Pegasystems' Software Boosts Health of Customer Care for a Leading British Healthcare Organization

Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), experts in rules-driven business process management (BPM), today announced that BUPA (British United Provident Association), a leading global healthcare organization headquartered in the UK, has gone live with Pegasystems' customer service management software. First announced in January of last year, BUPA has implemented Pegasystems' customer management system to improve customer care and process management over the Web and through its call centers.


Pegasystems has been working closely with BUPA to add enhanced functionality for resolving customer complaints, helping BUPA manage customer inquiries consistently and accurately across its business. The implementation's second phase has included the expansion of the Pegasystems solution across BUPA's service and sales divisions, helping to manage the customer experience throughout the life-cycle of a health policy.


The Pegasystems complaints solution interfaces with existing systems across BUPA, and brings together data that provides a rules-driven, customer-centric approach to managing each service interaction. Pegasystems' intelligent process management enables customer requests to be automatically processed or routed to an appropriate service representative to help provide timely and consistent customer responses. BUPA's own best business practices are configured in the software, which helps guide the service representatives to provide customized, personalized service to each individual inquiry.


"We are radically changing the way we deliver service across our business so we can help to maximize positive interactions with our customers and sales teams in a cost-effective manner," said Uwe Natho, IT director, BUPA. "Pegasystems software takes a large amount of data from our legacy systems and turns it into useful information that allows us to deliver a more personalized service to our customers."


Pegasystems has worked closely with BUPA to build a flexible system architecture based on customizable business rules, which can be easily adapted to meet frequently changing market demands.


"We have created a strategic framework for customer service that is highly adaptable to growth across BUPA's business," said David Wells, vice president, Financial Services and Emerging Markets, Pegasystems. "We have worked closely with BUPA to design a rules-based system that maximizes its strength in healthcare and our expertise in service, helping to secure the highest possible level of service for each BUPA customer."


About BUPA


BUPA is a global health and care organization, with nearly four million members in 190 countries worldwide. As a provident association, BUPA has no shareholders to pay. This means that any profits can be reinvested in better schemes and services for the benefit of all its customers. Founded in 1947, the organization has 40,000 staff members in the UK, plus more than 1,500 employees in BUPA's international on-site offices, located in Ireland, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia. BUPA also owns Sanitas, the leading private healthcare organization in Spain. For more information about BUPA visit: www.bupa.com


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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 www.pega.com.

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