London – 26 August 2008 – SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced that Amber Composites, a leading manufacturer of composite materials based in the UK, has implemented SuccessFactors’ Professional Edition to align employee goals and performance, and SuccessFactors’ 360 Degree Review module to improve organizational visibility of staff performance and assessment reviews, goal tracking and overall goal alignment across the company.
Additionally, Amber Composites is evaluating a move to the Google Apps platform and was pleased to learn of SuccessFactors’ integration with Google’s suite of communication and collaboration products.
With over 20 years of experience, Amber Composites provides materials and technical expertise to a worldwide customer base in a diverse set of industries, including motorsport, automotive, aerospace, communications, marine and wind energy. The company specializes in supplying and manufacturing prepreg, a ready-to-mold material in sheet form impregnated with a synthetic resin. Headquartered in the heart of England, Amber Composites is particularly well known in the F1 racing community for developing the highest quality material, providing service that goes above and beyond the expected, and setting industry standard response times.
”Keeping goals aligned with the overall strategy of the company was the key reason for reviewing our performance management solution,” said Jonathan McQueen, CEO of Amber Composites. “We wanted to ensure structured and consistent feedback to and from employees and increase transparency of individual and organizational goals. We chose SuccessFactors due to its ease of use, automation, and the ability to customize the system to match our processes. The suite will enable us to streamline what was previously an inefficient manual process.”
Andy Leaver, vice president of sales for EMEA at SuccessFactors, added, “Manufacturing firms in particular are dependent upon the contribution and productivity of their staff, especially in companies such as Amber Composites that are constantly trying to exceed their own high quality and industry setting standards. The ability to harness performance visibility and alignment with internal goals helps contribute to the overall performance of the business, and ultimately the service it is able to deliver to its customers worldwide. SuccessFactors helps manufacturing firms of all sizes get the highest possible return on their investments in their talent with a comprehensive, organically developed, on-demand Performance & Talent Management suite. We’re excited to help Amber Composites achieve the same level of success.”
SuccessFactors performance and talent management software includes recruiting management, goal management, succession management, 360-degree review, compensation planning, learning and development, and analytics and reporting applications. The solution creates a company-wide network of information related to employee performance, including skill-sets, interests, career aspirations, ability to relocate, experience, languages spoken and more. By providing deep, 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 entire employee base.
About Amber Composites
Amber Composites is a leading manufacturer of composite materials for high performance, lightweight structures. With over 20 years of experience, Amber provides materials and technical expertise to a diverse set of industries, including motorsport, automotive, aerospace, communications, marine and wind energy. www.ambercomposites.com
About SuccessFactors, Inc.
SuccessFactors is one of the fastest growing public software companies and the leading provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions. The company enables organizations of every size, and across every industry and geography, to achieve high-performing workforces through goal alignment and execution, talent development and planning, and pay-for-performance initiatives. From 92 customers and approximately 282,000 end users in 2003 to more than 2,140 customers and 4 million end users today, SuccessFactors' solutions are widely deployed across 60 industries in over 185 countries 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.
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