Leading Videogame Developer and a “Best Company to Work For” Award Winner Grows with SuccessFactors’ Midmarket Solution
SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced that Insomniac Games is implementing SuccessPractices, SuccessFactors’ midmarket solution, to automate a host of people performance processes, facilitate feedback with employees, and drive business results through an engaged and motivated workforce. The system will soon be live for all 160 employees.
Headquartered in Southern California, Insomniac Games is an independent software developer of games for the Sony PlayStation® platform. With more than 25 million video consoles sold worldwide, the company is a trusted brand in the gaming industry. Similar to most innovative, cutting-edge companies, the war for talent is constant so the Insomniac team focuses on providing an open, collaborative, and inspiring work environment for employees. The company has been named among the top 10 “Best Small Companies to Work for in America” three straight years by the Great Place to Work® Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for small-sized companies (50-250 employees).
As Insomniac Games continued to expand, it simply outgrew its previous employee management system. The company sought an intuitive solution that would be easy-to-use for employees to set goals and track status, while enabling leaders to painlessly conduct performance reviews and have instant access to relevant information on its workforce. In deploying SuccessPractices, Insomniac Games has a set of pre-configured applications that help companies enjoy early successes in their performance and talent management initiatives, leveraging best practices gathered from hundreds of deployments. These rapidly-deployable solutions enable organizations to drive performance by linking individual contributors to corporate strategy, pay-for-performance and recognition of skills, and development of specific needs. The solution Insomniac Games selected also delivers a powerful compensation management module that enables managers to automatically create and process compensation information on an ad-hoc basis, with real-time, on-demand access to compensation history for employees and teams.
“We clearly place an emphasis on developing and rewarding our teams, and found SuccessFactors to deliver exactly what we needed for doing so. Much more than just enhancing our performance review process, SuccessFactors is enabling us to drive a culture of consistency, collaboration and efficiency, which are all core principles of our business,” said Carrie Dieterle, director of human resources for Insomniac Games. “After surveying the landscape of available solutions, SuccessFactors clearly stood out, as we were convinced that rigid forms-based solutions would be a pain to manage and deter widespread employee adoption to the system. It’s a kick-a** system that will help us continue to grow.”
“SuccessFactors is excited to work with a company that shares similar values and principles to that of our own corporate culture. Insomniac Games’ commitment to collaboration, innovation and efficiency builds an engaged, high-performing culture, and SuccessFactors lives to make it happen,” said Paul Albright, chief marketing officer and general manager of SMB at SuccessFactors. “Our SuccessPractices solution enables fast-growing companies like Insomniac to revolutionize their workforce, leveraging our SaaS applications to drive their performance.”
SuccessFactors’ SMB offerings – Professional Edition for organizations up to 500 employees, and SuccessPractices for organizations with up to 2,500 employees – bring enterprise-class best practices to small and midsize 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. By providing real-time, company-wide visibility into such critical performance data, companies are able to make better, more informed decisions about how to promote, recruit, compensate, reward and manage their employee base.
A recent survey showed SuccessFactors’ customers have both stronger revenue and net income growth as compared to industry peers.
About Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games is a wholly independent console videogames developer that has released award-winning hits for the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 for 14 years. In addition to making blockbuster videogames, Insomniac is known for ranking among the top four “Best Small Companies to Work for in America” in 2005 and 2006 and among the Top 10 for 2007, according to the Great Places to Work Institute and Society for Human Resources Management. More information can be found at http://www.insomniacgames.com/ or by listening to Insomniac’s “Full Moon Show” podcast, available on iTunes and the studio’s website.
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 achieve high-performing workforces by enabling goal alignment and execution, talent development and planning, and pay-for-performance initiatives. SuccessFactors currently has more than 1,950 customers across more than 60 industries, with more than 3.7 million end users in over 185 countries using the application in 22 languages. Founded in 2001 with offices around the world, the company employs more than 700 people, all passionately focused on revolutionizing the future of work. For more information, visit: http://www.successfactors.com.
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