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September 11, 2014 at 8:55 AM EDT

Guidewire Software Announces Addition of Stonebridge Consulting Group to its PartnerConnect Program

Stonebridge Consulting Group to support Property/Casualty insurers implementing Guidewire InsuranceSuite™

NAPERVILLE, Ill. & FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2014-- Stonebridge Consulting Group, a leading insurance consulting firm, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE), a provider of software products to Property/Casualty insurers, today announced that Stonebridge has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect™ as an Affiliate member. PartnerConnect is Guidewire’s global program for strategic system integrators (SI) and consulting alliance partners.

Stonebridge focuses on the strategic planning and execution of business transformation initiatives centered on the implementation of Guidewire InsuranceSuite™. The company offers a unique set of tools, from system readiness assessments to project resources and managers, which support Guidewire’s technology and help map out an implementation plan for the entire life cycle of the organizational change process.

“Stonebridge is dedicated to increasing profitability and productivity for our clients through core insurance systems implementations,” said Joel Matthies, managing partner, Stonebridge. “Our partnership with Guidewire will allow us to make the end-to-end business transformation as seamless as possible for our mutual customers.”

“We are pleased to welcome Stonebridge to our PartnerConnect program,” said Chris Elsmore, vice president, Global Alliances and Business Development, Guidewire Software. “Stonebridge’s industry expertise and emphasis on Guidewire technology will help us continue to provide our customers with exceptional service and further ensure the success of their Guidewire implementations.”

About Guidewire PartnerConnect™

Guidewire PartnerConnect™ members provide a wide range of services to the Property/Casualty insurance community, including business transformation consulting and strategy and IT-related services. To date, worldwide, Guidewire practices include 4,400 consultants, 2,800 of whom have attended formal training 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.

About Stonebridge Consulting Group

Stonebridge Consulting Group is an insurance industry specialist with significant experience and knowledge in transforming core systems through the implementation and support of Guidewire's core system suite.

Headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, Stonebridge provides strategic planning, project management and consulting services (including Agile, Architecture, PMO and IT development) both domestically and internationally. Stonebridge’s experts have the knowledge and the experience to help clients increase profitability and service.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire builds software products that help Property/Casualty insurers replace their legacy core systems and transform their business. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire products enable insurers to deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ provides the core systems used by insurers as operational systems of record. Additional products provide support for data management, business intelligence, anytime/anywhere access and guidance and monitoring. More than 180 Property/Casualty insurers around the world have selected Guidewire. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Guidewire SolutionConnect, Guidewire Live, Live Inside, Before & After, Claim Canvas, Viewpoint, 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.

Source: Guidewire Software, Inc.

Guidewire Software, Inc.
Diana Stott, +1-650-356-4941
Director, Communications