Opta publishes its first Ready for Guidewire integration providing
insurers with access to information needed to assess property risks
quickly and confidently
MARKHAM, Ontario & FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$GWRE #Guidewire–Opta Information Intelligence (Opta), a leading Canadian provider of
residential and commercial structured risk information and property
data, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the
industry platform Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon, today
announced that Opta has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect™ as a Solution
Partner. The companies also announced that Opta’s new Ready
for Guidewire validated integration is now available to customers
for download in the Guidewire Marketplace.
Opta’s Ready for Guidewire integration provides Guidewire
PolicyCenter™ customers access to Opta’s iClarify™ Residential risk
assessment platform, a property insurance data prefill, validation and
valuation tool that provides brokers, underwriters, and insurers with
the knowledge they need to assess risk with confidence. The platform
reduces the time involved in the quoting process and enhances the
accuracy of underwriting submissions by drawing on Opta’s extensive
wealth of property data. The integration enables the PolicyCenter user
to readily access iClarify Residential to ‘see’ risks by entering in any
property address (urban, rural, or legal land lot) to quickly unlock
geo-coded risk intelligence including pre-filled construction features,
replacement costs, and satellite/streetscape imagery.
“Our partnership is designed to provide an easy integration between
Guidewire PolicyCenter and Opta’s iClarify Residential risk assessment
platform,” said Greg McCutcheon, President, Opta. “We look forward to
bringing our joint insurance customers an improved quoting experience
with pre-filled data powered by an accurate and consistent database of
Canadian construction features and imagery that is continuously
validated through real-time policyholder dialogue.”
The Opta Ready for Guidewire integration to iClarify Residential
benefits insurers by:
- Supporting an enhanced customer experience with a faster application
process as information is validated versus gathered;
- Minimizing errors and promoting proper insurance to value; and
- Reducing quote time, while increasing accuracy.
“We welcome Opta Information Intelligence to Guidewire PartnerConnect as
a Solution partner,” said Neil Betteridge, Vice President,
Strategy, Guidewire Software. “Opta’s iClarify Residential risk
assessment platform together with Guidewire PolicyCenter provide our
mutual Canadian carrier customers streamlined access to accurate
property data and valuations, powering a better customer experience, and
driving proper insurance to value for homeowners and the insurance
About Opta Information Intelligence
Opta Information Intelligence is Canada’s largest aggregator of property
risk information and leading provider of property intelligence and
innovative technology solutions for insurance and corporate industries.
Opta helps you access, understand, and synthesize previously
inaccessible information, turning it into intelligence that helps to
discover and understand business risks. Visit www.optaintel.ca.
About Guidewire PartnerConnect and Ready for Guidewire
Guidewire PartnerConnect™ is a global network of select companies that
provide consulting services and solutions to enhance, extend, and
complement the capabilities of Guidewire products. Our worldwide
community helps contribute to the success of our mutual customers in the
P&C insurance industry by delivering Guidewire software implementations,
value-add solution and technology offerings, and guidance on insurance
industry best practices.
Ready for Guidewire accelerators developed by PartnerConnect Solution
members have been rigorously reviewed by Guidewire, adhere to Guidewire
software design principles, and meet established criteria. The
accelerators are published in the Guidewire Marketplace and are
available for download by Guidewire customers at no charge.
Guidewire PartnerConnect is an invitation-only program. For more
information about Guidewire PartnerConnect please visit http://www.guidewire.com/partners/.
About Guidewire Software
Guidewire delivers the industry platform that Property and Casualty
(P&C) insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating
change. We provide the software, services, and partner ecosystem to
enable our customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business. We
are privileged to serve more than 350 companies in 32 countries. For
more information, please visit www.guidewire.com
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