CDC Software Estimates Third Quarter License Revenue Is Expected To Be In Line or Better Than Street Consensus Estimates

Shanghai, Atlanta, October 13, 2009 — CDC Software Corporation (NASDAQ: CDCS), a global provider of enterprise software applications and services, today announced that, based on preliminary financial projections and estimates, the company expects license revenue to be in the range of (U.S.)$7.4 million to (U.S.)$7.6 million for the third quarter of 2009, compared to (U.S.)$7.8 million in the second quarter of 2009 and (U.S.)$7.1 million in the first quarter of this year.

These estimates for CDC Software’s third quarter 2009 license revenue are in line with First Call consensus estimates from analysts, which are (U.S.)$7.4 million.

For the third quarter 2009, license revenue from new logo business increased to 24 percent  from 12 percent in the second quarter.  Of CDC Software’s top 10 deals in the third quarter, six were in the food and beverage and financial services/insurance markets. 

 “Despite the seasonal factors which impact the third quarter for most enterprise software companies, our third quarter license revenue is expected to be higher than the first quarter,” said Peter Yip, CEO of CDC Software. “We also are very pleased that third quarter license revenue from new logo customers has doubled in the third quarter compared to the previous quarter. With the current fourth quarter, our sales pipeline has grown for four consecutive quarters, including a cross-selling pipeline that is the strongest ever for the fourth quarter. In fact, we already closed several new deals early into this quarter and remain cautiously optimistic for our prospects in the fourth quarter.”


About CDC Software

CDC Software (NASDAQ: CDCS), The Customer-Driven Company™, is a provider of enterprise software applications and services designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience while increasing efficiencies and profitability. CDC Software's product suite includes: CDC Factory (manufacturing operations management), CDC Ross ERP (enterprise resource planning), CDC Supply Chain (supply chain management , warehouse management and order management),CDC X-alert (real-time event management),  e-M-POWER (discrete manufacturing), CDC Pivotal CRM and Saratoga CRM (customer relationship management), CDC Respond (customer complaint and feedback management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, CDC HRM (human resources) and business analytics solutions.

These industry-specific solutions are used by more than 6,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, 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, technical support and IT consulting. For more information, please visit www.cdcsoftware.com.

About CDC Corporation

The CDC family of companies includes CDC Software (NASDAQ: CDCS) focused on enterprise software applications and services, CDC Global Services focused on IT consulting services, outsourced application development and IT staffing,  CDC Games focused on online games, and China.com China.com, Inc. (HKGEM:8006) focused on portals for the greater China markets.  For more information about CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), please visit www.cdccorporation.net.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations relating to revenue,  our expectations for license revenue in the third quarter of 2009, our expectations regarding new logo license sales and our sales pipeline, and our beliefs regarding our future performance, including the generation of cash from operations, and other statements that are not historical fact, the achievement of which involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions proves incorrect, our results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. 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 the following: (a) the ability to realize strategic objectives by taking advantage of market opportunities in targeted geographic markets; (b) the ability to make changes in business strategy, development plans and product offerings to respond to the needs of current, new and potential customers, suppliers and strategic partners; (c) the effects of restructurings and rationalization of operations; (d) the ability to address technological changes and developments including the development and enhancement of products; (e) the entry of new competitors and their technological advances; (f) the need to develop, integrate and deploy enterprise software applications to meet customer's requirements; (g) the possibility of development or deployment difficulties or delays; (h) the dependence on customer satisfaction with the company's software products and services; (i) continued commitment to the deployment of the enterprise software solutions; (j) risks involved in developing software solutions and integrating them with third-party software and services; (k) the continued ability of the company's enterprise software solutions to address client-specific requirements; (l) demand for and market acceptance of new and existing enterprise software and services and the positioning of the company's solutions; (m) the ability of staff to operate the enterprise software and extract and utilize information from the company's enterprise software solutions; (n) the continued cooperation of our strategic and business partners; (o) risks relating to economic conditions and other matters beyond our control; and (p) the risk that the preliminary financial results provided herein could differ from our actual results.  Further information on risks or other factors that could cause results to differ is detailed in our filings or submissions with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and those of our ultimate parent company, CDC Corporation, located at www.sec.gov. 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. Historical results are not indicative of future performance.

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