Wednesday, July 04 10:24:14
California-based software group, Guidewire Software, today announced that it has established a consulting centre in Dublin.
The company already has a team of approximately 25 employees in place and additional hiring is underway, it said.
Guidewire Software was established in California in 2001 to provide core system software for the general insurance industry.
Its InsuranceSuite provides a complete set of applications to support insurers' core operations: underwriting, policy administration, billing, and claims management and enables insurers to deliver improved products and services faster to their customers, to improve underwriting discipline, and to lower operating costs.
To date, Guidewire has been selected by more than 100 insurers globally. The company has more than a dozen customers in Europe, including: Aviva UK, Beazley, LV=, NFU Mutual, Pohjola, QBE European Operations, Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance, Rosgosstrakh, Zurich U.K. and other insurers in the U.K., France and Italy.
The Dublin centre was established to help meet a growing global customer demand for expertise in implementing Guidewire's products. The centre provides resources in Ireland to contribute to highly collaborative Agile projects which are led from customer locations around the world. The focus of the GSC is to augment on-site teams that are implementing Guidewire products to replace mission critical insurance applications.
Welcoming the announcement Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said: "This is a very welcome announcement for Blanchardstown and Ireland. Guidewire is a dynamic and fast-growing software company, and today's announcement that it is locating a consulting centre in Dublin with the creation of additional jobs is good news. Through continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs, I am determined to ensure that we can continue to attract dynamic multinational companies to Ireland and help create the jobs we need."