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Partners with Bristlecone Labs to Deliver Free Software Toolkit Enabling Joint Customers to Share Information between Two Systems

SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 5, 2009 – SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced that the SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Management suite passed all tests required to be SAP-Certified for Integration with SAP Applications. The SAP certification status validates successful, repeatable integration. Working with SuccessFactors’ partner, Bristlecone Labs, the companies have developed and delivered the SuccessFactors Connector Toolkit 2.0 for SAP, enabling customers to quickly pull master data from any SAP instance and share it with SuccessFactors. SuccessFactors’ customers can take advantage of this option to facilitate data integration between the two systems, and accelerate deployment and return on investment in their strategic talent management initiatives.

SuccessFactors already has a proven track record of integrating with SAP and dozens of traditional Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) for master data exchange. Customers have faced challenges in extracting common data such as job titles and contact information from large HRIS systems for use in their SuccessFactors’ instances, but in delivering the Connector Toolkit for SAP, SuccessFactors is making data integration faster and easier with an automated, certified approach.

The Connector Toolkit for SAP is available to SuccessFactors customers on the SuccessFactors Customer Community for free, and includes instructions for installation and use. Technical support and additional consulting are both available through Bristlecone Labs, a services provider in SAP custom integration and development and a trusted SAP Labs development partner.

Rob Bernshteyn, SuccessFactors’ vice president of product marketing and management, said, “Many SuccessFactors customers have chosen SAP as their HRIS, but are forced to rely on batch processing for simple extraction and updates of master record data. This costly, time-consuming approach burdens IT teams and system administrators, taking them away from more productive tasks. We’re pleased to work with Bristlecone Labs in delivering the Connector Toolkit for SAP, as it continues our commitment to providing easy integration between our strategic Human Capital Management tools and the SAP transaction system, delivering real value to customers.”

SuccessFactors is pleased to provide the Connector Toolkit for SAP in order to continue a long-standing tradition of highly successful joint SucessFactors-SAP customers. Existing joint customers including highly recognizable and respected companies such as Kimberly Clark, New York Life Insurance, Baker Hughes, First Energy, and Citrix, will be able to take advantage of the Connector Toolkit for SAP immediately.

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 Bristlecone Labs

Bristlecone Labs (, a division of Bristlecone, Inc., is the preferred partner for ISV’s, providing outsourced software engineering services around SAP, J2EE and .NET technologies. With a heritage in SAP development and integration, Bristlecone Labs has helped companies such as HP, Teradata, and Ivara strategize and execute their SAP integration and outsourcing strategies, helping them to lower costs and decrease time to market.

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 passionate people focused on revolutionizing the future of work. For more information, visit:

For more information, please contact:

Kim Squire
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 7000 166

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