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Part of Managing Director’s agenda to ensure better visibility and alignment of goals across middle and executive management

London – 11 December, 2008 – SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced that Menzies Distribution, the UK’s leading provider of services to the newspaper and magazine market, has selected SuccessFactors to align employee goals and objectives with the company’s overall business strategy.

Menzies Distribution is a leading provider of added value distribution and marketing services to the newspaper and magazine supply chain in the UK. With a market share of around a third of the total UK market, each day Menzies Distribution handles 4.5 million newspapers (6 million on Sundays) and 2.5 million magazines covering more than 3,000 magazine titles, with deliveries to more than 21,500 customers such as major retailers, supermarkets and publishers. The company uses 1,400 vehicles covering 93,000 miles each day and employs over 4,500 employees.

“We selected SuccessFactors to better support our overall business objectives,” said Kay Robertson, Learning and Development Manager for Menzies Distribution. “We wanted to ensure our middle and executive management is aligned with the company’s overall strategy, as they are key to influencing and shaping our business. We believe SuccessFactors will give us much better visibility into performance and the alignment of our corporate objectives. It will also play an important role in ensuring we are better able to manage, develop and support our internal talent in the current downturn economy. We’ve had full support from our managing director on the SuccessFactors initiative, as we look to increase focus on people, specific targets, and key measurements to leverage the competencies of our management team across the business.”

Menzies Distribution will be deploying SuccessFactors in January 2009, initially to around 200 of its middle and executive management team, with additional rollouts scheduled a few months afterwards. As part of the project, the company is working with SuccessFactors partner, Jigsaw Technologies, to help configure the system.

Andy Leaver, vice president of sales for EMEA at SuccessFactors, added, “We worked closely with Menzies Distribution to understand the strategic business requirements from the managing director down to middle management. The SuccessFactors system will enable the management team to effectively communicate the strategic goals of the business, as well as the ability to gauge performance benchmarks. It is particularly important to access the strength and effectiveness of teams as we move through this time of economic uncertainty, which why companies like Menzies Distribution, look to drive performance with SuccessFactors’ solutions.”

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 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 2,360 customers and 4 million end users today, SuccessFactors’ solutions are widely deployed across 60 industries in over 185 countries in 31 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.

For further information, please contact:
Kim Squire
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 7000 166

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