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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.

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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Steve Naish

Cognizant Guidewire Markets Leader

Take the first step

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.

Let’s talk about how digital can work for your business.