eLoyalty Joins Pegasystems Alliance Program; eLoyalty to Design and Implement Customer Loyalty Solutions Based on PegaRULES Process Commander

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & LAKE FOREST, Ill., Mar 3, 2003 — Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), a provider of smart business process management (BPM) software, today announced that it has signed eLoyalty, a leading enterprise CRM services and solutions company (NASDAQ: ELOY), as a Services Partner to support the sale and implementation of PegaRULES Process Commander. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will participate in joint sales and marketing initiatives focused on providing PegaRULES Process Commander solutions. eLoyalty will design and implement client specific customer loyalty solutions using PegaRULES Process Commander. Currently, both organizations are working to deliver rules-based, customer service solution to one of the nation's largest publicly held financial services companies.


With deep expertise in customer service and marketing, eLoyalty helps clients develop and implement leading-edge customer relationship management capabilities. eLoyalty's Loyalty Value Analytics (LVA) methodology enables clients to quantify, prioritize and track the economic impact of a company's customer management initiatives across the enterprise. Using its LVA methodology, eLoyalty can quantify the impact that rules-driven BPM will provide for a client.


"Thanks to our partnership with eLoyalty, our alliance program is gaining significant momentum," said Paul McNulty, vice president, PegaRULES, Pegasystems. "eLoyalty has both the depth of experience and knowledge in BPM and Java-based technology to quickly implement our rules-driven BPM software for our joint customers, for their ultimate gain."


"Effective implementation of business rules is critical to creating value from customer initiatives. Pegasystems' technology will help our clients ensure that they are managing each customer interaction in the manner they desire to optimize their relationship," said Jay Istvan, vice president of Strategy and Marketing for eLoyalty. "Furthermore, Pegasystems' rules technology allows customers to rapidly respond to changes in business demands, which will give our customers added agility."


Pegasystems' has built an extensive Alliance Program, comprised of three types of partnership: Services Partners, Solution Partners, and Technology Partners. Services Partners are system integrators and consultants that scope, design, build, deploy, and/or manage client specific Pegasystems-based implementations. Solution Partners are software development companies that develop repeatable market-specific solutions, based on a combination of partner and Pegasystems technology. Technology Partners are companies that interact with, complement, or add value to Pegasystems technology.


PegaRULES Process Commander enables companies to develop, implement and manage a horizontal set of BPM solutions. It combines a patented enterprise rules engine with application tools designed for developing, deploying, managing and evolving enterprise-wide business processes.


About eLoyalty


eLoyalty is a leading management consulting, systems integration and managed services company focused on optimizing customer interactions. With professionals in offices throughout North America and Europe, eLoyalty's broad range of enterprise Customer Relationship Management (CRM) related services and solutions include creating customer strategies; defining technical architectures; selecting, implementing and integrating best-of-breed CRM software applications; and providing ongoing support for multivendor systems. The combination of eLoyalty's methodologies and technical expertise enables eLoyalty to deliver the tangible economic benefits of customer loyalty for its Global 2000 clients. For more information about eLoyalty, visit www.eloyalty.com or call 877-2ELOYAL.


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Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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