Today, SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF) announced the integration of the recently acquired CubeTree social collaboration offering with the SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) Suite at SuccessConnect Chicago, the fourth of five SuccessFactors customer conferences around the globe.
"Poor communication gets in the way of execution," said Dmitri Krakovsky, vice president of global product management, SuccessFactors. "With activity feeds and collaboration features incorporated into our Business Execution Suite, we help solve this information flow problem and fundamentally change the way companies work. When every person across the company can share and collaborate with one another, that's when real work gets done."
The tightly integrated social collaboration solution with CubeTree allows more than eight million SuccessFactors users, at more than 3,000 companies from every industry and corner of the world, to easily collaborate across all roles, departments and geographies. The new features allow companies to increase productivity and simultaneously strengthen the alignment of day-to-day work with corporate goals and objectives. The basic integrated offering will be available for free to all SuccessFactors customers and a premium version will also be available.
"SuccessFactors' first offering in enterprise collaboration is impressively deep," said Paul Greenberg, enterprise software analyst and author of CRM at the Speed of Light.
Greenberg went on to say, "SuccessFactors succeeds at providing the most effective kind of 21st century work environment. It not only provides the employee with a strong collaborative platform that empowers them, but also gives the company rich data and measurable value. What makes it special is that it recognizes the employee as a social being - a person who has different expectations of how they should work - just like the social customer deciding what to buy."
Single sign-on (SSO) enables employees to sign in only once to access SuccessFactors BizX and CubeTree features. Users will be able to use new SSO features to sign into SuccessFactors to access their BizX dashboard, social networking and collaboration capabilities.
Employee profile information from the SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite is automatically synchronized to the social collaboration environment, making it easy to:
Allow automatic provisioning and de-provisioning of users
Make sure employees have the proper access based on their current employment status
Empower employees to start collaborating immediately without waiting for colleagues to accept invitations
Let employees find relevant colleagues to follow and build robust social graphs
Global Cloud Infrastructure
The enterprise social and collaboration capabilities from CubeTree will be run in SuccessFactors' global cloud computing infrastructure. With the largest number of paying users in the business cloud, SuccessFactors' global cloud footprint is also the largest in its class, operating more than half a dozen data centers across the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
Robust Social Collaboration Made Easy
CubeTree offers extensive social networking and collaboration features from micro-blogging to wikis and document sharing. The integrated social and collaboration environment from CubeTree can be easily accessed from almost anywhere via Web browser, a desktop application or on-the-go with native mobile applications for iPhone, BlackBerry or any mobile browser. Users can comment or share updates via instant message or email and receive update feeds from colleagues the same way.
Both the integrated free and premium social offerings are expected to be generally available to all SuccessFactors customers in a few months, subject to completion of development.
Additional news regarding the expanding Business Execution Suite and a summary of SuccessFactors news from the SuccessConnect Chicago event can be found in the press release titled "SuccessFactors Expands Business Execution Suite to Drive Customer Results."
Note: All product features and delivery dates mentioned represent current product development expectations only and not a delivery commitment. These features may not be delivered in the indicated timeframe or at all. Customers should base their purchasing, administrative and configuration decisions solely on functionality that is currently available."
About SuccessFactors, Inc.
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) Suite, which is delivered through the cloud, improves business alignment, team execution and people performance to drive results for companies of all sizes. Across 168 countries and 34 languages, more than 8 million users and 3,000 companies leverage SuccessFactors every day, up from approximately 300,000 users and 100 companies in 2003. BizX bridges the gap between strategy and success by allowing every person in an organization to execute against their goals better and faster. SuccessFactors' recent acquisitions of Inform and CubeTree supplement SuccessFactors' core BizX strategy with integrated solutions that directly align with SuccessFactors' mission of helping companies get work done by delivering robust business insights and improved collaboration. To learn more, visit: www.successfactors.com.
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