Press release

Guidewire Software Announces ACI Worldwide as New Solution Alliance Partner

Sponsored by Businesswire

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform
Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon, today announced that ACI
Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and
banking solutions, has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect™ as a Solution Partner.
The companies also announced that ACI’s new Ready for Guidewire
validated accelerator is now available to insurers in the Guidewire

With the Ready for Guidewire accelerator, P&C insurers can
quickly integrate ACI’s UP Bill Payment solution with Guidewire
PolicyCenter™, allowing them to provide their policyholders with easier
ways to make payments, including one-time
and recurring payments
via credit card, debit card, or ACH. ACI’s UP
Bill Payment enables insurers to accommodate a multitude of ways a
policyholder may want to pay their premium, and the integration with
PolicyCenter means insurers can offer these options at the time the
policy is sold or renewed. Additionally, insurers will be able to
simplify PCI compliance as ACI collects, tokenizes and stores payment
information leveraging its security capabilities.

“ACI is committed to helping organizations improve their customers’
experience while more easily ensuring PCI compliance,” said Sanjay
Gupta, executive vice president, ACI Worldwide. “Making our solution
Guidewire-ready, and accessible from within PolicyCenter, allows
insurers to provide their policyholders with many flexible payment
options to best cater to their needs and preferences.”

The ACI Ready for Guidewire accelerator helps insurers:

  • Increase policyholder satisfaction by offering easier ways to pay
    premiums, such as one-time
    and recurring payments
    via credit card, debit card, or ACH;
  • Boost retention by securely capturing and storing policyholder payment
    information for convenient recurring and renewal payments; and
  • Simplify their compliance with rigorous PCI Data Security Standards.

ACI is developing additional Ready for Guidewire accelerators for
Guidewire BillingCenter™ and ClaimCenter to serve the insurers’ payment
requirements across the entire policyholder journey.

“We are pleased to welcome ACI to Guidewire PartnerConnect as a Solution
partner,” said Neil Betteridge, vice president, Strategy, Guidewire
Software. “ACI’s UP Bill Payment solution is helping companies around
the world process payments efficiently and securely, while helping them
to meet PCI compliance standards. We are pleased to bring these benefits
to our mutual customers via the ACI Ready for Guidewire

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

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 40 countries. For
more information, please visit
and follow us on twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

About ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal
 (UP) company, powers electronic
 for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More
than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as
well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14
trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad
organizations utilize our electronic
bill presentment and payment
 services. Through our comprehensive
suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through
ACI’s private
, we provide real-time, immediate
 capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel
 experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit
You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

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