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New York, NY – June 8, 2007 – Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc. and SuccessFactors, today announced at SuccessConnect, the 2007 SuccessFactors Global User Conference, that they are joining forces to offer customers a comprehensive solution to fully optimize their human capital performance and management initiatives. Customers who leverage this offering can take advantage of SuccessFactors’ market leading on-demand performance and talent management solution—including performance, succession, compensation and goal management modules, and Mercer’s trusted HR consulting and related financial advice, products and services.

In combination, SuccessFactors performance management and compensation planning modules and Mercer’s ePRISM®, a comprehensive compensation management and forecasting tool, provides organizations with the ability to not only link compensation with performance but to forecast and model different compensation scenarios to most effectively manage business performance and meet corporate financial goals. Additionally, by partnering with SuccessFactors, Mercer can provide customers with valuable human capital market data. The results of this market analysis can then be shared through the SuccessFactors application, enabling customers to consider market conditions when making compensation planning decisions resulting in more accurate planning.

The final tier of the Mercer/SuccessFactors solution includes Mercer’s award winning consulting and implementation services to implement SuccessFactors' application. Mercer’s professional services group has a demonstrated track record with numerous and diverse clients around the globe and is backed by its integrated product offering, providing customers with an opportunity to receive an unmatched integrated product and service capability.

“The Mercer/SuccessFactors solution literally enables HR to deploy compensation programs directly to line managers allowing them to make decisions about their people in real time as well as connecting employees directly to the process,” said Teri Zipper, Mercer’s head of Client Software Solutions. “This alignment offers customers a full-complement HR solution for the organization looking to fulfill both their strategic and tactical compensation needs.”

“Our customers benefit from partnerships that help them more fully realize the potential of their people through performance and talent management initiatives,” said Lars Dalgaard, CEO of SuccessFactors. “Mercer Human Resource Consulting is a global leader and is known for its commitment to customers, innovation and a vision for solutions that incorporate both consulting and technology.”

As a trusted provider, Mercer joins SuccessFactors Research in the mission of advancing the art and science of human capital management. Mercer's participation will be announced at SuccessConnect 2007 with a presentation by Steve Brink, head of the Information Product Solutions Group for Mercer. SuccessFactors’ global user conference is being held in New York on June 5-7.

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About Mercer Human Resource Consulting

Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc. is a global leader for HR and related financial advice and services, with more than 15,000 employees serving clients in more than 180 cities and 40 countries and territories worldwide. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., which lists its stock (ticker symbol: MMC) on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges. For more information, visit

Providing high-quality human resource information has been an integral part of Mercer's business for more than 40 years. Around the world, Mercer conducts more than 600 compensation, benefit, total remuneration, and employee mobility surveys. Its solutions help organizations align compensation and benefit programs with their strategic objectives.

About SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors is the leading provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions that enable organizations of every size, across every industry and geography, to realize their employees' potential and thus drive business results. Its hosted service is organically built from the ground up - providing a fully integrated, modular suite of performance and talent management applications that provide customers with immediate process benefits and tangible return on investment. Fueled by customer success, SuccessFactors currently has more than 1,300 customers with more than 2 million users in 156 countries and across 60 industries using the application in 18 languages. The company currently employs more than 500 people worldwide, all passionately focused on delighting customers through prompt and effective execution and constant improvement driven by customer feedback. SuccessFactors' customers include Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MasterCard Worldwide, Textron, Sutter Healthcare, Direct Energy, Quintiles Transnational, Volkswagen of North America, Lancaster General Hospital, McDermott International, Inc. and Founded in 2001, SuccessFactors has multiple offices worldwide collaborating for strong local support of customers.

For more information, please contact:

Kim Squire
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 7000 166

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