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Guidewire Software Wins First Place Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Award Recognition in the Insurance Core Solutions Category

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Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) , a provider of software products for Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, today announced that it has received a 2014 Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Award in the Insurance Core Solutions category. The VIP Awards are sponsored by Insurance Networking News (INN) in partnership with Celent and were announced and presented at the recent Insurance Analytics Symposium in New Orleans. Winners were determined by insurance company professionals through their participation in an online survey where they were asked to name technology providers that deliver the most value in various VIP categories. More information about the 2014 VIP Awards can be found here.

Guidewire also received second place recognition in the Back Office Solutions and Customer Experience Solutions categories. In addition, Guidewire PartnerConnect Alliance member EY (Ernst & Young LLP) and Affiliate member Cognizant won the two Strategic Partner VIP Awards. Guidewire customers Citizens Property Insurance received a first place INN VIP Technology Best Practices Award, and CAA Insurance Company (CAA) was recognized with an honorable mention VIP Best Practices Award. CAA was also acknowledged for its excellence in analytics.

“Insurers are facing greater expectations from consumers and agents. The winners of the VIP Awards are the vendors insurance executives say they can count on to help them respond to these increased business demands,” said Holli Gronset, publisher, INN.

“Insurers value honesty, expertise and customer service from their technology providers and system integrators,” said Mike Fitzgerald, senior analyst, Celent . “The VIP Award winners are recognized for their effectiveness in providing real, measurable value to their technology partners and insurance customers.”

“Guidewire is honored to be recognized for this award, which is based solely on feedback from P/C insurance professionals,” said Brian Desmond, senior vice president, Marketing, Guidewire. “We congratulate our customers and partners who were also recognized for their outstanding efforts during the past year. We thank Celent and Insurance Networking News for sponsoring the VIP awards program, and everyone who participated in the survey.”

This year is the eighth annual VIP ranking of technology solution providers to the insurance industry.

About Insurance Networking News

Insurance Networking News is a trusted source for information on how technology is being implemented to support insurers’ strategic business objectives, providing insightful analysis of the technology innovations utilized to automate critical processes. Insurance Networking News is written to help senior insurance executives obtain mission-critical information on resolving industry challenges.

About Celent

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally experienced analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis.

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 InsuranceSuiteTM 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.

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