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Guidewire Implementation Services

Guidewire Implementation Services

Rely on Cognizant for the Guidewire services you need to stay ahead of competitors.

Adapt and thrive in times of change

With Guidewire at the heart of your transformation journey, your company has what it takes to win in the digital age. But make no mistake. To attract new customers, outflank incumbents and head off insurtechs, you need a partner with exceptional capabilities relative to Guidewire operations. Missteps cost money and give competitors time to catch up.
Cognizant is the full-service consulting and services firm trusted by 7 of the top 10 insurers worldwide. Our Guidewire practice earned “Leader and Star Performer” status in the Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix report for a reason. We offer a full spectrum of capabilities, from business advisory consulting to technical implementation services. Rely on Cognizant to provide the end-to-end guidance and technical skills to maximize the return on your Guidewire investment.
SHOWCASE

Featured work

INSURANCE

Leading US insurer consolidates 100 legacy apps on Guidewire AWS

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    The Challenge

    A leading U.S.-based insurance provider faced a slew of challenges associated with the legacy applications that were core to its business. Driven by a need for flexible, scalable solutions to meet business demands, and to provide more value to its customers, the company wanted to consolidate and transition the more than 100 applications deployed within its insurance workflow. The provider also wanted to avoid the infrastructure management associated with its legacy systems so it could focus on core business activities.


    Our Approach

    After an in-depth assessment of customer pain points and potential solutions, Cognizant and the provider decided to implement Guidewire on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We also recommended AWS services to enhance the scalability, high availability, disaster recovery and security of the overall implementation.

    Deploying Guidewire for our client involved building a highly available and secure implementation infrastructure with over 900 instances and more than 35 environments. We also implemented multiple infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service offerings from AWS to host the Guidewire Policy Center, Billing Center and Claims Center application suite, and created a completely automated pipeline for AWS component provisioning, application deployment and configuration.

    The implementation of this cloud solution reduced IT costs, increased visibility and improved quality of service for the provider’s end customers.

    Implementing an End-to-End Insurance Solution on AWS 

    The benefits of hosting Guidewire on AWS include: 

    • Unified pricing model
    • Improved service-level agreements and service quality
    • Improved efficiency and time to market
    • Scalable and elastic ecosystem of insurance processing applications
    • Highly automated, tool-driven execution and governance model
    • Factory model for faster deployment, supported by a proven framework
    • Better visibility into application and infrastructure performance and usage patterns

    100+

    applications consolidated in the complete insurance workflow

    Faster

    time to market

    Reduced

    IT infrastructure and operations costs

    Automated

    non-production environment

ADDITIONAL CAPABILITIES

End-to-end service capabilities

  • ADVISORY, CONSULTING & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

    DELIVERING INSIGHT WITH EVERY PROJECT

    Cognizant’s Advisory and Consulting services help property and casualty (P&C) insurers respond to market disruptions by fundamentally transforming their business models. Our Guidewire practitioners around the world bring industry knowledge, process experience, agile methods and technology insight to every project. Services include:

    • Program roadmap definition
    • Business case development
    • Business process reengineering
    • Execution strategy
  • DATA CONVERSION AND MIGRATION

    EXTRACT AND MIGRATE LEGACY DATA

    Cognizant employs a business-focused data migration strategy that efficiently extracts and migrates legacy data. We use a time-tested reusable framework, accelerators, best practices, and a trained and certified resource pool to help insurers of any size successfully convert data from legacy to Guidewire within their planned budget and timeline. Core services include:

    • Efficient migration of legacy data
    • Business data migration strategy
    • Extraction, transformation and loading of data
    • Implementation and/or integration with DataHub and InfoCenter
    • Report rationalization and authoring
    • Audits and balancing
  • INTEGRATION & CONFIGURATION

    ACCELERATE TIME TO MARKET

    As a Premier Services Engagement Partner for the Guidewire PartnerConnect™ program, Cognizant combines strategy and process to take your organization in a whole new direction or to achieve much-needed performance enhancements. Our integrated approach to implementation and configuration includes:

    • Integration of Guidewire with external systems and web services
    • Solution accelerators for standard integrations such as ISO
    • Integrated Cognizant Center of Excellence (CoE) support
    • User interface configuration
    • Configuration of business rules and workflow
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  • MANAGED SERVICE MAINTENANCE

    REDUCE TCO AND STREAMLINE UPGRADES

    Cognizant provides best-in-class services as part of Managed Services Maintenance, including mergers and acquisitions integration support. Our focused services bring in the right blend of Guidewire product knowledge and ITIL process framework planning to reduce TCO and streamline upgrades and maintenance going forward. Core services include:

    • Production monitoring
    • Application support and maintenance
    • Regulatory and functional enhancements
    • Minor patch upgrades
    • New product and/or geography rollouts
    • Transform while Perform (TwP)
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE

    DELIVERING QUALITY AT SPEED

    The Cognizant Center of Excellence (CoE) for Guidewire Quality Assurance pairs best-in-class quality assurance principles with Guidewire product expertise using a unique factory model concept. The results are frameworks, methodologies and accelerators that ensure your Guidewire programs are defect-free, robust and ready for production.

    By focusing on optimizing cost and effort, our CoE provides important benefits for your Guidewire implementation or upgrade:

    • Gain visibility into your progress using our smart design platform and Agile methodology
    • Optimize test costs and development effort using our tools and accelerators
    • Reduce manual effort and boost cost savings with our Guidewire-specific automation framework
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  • UPGRADE SERVICES

    UPGRADE WITHOUT THE RISK

    To make the most of Guidewire software upgrades, insurers need a strategy as well as a process in place for implementing each new release. Cognizant has the talent and tools to ensure your upgrade goes smoothly. We call our process the Guidewire Upgrade Factory and follow a three-phase approach:

    1. Assessment. Our team of professionals perform a thorough assessment of your existing Guidewire implementation, identify current pain points and feature gaps, and determine what needs to be configured in the new version.
    2. Implementation. Our implementation approach is proven, tested and works on upgrade initiatives of varied sizes and complexity.
    3. Support. We provide knowledge transfer to your support team upon project completion and can also provide application support post-warranty.
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INSURANCE MANAGEMENT

Leadership

Steve Naish

Cognizant Guidewire Markets Leader