SOURCE: Pilot Software

September 13, 2005 08:00 ET

Pilot Software Announces Nationwide Availability of PilotWorks for GovMax, Hosted Local Government Performance Management Solution

Pilot Reinforces Commitment to Local Government With Additional Sales and Marketing Support

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 --(Driving Change and Getting Results Conference) -- Pilot® Software, the original provider of operational performance management solutions, today announced nationwide availability of PilotWorks for GovMax, the first hosted full-featured performance management solution for local government. Additionally, Pilot announced it has expanded its sales and marketing team to support the growing local government demand.

With the recent news, Pilot Software now has two solutions for local government: PilotWorks, its enterprise edition performance management solution; and PilotWorks for GovMax, a hosted performance management solution designed to work with GovMax.

"The growing need for local government performance management solutions spurred us to expand our overall offering," said Jonathan D. Becher, president and CEO of Pilot Software. "In addition to software, we have strengthened our local government expertise with additional sales and marketing resources."

Designed specifically for local government, PilotWorks for GovMax leverages an innovative resource-sharing model -- in which organizations band together to reduce the individual costs of the solution -- enabling resource strapped organizations, such as local government, access to the same advanced technologies that only larger organizations could previously afford.

PilotWorks for GovMax is the only full-featured performance management solution to integrate with Sarasota County's GovMax, a strategic planning, budgeting and performance management application. The resulting solution is the only integrated strategic planning, operating and capital budget, and full-featured performance management system designed to help public sector organizations meet increasingly stringent performance and budgetary mandates.

Pricing and Availability

PilotWorks for GovMax is now available nationwide. Pricing starts at $20K per year. For more information about Pilot's local government solutions including PilotWorks, GovMax or PilotWorks for GovMax, email us at info@pilotsoftware.com or (650) 230-2858.

About PilotWorks

PilotWorks is an operational performance management solution that communicates strategic goals and facilitates collaborative adoption of key priorities and decisions that drive success. Comprised of interactive strategy plans and pathways; initiative prioritization and management; role-based scorecards and dashboards; reports and ad hoc analysis components, PilotWorks helps organizations motivate stakeholders, manage internal resources and risks, monitor operational progress, and measure key performance indicators to rapidly align execution with strategy. For more information about PilotWorks, visit www.pilotsoftware.com/pilotworks.

About GovMax

GovMax is a Web-based application designed by Sarasota County that integrates strategic planning, budgeting and performance management capabilities to help public sector agencies maximize performance, investments and results. The only integrated operating and capital budget system available for public sector organizations, GovMax provides greater staff and technology efficiency, better accountability for the value of services delivered, and more effective means of communicating outcomes to the taxpaying public. Sarasota County Government hosts GovMax for use by other local government and non-profit agencies through cost-sharing agreements. More information can be found at www.pilotsoftware.com/govmax.

About PilotWorks for GovMax

Offering seamless integration with GovMax -- Sarasota County's hosted strategic planning, budgeting, and performance management solution -- PilotWorks for GovMax takes GovMax's performance management capabilities to the next level. By combining the proven GovMax system with the advanced performance management capabilities of PilotWorks, local government and non-profit agencies are armed with the most comprehensive strategic planning, budgeting and performance management system available to meet increasingly stringent performance and budgetary mandates in a hosted solution delivery model. More information about GovMax and PilotWorks for GovMax can be found at www.pilotsoftware .com/pilotworks_for_govmax.

About Pilot Software

The only dedicated performance management provider to be named to the 2004 DM Review 100 and a finalist in the 2005 Codie Awards, Pilot is the leader in operational performance management solutions for customer operations, public sector, and Web channel organizations. The culmination of more than 15 years of development and industry expertise -- starting with the first-ever performance management solution deployed -- Pilot's solutions dramatically improve performance by rapidly aligning day-to-day execution with strategic objectives. Pilot's operational alignment framework includes software components for strategy plans and pathways; initiative management and prioritization; scorecards and dashboards; reports and ad hoc analysis; and modeling and integration. Customers include Advanced Navigation and Positioning Corporation, American Heart Association, The Boeing Company, Coors Brewing Company, General Services Administration, Health Net, Ingersoll-Rand, JetBlue, Pacific Life Insurance, Sarasota County Government of Florida, and SMARTpages.com®.

Pilot Software is privately held with funding from Excelsior Venture Partners III, LLC, a private equity fund managed by U.S. Trust; G-51 Capital, a Texas-based venture capital firm; and individual investors, including management team members. More information is available at www.pilotsoftware.com.

© 2005 Pilot Software Inc. All rights reserved. Pilot is a registered trademark of Pilot Software Inc. GovMax is a trademark of Sarasota County Government. All other trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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