Pegasystems Appoints Jon Pellant Director of Product Management for PegaRULES

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec 18, 2001 — Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA) today strengthened its commitment to the commercialization of its PegaRULES software by appointing Jon Pellant, former vice president of Technology for Firepond, as director of Product Management for PegaRULES, Pegasystems' patented business rule development and deployment technology. Pellant will lead the efforts to define product requirements, coordinate product launches, and support PegaRULES sales and marketing activities.

"I believe Pegasystems' rules-centric approach to application development, used with the PegaRULES technology, will help enable enterprises to react to changing market and customer demands while helping to reduce deployment and maintenance expense when compared with classical code-based development," said Pellant. "I am excited to be part of a company that is leveraging its 18 years of experience in rules-based technology to take advantage of this emerging market."

According to Michael Barnes, senior program director, META Group, by 2002, rules engines will become an integral part of business process automation solutions, which will be complementary to application servers and enterprise application integration (EAI) solutions.

"Jon brings proven industry experience and knowledge of both rules and decision support technology to the PegaRULES team," said Paul McNulty, vice president of PegaRULES. "We are confident that Jon's expertise in product, service, and technical marketing will be an asset in helping to drive the commercialization of the PegaRULES technology."

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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

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