Press Release

October 4, 2013

Pegasystems Announces Partner Upgrade Innovation Centers for Pega Platform

Program facilitates successful and efficient upgrade journeys for clients.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 4, 2013 Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and a leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, today announced that the company has extended its Pega-Partner Upgrade Innovation Centers to include migration to the company’s latest Pega 7 release. This program provides Pegasystems’ clients with vital expertise and best practices to upgrade organizations on the company’s latest Build for Change® technology.

The Pega-Partner Upgrade Innovation Centers enable clients to take advantage of Pegasystems’ significant investment in research and development to help innovate, reinvent, and transform their businesses. Two of Pegasystems’ trusted partners, Cognizant and Virtusa, are providing clients with dedicated upgrade resources and services to customers around the world. Pegasystems clients are also able to work with any Pegasystems partner organization for upgrade and migration support.

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“The Pega-Partner Upgrade Innovation Centers enable our clients to leverage the expertise of our trusted partner organizations to help drive further success within their organizations,” said John Barone, Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at Pegasystems. “Pega provides better business solutions that enable our clients to engage their customers, innovate, and transform their businesses. This program represents a significant commitment by our partner organizations to provide clients with best practices that operationalize the upgrade process to help take best advantage of new features and capabilities.”

“We are pleased to be able to accelerate Pega upgrades for clients through our support of the Pega-Partner Upgrade Innovation Centers. Through this program, we can help maximize existing applications more quickly and cost-effectively, while enabling clients to take optimal advantage especially of the new Pega 7 features,” said Peter Grambs, Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions Practice at Cognizant. “This program will enable us to accelerate the upgrade process for clients across a number of industries so that the new features in Pega 7 can have a meaningful impact on their innovation and business transformation endeavors.”

"Pega 7 represents a paradigm shift in how our clients develop and roll out new solutions," said Stuart Chandler, Vice President and Global Head of BPM Practice at Virtusa. "This dramatic change and the benefits that they provide have driven significant interest amongst our clients in upgrading sooner rather than later. Because of this clear demand, we have prepared our teams and are well positioned to support the Pega-Partner Upgrade Innovation Centers."

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About Pegasystems
Pegasystems Build for Change® technology is the heart of better business software. It delivers business agility and empowers leading organizations to rapidly close execution gaps and seize new opportunities. Pegasystems is the recognized leader in business process management and is also ranked as a leader in customer relationship management software by leading industry analysts. For more information, please visit us at


About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovative engineering. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive the business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.

Virtusa is a registered trademark of Virtusa Corporation.  All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.


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