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Ease-of-Use, Security, Single Sign-On Capabilities Draw SMBs to SuccessFactors

San Mateo, Calif. – January 16, 2008 –SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced continued adoption of the SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Management suite, Professional Edition, by small businesses that are looking to engage their employees and automate a wide variety of employee performance processes, including goal management, performance reviews and compensation management.

Ping Identity is the leading provider of secure single sign-on solutions for Internet applications. The company selected SuccessFactors’ Professional Edition as the centerpiece of its employee review process, citing goal alignment as a driver for staying competitive in its fast-growing industry. With a rapid deployment, Ping Identity implemented SuccessFactors to maximize productivity and increase both engagement and retention of its employees.

SuccessFactors remains committed to supporting the latest industry standards, including Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), a highly secure industry standard for online access. This support served as another key element in Ping Identity’s selection of Professional Edition. This standard enables SuccessFactors’ customers to single sign-on to the system at any time from any location with a standard Web browser.

“When we looked for SaaS (software-as-a-service) providers for performance management, security was an essential element of the evaluation,” said Jeremy Rudel, vice president of finance for Ping Identity. “We’re pleased with our decision because of SuccessFactors’ demonstrated ability to provide all of the necessary security procedures to safeguard our employees’ personal information.”

Paul Albright, chief marketing officer and general manager of SMB for SuccessFactors, said, “Small and mid-size companies continue to flock to SuccessFactors for easy to use performance management solutions that energize and motivate employees and help businesses increase productivity. We continue to hear how our software positively impacts the way customers are running their businesses, which serves as true validation for what we’re building.”

Ping Identity is among the growing list of customers currently using SuccessFactors’ performance and talent management solution to help motivate and engage employees. SuccessFactors' SMB offerings, Professional Edition and SuccessPractices, are designed specifically for organizations with three to 2,500 employees, bringing enterprise class best practices to small and mid-sized businesses. The Web-based, Software-as-a-Service technology model enables SMBs in all industries to cost-effectively implement the technology without the need for extensive IT support.

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 700 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, Volkswagen of North America, Lancaster General Hospital, and McDermott International, Inc. Founded in 2001, SuccessFactors has multiple offices worldwide collaborating for strong local support of customers. For more information, visit:

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Kim Squire
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 7000 166

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