Archive for the ‘SuccessFactors’ Category

SPM News – Big News for Callidus, Varicent and OpenSymmetry

June 26, 2008

Varicent Software Announces Strategic Partnership with OpenSymmetry
Varicent Software, an innovator and provider of the only comprehensive application for sales performance management (SPM), recently announced a strategic partnership with OpenSymmetry, a largest independent consultancy specializing in sales performance management.

Other partners of OpenSymmetry include Actuate, Callidus Software, nGenera, Oracle, Sungard, TerrAlign and Xactly.

Callidus Software Broadens Performance Management Capabilities with Introduction of TrueTarget
The new SaaS-based software module, TrueTargetâ„¢, combines SPM and Employee Performance Management (EPM) capabilities to deliver Pervasive Performance Management (PPM) across the entire enterprise. The concept of PPM offers a single, business-wide, pay-for-performance solution for companies.

Pervasive Performance Management goes beyond standard incentive compensation management and includes objectives alignment, goal management, bonus allocation and employee evaluation.

I could be wrong, but as far as I know the only other major vendor currently offering a similar end-to-end solution is SuccessFactors. [Disclaimer: I have not seen Callidus TrueTarget or any of SuccessFactors’ solutions yet]

Incentive Compensation News

June 16, 2008

Julien Dionne (Me), Receives the “Hot” Nomination on Popular HR Blog
Thanks HR Wench 🙂

Merced Systems, Inc. Acquires Practique Associates Europe’s Leading Sales Performance Management Vendor
Merced Systems, the leader in Sales and Service Performance Management software, today announced that it has acquired Practique Associates, a privately held, UK-based company, and European market leader in Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) solutions. Practique Associates will operate in Europe as a wholly owned subsidiary of Merced Systems, allowing the company to continue its impressive track record of growth and profitability.

Callidus Software Ranks 4th on CIOZone’s “Surging 60” List of Fastest-Growing Software Companies
Sales Performance Management Leader Ranks Among Top Five on Prestigious List of “20 Fastest-Growing Small Software Companies”

Xactly Appoints William J. Sudlow as Senior Vice President of Engineering
Formerly withIntuit Inc., Sudlow will be responsible for all product development,engineering and quality-assurance activities as Xactly scales its product-development efforts to deliver the market’s broadest portfolio of salesperformance management applications.

SuccessFactors Announces Support for Global Organizations With Simultaneous Product Updates Across 22 Languages
SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced that it has made available a number of international enhancements to support simultaneous product updates of its monthly releases in 22 languages.

Success Factors to sell 7.5M shares
SuccessFactors Inc. said Tuesday it plans an offering of about 7.5 million shares of its common stock.