Jasper Resources for Developers

Jasper — our first ski release of 2024 — boosts commercial lines agility for insurers and strengthens functionality across the entire Guidewire product portfolio. Jasper is generally available as of April 5, 2024 and includes several new, enhanced, and early access capabilities across our platform, applications, and content.

In this blog post you’ll discover what’s new in Jasper and find resources to help your development teams leverage our latest cloud release. But first, here are key links you’ll want to bookmark:

What’s New in Jasper?

Below you’ll find new features and functionality in Jasper that are most relevant to development teams. They have been grouped into three categories: Platform, Applications, and Content. To jump ahead to a specific section, click any of the menu items below.


Improve usability, integrity, and observability of data pipelines with Cloud Data Access

  •  Benefits:
    • CDA Self-service: Enables customers to provision, deprovision, and reprovision CDA instances themselves without Guidewire Operations’ involvement which increases efficiency and reduces manual effort.
    • CDA Data Integrity Service (DIS): Ensures delivery guarantee for CDA of InsuranceSuite data into its AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets and provides confidence in the integrity of data available for customers.
    • CDA Operational Metrics: Establish visibility into CDA operations for authorized users with key performance metrics of latest batch write time, latency, and batch throughput.

Cloud Data Access (CDA) Resources:

Enhance Guidewire Cloud Platform administration with Self-Service S3 Access Management and Database Backup and Restore API

Self-service S3 Access Management:

A screenshot of Self-Service S3 Access Management
  • Benefits:
    • Enables GCC users to access storage provisioned by AWS Simple Storage Service (S3),
    • Creates consistency in access across InsuranceSuite and Cloud Data Access (CDA) buckets
    • Increases speed and efficiency of managing storage access

Database Backup and Restore API:

Screenshot of Database Backup and Restore API

Manage configuration resources for InsuranceSuite applications and cloud services with Lifecycle Manager

  • Benefits:
    • Developer-focused cloud service with industry-standard resource management: Lifecycle Manager replaces Workset Manager to provide industry-standard configuration, storage, versioning, and deployment of configuration resources for Guidewire cloud services used by Guidewire InsuranceSuite cloud applications.
    • Easier management of configuration resources: Use this required service to version and manage the lifecycle of configuration artifacts for cloud services that work with InsuranceSuite.

Lifecycle Manager Resources:


Expand analytics and business insights externally with Data Studio

Screenshot of Data Studio and it's expanded external analytics and business insights
  • Benefits:
    • Accelerate business insights time-to-value for InsuranceSuite data using business intelligence tools of your choice
    • Increase usability of business-ready datasets by enabling access from third-party reporting or data tools
    • Leverage near real-time latency for InsuranceSuite data in tools supporting ODBC/JDBC connectivity

Data Studio Resources:

Increase bind rate and improve loss ratio with Predict Analytics Manager in PolicyCenter

Screenshot of Predict Analytics Manager in PolicyCenter
  • Benefits:
    • Provide relevant data at point of need by embedding Predict, HazardHub, Cyence and third-party analytics models into underwriting workflows.
    • Manage risk across your portfolio by configuring risk factors, thresholds, contingencies, and recommendations.
    • Enable faster response times by automating rate, refer, and reject rules to focus underwriters’ attention on problematic cases.

Predict Analytics Manager Resources:

New and enhanced Cloud API endpoints

  • BillingCenter:
    • Enable suspense payments and self-service capabilities within BillingCenter, including the ability to change the bill date, payment plan, and payment method.
  • PolicyCenter:
    • Augment PolicyCenter functionality with the ability to create and manage audit jobs, link addresses for account and policy contacts, and specify document metadata using JSON only.

Cloud API resources on Guidewire Documentation:


Reduce development time with a new prebuilt Jutro template for Personal Auto First Notice of Loss (FNOL)

Screenshot of Jutro Prebuilt Template

  • Benefits:
    • More quickly deploy a digital First Notice of Loss experience for personal auto policyholders.
    • Enable your frontend development team with a template available for download directly from Jutro Web Apps and a supplemental Integration Gateway App available through Guidewire Marketplace that supports pause/resume functionality and photo/document uploads.
    • Simplify development of additional digital frontends by repurposing components, workflows and design patterns into other experiences.

FNOL Resources:

Increase speed to market with 35+ new and updated integrations in Guidewire Marketplace

A graph for the 35+ new and updated integrations in Guidewire Marketplace

The Guidewire Marketplace offers nearly 540 apps – including 260+ partner apps developed by 210 Solution partners. Each app is vetted by Guidewire to ensure compatibility, security, quality, and business value for our customers. You can also see nearly 100 Cloud Native apps that have been built from the ground up to run on Guidewire Cloud Platform to support scalability and can be updated without disruption.

Visit Guidewire Marketplace

Note: Want your app listed in the Guidewire Marketplace? Review the steps provided in this post to learn how to partner with Guidewire and get your app listed.

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Jonathan Michael

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Jonathan has spent the last 12 years developing and implementing customer-centric digital marketing strategies. As the Developer Evangelist at Guidewire, Jonathan will be focused on partnering with, and advocating for the success of, developers who use Guidewire's ecosystem to build a better tomorrow.

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