Kapow Software Appoints New CPO Karl Ederle To Lead Big Data Strategy and Product Management

  Kapow Software Appoints New CPO Karl Ederle To Lead Big Data Strategy and
                              Product Management

Former head of products and innovation at software leaders such as Oracle,
Taleo, SAP and PeopleSoft sees big opportunity in new cloud, big data and SaaS
initiatives underway for 2013

PR Newswire

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kapow Software, a leading
innovator in the market for big data solutions, today announced the
appointment of Karl Ederle as its new chief product officer. Ederle has more
than 20 years of executive experience steering product strategy at software
market leaders such as Oracle, Taleo, SAP and PeopleSoft. He most recently
served as vice president of strategy and innovation of talent management
solutions at Oracle, which acquired Taleo Corporation in April 2012. Ederle
will oversee Kapow Software's strategy and products, with a particular focus
on introducing an expanded set of big data and other cloud-based offerings to
satisfy current enterprise customer needs and address new market
opportunities.

"Karl is a highly valued addition to Kapow's leadership team," said John
Yapaola, CEO of Kapow Software. "He has a long and proven track record of
developing a winning portfolio of products that address changing market needs
and capitalize on new opportunities. He brings the right mix of vision,
leadership, strategy and the depth of experience needed to lead our long-term
strategy and develop a product roadmap that monetizes the significant
opportunities that lie ahead for big data, analytics and the cloud."

During his tenure at Oracle and Taleo, Ederle led the development and
implementation of the long-term portfolio strategy across Taleo's big data,
analytics, and talent management solutions, managing a SaaS business in excess
of $300 million. Prior to Taleo, he served in SAP's Corporate Strategy Group,
within the Office of the CEO, where he oversaw the analysis of numerous
strategic initiatives ensuring the alignment with SAP's business priorities.
He also served as director of product management at PeopleSoft, overseeing the
development and management of a $40 million portfolio of financial and
performance management solutions.

"As 2013 fast approaches, big data will continue to grow in size and
complexity. Leaders at numerous types of organizations around the globe will
need help harvesting and connecting data, making sense of it, using it for
competitive advantage or putting it to work to drive their businesses
forward," said Ederle. "I am looking forward to working with a pioneering team
and a platform as valuable and powerful as Kapow Katalyst to drive more value
for our customers."

About Kapow Software

Kapow Software is a leading innovator in the market for big data solutions
with its intuitive, powerful application integration platform that harnesses
the power of legacy, cloud, social and big data without the need for coding,
consultants or APIs. Its powerful, modern integration and app development
platform, Kapow Katalyst, helps modernize the workplace, increase agility and
improve business results. Kapow Software is trusted by hundreds of large
global enterprises, including Audi, Intel, Fiserv, Deutsche Telekom and more
than a dozen federal agencies. For more information, please visit:
www.kapowsoftware.com.

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