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Pegasystems Empowers SAP Clients to Rapidly Address Growth Initiatives and Improve Agility

Process Extender for SAP(R) Business Suite Enables Organizations to Innovate and Differentiate Their Operations

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and a leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, today announced that the company is significantly upgrading ERP solutions with its new Pega Process Extender, which enables organizations to rapidly leverage SAP applications with new work automation and user experience capabilities.

Pega has significant experience complementing SAP applications, and large enterprises can now take advantage of all of Pega's market-leading BPM, dynamic case management and next-best-action solutions to unlock and leverage the data, logic and processes in SAP. Combining Pega and SAP has proven to improve the speed and accuracy with which clients bring new products to market and better serve internal and external constituencies.

"Over 60% of our customer base uses SAP to handle ERP processes, with Pega's dynamic case management solutions interacting with SAP to get work done across the enterprise," said Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO at Pegasystems. "With Pega, organizations can use our Process Extender to keep up with the pace of change in their business, while maximizing their SAP investments. This enables our clients to rapidly seize business opportunities, improve the customer experience, and meet increasing regulatory requirements."

"Forrester identified a tipping point two years ago away from the corset of enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry best practices toward investments in frameworks and platforms that enable app customization without writing and testing code and without jeopardizing upgrade path," wrote George Lawrie, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., in an August 10, 2011 report, Delivering Custom Apps for Competitive Advantage.

The Pegasystems Process Extender provides a comprehensive suite of no-code business services that provide rapid, high-performance, easy to use NetWeaver and ERP Central Component (ECC) connections to interoperate with ERP data, SAP Business Transaction Events and Business add-ins. This allows businesses to have visibility, control, and agility over the entire process of getting work done, and leverage the valuable data, logic and processes locked in their ERP system. The Process Extender for SAP Business Suite is currently available for all Pegasystems products, and can be implemented either on-premise or in the cloud.

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Pegasystems revolutionizes how leading organizations optimize customer experience and automate operations. Our patented Build for Change® technology empowers business people to create and evolve their critical business systems. Pegasystems is the recognized leader in business process management and is also ranked as a leader in customer relationship management software by leading industry analysts. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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