Integrations Should Be Easy to Build, Connect, and Maintain
“Across the industry it’s common for insurers, depending on the complexity of their environment, to have up to 150 policy, billing, and claims integrations that connect their custom internal systems as well as third-party supported technologies.”
– Karen Furtado, partner, Strategy Meets Action
The average P&C insurer’s core system includes several dozen integrations to critical business systems. If you’ve spent time building, testing, or deploying integrations, you’ve likely encountered one or more of these common challenges:
- Complexity: Integrations are one of the hardest parts of any deployment because of the number, variety, and inconsistency of protocols, workflows, and file formats.
- Intertwined logic: Your core system’s code includes both integration logic and functional logic.
- Deployment impact: Your core system must be redeployed anytime the integration logic changes.
Simplify App Integrations with the Cloud Integration Framework
With cloud solutions and open APIs, developers can now easily connect their core systems with internal legacy systems and downstream apps to extend functionality. The Guidewire Cloud Integration Framework enables developers to implement integrations between InsuranceSuite and third-party apps using multiple APIs, messaging systems, or protocols.
Low-code UI configuration reduces the complexity of working with a variety of unique integrations.
Change or enhance an integration via Integration Gateway without the need to redeploy InsuranceSuite.
Leverage Apache Camel’s open-source components and Guidewire Cloud Platform utilities to develop and deploy integrations quickly.
Request data or initiate action from the InsuranceSuite application to connect to your enterprise apps and services.
Publish core events and related data to downstream systems in real time to ensure that apps accurately capture transactions from the core.
Externalize integration logic from the core, enabling integration apps that bridge Guidewire APIs and third-party APIs
*Application Events is an evolution of Guidewire’s event-messaging feature for self-managed InsuranceSuite deployments.
Use a Prebuilt Integration
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Build Your Own Integration
InsuranceSuite Cloud Integration Basics
Do you want to perform successful integrations on Guidewire Cloud? To do this, integration developers and support engineers need to understand the basics of Guidewire products, REST APIs, authentication, file handling, and batch processes. This course provides a starting point for these basics in order to help ensure your future success, and is available for free in Guidewire Documentation.
Integration Gateway Course
This four-hour online course provides an overview of Integration Gateway on Guidewire Cloud. To achieve the course objectives, you should have taken the ClaimCenter System API and Developing with Guidewire Cloud courses and have a working knowledge of Apache Camel. After completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the capabilities and benefits of Integration Gateway in Guidewire Cloud
- Describe the development and deployment lifecycle
- Create and test a route using Camel in an Integration Gateway app
- Create an SQS queue using the Integration Apps – Configuration UI and use the queue in an Integration Gateway app
To enroll in the course, you must be logged in to the Guidewire Education portal. Click here to enroll today.
Watch the 9-minute first lesson for free:
To enroll in the course, you must be logged in to the Guidewire Education portal.