Second Consecutive Year: Evolve Receives Four-Plus SPEXmarks Ratings in New SPEX Evaluation of PSA Solutions

As Industry Solidifies, Evolve ServiceSphere Offers 'Broadest and Most

Functionally Rich PSA Packages on the Market'



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Evolve Software, Inc.

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolve(R) (Nasdaq:   EVLV), a
 leading provider of eBusiness solutions that optimize the service chain, today
 announced that SPEX, the leading authority for enterprise and web-based
 software technology evaluations, awarded Evolve ServiceSphere(R) an
 "Excellent-plus" SPEXmarks rating among other leading PSA
 (professional services automation) solutions for the second year in a row and
 concluded in its evaluation that Evolve offers one of the "broadest and most
 functionally rich PSA packages on the market."  A division of META Group
 (Nasdaq:   METG), SPEX provides comprehensive enterprise software evaluations to
 help global companies quickly select critical business applications and IT
 solutions.
     "PSA vendors have begun focusing more attention on internal departments,
 as opposed to technology-based PSOs, as a way of diversifying their client
 bases and revenue stream," said Ted Tzirimis, Research Analyst, SPEX.
 "For the second year in a row, SPEX evaluated and rated the leading PSA
 vendors forging this dynamic industry and their solutions.  After extensive
 hands-on evaluations, interviews, and analysis, we've seen growing emphasis on
 integration capabilities, and advanced resource and program management
 functionality."
     SPEX evaluated Evolve ServiceSphere, a solution that provides professional
 services organizations, services divisions of product-based companies and
 corporate IT departments with the strategic means for creating more efficient
 operations.  Evolve ServiceSphere integrates with front- and back-end ERP and
 CRM solutions including PeopleSoft, Siebel, SAP and Great Plains among others.
     The evaluation concludes that Evolve ServiceSphere's project portfolio
 management functionality is a "key product strength compared to competitors,"
 and that it offers "one of the broadest and most functionally rich PSA
 packages on the market."  The report further states that Evolve
 ServiceSphere's unique features include "some of the deepest support for
 online and offline T&E" as well as "universal connectors for integration to
 third-party applications."
     Included in the report released this month entitled "Professional Services
 Automation -- 2001" are evaluations of twelve PSA products twice the number
 evaluated last year, which reflects the growing attention to PSA and a
 maturation of the market.  SPEX evaluated each product's Workflow
 functionality, as well as its Administration, Opportunity Management,
 Human Resources, Resource Management, Project Management, Reporting, Knowledge
 Management, Financials and Time and Expense (T&E) Management, and Integration
 capabilities.
     "For the second year in a row Evolve ranks highest, and our competition
 has nearly doubled since the last evaluation," said John Bantleman, President
 and CEO of Evolve.  "As the first evaluation of its type, the SPEX 2000 PSA
 report was a tremendous validation of Evolve, our solution and our industry.
 We are now witnessing an emerging requirement for PSA solutions to offer full
 service chain integration capabilities for internal service organizations such
 as IT and R&D departments and for professional services organizations.  The
 doubling of competitors on this year's SPEX evaluation report demonstrates the
 demand of PSA solutions and the tremendous market opportunity.  We are pleased
 SPEX continues to evaluate PSA solutions and honored to be recognized, once
 again, as a clear leader with ServiceSphere."
     To purchase or read a sample of "Professional Services
 Automation -- 2001," visit www.checkspex.com.
 
     About SPEX
     SPEX is the leading authority for enterprise and Web-based software
 technology evaluations.  A division of META Group, SPEX provides comprehensive
 enterprise software evaluations via the Internet to help global companies
 quickly select critical business applications and IT solutions.  Additional
 information about SPEX and samples of SPEX evaluations can be found at
 www.checkspex.com.  SPEX also delivers the premier portal for enterprise
 software selection and year round focused online conferences and exhibitions,
 EShortlist.com(TM), which can be found at www.eshortlist.com.
 
     About Evolve
     Evolve provides solutions for integrating and streamlining the core
 business processes that are critical to service organizations:  managing
 project opportunities, resources and service delivery.  We call it Connecting
 the Service Chain(TM).
     More than 100 leading organizations have chosen Evolve, including the
 professional service divisions of product-based companies like E.piphany,
 Ericsson, Exodus, Novell, Siemens, and Sun Microsystems; professional service
 firms such as EDS; and the IT departments of large corporations including
 Fleet Capital Leasing.  Evolve is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif.
 (San Francisco Bay area), and has offices throughout North America, in the UK
 and India.  Additional information is available at www.evolve.com or
 888-2EVOLVE.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
     This news release contains forward-looking statements, including but not
 limited to statements regarding future demand for Evolve's products and
 services, and future functionality of Evolve's products.  Actual results could
 differ, and such results could be material.  These statements involve risks
 and uncertainties, including without limitation, the fact that future demand
 for Evolve's products, and future functionality of Evolve's products, may not
 be as anticipated.  Evolve undertakes no obligation to update publicly any
 forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances
 after the date of this release.  Investors are encouraged to review Evolve's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of
 additional factors that could affect Evolve's future performance.
 
     NOTE:  Evolve, the Evolve logo, ServiceSphere, "Connecting the Service
 Chain," and "Evolve. Connect. Thrive." are registered trademarks or trademarks
 of Evolve Software, Inc.
 
     CONTACT:  Jennifer Tedesko of Evolve, 510-428-6032, or
 jtedesko@evolve.com.
 
 

SOURCE Evolve Software, Inc.
    EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolve(R) (Nasdaq:   EVLV), a
 leading provider of eBusiness solutions that optimize the service chain, today
 announced that SPEX, the leading authority for enterprise and web-based
 software technology evaluations, awarded Evolve ServiceSphere(R) an
 "Excellent-plus" SPEXmarks rating among other leading PSA
 (professional services automation) solutions for the second year in a row and
 concluded in its evaluation that Evolve offers one of the "broadest and most
 functionally rich PSA packages on the market."  A division of META Group
 (Nasdaq:   METG), SPEX provides comprehensive enterprise software evaluations to
 help global companies quickly select critical business applications and IT
 solutions.
     "PSA vendors have begun focusing more attention on internal departments,
 as opposed to technology-based PSOs, as a way of diversifying their client
 bases and revenue stream," said Ted Tzirimis, Research Analyst, SPEX.
 "For the second year in a row, SPEX evaluated and rated the leading PSA
 vendors forging this dynamic industry and their solutions.  After extensive
 hands-on evaluations, interviews, and analysis, we've seen growing emphasis on
 integration capabilities, and advanced resource and program management
 functionality."
     SPEX evaluated Evolve ServiceSphere, a solution that provides professional
 services organizations, services divisions of product-based companies and
 corporate IT departments with the strategic means for creating more efficient
 operations.  Evolve ServiceSphere integrates with front- and back-end ERP and
 CRM solutions including PeopleSoft, Siebel, SAP and Great Plains among others.
     The evaluation concludes that Evolve ServiceSphere's project portfolio
 management functionality is a "key product strength compared to competitors,"
 and that it offers "one of the broadest and most functionally rich PSA
 packages on the market."  The report further states that Evolve
 ServiceSphere's unique features include "some of the deepest support for
 online and offline T&E" as well as "universal connectors for integration to
 third-party applications."
     Included in the report released this month entitled "Professional Services
 Automation -- 2001" are evaluations of twelve PSA products twice the number
 evaluated last year, which reflects the growing attention to PSA and a
 maturation of the market.  SPEX evaluated each product's Workflow
 functionality, as well as its Administration, Opportunity Management,
 Human Resources, Resource Management, Project Management, Reporting, Knowledge
 Management, Financials and Time and Expense (T&E) Management, and Integration
 capabilities.
     "For the second year in a row Evolve ranks highest, and our competition
 has nearly doubled since the last evaluation," said John Bantleman, President
 and CEO of Evolve.  "As the first evaluation of its type, the SPEX 2000 PSA
 report was a tremendous validation of Evolve, our solution and our industry.
 We are now witnessing an emerging requirement for PSA solutions to offer full
 service chain integration capabilities for internal service organizations such
 as IT and R&D departments and for professional services organizations.  The
 doubling of competitors on this year's SPEX evaluation report demonstrates the
 demand of PSA solutions and the tremendous market opportunity.  We are pleased
 SPEX continues to evaluate PSA solutions and honored to be recognized, once
 again, as a clear leader with ServiceSphere."
     To purchase or read a sample of "Professional Services
 Automation -- 2001," visit www.checkspex.com.
 
     About SPEX
     SPEX is the leading authority for enterprise and Web-based software
 technology evaluations.  A division of META Group, SPEX provides comprehensive
 enterprise software evaluations via the Internet to help global companies
 quickly select critical business applications and IT solutions.  Additional
 information about SPEX and samples of SPEX evaluations can be found at
 www.checkspex.com.  SPEX also delivers the premier portal for enterprise
 software selection and year round focused online conferences and exhibitions,
 EShortlist.com(TM), which can be found at www.eshortlist.com.
 
     About Evolve
     Evolve provides solutions for integrating and streamlining the core
 business processes that are critical to service organizations:  managing
 project opportunities, resources and service delivery.  We call it Connecting
 the Service Chain(TM).
     More than 100 leading organizations have chosen Evolve, including the
 professional service divisions of product-based companies like E.piphany,
 Ericsson, Exodus, Novell, Siemens, and Sun Microsystems; professional service
 firms such as EDS; and the IT departments of large corporations including
 Fleet Capital Leasing.  Evolve is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif.
 (San Francisco Bay area), and has offices throughout North America, in the UK
 and India.  Additional information is available at www.evolve.com or
 888-2EVOLVE.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
     This news release contains forward-looking statements, including but not
 limited to statements regarding future demand for Evolve's products and
 services, and future functionality of Evolve's products.  Actual results could
 differ, and such results could be material.  These statements involve risks
 and uncertainties, including without limitation, the fact that future demand
 for Evolve's products, and future functionality of Evolve's products, may not
 be as anticipated.  Evolve undertakes no obligation to update publicly any
 forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances
 after the date of this release.  Investors are encouraged to review Evolve's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of
 additional factors that could affect Evolve's future performance.
 
     NOTE:  Evolve, the Evolve logo, ServiceSphere, "Connecting the Service
 Chain," and "Evolve. Connect. Thrive." are registered trademarks or trademarks
 of Evolve Software, Inc.
 
     CONTACT:  Jennifer Tedesko of Evolve, 510-428-6032, or
 jtedesko@evolve.com.
 
 SOURCE  Evolve Software, Inc.