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The Company Earned Highest Scores Among Vendors in Customer Experience, Strategy and Market Share

SAN MATEO, Calif. — August 20, 2007 — SuccessFactors, a leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced that it was among the select companies that Forrester Research included in its August 2007 Forrester Wave™ report, “Integrated Performance And Compensation Solutions, Q3 2007.” In this evaluation, SuccessFactors was cited as a leader in Integrated Performance and Compensation Solutions as well as the separate categories of Performance Solutions and Compensation Solutions.

The report said, “SuccessFactors provides strong functionality across the entire performance and compensation suite, has been implemented globally by large and small organizations, and has a clear product vision and strategy that includes the addition of recruiting, learning, and industry specialization.”

“The overall vision we’ve had for our software has not changed at all since we started six years ago – for SuccessFactors to be a one-stop shop for companies to transform their HR strategies into a competitive advantage and to build software so comprehensive and valuable to our customers that it becomes an integral part of their business strategies,” said SuccessFactors CEO Lars Dalgaard. “This report – especially our customer experience rating – shows we’re starting to achieve that goal.”

The report also highlights the business benefits of using a fully integrated suite of human capital management tools in order for businesses to fully leverage their HR assets. The report also states “Performance and compensation integration (pay-for-performance) enables employers to direct and achieve corporate goals, promote positive turnover, and retain top talent by compensating preferred behaviors and results based on objective performance metrics.”

“SuccessFactors organic approach to product strategy and development allows customers to realize the value of an integrated suite as they deploy modules over time,” said Rob Bernshteyn, vice president of Global Product Marketing and Management. “Forrester’s recognition of our position as a market leader reflects this strategy and reaffirms what we are hearing from our customer community.”

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 1,400 customers across over 60 industries, with more than 2 million end users in over 150 countries 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 Salesforce.com. Founded in 2001, SuccessFactors has multiple offices worldwide collaborating for strong local support of customers.

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