Pegasystems Announces Record Increase in Registrations at its Annual BPM Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – October 15, 2008 – Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA), the industry leader in BPM software, today announced that the company’s annual BPM conference, PegaWORLD, has achieved a 35 percent increase in registration for this year’s event, PegaWORLD Agility 08, over the company’s record breaking 2007 attendance. 

Pegasystems is attributing this growth, in light of current economic headwinds, to the compelling returns that its customers have been realizing through their use of Pegasystems’ Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. PegaWORLD brings together BPM visionaries from the world’s leading organizations to discuss best practices, share results, and promote the most effective uses for BPM in the enterprise. PegaWORLD features case studies from more than 20 leading global organizations that have adopted “Build for Change” technology to increase their business agility. It also provides existing users and those new to BPM with practical training sessions designed to make their BPM implementations more effective.

Pegasystems partner community is also establishing record growth in registrations for attendance and sponsorships. This increase is a reflection of the growth of the Pega ecosystem over the past year, culminating in an event that has grown in both reach and stature. The partner community has seen strong demand from their customers for Pegasystems solutions, and they have responded by boosting the development of their Pegasystems focused practices.

The agenda for PegaWORLD Agility 08 includes keynote addresses by Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO of Pegasystems; Lew Fischer, Senior Vice President and Group Manager-Operations, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Mhayse Samalya, President of Farmers Commercial Business Insurance, Farmers Insurance Group; George Colony, Founder and CEO, Forrester Research; and Congressman Barney Frank, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. 

“The strength of this year’s agenda and registrations are proof that PegaWORLD has developed into the premier event for the BPM community,” said Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO of Pegasystems. “The fact that we have seen such a tremendous registration increase in the current economic climate is a testament to the benefits that organizations have realized through their use of BPM, and PegaWORLD is an opportunity for all attendees to share experiences and best practices.” 

PegaWORLD Agility ’08 is taking place at Washington D.C.’s Gaylord National Resort October 19 – 21, 2008, and is the largest Pegasystems customer event in the company’s 25 year history. For more information on PegaWORLD Agility 08, please visit www.pegaworld2008.com.

About Pegasystems

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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