Guidewire and PwC

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With offices in 152 countries and nearly 328,000 people, PwC is among the leading professional services networks in the world. Our Global Premier Guidewire practice has over 3,000 trained professionals and has successfully completed 250+ projects since 2005. With nearly two decades of experience, PwC has amassed a large library of artifacts, estimates, and leading best practices from prior successful transformations that enable speed to market delivery and a proven track record of reducing delivery risk.

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PwC Industry Cloud for Insurance

PwC insurance industry specialists Ali Khan, Jim Quick and Imran Ilyas discuss cloud trends within the industry, how they enable business model reinvention and help carriers configure and integrate quickly for innovation.

“PwC's long standing Guidewire relationship, accelerators and experience from past successful projects can jump start your core, digital, data and cloud transformations.”

Imran Ilyas - Principal, Global & US Guidewire Alliance Leader, PwC US

The insurance transformation imperative

Advances in technology, new market entrants and shifts in consumer demands are challenging insurers to re-think their business models and technology platforms. At PwC, we see this across industries, with 40% of all CEO's believing their companies will no longer be economically viable a decade from now if they continue on their current path (PwC's 26th Annual Global CEO Survey). For insurers, new and shifting risk exposures exacerbate this challenge – leading many leaders to undertake a technologically-driven transformation to increase agility and improve performance.

Application evolution managed services

PwC supports insurers in establishing the initial business case for change through a comprehensive business and technologically-driven model. This analysis helps support your program funding processes typically needed to undertake large enterprise programs.

Beyond establishing the Total Cost of Ownership Model, we work with you to define the long-term enterprise drivers of the project, which when coupled with strong project governance capabilities align the execution of the project with the strategic goals of the initiative. In fact, our research has found this to be a key differentiator to project success, with changes to scope mid-project and poor estimates in the planning phase the top reasons for project delay (PwC 4th Global Portfolio and Programme Survey).

PwC's program management capabilities bring leading methodologies, tools and resources to plan, monitor and execute your Guidewire Program. Based on Agile development principles and commonly used program management tools, PwC's experience leading hundreds of Guidewire initiatives mean you benefit from a set of proven capabilities that allow you to mobilize your engagement quickly and efficiently.

Based on a "two in the box" model, we partner with your Project Management Office to establish a close peer working relationship between your project leadership and PwC. Our PMO capabilities include Project and Portfolio Management, ScrumMaster and Release Train Engineers who bring industry best practices to your engagement — or work within your established software development methodology as needed.

PwC's business analyst team works with your business and technology stakeholders to define, document and collaborate in building differentiating capabilities to meet your specific needs in the market. PwC's business analysts bring established best practices, accelerators and knowledge of Guidewire to align the desired functional requirements to the new application. With an average industry tenure of over ten years, PwC's Guidewire Practice brings a breadth of real-world industry knowledge to ensure you are optimizing your program to realize your program's goals.

PwC's strategic alliance with Guidewire offers managed services that deliver predictable outcomes, continuous improvements, and application evolution to drive business value. With a team of certified professionals, automated processes to ensure application availability, and experience in delivering continuous improvements, PwC can keep your Guidewire applications growing and evolving at the pace of your business. Real change is ongoing, requiring agility and expertise to capture the opportunities it brings and promises it enables.

PwC's development capabilities support your application configuration needs on the Guidewire InsuranceSuite platform. Our comprehensive offering results in a turn-key solution that can operate in a fully self-contained development team, or work in a mixed model with your developers to drive a collaborative outcome. Based on Agile development principles and trunk-based development, our software configuration teams are familiar with and support development best practices and automation standards using commonly known DevOps toolchains.

Our Global development model brings market breadth and scale to deliver a nearly continual capability to your Guidewire Program. With Acceleration Centers in Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India — PwC's multi-location model ensures flexible scale at your desired speed.

PwC's integration capabilities support the development of integration code between the Guidewire InsuranceSuite platform and your internal and third-party services. With experience integrating across all commonly observed service patterns, PwC is able to provide a comprehensive solution to ensure the Guidewire applications are integrated within your existing IT estate. Additionally, PwC's integration services can be extended to support larger enterprise integration needs, and we have experience implementing and supporting a robust set of industry standard API Fabrics and Enterprise Service Bus technologies.

PwC has also invested in the PwC Industry Cloud for Insurance, which provides a turn-key solution for insurers who are looking to accelerate their adoption of a Guidewire-enabled ecosystem of core platforms to drive industry InsurTech integration, accelerate embedded insurance use cases and drive real-time partnership models.

Insurers seeking a digital and mobile solution can rely on PwC to deliver a differentiated experience. Based on the Guidewire Digital Portals and Jutro solution, our experienced front-end developers collaborate with the back-end teams to realize an aligned solution that brings modern technologies and capabilities to your stakeholders and customers. PwC's experience working with the Guidewire Cloud Platform mean we can rapidly mobilize our digital capabilities to avoid common coordination challenges seen between digital and back-end teams that lack a common system integrator.

Insurers seeking a digital and mobile solution can rely on PwC to deliver a differentiated experience. Based on the Guidewire Digital Portals and Jutro solution, our experienced front-end developers collaborate with the back-end teams to realize an aligned solution that brings modern technologies and capabilities to your stakeholders and customers. PwC's experience working with the Guidewire Cloud Platform mean we can rapidly mobilize our digital capabilities to avoid common coordination challenges seen between digital and back-end teams that lack a common system integrator.

PwC's quality assurance capabilities span the full breadth of your transformation, from test planning to application unit testing, end-to-end, SIT, UAT and more. Based on a proven "shift left" testing methodology, we utilize Guidewire standards to ensure robust test compliance and bring forward test automation and execution into the development phase of the project to accelerate code validation and accelerate the "definition of done".

PwC and Guidewire

As a Global Premier Guidewire partner, we have almost 3,000 trained professionals focused solely on Guidewire services. Since 2005, PwC has successfully completed over 250 projects Globally. With nearly 20 years of experience, PwC has amassed a comprehensive library of artifacts, accelerators, and leading best practices that accelerate your speed to market and reduce risk in your digital transformation.

A Leading Guidewire Practice

We are committed to being at the forefront of new advances within the insurance industry. PwC’s Guidewire practice maintains a deep pool of certified Guidewire practitioners and has been a leader in obtaining multi-region specialization badges in key capabilities within North America, LATAM, APAC, EMEA and Global-level. PwC is a leader in specialization badges across key domestic and international markets and capabilities. View all of PwC’s badges.

Industry recognition

PwC's Guidewire Practice has been recognized by leading analyst firms for our capabilities and ability to realize client outcomes. Beyond industry recognition, PwC maintains our Guidewire Global Premier PartnerConnect designation and brings the strength of 12,000+ individuals in our Global Insurance Practice to solve our customers' technology needs.

Everest 2023

PwC named a Leader and Star Performer in Everest Group Guidewire Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020. Management consultancy Everest Group recently named PwC a Leader and Star Performer in Guidewire IT services, noting that PwC is ahead of all other vendors in market impact and stands out in its ability to meet insurers’ end-to-end transformation needs.

Datos/Novarica 2021

PwC named as Dominant player for IT in Insurance: Modernization, innovation, and change in the industry are driving the need for insurance IT organizations to leverage IT services providers to access scarce skills and variabilized resources. This report provides an overview of 42 major IT services providers for North American insurers, with a focus on their experience levels in key functional areas.

A recognized leader in Guidewire implementation

Guidewire launched their new Partner award program, FY23 PartnerConnect Excellence Awards, to recognize Guidewire partners and celebrate achievements that have enabled digital transformation and delivered impactful cloud implementations to joint customers. These awards are a testament to each partner’s exceptional contributions as part of the Guidewire global ecosystem.

PwC has been awarded the 2023 Guidewire PartnerConnect award for FY23 Consulting Global Premium Outstanding Market Growth - Americas. This award reflects PwC's long-standing commitment to the Guidewire ecosystem and our experience in supporting insurers in implementing and leveraging the power of the Guidewire platform.

PwC has been awarded the 2023 Guidewire PartnerConnect award for FY23 Consulting Global Premier Passion for Excellence. This award reflects PwC's investment in expanding the Guidewire Platform's capabilities and addressing emerging trends related to embedded insurance, excess & surplus, parametrics, GenAI and climate.

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Beyond Guidewire Core

Cloud engineering

Driving business reinvention through cloud engineering at scale. Shape "the new" and drive growth with the transformative power of cloud engineering. Our deep engineering experience and end-to-end offerings fuel your growth agenda, extracting tangible value and driving innovation at scale. Migrate data and workloads, modernize infrastructure and applications, and accelerate idea realization through cutting-edge cloud-native software development. By embracing cutting-edge challenges, we harness business acumen and innovative technology to empower the industry leaders of tomorrow in building the future.

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Industry Cloud

Industry Cloud helps set your business apart from the competition. Get the most out of your digital transformation. Our unmatched knowledge across industries enables us to find cloud solutions that are the appropriate fit for you. Our breadth and depth of cross-industry insights and engineering capabilities — plus our client-first approach to cloud — means we deliver industry-specific solutions that help create breakthrough outcomes for your business.

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Guidewire Cloud

A holistic cloud-based solution for commercial insurers that can help streamline operations and improve customer service. PwC has the most Guidewire Cloud implementations and over 6,000 certifications across Guidewire products. We are the only partner qualified on all specializations/service offerings and were the first SI certified and to support a Guidewire carrier go-live on the cloud.

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Cloud Services in Insurance 2023

The Cloud Services in Insurance PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023 assessed 35 leading cloud services providers for the insurance industry using Everest Group's Solutions PEAK Matrix® evolution framework. The study examines the market impact and vision and capabilities of the cloud services providers for insurance enterprises and identifies the study providers' key strengths and limitations. As insurers enter their next growth phase, the cloud industry is expected to drive spending to future-proof technology, generate revenue from data, and reconsider how value is delivered to customers.

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Backed by real-life experiences and continuously improved over multiple iterations, our Guidewire Cloud transition capabilities enable carrier executives, architects and employees to move to the cloud with confidence. Our Guidewire Cloud transition capabilities help reduce upgrade risks with proven tech-enabled assets we’ve developed on successful Guidewire implementations, certifications and other related projects. In combination with the PwC team’s skills and experience, the toolkit can help accelerate the project timeline from planning through execution by automating code analysis, test automation usage, frameworks, scripts and processes.

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Rapid implementation

Improve speed to market and drive rapid outcomes to help insurer companies achieve transformative change at an accelerated pace. Insurers are seeking ways to modernize their core platforms to leverage cloud-based opportunities, enter new markets and collaborate with a broad range of insurance ecosystems. PwC has experience supporting multiple technology development methodologies, including Agile, Scrum, Scaled Agile and Minimum Viable Product (MVP). For rapid development programs, we collaborate with our clients to leverage a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) based project approach that can emphasize the development of a minimum set of capabilities needed to enter the target market.

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Guidewire and Appian

Leverage the Appian low code platform while establishing the underlying Guidewire Cloud retains product alignment. The Guidewire and Appian partnership supports insurers who want to leverage the power and scale of the Guidewire Managed Cloud, but also introduce low code / no code platforms to leverage the speed and flexibility these platforms introduce. PwC follows a structured approach to application development, including taking a business-feature first approach to help define the customer and business need and then designing the solution.

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Integrating insurtechs with core systems to help accelerate innovation and help improve efficiencies. A successful transformation often depends on leveraging “ready-to-integrate" accelerators which can enable the creation of a solution ecosystem that aligns with overall business strategy. Cloud-based platforms like Guidewire can help many carriers use the latest insurtech innovations to improve processes and even adopt new business models.

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Imran Ilyas

Principal, Global & US Guidewire Alliance Leader, PwC US

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