ATLANTA, September 7, 2006
Pivotal Corporation, a provider of relationship management (CRM) solutions to enterprise mid-market and blue chip organisations and a division of CDC Software, a leading global provider of enterprise software applications, will co-present with Mellon Asset Management, the global investment management company, at the Gartner Financial Services Summit at the Hilton Metropole, London at 3:50 pm on Monday 25th September.
Stephen Johns, head of eBusiness at Mellon Asset Management, will describe how and why Mellon implemented a single, integrated global contact management system, supporting its institutional and retail business worldwide. He will share the challenges that drove the decision to implement Pivotal CRM, the implementation process and the impact this has had on the business, both operationally and strategically. Jason Rushforth, General Manager, Pivotal Financial Services worldwide, will introduce Stephen Johns and provide a brief introductory overview of Pivotal CRM for Financial Services. Both speakers will be available for discussion before and after the session on Monday.
Gartner Financial Services Summit, Hilton Metropole, London, UK
Mellon Asset Management Presentation: Monday 25th September 2006 15:50-16:20 GMT
Mark Carlile, vice president, CDC Software, EMEA, comments: “This Gartner Summit is one of the key events in the European financial services calendar. We are delighted to be able to contribute as a Platinum sponsor. As competitive and margin pressures
increase the need to harness effective client management and unlock value, one of the challenges facing financial services organisations is how to do this quickly and effectively and on a regional or global scale.
“Financial Services is a key industry-focus for Pivotal worldwide. Our industry knowledge and expertise has enabled us to work with leading blue chip financial clients including Mellon Asset Management, to address these and other challenges and deliver real business value.”
The two day event, on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September, will be attended by over 350 senior European Financial Services executives to discuss trends and issues currently facing the financial services sector.
About Pivotal Corporation
Pivotal Corporation, a software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), is a leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) applications to help organizations create superior customer experiences. Pivotal's CRM applications offer rich functionality, a highly flexible application platform, a full application suite, and best-in-class customization abilities, all with a low total cost of ownership. Pivotal delivers software and services that are designed to produce meaningful increases in revenues, margins, and customer loyalty. More than 1,800 companies around the world have licensed Pivotal, including Farm Credit Services of America, WCI Communities, Premera Blue Cross, Qiagen, ESRI, AvMed Health Plans, Sharp Electronics Corporation, and CMS Cameron McKenna.
Pivotal's complete CRM software suite includes a powerful application platform and additional capabilities in analytics, mobile CRM, and partner management. For more information about Pivotal Corporation, please visit www.pivotal.com
About CDC Software
CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company™, is a provider of enterprise software applications designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience while increasing efficiencies and profitability. CDC Software’s product suite includes the Pivotal CRM (customer relationship management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, Ross ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management), IMI warehouse management and order management, Platinum China HR (human resource) and business analytics solutions.
These industry-specific solutions are used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. The company completes its offerings with a full continuum of services that span the life cycle of technology and software applications, including implementation, project consulting, outsourced business services, application management and offshore development. CDC Software is the enterprise software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and is ranked number 18 on the Manufacturing Business Technology 2006 Global 100 List of Enterprise and Supply Chain Management Application vendors. For more information, please visit www.cdcsoftware.com.
About CDC Corporation
The CDC family of companies includes CDC Software focused on enterprise software applications and services, CDC Mobile focused on mobile applications, CDC Games focused on online games, and China.com focused on portals for the greater China markets. For more information about CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), please visit www.cdccorporation.net.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and includes statements relating to the ability of the use of Pivotal CRM to increase visibility of operational performance, streamline processes, capitalise on market opportunity, manage growth and improve margins. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties and changes in circumstances. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements including, among others: the conditions of the financial service industry; the continued ability of Pivotal to address industry-specific requirements; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing enterprise software and services; development of new functionalities which would allow customers to compete more effectively and changes in the type of information required to compete in the industry. Further information on risks or other factors that could cause results to differ are detailed in filings or submissions with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission made by our parent, CDC Corporation, including its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2005 on Form 20-F filed on June 21, 2006. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to management as of the date of the press release, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward looking statements which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company assumes no obligation to update or alter the forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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