Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company Selects Guidewire to Automate Business Processes and Accelerate Growth – InsuranceNewsNet

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Kent and Essex Mutual Insurance Companythe fifth largest Ontarioand Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) announced that Kent & Essex Mutual has selected Guidewire to automate and streamline business processes to drive its growth strategy. Guidewire will be implemented simultaneously across all Kent & Essex Mutual business areas.

Kent & Essex selected InsuranceSuite, Client Data Management, Rating Management and Reinsurance Management as new systems for policy administration, underwriting, client data, pricing, reinsurance, claims and billing management. The company also selected DataHub and InfoCenter as new enterprise-wide data management and analysis systems. Additionally, Kent & Essex Mutual chose EnterpriseEngage to provide a seamless digital omnichannel experience for its brokers and policyholders.

“We chose Guidewire because it has deep roots in the P&C insurance industry and is a proven, flexible platform that enables straight-through processing, contactless underwriting and renewals,” said said the President and CEO of Kent & Essex Mutual. Kevin Konecny. “As a broker-focused company, our priority is to automate and simplify workflows to deliver higher quality of service and provide additional functionality in a cloud environment. Guidewire will enable us to adapt quickly to meet to broker and customer needs, easily integrate products with new technology partners, and grow significantly.With the robust functionality offered by Guidewire, we will be able to focus our teams’ time on improving our our already exceptional service, relationship building and value creation in the insurance experience of our brokers, insureds and providers.

“We salute Kent & Essex Mutual’s over 130 years of service to Ontario residents,” said Guidewire’s president and chief revenue officer. John Mullen. “We are delighted that InsuranceSuite on Guidewire Cloud supports their future strategy for growth across all lines of business, and that our partnership enables them to support their brokers and clients with exceptional service and expertise.”

Kent & Essex Mutual will access Guidewire in a private cloud through EY Nexus™ for Insurance. “We are delighted to be working with Kent & Essex Mutual on this implementation project, using our cloud-based and managed service solution which is built around InsuranceSuite – and provides our customers with accelerators which include pre-configured capabilities for the Canadian insurance market,” said EY Canada’s Head of Insurance Business Advisory Jennifer Baziuk. “Core systems transformation will provide business agility and the ability to quickly adapt and implement new tools and upgrades. We look forward to supporting Kent and Essex on their journey.

About Kent and Essex Mutual Insurance Company

Kent and Essex Mutual Insurance Companysituated in Chatham Ontariohas been committed to providing excellent service to its policyholders and broker partners since 1888. Proud member of the Chatham community, as well as mutual community, Kent & Essex has a long tradition of innovation and service to its mutual policyholders. By building strong relationships within the community, with its broker partners and with our suppliers, Kent & Essex has balanced technology and people to effectively serve our community and successfully grow our business.

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About guidewire software

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate and grow effectively. We combine digital, core, analytics and machine learning to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 500 insurers in 38 countries, from start-ups to the world’s largest and most complex, use Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record, with over 1,000 successful projects, backed by the industry’s largest R&D team and partner ecosystem. Our marketplace provides hundreds of apps that accelerate onboarding, localization, and innovation.

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Diana Stott
Director, Communications

Guidewire Software, Inc.


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Joanne Tan
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Kent Essex Mutual Insurance


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