CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE – Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) announces Flaine, its latest market-defining cloud release. New platform, application, and content updates in Flaine increase speed and improve agility for P&C insurers across the complete insurance lifecycle, including:
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- Automated Release Updates make lengthy upgrades a thing of the past.
- Jutro Digital Platform (Jutro), available on an early-access basis, enables customers to quickly design digital experiences that fully integrate with Guidewire InsuranceSuite.
- Community-powered machine learning across the insurance lifecycle drives smarter decision-making.
Flaine will be unveiled today at Connections, Guidewire’s customer conference*. Keynote sessions will be livestreamed and available on-demand. To view the livestream, visit Guidewire.com.
Platform: Streamline development and operations with Automated Release Updates, Jutro Digital Platform, APD App, and App Events
Flaine makes it easier than ever for insurers to keep their core technology current. Automated Release Updates turn previously lengthy upgrades into fast updates by automating the software update process, enabling accelerated time to value.
Jutro, available on an early-access basis, enables insurers to quickly design and deploy digital experiences that fully integrate with InsuranceSuite. Guidewire customers will use Jutro to auto-generate digital experiences using a range of deployment options and templates.
Flaine accelerates insurance product definition and updates with the general availability of the Advanced Product Designer (APD) App, a new cloud-native application for building and managing insurance products. The APD App supports innovation across the complete insurance lifecycle, enabling insurers to respond quickly to market demands
With Flaine, insurers can more easily integrate to third-party systems using App Events, a key component of the Guidewire cloud integration framework that enables event-driven outbound integrations. This allows insurers to publish core business events to accelerate integration with downstream systems without writing code.
“Speed to market is critical to our customers’ businesses. With APD and App Events, insurers can launch and update products quickly, and integrate core systems with third-party apps in less time at a lower cost,” said Diego Devalle, chief product development officer, Guidewire. “The speed and agility that Flaine delivers is a massive differentiator for Guidewire customers from an operational and a customer service perspective.”
Applications: Drive efficiency and growth with community-powered machine learning, Submission Intake, and embedded analytics
Flaine introduces community-powered machine learning directly within the insurance lifecycle. Anonymized data contributed on an opt-in basis by Guidewire Cloud customers is coupled with external data, and Guidewire Predict machine learning models are applied to generate predictive scores. These scores are embedded directly into underwriting and claims workflows in InsuranceSuite, enabling smarter decision-making and automation. Transaction data from InsuranceSuite feeds back into Guidewire’s data cooperative, resulting in a continuous cycle of improvement.
A new Submission Intake module in PolicyCenter automates the intake of standard U.S. commercial lines ACORD submissions, increasing underwriting efficiency by reducing costly and error-prone manual data entry processes.
Data-driven decision-making improves business efficiency. With new analytics offerings embedded directly within InsuranceNow and InsuranceSuite workflows in Flaine, insurers can:
- Expand the ability to manage global catastrophe claims with historical weather data such as hail, wind, lightning, tornados, wildfires, and floods, surfaced directly in ClaimCenter via Canvas.
- Price risk accurately and retain profitable policyholders to improve loss ratios with the Guidewire Predict out-of-the-box dashboard, now embedded in InsuranceNow.
- Write more profitable business with a new out-of-the-box integration to HazardHub for InsuranceNow that enables more accurate risk assessment.
- Further improve risk assessment with the new HazardHub Enhanced Wildfire Model that provides more accurate wildfire scores to pinpoint localized risk.
“The enhancements we’ve made to applications in Flaine help insurers adapt to rapidly changing risks and customer behaviors across the insurance lifecycle,” said Amy Mollin, vice president, Product Management, Guidewire. “Insurers can now shift from running their system of record to harnessing a system of insight by leveraging analytics within Guidewire applications to make smarter decisions on risk selection, pricing, and claims triage and settlement, while also leveraging the power of the Guidewire ecosystem.”
Content: Accelerate time to market with expanded Guidewire GO packaged content
Flaine helps insurers get to market fast with a new GO Product for InsuranceNow and expanded InsuranceSuite market-specific content for Japan, Australia, and the London Market.
- Launch Commercial Auto line of business in the U.S. market 50 percent faster with a new out-of-the-box GO Product for InsuranceNow.
- Increase efficiency of claims processing and decrease implementation costs for Personal Auto, Accident Health, and Pet lines of business in the Japanese market.
- Reduce costs by leveraging the Australian Business Register (ABN) integration, automating claim limits for Australian Personal Motor, and address integration for ContactManager.
- Improve efficiency across the policy lifecycle in the London Market with enhanced visibility and flexibility for underwriting and claims processes.
Guidewire GO content is available for download from the Guidewire Marketplace.
“Speed to market continues to be a primary concern for insurers, and they're looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition and provide superior services to their distribution channel partners and policyholders in this uncertain economy,” said Karen Furtado, partner, Strategy Meets Action. "I'm encouraged by Guidewire’s continued commitment to helping insurers create, launch, and manage new products, and by the wave of momentum that innovation is making in the industry as insurers increasingly adopt technology as a strategic enabler.”
For more information about Guidewire, Guidewire Cloud Platform, or the Flaine release, visit guidewire.com and read the Flaine overview blog.
*Flaine release is generally available on October 24, 2022.
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