Insurance Industry Report Says Pegasystems Should Be On Insurers' Short List of Vendors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 15, 2004 — International research firm Celent Communications has recommended Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA) as one of the top three providers of business process management (BPM) solutions to the insurance industry, and the only company with a fully integrated, complete business-rules engine.


In its recently released research report, "Business Process Management Vendor Evaluations," Celent said Pegasystems' PegaRULES Process Commander "should be on most insurers' short lists" when they consider a complete BPM solution. The Celent report reviewed BPM offerings from seven different vendors.


Celent defined a complete BPM solution as enabling the design, integration, execution, monitoring and optimization of workflows between people and applications. Pegasystems has all four elements that enable those functions: core BPM elements, three user pairs (human-to-human, human-to-system and system-to-system), content management and a business rules engine. Of the seven vendors reviewed, only Pegasystems has a fully developed business rules engine. Celent noted the "close relationship between business process management and business rules engines" as one of the market's key dynamics.


"As the only fully integrated business process management and business-rules engine solution, PegaRULES Process Commander gives insurers a 'once and done' option to obtain both solutions with a single purchase decision," the report says. It adds, "PegaRULES Process Commander brings good design and robust functionality to both its BPM and BRE sides."


Process Commander Version 4 enables large companies to respond to changing customer, market and competitive conditions by creating and/or changing applications and automated processes in days, not months. Process Commander's easy-to-use interfaces and BAM capabilities enable business line managers to create, monitor and change the critical processes that comprise true BPM — not just the receiving, routing and reporting of complex customer and partner work, but more importantly, the researching, responding and resolving of that work.


"Celent's report is great validation of our belief that BPM solutions are most effective when they have a strong rules foundation," said Pegasystems COO Henry Ancona. "A rules-based approach provides business users with agility in the face of complexity and rapid change — precisely the conditions that insurers deal with every day."


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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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