Blue Pumpkin Software Continues Succession of Consecutive Revenue Growth Quarters

First Quarter Highlighted by Release of Director - Enterprise and Customer

Wins That Include Dun and Bradstreet, Harcourt Brace and Thomas Cook

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Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Blue Pumpkin Software, Inc.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Pumpkin Software, Inc.,
 today announced its ninth straight quarter of revenue growth, driven by strong
 first quarter sales of its enterprise workforce management software to an
 impressive list of customers including Altera, Denver Water, Dun and
 Bradstreet, Harcourt Brace, Thomas Cook Group Ltd. and Unisys Corporation.
     In addition, Blue Pumpkin's marquee announcement for the first quarter was
 the introduction of Blue Pumpkin Director - Enterprise 3.0, a new category of
 enterprise software that enables companies to capture recurring revenues by
 improving the customer experience.
     The company's first quarter revenue growth increased 177 percent over the
 first quarter 2000, and seven percent over the fourth quarter 2000.  License
 revenue and maintenance and service revenue in the first quarter increased by
 80 percent and 492 percent, respectively, over revenues for the first quarter
 2000.
     "Blue Pumpkin's successive quarters of revenue growth and continued
 adoption by leading businesses further solidifies its leadership in workforce
 management software -- and the next wave of enterprise applications," said
 Doron Aspitz, chief executive officer, Blue Pumpkin Software.  "Blue Pumpkin
 goes a step beyond traditional CRM and e-business applications by focusing on
 retaining customers, which goes hand-in-hand with customer acquisition in
 boosting profitability."
 
     First Quarter Highlighted by Product, Marketing and Personnel Successes
     Blue Pumpkin's first quarter accomplishments included the release of Blue
 Pumpkin Director - Enterprise and its adoption by an expanding list of Blue
 Pumpkin's 630 customers, including Borders Group, Digital River and Getty
 Images.  Blue Pumpkin's new breed of multi-channel workforce management
 software optimizes the process of managing and empowering agents across all
 channels of customer interactions.
     Other first quarter achievements included the appointment of Doug
 MacKenzie to the post of executive vice president of engineering.  The former
 Adaptec and DEC executive brings nearly 25 years of management and executive
 team experience in engineering operations to Blue Pumpkin.
     In the international market, Blue Pumpkin demonstrated its continued
 commitment to the fast-growing German market with the availability of German
 versions of its workforce management software.
     Finally, Blue Pumpkin received the prestigious Year 2000 Frost & Sullivan
 Market Engineering Competitive Strategy Award for its suite of workforce
 management software.  The award is given to the company that demonstrates
 industry-leading marketing practices by increasing its market presence through
 a successful and unique competitive strategy.
 
     About Blue Pumpkin Software
     Blue Pumpkin Software is at the forefront of a new wave of enterprise
 software applications and services for businesses that want to achieve higher
 levels of employee and customer satisfaction for increased revenue.  Blue
 Pumpkin's multi-channel workforce management software helps businesses plan,
 execute and evaluate strategies that focus on the quality of personal
 interactions by helping them make the most of their most critical resource:
 their people.  Blue Pumpkin has 630 customers in a wide range of industries.
 Customers include ADP, Apple Computer, Airborne Express, AOL/CompuServe
 Europe, AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, KitchenAid, Time Warner Cable and Verizon.
 For more information about Blue Pumpkin and its products, please visit
 www.bluepumpkin.com.
 
     NOTE:  Blue Pumpkin, Blue Pumpkin Software and the Blue Pumpkin logo are
 trademarks of Blue Pumpkin Software, Inc.  All other trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
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    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Pumpkin Software, Inc.,
 today announced its ninth straight quarter of revenue growth, driven by strong
 first quarter sales of its enterprise workforce management software to an
 impressive list of customers including Altera, Denver Water, Dun and
 Bradstreet, Harcourt Brace, Thomas Cook Group Ltd. and Unisys Corporation.
     In addition, Blue Pumpkin's marquee announcement for the first quarter was
 the introduction of Blue Pumpkin Director - Enterprise 3.0, a new category of
 enterprise software that enables companies to capture recurring revenues by
 improving the customer experience.
     The company's first quarter revenue growth increased 177 percent over the
 first quarter 2000, and seven percent over the fourth quarter 2000.  License
 revenue and maintenance and service revenue in the first quarter increased by
 80 percent and 492 percent, respectively, over revenues for the first quarter
 2000.
     "Blue Pumpkin's successive quarters of revenue growth and continued
 adoption by leading businesses further solidifies its leadership in workforce
 management software -- and the next wave of enterprise applications," said
 Doron Aspitz, chief executive officer, Blue Pumpkin Software.  "Blue Pumpkin
 goes a step beyond traditional CRM and e-business applications by focusing on
 retaining customers, which goes hand-in-hand with customer acquisition in
 boosting profitability."
 
     First Quarter Highlighted by Product, Marketing and Personnel Successes
     Blue Pumpkin's first quarter accomplishments included the release of Blue
 Pumpkin Director - Enterprise and its adoption by an expanding list of Blue
 Pumpkin's 630 customers, including Borders Group, Digital River and Getty
 Images.  Blue Pumpkin's new breed of multi-channel workforce management
 software optimizes the process of managing and empowering agents across all
 channels of customer interactions.
     Other first quarter achievements included the appointment of Doug
 MacKenzie to the post of executive vice president of engineering.  The former
 Adaptec and DEC executive brings nearly 25 years of management and executive
 team experience in engineering operations to Blue Pumpkin.
     In the international market, Blue Pumpkin demonstrated its continued
 commitment to the fast-growing German market with the availability of German
 versions of its workforce management software.
     Finally, Blue Pumpkin received the prestigious Year 2000 Frost & Sullivan
 Market Engineering Competitive Strategy Award for its suite of workforce
 management software.  The award is given to the company that demonstrates
 industry-leading marketing practices by increasing its market presence through
 a successful and unique competitive strategy.
 
     About Blue Pumpkin Software
     Blue Pumpkin Software is at the forefront of a new wave of enterprise
 software applications and services for businesses that want to achieve higher
 levels of employee and customer satisfaction for increased revenue.  Blue
 Pumpkin's multi-channel workforce management software helps businesses plan,
 execute and evaluate strategies that focus on the quality of personal
 interactions by helping them make the most of their most critical resource:
 their people.  Blue Pumpkin has 630 customers in a wide range of industries.
 Customers include ADP, Apple Computer, Airborne Express, AOL/CompuServe
 Europe, AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, KitchenAid, Time Warner Cable and Verizon.
 For more information about Blue Pumpkin and its products, please visit
 www.bluepumpkin.com.
 
     NOTE:  Blue Pumpkin, Blue Pumpkin Software and the Blue Pumpkin logo are
 trademarks of Blue Pumpkin Software, Inc.  All other trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
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