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May 03, 2005 06:00 ET

TecHome Builder Magazine Selects Pivotal as High-Impact Product of the Year





MAY 3, 2005 - 06:00 ET

TecHome Builder Magazine Selects Pivotal as
High-Impact Product of the Year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2005) - Pivotal
Corporation and CDC Corporation (NASDAQ:CHINA)

Major industry award underscores Pivotal's strong momentum in the
homebuilding industry

Pivotal Corporation, a leading CRM solution provider for mid-sized
enterprises, and a subsidiary of CDC Corporation, today announced that
Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office is the only enterprise-caliber CRM
system selected as a TecHome Builder Magazine High-Impact Product of the

TecHome Builder Magazine is a market-leading publication providing
focused editorial content on home electronics and operational
software/technology products for homebuilding business management. The
magazine is also the official publication of the tecHOMExpo at the
annual International Builders Show and TecHome Builder Conference and
Expo. The TecHome Builder High-Impact Product of the Year Award
recognizes products that have the greatest impact, either financially by
saving or making money, or operationally by helping to guide builders to
a new level of service. Selections were made in two categories: Home
Technology and Information Technology - based on the feedback of TecHome
Builder Magazine readers and a committee made up of top homebuilders and
systems integrators.

"During our search for High Impact Products of the Year, we asked our
readers to put forward the systems that are making the most positive
improvements in the way they operate their businesses and serve
customers," said Jason Knott, editor-in-chief, TecHome Builder Magazine.
"When the results came in, Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office stood out as
a winning product backed by a company with a strong commitment to
advancing the technologies available to the homebuilding community."

Considered the CRM system of Choice by America's Top Homebuilders

With two of the top six largest homebuilders in the United States as
customers, Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office is considered the CRM system
of choice by America's top homebuilders. It is the only CRM software
system designed specifically to handle the complete marketing
automation, lead management, sales automation and customer care cycles
of volume homebuilders - from the first point of interest on a Website
through the complete sales cycle to the handling of service and warranty
requests years after a home is purchased. Built on an enterprise-class,
Microsoft-based platform, it offers industry-specific functionality,
while still providing the flexibility to support each homebuilder's
unique business processes and operations. It also features extensive
integration to Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Outlook, a user
friendly interface, and integration to back-office systems including

According to Jonathan Smoke, CIO, Beazer Homes, "I give a lot of credit
to the Pivotal people for their willingness to invest their time and
energy with us and the homebuilding industry as a whole. It's reflected
in their product; I don't think there are any products that can compare
to Pivotal, at least in the customer-facing space, that support the
homebuilding industry."

A Momentous Year

Over the past year, Pivotal has gained considerable momentum in the
market, including:

- New customer wins such as Beazer Homes, Grand Homes and Standard
Pacific Homes;

- An alliance agreement with New Home Technologies (a consortium of the
top 35 US homebuilders) to jointly raise the acceptance of new
technologies among homebuilders;

- Product enhancements including the addition of new productivity tools
and integration support for popular ERP systems including

- A major presence at top industry events including the International
Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida and the upcoming PCBC 2005 Conference
in San Francisco.

- The addition of seasoned executives to the Pivotal team including
Steven Lewkowitz as professional services director, homebuilders.
Lewkowitz, formerly of PeopleSoft, brings more than 20 years of
experience working in and with homebuilders and the technologies
specifically designed to address their requirements.

According to Bruce Cameron, general manager, homebuilding, Pivotal,
"Pivotal has achieved considerable momentum during the past year as a
result of our dedication and focus on providing solutions to meet the
specific sales, marketing and customer care requirements of America's
high volume homebuilders. We are thrilled that TecHome Builder's readers
along with a committee of top homebuilders and systems integrators have
chosen Pivotal as a company that is making a strong and positive impact
in this market."

To find out more about Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office, visit
www.pivotal.com/products/realestate/pivotal.asp or come see us in person
at PCBC (Booth 7341, North Hall). See an exclusive demo and learn how
Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office can help align your business processes
to deliver a better customer experience and create customers for life.
For more information on the conference please visit: www.pcbc.com/.

About Pivotal Corporation

Pivotal Corporation, a software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ:CHINA),
is a leading CRM company that is 100 percent purpose-built to serve the
demanding requirements of mid-sized enterprises - a powerful, highly
flexible application platform, a complete set of CRM applications, and
low-cost, results-producing implementation services. Pivotal delivers
software and services that are designed to produce meaningful increases
in revenues, margins and customer loyalty for companies and business
units in the revenue range of $100 million to $3 billion. More than
1,800 companies around the world have licensed Pivotal including: Farm
Credit Services of America, WCI Communities, Premera Blue Cross, Qiagen,
AvMed Health Plans, Sharp Electronics Corporation, and WellCare Health

Pivotal's complete CRM software suite includes a powerful application
platform and additional capabilities in contact centers, partner
management and interactive selling.

About CDC Corporation

CDC Corporation (NASDAQ:CHINA) is focused on enterprise software,
business services, mobile applications and internet media. The company
has approximately 1,800 employees with operations in 14 countries.

For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995, including statements relating to the ability of Pivotal software
and services to allow a client to efficiently manage their customer
relationships and provide targeted marketing and customer service, the
ability that the use of Pivotal software will make it easier for clients
to respond in a timely, intelligent manner to the needs of the client's
customers, and the ability of Pivotal software and services to produce
meaningful increases in revenue, margins and customer loyalty. These
statements are based on management's current expectations and are
subject to risks and uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated in the forward looking statements include, the need to
develop, integrate and deploy applications to meet customer's
requirements, the possibility of development or deployment difficulties
or delays, the dependence on customer satisfaction with Pivotal's CRM
software, continued commitment to the deployment of the solution, and
the ability of staff to extract customer preferences from custom reports
generated with Pivotal CRM. Further information on risks or other
factors is detailed in filings or submissions with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission made by our parent, CDC Corporation
(formerly, chinadotcom corporation), including its Annual Report for the
year ended December 31, 2003 on Form 20-F/A filed on July 8, 2004. 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

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