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Cognizant was named Leader and Star Performer in Everest Group Peak Matrix® for Guidewire Service Providers 2020. This report highlights Cognizant's key solutions, success stories and strengths that helped differentiate it in the market.LEARN MORE
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.
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.
The benefits of hosting Guidewire on AWS include:
applications consolidated in the complete insurance workflow
time to market
IT infrastructure and operations costs
Insurers need a strategy and process in place for implementing new Guidewire releases. Trust Cognizant with our proven upgrade process and ability to provide a foundation for innovation.LEARN MORE
Following a unique factory model concept, the Cognizant Center of Excellence for Guidewire Quality Assurance pairs quality assurance (QA) principles and next-generation QA solutions with our Guidewire product expertise.LEARN MORE
Cognizant’s end-to-end approach to Guidewire transformation leverages assets from InsuranceSuite and InsuranceNow to connect legacy systems while integrating new capabilities like digital and cloud.LEARN MORE
Data conversion to Guidewire comes with its own set of challenges. Unless planned and executed by experts, there is risk of failed conversions, cost overrun, data loss and more.LEARN MORE
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Serving customers by looking forward as well as back is a big promise, but the power of today’s new digital capabilities is vast and growing.
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