SuccessFactors Announces SuccessAwards Chicago 2010 Winners

Oct 01, 2010, 12:00 ET from SuccessFactors, Inc.

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF) announced the latest winners of SuccessAwards Chicago 2010, the company's annual customer awards program.

SuccessAwards recognize leaders that are leveraging SuccessFactors' Business Execution (BizX) Software Suite to accelerate business execution and achieve real business results across their organizations. Given out this month at SuccessConnect Chicago, the fourth of five SuccessFactors 2010 customer conferences around the globe, the SuccessAwards Chicago winners are:

The SuccessROI Return on Investment Award recognizes the customer with measurement of exceptional business results working with SuccessFactors. This year, this award was given to ADC Telecommunications. ADC understands how to manage people the right way to execute more efficiently to affect their bottom-line results.

The SuccessAdoption Award, which honors organizations with the most creative, effective or original deployment of the BizX Suite, was given to Sears Holdings Corporation, the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. A SuccessFactors customer for over five years, Sears is using seven SuccessFactors modules for 30,000 employees and has shown 96 percent usage within the organization since implementing in 2005.

The SuccessLeader Award is an award that honors an individual with unprecedented results or a unique achievement leveraging BizX. This year's award was given to Mike Troyfter of Kohl's, a specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand products in an exciting shopping environment. The company's strategic use of SuccessFactors is innovative and cutting edge, and their dedicated team, including Troyfter, is always thinking about what lies ahead to move Kohl's forward. The organization's HR team has consistently enhanced their use of SuccessFactors – always in line with features and changes requested by employees – to make SuccessFactors a win for their user base at Kohl's.

The MVP Community Members is an award that recognizes the SuccesssFactors members who through active participation and meaningful contribution make the customer community a richer, more helpful and more rewarding environment for thousands of peers around the world. This year, Michelle Biro of Whirlpool Corporation was recognized for her contributions to the discussions within the SuccessFactors customer community and for her product suggestions to the SuccessFactors Ideafactory to help with continuous product innovation. Michelle was a speaker at SuccessConnect Chicago and has contributed over fifty posts on SuccessFactors' online community forum.

SuccessAwards were also given out in May for recipients at the company's SuccessConnect events in New York City, NY and San Francisco, CA. Recipients of those SuccessAwards can be found here:

About SuccessFactors, Inc.

SuccessFactors is a 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 solutions that align with SuccessFactors' mission of helping companies get work done by delivering robust business insights and improved collaboration. To learn more, visit:

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Dominic Paschel, 415-262-4641

Director of Public & Investor Relations

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