Pegasystems Selected by EDS to Support Post-Office Card Account Through UK Post Office; Pegasystems to Provide Customer Service Support to Post-Office Card Accounts
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 10, 2003 — Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), a leader in rules-driven business process management software, today announced that it was selected by EDS to provide call center software to support a rollout of electronic card-based accounts being launched through the UK Post Office™ when the UK Government changes the way benefit payments are made in April of this year.
EDS was awarded a contract by Post Office Ltd. in March 2002 to provide a full spectrum of business process outsourcing services to support the payment of benefits directly into Post Office card accounts, beginning April, 2003. Pegasystems will work with EDS to provide call center software to the Post Office, which will help enable it to manage information regarding the status of an individual's account, including payment queries, account status, support for lost and stolen cards and PIN numbers, plus the processing of applications for new accounts.
Pegasystems' rules-driven software will provide the front-end application to the EDS solution, providing 350 customer service representatives (CSRs) with a single window of customer information to help provide timely and effective resolution of queries. As part of the implementation at the Post Office, Pegasystems software will integrate with existing applications and legacy systems to retrieve customer data to resolve an inquiry. This provides the CSR with an historic view of a customer account in order to help fulfill a service request efficiently.
"Our work with the UK's Inland Revenue and now the UK Post Office is evidence of a growing trend in government to be more customer-centric," said Henry Ancona, president and COO, Pegasystems. "Our patented software — based on a powerful rules engine to deliver 'simply smart' BPM — is designed to help support this trend through a customer service platform intended to help fulfill the needs of both end users and customers."
In July of last year, Pegasystems announced that EDS had selected its software as one of the business process management platforms of choice for use within the Inland Revenue in the UK.
About Post Office Ltd.
The Post Office and the Post Office symbol are registered trademarks of Post Office Ltd. in the UK and other countries. The Post Office has over 17,500 branches across the UK and serves 28 million customers each week. For further information, visit www.postoffice.co.uk. Benefit claimants will still be able to collect their benefits in cash from Post Office branches from April by using their existing account if they bank with one of the Post Office's banking partners, through a basic bank account or through a Post Office™ card account.
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