Pegasystems Announces Record Revenue for Third Quarter and First Nine Months

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – November 6, 2008 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of  2008. Total revenue for the third quarter of 2008 increased 25% to $52.7 million, compared to the third quarter of 2007. License revenue for the third quarter of 2008 increased 30% to $17.9 million, compared to the third quarter of 2007. Net income for the third quarter of 2008 was $2.4 million, compared to $3.5 million for the third quarter of 2007.

Total revenue for the first nine months of 2008 increased 32% to $152.3 million, compared to the same period last year. License revenue increased 42% to $51.2 million, compared to the same period last year.  Net income for the first nine months of 2008 was $8.1 million, compared to $5.2 million for the same period last year. The Company generated $32.9 million in cash flow from operations in the first nine months of 2008 and ended the third quarter with $171.4 million in cash and short-term investments. The following table presents selected financial information for the third quarter and first nine months of 2008 and 2007:

Pegasystems Q3 2008 Earnings
Fig. 1 Selected Financial Information for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2008 and 2007 (click for details)

Business Perspective
"I am pleased that in our 25th year, we have set new records for revenue in every quarter. Our continued growth in today's challenging economic times is simply because our new and existing customers are realizing a revolutionary level of business agility through our Build for Change® technology. This was demonstrated throughout our recent PegaWORLD BPM user conference where, despite economic conditions, attendance was 35% higher than last year's record registrations. Our customers and partners show that our Build for Change® technology significantly reduces time to market of new products; provides the ability to attack new market segments; and increases customer loyalty while reducing operational costs," said Alan Trefler, Pegasystems' Chairman and CEO.

"In the quarter we also announced SmartBPM® Platform as a Service. This is the BPM industry's first Platform-as-a-service capability and is targeted at large corporate and public sector clients who want the benefits of cloud computing and software as a service without the risks, liabilities and limitations inherent in traditional SaaS offerings," concluded Mr. Trefler.

Craig Dynes, Pegasystems' CFO, added, "In spite of the current economy, license signings for the third quarter were the second highest in the Company's history.  With all the economic reports forecasting a recession, we are working hard on our Q4 pipeline to keep the momentum up into next year."

Messrs. Trefler and Dynes will be hosting a conference call and live Webcast associated with this announcement at 9:00 a.m. ET on November 7, 2008. Dial-in information is as follows: (877) 419-6600 (domestic) or (719) 325-4879 (international).

To listen to the Webcast log onto www.pega.com at least 5 minutes prior to the event's broadcast and click on the Webcast icon in the Investor Relations section. A replay of the call will also be available on www.pega.com in the Investor Relations section Audio Archives link.

To view all financial schedules and a complete copy of the press release, see the PDF version.

Forward-Looking Statements
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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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