Standard Pacific Homes Selects Pivotal Homebuilder

One of the largest homebuilders in the United States chooses Pivotal to streamline the home-buying experience

Vancouver, B.C., September 22, 2004 — Pivotal Corporation, a CDC Software company, and a leading CRM solution provider for mid-sized enterprises, today announced that Standard Pacific Corp., one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, has selected Pivotal Homebuilder FrontOffice to support and streamline sales processes throughout the regions in which it operates.

Based in Irvine California, Standard Pacific is one of the top homebuilders in the United States with operations in major metropolitan areas in California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida and the Carolinas. During its 38-year history, the company has built more than 65,000 homes covering a wide range of prices and sizes. Standard Pacific also provides mortgage financing and title services to its homebuyers through its subsidiaries and joint ventures. With its geographic presence rapidly expanding, record home closures and 2003 homebuilding revenues increasing 25% to more than $2.3 billion, Standard Pacific required an enterprise-wide system to enhance sales efficiencies across the many regions in which it operates. The company selected Pivotal Homebuilder FrontOffice for its comprehensive functionality, flexibility, and ability to easily integrate to other corporate systems. Pivotal’s close collaboration with the homebuilding industry was also a key factor during the selection process.

Pivotal Homebuilder FrontOffice features industry-specific sales functionality and best-in-class customization capabilities, providing builders with an application that can match sales process requirements across markets. And, with integration to Microsoft Outlook, agents can create, edit and manage emails within Pivotal, and link emails with attachments (such as quotes and contracts) to any business object, including prospects, customers, and service requests.

According to Divesh Sisodraker, president and CEO, Pivotal, “Standard Pacific Homes is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States and a leader in its industry. We are thrilled that Standard Pacific has chosen Pivotal Homebuilder FrontOffice to improve sales efficiencies and enhance the home-buying experience. Pivotal has been working closely with major homebuilders across the United States to truly identify and develop the functionality that addresses their unique business needs.”

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Pivotal Corporation, a software unit of chinadotcom corporation [NASDAQ: CHINA], is a leading CRM company that is 100 percent purpose-built to serve the demanding requirements of mid-sized enterprises – a powerful, highly flexible application platform, a complete set of CRM applications, and low-cost, results-producing implementation services. Pivotal delivers software and services that are designed to produce meaningful increases in revenues, margins and customer loyalty for companies and business units in the revenue range of $100 million to $3 billion. More than 1,700 companies around the world have licensed Pivotal including: Centex Homes, Farm Credit Services of America, Premera Blue Cross, Qiagen, Sharp Electronics Corporation, and WellCare Health Plans.

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