Pegasystems Highlighted in Independent Study of BPM Developer Productivity
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — June 19, 2007 — Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the Leader in Business Process Management, today released the summary results of a study to measure software developer productivity.
The results of the study, which was commissioned by Pegasystems and performed independently by Kanbay Incorporated, a Capgemini Group Company, shows developer productivity gains of five times or greater for organizations using SmartBPM® instead of manually coding with Java in the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The highest gains were achieved when developing and changing business applications that automate policies and procedures, provide a rich user experience, are versioned or changed frequently, and are tested and deployed quickly.
"The results of this Kanbay study are extremely gratifying to us because they confirm through independent analysis what our Fortune 500 customers have been telling us for years. The productivity for SmartBPM users in developing and changing applications that automate policies and procedures far exceeds legacy code generation tools," said Alan Trefler, president and CEO, Pegasystems. "By allowing users to directly capture their policies and procedures into our SmartBPM software, we see a huge reduction in the time it takes to plan, test, and deploy solutions that change and improve iteratively as required by the business."
Kanbay established two separate teams to conduct the study. One team used version 5.2 of the Pegasystems SmartBPM suite, and the other team used Eclipse IDE for Java development. To ensure consistency the two teams had comparable skill levels and the results were peer reviewed.
"Kanbay has strong expertise on Java and BPM technologies, and we execute large projects that leverage exemplary software development capabilities," said Aparna Katre, head of Technology Development and Integration for Capgemini Financial Services Strategic Business Unit. "We are engaged with Fortune 500 customers in international banking and global insurance organizations and are excited to be part of this objective study."
Pegasystems will host a webinar on June 26 to show the results of the study in detail. Kanbay representatives will participate and will be available to discuss the study. Individuals may go to http://pega.webex.com to register for the webinar and receive a copy of the study.
On February 8, 2007 Kanbay was acquired by Capgemini, one of the world's leaders in consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, which it calls the "Collaborative Business Experience." Capgemini reported 2006 global revenues of EUR 7.7 billion and employs approximately 75,000 people in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. More information is available at www.capgemini.com .
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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