Guidewire Software, a provider of software solutions to property/casualty insurers, has expanded its global partner program, PartnerConnect, with the addition of a new affiliate Partner level.

According to Guidewire, PartnerConnect is designed for IT and consulting services companies in the process of building depth in their Guidewire implementation experience.

Additionally, the company has added Cognizant and HCL Technologies as its inaugural partners in relation to the introduction of the affiliate partner level.

As a part of expansion, the Affiliate Partner level establishes a framework to assist members to acquire the necessary expertise and credentials to ensure successful customer experiences.

Guidewire said, this new tier provides members with the benefits of a methodology to strengthen their working relationship with Guidewire, deepen their knowledge of the company’s products and help grow their Guidewire practice.

Guidewire global alliances director Michelle Lynch said its strong partner eco-system has consistently made significant contributions and the frim look forward to extending and strengthening the global implementation capabilities even further with the addition of new PartnerConnect Affiliate Partners.