PPI AG to support general insurance customers implementing Guidewire systems in Germany and Central Europe
HAMBURG, Germany & FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2013-- PPI AG, a leading consulting company and system integrator for the insurance industry in Germany, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to general (non-life) insurers, today announced that PPI has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect™ as an Affiliate member. PartnerConnect is Guidewire's global, invitation only program for strategic System Integrators (SI) and affiliate consulting alliance partners.
"Our in-depth experience providing customers with innovative IT and business solutions, combined with our knowledge of the insurance industry make us an ideal partner to assist insurers with their Guidewire core system implementations," said Andreas Achner, member of the executive management board, PPI. "We look forward to implementing Guidewire technology in the German insurance market."
"We are excited to welcome PPI and their more than 20-years of insurance industry experience to our PartnerConnect program," said Keith Stonell, managing director EMEA, Guidewire Software. "PPI's strong roots in Germany and Central Europe will help us provide our mutual insurance customers with high quality people and strong local market expertise to further ensure the success of their Guidewire implementations."
About Guidewire PartnerConnect
Guidewire PartnerConnect™ members provide a wide range of services to the general insurance community including business transformation consulting and strategy, and IT related services. To date, worldwide, Guidewire practices include over 3,300 consultants, more than 1,900 of whom are functional and technical consultants certified on Guidewire products. Guidewire PartnerConnect is comprised of Strategic and Affiliate level members. The Affiliate level member is a partner that is in the process of building depth in its Guidewire sales and implementation practice while gaining overall experience with Guidewire products.
With more than 350 highly skilled consultants and developers, PPI is one of the leading consulting companies and system integrators for the banking and insurance industries in Germany. PPI AG combines in-depth industry expertise with leading edge technological knowhow to build solutions which help our clients to improve their business. Our range of services covers the full "consulting value chain" from business process improvement to the design and implementation of packaged or individual IT-Solutions. For more information, visit http://www.ppi.de/.
About Guidewire Software
Guidewire Software is a provider of core system software to the global Property/Casualty (general) insurance industry. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire solutions give insurers the capability to deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire ClaimCenter® and Guidewire BillingCenter® spans the key functional areas in insurance - underwriting and policy administration, claims management, and billing. Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices in Munich, Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Warsaw. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com.
NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Guidewire SolutionConnect, Deliver Insurance Your Way, and the Guidewire logo are trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of Guidewire Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
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