May 13, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Chooses Cloud-Based Property and Casualty Software Offered by Accenture

Accenture Duck Creek Suite to be delivered through a Software as a Service Model

NEW YORK; May 13, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced an agreement with Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) to deploy the Accenture Duck Creek Suite through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model to support the insurer’s policy, claims and billing functions. The fully integrated system will be hosted by the Accenture Cloud Platform and will enable BHSI to consolidate and streamline business processes on a single hosted platform, helping the insurer to quickly adapt to changing market demands, enhance customer service and maintain competitively lower operating costs.

“Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance is a rapidly growing business and needs a robust and flexible core insurance IT platform that gives us a competitive advantage,” said James O. Roser, CIO, BHSI. “We expect Accenture Duck Creek to help us achieve key business objectives including accelerated product launches, enhanced claims management and a streamlined billing process. The combination of the full-scale functionality of the Accenture Duck Creek Suite and its ability to offer these capabilities as a cloud solution makes Accenture the ideal business partner for this highly strategic initiative.”

“Organizations in the financial services industry are increasingly looking for leading software capabilities delivered through cloud services to help boost their productivity and get a faster return on technology investments,” said John M. Cusano, global managing director for Accenture’s Insurance practice. “By leveraging a cloud-based SaaS model to enhance its policy, claims and billing functions, BHSI will be able to better manage IT costs, while benefiting from a scalable single core system that it can rely on to help improve business agility and support its growth agenda.”

The Accenture Duck Creek Suite includes Duck Creek Billing, Claims and Policy solutions, which can be implemented individually or as part of a broader migration strategy. The award-winning suite is designed to help property and casualty insurers of all sizes to improve customer service and lower costs by enabling them to configure products, transact lines of business and process claims more efficiently.

About Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance ( provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines insurance and programs for customers across the U.S. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has regional underwriting offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. For more information, contact

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is

Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve high performance. Its home page is For Accenture Duck Creek software, its home page is Accenture’s P&C insurance software is part of Accenture Property & Casualty Insurance Services. By applying its extensive industry knowledge to continuously enhance its software, Accenture helps insurers reduce operating costs, and drive growth through better customer interaction and product innovation.

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