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HomeServe Selects Pegasystems to Drive Business Transformation

Pega Chosen to Deploy New Services, Assist With Operational Efficiency and Drive Modernisation

READING, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 -- HomeServe today announced that it has selected Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA) to build a new technology platform that will enable it to deploy a single view of all interactions with its Customers and rationalise legacy systems and processes. HomeServe provides home assistance services to over 5.1 million Customers in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and the United States. The programme will enable the company to continue to put a greater focus on its Customers, and offer multi-channel, multi-partner process efficiency and service delivery across multiple territories.

HomeServe publicly stated that its Board had agreed to invest in a new packaged IT system which would be implemented across the entire business. With a substantial investment amounting to around £30 million, HomeServe expects to see operational benefits in FY2015 and to accrue financial benefits beginning in FY2016.

Richard Harpin, Group CEO, HomeServe comments, "Our view is simple. If we give our People the right tools for the job, they can get it right for our Customers, and that will make our business successful. That's where Pega comes in. We feel that selecting the right partners is key to driving these outcomes and growing our business globally, which is why, after a very rigorous process, we have chosen to use Pega software to support us."

To satisfy the needs of such an extensive transformation programme, Pega will deliver a single, comprehensive unified platform, which will deliver significant benefits across the entire customer and product lifecycle and will enable HomeServe to achieve and sustain global standardisation. Pega will accomplish this while taking into account all of HomeServe's business imperatives across its different markets, including the need to grow sustainably in a highly regulated UK market and the need to rapidly onboard affinity partners in the United States to take advantage of their unique position in the market.

Alan Trefler, Pegasystems Founder and CEO, said, "HomeServe is an exciting new customer for Pega and it has exactly the right set of objectives that we as a company seek out and excel at helping to achieve. I have every confidence that HomeServe will transform its business and I'm honoured that they have chosen to undertake this journey with Pega.

Harpin concludes, "There is no doubt that our partnership with Pega will contribute greatly to the ongoing transformation of our business; they are coming in at a very important point in our journey, and their expertise and experience will add to our future success."

Pega has extensive experience with transformational projects for leading organisations across the globe. To find out more go to www.pega.com

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Pegasystems Build for Change® Platform 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 leverages its recognized leadership in Business Process Management (BPM), Multi-Channel Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Rules, and Adaptive Analytics to uniquely give its clients the power to engage customers, simplify operations and Build For Change®. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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