SuccessFactors Cited as a Leader in Independent Research Firm's 2013 Talent Management Q1 Report

 SuccessFactors Cited as a Leader in Independent Research Firm's 2013 Talent
                             Management Q1 Report

Report Evaluates Providers that Matter Most in Talent Management

PR Newswire

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 12, 2013

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SuccessFactors, an
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) company and the global leader in business execution (BizX)
software, today announced it has been ranked as a Leader in The Forrester
Wave™: Talent Management, Q1 2013 for its Performance & Goals, Succession &
Development, and Learning Solutions by Forrester Research, Inc. SuccessFactors
earned a Leader position among nine of the top talent management vendors
across 57 criteria – ranging from competency, goals, performance, succession
and learning management and collaboration capabilities to strategy and market


SuccessFactors offers unparalleled breadth and depth across the full Cloud HCM
landscape, including a complete SaaS-based set of talent solutions, core HR,
Collaboration, Recruiting, Learning, Workforce Analytics.

"Executing SuccessFactors integrated talent management platform was a key
building block in linking strategy, execution, and talent," said Robert
Mellwig, SPHR senior vice president, Human Resources Lowe Enterprises,
Destination Hotels & Resorts.

Leaders were recognized because their talent management suites meet global
market needs with rich, deep talent features, and SuccessFactors is
specifically recognized for its "competency management with integrated and
third-party libraries, performance review with continuous peer feedback
capabilities from multiple applications, and an intuitive user interface with
personalization capabilities." Additionally, "SuccessFactors leads in overall
talent management functionality" and, among the other leaders, is a "solid
competitor in the international market."

"SuccessFactors has defined the talent management space and leads with our
world-class Performance, Succession and Learning solutions," said Lars
Dalgaard, founder and CEO of SuccessFactors and member of the Executive Board
of SAP AG. "I believe that this report not only validates our 'best of breed'
talent management solutions and our fully-integrated BizX suite, but it also
shows that success in business today is the ability to get all your talent
running in the right direction at the right speed. Our acquisition of Plateau
Systems in 2011 was one of many legendary moves toward adding robust learning
management capabilities and talent that created a rich, unified BizX
Suite.Now, as an SAP company, we have 700 specialists in core HRIS running at
high velocity and delivering the strongest, most global and comprehensive
cloud system of record. We are hungry to continue to lead in the industry and
to amaze customers with our gorgeous, intuitive products and aggressive
dedication to the Cloud."

SuccessFactors' talent management suite is part of a broader HCM platform that
also includes a modern, global Core HR system that helps customers return time
and money back to the business. Rich workforce analytics deliver customers
complete visibility and actionable insight into what's really happening within
the workforce. The SuccessFactors approach is unique in that it offers
customers the flexibility to start anywhere on the HCM spectrum and expand
over time.

"Customers will continue to look for end-to-end HCM in the Cloud," said Shawn
Price, president, People and Money, SAP Cloud. "But whatever the starting
point, we recognize that the journey isn't a "one-size fits all" or "rip and
replace" kind of transition. Every path is unique. Whether the priority is to
achieve operational efficiency, drive workforce engagement, or simply get
better visibility, our philosophy is to work with our customers to identify
the right solutions at the right time, and implement them based on their
business priorities."

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About SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution
Software, and 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 customersby 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 35 languages.

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