Vancouver, Canada, June 13, 2000
Leading supplier of Microsoft-based eBusiness solutions honored at the British Columbia Technology Industry Awards
— Pivotal Corporation (Nasdaq: PVTL), The eBusiness Relationship Company, today announced that it has been named "Company of the Year" by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BC TIA). Pivotal received the award based on business excellence and global product execution.
Recognized as the "Academy Awards" of the British Columbia technology industry, the sold-out BC TIA awards banquet was held on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Center. Pivotal's president and CEO, Norm Francis, delivered the keynote address at the prestigious gala dinner, which was attended by more than 700 technology professionals.
"We are absolutely delighted to recognize Pivotal for its phenomenal achievements in the past twelve months," said Catherine Schachtel, director of operations, BC TIA. "Pivotal has not only raised the technology bar for the BC hi-tech industry, but it has also raised the technology standard for eBusiness globally."
According to Norm Francis, president and CEO of Pivotal, "We are honored to receive this award from the British Columbia Technology Industry Association. Judged and selected by our peers in the technology industry, this prestigious award validates and recognizes the accomplishments Pivotal has achieved as a result of our dedication, innovation, creativity and execution."
Other recent achievements for Pivotal include two prestigious Microsoft Industry Solutions Awards for technology excellence and the "Gold Best-in-Class" award at the First Annual Users Choice Awards. Recently, the company was named an "eBusiness Winner" by Upside Magazine while its flagship product, Pivotal eRelationship 2000, was named one of the "Top 15 Software for 2000" by ISM.
Pivotal Corporation, The eBusiness Relationship Company, enables organizations, globally, to increase revenue and improve customer loyalty by providing highly scalable, Microsoft-based Internet solutions for managing relationships between customers, employees, and business partners. Pivotal's eRelationship 2000 solution provides integrated applications for eSelling, eMarketing, eCommerce, and eService, and an industrial-strength Internet platform for building and deploying personalized, intelligent Web sites for customers and business partners integrated with context-sensitive Web portals for front-office employees. Pivotal solutions are designed for Web, wireless and hosted deployment, and are provided on a flexible license, lease, or subscription basis to support a wide variety of business models.
Pivotal solutions are sold in 34 countries and available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese and Chinese. Pivotal's worldwide customer base includes more than 800 organizations in traditional, commercial and public market sectors and the new digital economy, including KPMG, CornerDrugstore.com, Ericsson, Medpool.com, Nissan Motor Corp., HarperCollins Publishing, Deutsche Bank, Trader.com, Southern Company, Lucent Technologies, NEC, Deloitte & Touche, Principal Financial Group and Red Cross Australia.
Pivotal is a public company traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol "PVTL" and can be found on the Web at http://www.pivotal.com.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results of events to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: rapid technological changes in the industry; volatility in the market price of the company's common stock; the company's ability to successfully manage its growth; the ability to maintain and grow successful third party relationships, to improve current products and develop new products, to adequately protect the company's proprietary rights, and other factors as described in the company's SEC filings. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, individual results may vary, and we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements or other future events. Moreover, neither we nor anyone else assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of forward-looking statements.