to its customers and vendors.

Marika Lulay, CEO, GFT.

Guidewire InsurancePlatform will enable MACIF to the following, by the vendor’s description:

  • Support an omnichannel digital strategy by creating innovative, flexible digital insurance solutions;
  • Increase responsiveness to changing market need through faster development and delivery of products;
  • Provide straightforward and simplified training for employees through easier, intuitive core system processes, and
  • Achieve significant savings in project costs and duration through modernized, streamlined core systems.

“A clear proof-point of our traction in the insurance market is our cooperation with MACIF and Guidewire,” comments Marika Lulay, CEO, GFT. “We successfully combined our European delivery capacity with our deep knowledge of Guidewire from our existing Canadian operation to deliver a really disruptive solution—the first Guidewire Cloud implementation in Europe.”

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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 [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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