SuccessFactors Plans Expansion to Australian Data Centre

Aug 22, 2011, 06:00 ET from SuccessFactors, Inc.

SYDNEY, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE: SFSF), the global leader in business execution software, today announced plans to expand its existing data centre in Australia, to include the full platform suite of SuccessFactors solutions. This addition will require the company to significantly expand the data centre operations and result in the company hiring additional staff to run and manage this strategic infrastructure investment. The development of the data centre will cater to not only Australian domestic clients, both private and Government agencies but also to an ever-expanding base of more than 250 clients throughout Asia Pacific, the fastest growing region for SuccessFactors globally.

The data centre's residence in  an economically stable country such as Australia uniquely positions SuccessFactors to support our ever-expanding base of Asia Pacific customers as well as U.S. and European customers that have a large number of employees based in Asia Pacific. In addition, with more than 33 Australian Government agencies and departments currently using SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and Planning modules, the availability of the complete SuccessFactors platform will now be available on shore.

The expanded data centre will increase capacity to offer the complete suite of products to future and existing clients. The full SuccessFactors BizX suite, including Workforce Analytics and Planning, Goal Alignment, Performance Management, Employee Central, Recruiting Management and our latest offerings, SuccessFactors Learning and SuccessFactors Social Learning will all be delivered locally in the Australian cloud. SuccessFactors is very excited to announce this continued investment in Australia, a country that has consistently been one of the fastest growing markets.

Murray Sargant, SuccessFactors' vice president, APAC said, "Australia is an important market for cloud computing, and SuccessFactors is committed to continued leadership in this region. With a strong presence in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane, SuccessFactors has demonstrated its continued commitment to Australia and the importance of this country as a cloud computing hub for the Asia Pacific region."

About SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, which delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries. With approximately 15 million subscription seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, we have more than 3,500 customers in more than 168 countries using our application suite in 34 languages.

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