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Research Demonstrates Clear Market Leadership in Revenue and Number of Customers

CHICAGO, October 16, 2008, SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced at the HR Technology Conference and Expo, validation of its market leadership in the Employee Performance Management market, with impressive results from a recently-issued comprehensive market analysis from Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm solely focused on What Works in enterprise learning and talent management.

Bersin & Associates High-Impact Performance Management 2009: State of the Market, Practices and Buyer's Guide, issued this week at the HR Technology Conference, provides in-depth profiles of talent management vendors, functional evaluation comparisons, and market analysis, outlook and predictions. The firm defines Employee Performance Management as a set of management practices that establish measurable goals and objectives for employees, assess achievement and attainment of such objectives, and then use this information to improve performance through coaching, compensation, development, and other means. SuccessFactors is identified as the clear leader in market share of customers and revenue in this space.

"Our research confirms that SuccessFactors is the most well-adopted employee performance management product on the market today," said Leighanne Levensaler, director of talent management research, Bersin & Associates. "The company's outright leadership in terms of number of customers and revenue share, in a market we project will grow 35 percent a year, is notable. SuccessFactors continues to prove its ability to attract companies of all sizes and all industries, and is shortlisted for nearly every North American-based evaluation we see for employee performance management. The company's products and vision as well as market trends we face today, position the company to expand its global presence."

Lars Dalgaard, founder and chief executive officer for SuccessFactors, said, "From day one, SuccessFactors has focused on delivering complete solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to optimize workforce productivity, and performance management is at the core. The benefits of employee engagement and alignment are obvious, but customers are realizing the business impact of deploying SuccessFactors, and increasing top line results while reducing operating costs is resonating in today's economic environment now more than ever. It's gratifying to reap validation of market leadership from a trusted source like Bersin & Associates."

The SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Management Suite, which includes Performance Management, Goal Management, 360 Degree Reviews, Succession Management, Compensation Management, Learning and Development, Recruiting Management, Employee Profile, and Analytics and Reporting applications, 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 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. For more information, visit:

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