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American Modern Picks Guidewire for Data Management, BI Solutions

Staff Writer | February 10, 2014

American Modern Insurance Group, a U.S. specialty insurer, and Guidewire Software announced that American Modern has selected Guidewire DataHub and Guidewire InfoCenter to support the insurer’s enterprise-wide data management and business intelligence strategies. Guidewire PartnerConnect alliance member, EY has been selected to work with American Modern on the implementation project.

American Modern is currently implementing Guidewire InsuranceSuite as part of a broader business transformation initiative and will be implementing DataHub and InfoCenter for its personal lines business. The organization selected DataHub and InfoCenter to help make data easier to access and understand for its customers, which includs both internal operations and agents. American Modern sought a data model that aligns with P&C industry standards and best-practices and enables standardized documentation of its data to be created and maintained.

“Ultimately, we expect Guidewire DataHub and InfoCenter will give us a single source of truth in terms of data,” says Bill Gottsacker, vice president, application development, American Modern. “Our visions to have accurate, standardized data that is available at both a transactional and an aggregated level in a centralized data repository. In addition, we look forward to having an automated business intelligence solution that will allow business users to quickly visualize data and generate actionable business insight.”

InfoCenter and DataHub will enable American Modern to:

  • Improve the ease of doing business for agents, internal operations and staff through the enhancement of self-service options that will enable them to access reports and conduct queries independently;
  • Obtain greater operational insight from its core systems and an enterprise-wide view to fine-tune its business; and
  • Better map and convert data into its new core systems.

“We are pleased American Modern has selected Guidewire DataHub and InfoCenter,” says Ken Branson, director of product strategy and co-founder, Guidewire Software. “We are excited about partnering with them on this project and helping them realize their goal of gaining access to insights and data from across all their operations.”

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