SAN MATEO, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq : SFSF ), the global leader in business execution software, today announced the details of its annual customer event, SuccessConnect 2011, which will also mark the company's 10 year anniversary. SuccessConnect 2011's theme is "Driving Real Change" to showcase how HR and executives can impact their companies with SuccessFactors' Business Execution (BizX) Software Suite. This year's national customer user conference will take place in San Francisco May 10-12 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
SuccessFactors Founder and CEO Lars Dalgaard will open the event with a keynote address and Anish Baijal, director of talent management and human resources of Nissan North America, will speak on Nissan's experience with SuccessFactors' BizX Software Suite.
Marcus Buckingham, thought leader in employee performance, leadership and business success will present a keynote on "What the World's Best Managers do Differently." Buckingham is the best-selling author of books such as "First, Break All the Rules" and "Now, Discover Your Strengths."
"From day one, SuccessFactors was built on the principle of helping customers win. Our annual customer events are the ultimate rallying point for us, when we get to spend time together, sharing the innovations we've added to our BizX Software Suite and our vision for what's to come, as well as learning from each other how to make real, transformative changes in business execution," said Darryl Dickens, chief marketing officer, SuccessFactors. "2011 is particularly meaningful because it's our company's tenth year. The past decade has proven that the cloud software model is the way of the future – so here's to another decade of success and growth, for both SuccessFactors and its family of customers."
SuccessConnect 2011 offers three educational tracks for customers: HR Leadership, Best Practices in Talent Management and the BizX Solutions, in addition to a small business focused track. Customers will also have the chance to meet with SuccessFactors executives and network with other attendees so that they can share company goals and discuss ways to implement new strategies. Additionally, the event will include the announcements of this year's SuccessAward winners -- an annual program designed to recognize the best of the best in reaping demonstrated value from SuccessFactors implementations.
SuccessConnect San Francisco will also include programs for prospective customers to learn more about SuccessFactors products and services via the day-long Discovery Program on May 11.
SuccessConnect conferences in Europe and Australia will take place May 19-20 and August 24-25, respectively. SuccessConnect Amsterdam and SuccessConnect Sydney will deliver world-class content and keynotes from SuccessFactors executives and customers. For more information on SuccessConnect 2011, and to register, please visit: http://www.successfactors.com/successconnect/.
SuccessFactors is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution (BizX) software solutions to organizations of all sizes, with more than 8 million users across multiple industries and geographies. We strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, a broad range of content, process expertise and best practices knowledge gained from serving our large and varied customer base. Today, we have more than 3,200 customers in more than 168 countries using our application suite in 34 languages.
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