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Zurich and Capgemini implement one of the largest modernization projects in the insurance industry

13 nov. 2017

Paris, Berlin, 13 November 2017 – In close collaboration with Zurich Gruppe Deutschland, Capgemini completed one of the largest digital transformation projects in the German insurance industry. The successful rollout of Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ took place within 21 months and modernized Zurich’s core insurance systems.

It is the first time that the Guidewire core insurance platform has been implemented in its entirety in the German insurance market. Zurich Germany is leveraging InsuranceSuite for all its private insurance business including personal liability, home and building insurance. At the height of implementation work, more than 120 German speaking insurance experts, IT architects and software developers from Capgemini were working on the project.

Dr. Klaus Endres, Chief Operating Officer at Zurich Germany said, “Large scale projects like this one are usually long term, but together with Capgemini we managed to implement the insurance platform in record time.”

Horst Nussbaumer, Chief Claims Officer at Zurich Germany adds, “The system enables us to perform faster and in a more agile way, and allows us to maintain an attractive product offering for modern insurance needs, and to continually improve service experience for our customers.”

Detlev Froese, Head of Financial Services at Capgemini in Germany said, “Many insurers currently face the challenge of renewing their core insurance foundation. Zurich has successfully taken this step and built the necessary precondition for remaining a strong actor in the future insurance market.”

About Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion.

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