News : Pegasystems Acquires Robotic Automation Software Provider OpenSpan
Cambridge, Mass. April 12, 2016 -- Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering enterprises with strategic business applications, announced the acquisition of Atlanta, GA-based OpenSpan, Inc., a privately held software provider of robotic process automation (RPA) and workforce analytics software. OpenSpan uses robotic automation to ease the burden on customer service representatives (CSRs) by automating routine desktop tasks, thus increasing employee productivity and job satisfaction. By providing insight into desktop activity and automating or eliminating repetitive, time-consuming tasks, OpenSpan frees agents to focus their energy on delivering exceptional customer experience while also helping to lower operational costs.
This acquisition unifies robotics and workforce analytics with case management and real-time analytics for the first time. Organizations can quickly experience the benefits of an integrated desktop and leverage their insights and cost savings to transition effectively into a fully-unified CRM solution.
"Organizations are under tremendous pressure to transform their businesses into customer service machines to meet the new demands of digital customers," said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. "We’ve already seen the power of Pega and OpenSpan working together to help our clients with their digital transformation initiatives. We believe OpenSpan’s cutting-edge robotics, workforce analytics, and process automation capabilities, combined with Pega’s leading process and real-time analytics, supports an emerging era of intelligent automation working in concert with people to deliver a better customer experience."
"By integrating with Pegasystems’ proven applications and platform, we believe we can advance robotic automation and desktop analytics in exciting new directions that will change the way businesses interact with their customers," said Eric Musser, CEO, OpenSpan.
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Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA) provides software to automate complex, changing business processes. Pegasystems, a provider of unified process and rules technology, gives business people and IT departments the ability to use best processes across the enterprise and outperform their competition.
OpenSpan provides technology and services that improve, accelerate and measure software- and data-driven work on the desktop, driving performance in front-office and back-office environments. A Better Way to Manage™ solutions including OpenSpan Desktop Analytics, captures all desktop activity to measure worker performance and work outcomes. Organizations then use OpenSpan’s Better Way to Work™ solutions including OpenSpan Desktop Automation to build and implement user process improvement or process automation solutions across enterprise applications.
Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016