Guidewire Software®, a provider of core system software to Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, today announced Capgemini has been named as the Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Partner of the Year – 2011.

This award is formal recognition of the early and strong commitment Capgemini made to the Guidewire InsuranceSuite; as well as it’s unique market leading capabilities in transforming the policy, claims and billing operations of leading Global Insurance Carriers. As an early believer in the Guidewire product capabilities and commitment to excellence, Capgemini has many firsts to its credits in this space.

Since early 2004, Capgemini consultants have worked on over 60 Guidewire engagements and marquee clients and Capgemini has been directly responsible for successful delivery of the industries most exciting Guidewire programs. Capgemini’s Guidewire practice is also one of the few that has the ability to provide strong local presence with the scale of leading global provider of technology focused consulting services.

The Guidewire practice at Capgemini is actively supported by a dedicated training, certification, mentoring program and active centralised GW program support in each of the major delivery and program management disciplines. Capgemini is focused on driving predictable business outcomes and maintains a market leading perspective on transformation al change. For Capgemini and the clients they serve, solutions like the GW suite are critical ingredients to achieving reliable results.

We appreciate being recognised by Guidewire as Partner of the Year,” said John Mullen, vice president, Insurance with Capgemini. “We have enjoyed a successful relationship with Guidewire. Our teams are aligned first and foremost on driving measurable business results for our clients. Throughout our relationship we have continually strived to refine our skills, tools, and methods to help our clients deliver predictable results. We are pleased to have a partner like Guidewire in serving the market and we look forward to more opportunities ahead.”

“I would like to extend a thank you to all of our alliance partners and their ongoing contributions to our success as well as our customers’ successes. We congratulate Capgemini on their accomplishments and their well earned recognition as Partner of the Year — 2011,” added Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. “The Capgemini/Guidewire partnership is an outstanding example of what can be accomplished when companies collaborate and work together with a clear focus on customer success.”