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Farmer’s Mutual Group Selects OnBase by Hyland to Streamline Crucial Business Processes

Farmer's Mutual Group (FMG), New Zealand's leading rural insurer, has selected OnBase by Hyland through regional Platinum Partner ECM360, to extend its Guidewire InsuranceSuite™. With its recent transition to Guidewire, FMG identified the need for enterprise content management (ECM) to better manage documents and information throughout the enterprise. FMG selected OnBase through ECM360, because of the close partnership Hyland, creator of OnBase has with Guidewire, seamlessly combining two leading software solutions for end-to-end processing to increase operational efficiency and productivity and deliver exceptional customer service.

With OnBase, FMG will gain full access to the breadth of functionality in ECM, securely capturing and storing all policy related documents electronically and linking them to the associated claims and policy information in Guidewire. Insurance adjusters and other personnel at FMG will gain instant access to all supporting documents and data, directly from Guidewire ClaimCenter, eliminating the extra time needed to search through multiple applications, file shares or paper records and giving adjusters more accurate information.

'While working with FMG it became clear very early on that they place a strong focus on investing in operating practices that will enhance the service they can provide clients,' said Roy Godwin, project lead at ECM360. 'OnBase will help FMG achieve that by giving employees greater support by accessing any document directly from Guidewire, which in turn will accelerate their ability to respond to clients' queries.'

Activities generated in Guidewire automatically trigger processes in OnBase to start a related workflow assigning tasks and alerts to relevant employees, including automatic generation of acknowledgement letters and requests for additional information, allowing adjusters to focus on higher value tasks.

'Thanks to ECM360 and OnBase we will have total visibility into the status of processes, documents and information. It will also improve the work we already do to meet our legal retention requirements,' said Geoff Yeats, FMG's general manager – business information services. 'The flexibility and scalability in OnBase allows us to extend our Guidewire solution to achieve the results we need today whilst ensuring we stay nimble and continue to enhance client and employee satisfaction.'

As a Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Solution member, and having completed the Ready for Guidewire accelerator validation process, the OnBase integration for Guidewire helps reduce core system integration timeframes and increases usability and productivity. To learn more about the OnBase and Guidewire integration visit OnBase.com/Insurance.