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Astea Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results



                  Astea Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

PR Newswire

HORSHAM, Pa., Aug. 15, 2013

HORSHAM, Pa., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Astea International Inc. (NASDAQ:
ATEA), a global provider of service lifecycle management and mobility
solutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June
30, 2013.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, Astea reported revenues of $5.3 million
compared to revenues of $8.1 million for the same period in 2012.  Net loss
for the second quarter was $1.0 million or ($0.29) per share, compared to net
income of $1.0 million or $0.25 per share for the same period in 2012. 
Software license revenues were $0.9 million compared to $2.4 million for the
same period in 2012.  Service and maintenance revenues were $4.4 million when
compared to revenues of $5.7 million for the same period in 2012. 

"While we successfully signed some notable deals this quarter, we did not meet
our goals on revenues and profitability. However, we optimized our business
both strategically and operationally, to better adapt to the increasing
customer adoption of the SaaS business model and as a result, these actions
are already improving our business and we are now well positioned for growth
and increased revenues. We are seeing an increase in the number of sizable
companies, around the world, that are interested in our robust end-to-end
service management solution. In addition to this positive trend, our
professional services backlog is growing.  Accordingly, we are confident that
we will return to profitability by the end of the year," stated Zack Bergreen,
CEO of Astea International. "We have been aggressively pursuing the expansion
of our partner ecosystem, and I am happy to announce that we recently
finalized another strategic partnering agreement with a large, global
technology and consulting company to jointly market, sell and implement our
premier service management solution. Additionally, we have been actively and
successfully expanding our existing partnerships to pursue even greater
geographical coverage."

Mr. Bergreen further stated, "Multiple organizations throughout the world
selected Astea's service management solution during the second quarter
including 1) a leading barcode printing company, 2) two premier gaming and
leisure companies, 3) a provider of voice, data, video, sound and security
networks, 4) an HVAC service provider, and, 5) a leading specialty electrical
construction and technology company. These new deals were comprised of both
on-premise as well as cloud delivery models. We also had multiple customers
successfully go live this quarter with a combination of both new
implementations as well as upgrades to existing deployments."

Outlook
Mr. Bergreen concluded, "We are extremely excited about the new product
release that we will be announcing within the next month. This release
contains a significant number of innovative features that will deliver
substantial operational and financial improvements for our customers.
Additionally, we fully expect that this major release will have a greater
impact on the market moving forward as well as a distinct competitive
advantage that will be difficult for competitors to match. The market already
recognizes the value of our solution suite and is demanding it, and with every
customer win, our products continue to prove themselves in the marketplace."

Astea will host a conference call that will be broadcast live over the
Internet on August 15, 2013 at 4:30pm ET to discuss the Company's second
quarter financial results. Investors can access the call from the Company's
Web site at http://www.astea.com/about_investors.asp. To listen to the live
call via the telephone, please call 1-800-862-9098.  For calls from outside
North America, please dial 1-785-424-1051.  For those who cannot listen to the
live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call.

About Astea International
Astea International (NASDAQ: ATEA) is a global provider of software solutions
that offer all the cornerstones of service lifecycle management, including
customer management, service management, asset management, forward and reverse
logistics management and mobile workforce management and optimization. Astea's
solutions link processes, people, parts, and data to empower companies and
provide the agility they need to achieve sustainable value in less time, and
successfully compete in a global economy. Since 1979, Astea has been helping
more than 600 companies drive even higher levels of customer satisfaction with
faster response times and proactive communication, creating a seamless,
consistent and highly personalized experience at every customer relationship
touch point.

www.astea.com.   Service Smart.  Enterprise Proven.

© 2013 ASTEA INTERNATIONAL INC. ASTEA AND ASTEA ALLIANCE ARE TRADEMARKS OF
ASTEA INTERNATIONAL INC.  ALL OTHER COMPANY AND PRODUCT NAMES CONTAINED HEREIN
ARE TRADEMARKS OF THE RESPECTIVE HOLDERS.

Forward-looking Statements
Statements in this press release, other than statements of historical
information, are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks which may cause the
Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from expected
results. Those risks include, among others, risks associated with increased
competition, customer decisions, the successful completion of continuing
development of new products, the successful negotiations, execution and
implementation of anticipated new software contracts, the successful addition
of personnel in technical areas, our ability to complete development and sell
and license our products at prices which result in sufficient revenues to
realize profits and other business factors beyond the Company's control. These
and other risks are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC), including but not limited to the Company's Annual
Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

SOURCE Astea International Inc.

Website: http://www.astea.com
Contact: Investor Relations Contact: Rick Etskovitz, Chief Financial Officer,
Astea International Inc., 215-682-2500, retskovitz@astea.com
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