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Guidewire Software Announces Addition of Centric Consulting to Its PartnerConnect Program

February 13, 2014

Centric Consulting to support small and middle-market insurers implementing Guidewire InsuranceSuiteTM

DAYTON, Ohio & FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Centric Consulting, a business consulting and technology solutions firm, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE), a provider of software products to Property/Casualty insurers, today announced that Centric Consulting has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect™ as an Affiliate member. PartnerConnect is Guidewire’s global program for strategic system integrators (SI) and consulting alliance partners.

Centric Consulting’s localized delivery business model, insurance industry expertise, core systems experience, and offshore delivery capabilities make the company a viable partner option to insurers planning Guidewire implementations, upgrades, and support work. Centric also has a robust insurance business intelligence capability that will be leveraged for clients that choose to implement Guidewire DataHub™ and Guidewire InfoCenter™.

“Centric is a regionally based management consulting firm focused on Guidewire implementations for small to middle-market insurers located throughout the Eastern US,” said Chad Caldwell, National Insurance Practice lead, Centric Consulting. “Our partnership with Guidewire allows us to provide core systems implementation experience at a level similar to larger systems integrators at a cost-effective price point, while maintaining a sustainable local presence.”

“We are excited to welcome Centric Consulting to our PartnerConnect program,” said Chris Elsmore, vice president of Global Alliances and Business Development, Guidewire Software. “Centric Consulting’s focus on small to middle-market insurers and the insurance business intelligence capabilities they bring to the partnership will allow us to deliver continued exceptional service to our mutual customers.”

About Guidewire PartnerConnectTM

Guidewire PartnerConnect™ members provide a wide range of services to the Property/Casualty insurance community including business transformation consulting and strategy, and IT related services. To date, worldwide, Guidewire practices include 4,200 consultants, 2,700 of whom have attended formal training on Guidewire products. Guidewire PartnerConnect is comprised of Strategic and Affiliate level members. The Affiliate level member is a partner that is in the process of building depth in its Guidewire sales and implementation practice while gaining overall experience with Guidewire products.

About Centric Consulting

Centric Consulting is a business consulting and technology solutions firm providing full-service management consulting services. Its expert consultants help clients tackle their toughest business challenges with innovative, balanced and measureable solutions. With more than 700 employees in 11 cities across the U.S. and in India, Centric is known for helping insurers drive operational efficiency, improve customer service, and increase profitability. Centric was founded in 1999 and is a privately owned company.

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 InsuranceSuite™ 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 150 Property/Casualty insurers around the world have selected Guidewire. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com. Follow us on twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire DataHub, Guidewire InfoCenter, Guidewire Live, Guidewire Live Inside, Before & After, Claim Canvas, ViewPoint, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Guidewire SolutionConnect, Deliver Insurance Your Way, and the Guidewire logo are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of Guidewire Software, Inc. in the United States, other countries or both.




Guidewire Software, Inc.

Diana Stott, +1 650-356-4941

Director, Communications

dstott@guidewire.com

or

Centric Consulting

Misty Fry, +1 888-781-7567

Marketing Manager

misty.fry@centricconsulting.com

Source: Guidewire Software, Inc.


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