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Executives from Yahoo!, American Airlines, Arrow Electronics, Hilton Hotels, Kohl’s, T-Mobile and many more gather to share insights and discuss the future of leadership and performance with Jack Welch and Lars Dalgaard

SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 17, 2007 – SuccessFactors, the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, has attracted a virtual who’s who of global business leaders to SuccessConnect 2007, the company’s global user conference to be held in New York on June 5-7. Keynoted by Jack Welch and sponsored by IBM, Ceridian Corporation, Iconixx, Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Personnel Decisions International, the conference will gather hundreds of CEOs, executives and HR managers to discuss and exchange methods, best practices and measurements for driving business performance. Executives from over 40 SuccessFactors’ customers including Sears Holding Company, Wachovia, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Xerox Corporation, American Airlines, Hilton Hotels, Yahoo! Inc., Arrow Electronics, Kohl’s, and T-Mobile will offer presentations on their individual performance and talent management initiatives and will showcase the impact SuccessFactors’ technology has made on their organizations.

In addition to the customer-led conference sessions, attendees will also watch and participate in a question-and-answer session with former General Electric CEO Jack Welch and SuccessFactors CEO Lars Dalgaard – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from and ask questions to one of the true innovators of modern business. For 20 years, Welch revolutionized business leadership by spearheading innovative HR initiatives that focused on improving efficiency and accountability in the workforce. Welch gave birth to the strategic HR revolution – companies giving their HR department a seat at the corporate table and putting real thought and effort into their human capital management strategies. Many of his ideas are woven into the fabric of SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Management Suite, an idea reflected by SuccessConnect 2007’s theme, “Jack pioneered it, Lars advanced it, SuccessFactors delivers it.”

SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Mangement Suite is an on-demand solution that allows companies to both automate many HR processes while driving performance by promoting visibility, accountability and results. The technology is used by more than 2 million people in 156 countries, at nearly 1,300 companies of all sizes across 60 different industries.

“Sharing the stage with Jack Welch – the man who almost single-handedly changed the way the world does business by putting people first – is a great honor for me,” Dalgaard said. “But what’s truly special about SuccessConnect will be the opportunity our customers will have to hear first hand, from Jack himself, how they can become more successful by simply focusing on and rewarding their people for their performance. Jack pioneered a profound change in the way the world does business – through our technology, SuccessFactors is making it fast and easy for every business no matter the size, industry or location, to put Jack’s ideas in motion. We’re taking Jack to the masses.”

In addition to the customer-driven sessions, SuccessFactors, along with Platinum Sponsors IBM, Ceridian Corporation, Iconixx, Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Personnel Decisions International, will present case studies and seminars discussing global business strategies, performance and talent management products as well as human capital management processes. The conference will also provide the opportunity for customers to meet for special, targeted group discussions focused on the healthcare, retail, financial services and manufacturing industries. Small- and mid-sized businesses will also enjoy sessions specifically addressing their business imperatives while SuccessFactors Professional Services representatives will be on hand throughout the entire conference to meet one-on-one with SuccessFactors customers.

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About SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors delivers performance and talent excellence, on demand. The company’s software promotes visibility, accountability, and results, enabling organizations to eliminate the politics that destroy motivation and impede performance. Fueled by the industry’s highest renewal rate, SuccessFactors has grown in the past 12 months from 346 customers to over 1,200 customers and from 1 million users to over 2 million users in 156 countries, across 60 industries, and in 18 languages—all while becoming easier to use. During that period, the company nearly doubled its employee base, currently employing over 450 people, passionate about effective human capital management. Carefully managed and executed internal growth has allowed the company to provide the same caliber of absolute excellence in execution for customers that catapulted SuccessFactors into the product, customer and revenue leader in the performance and talent management space. Customers include Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MasterCard Worldwide, T. Rowe Price, Textron, Sutter Healthcare, Direct Energy, Arrow Electronics, Quintiles Transnational, Volkswagen of North America, Lancaster General Hospital and The company continues to execute at a level of global excellence by providing an industry-leading, scalable and secure global hosting operation. Founded in 2001, SuccessFactors has 15 worldwide offices collaborating for strong local support of customers.

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Kim Squire
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 7000 166

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