SuccessFactors Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software

Mar 30, 2011, 06:00 ET from SuccessFactors, Inc.

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF), the global leader in business execution software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software.

Gartner defines leaders in this Magic Quadrant as companies that had "strong product functionality and, often, provide superior customer experience. In addition, these vendors have strong direct sales and/or channel sales capabilities. Leading vendors also have strong or emerging multinational solutions (with corresponding service and support)."

"From day one our team has been working hard to provide the innovative, robust solutions for our customers through our Business Execution Software suite and we are honored to continue to receive industry recognition," said Brad Mattick, head of worldwide product marketing, SuccessFactors. "Now in our tenth year, we are more dedicated than ever to helping our customers be more productive and improve business execution through our cloud software solutions."

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About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About SuccessFactors

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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