SuccessFactors 'Sweeps' Leader Position in 10 out of 10 HCM Analyst Reports

 SuccessFactors 'Sweeps' Leader Position in 10 out of 10 HCM Analyst Reports

Customers and Partners Celebrate Unprecedented Industry Recognition

PR Newswire

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 9, 2013

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SuccessFactors, an
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) company and the global leader in business execution (BizX)
software, today announced it is the first company in the human capital
management (HCM) industry to be positioned as aleader in 10 industry analyst
reports within the past year. Recognition was garnered based on the company's
comprehensive offerings across the full HCM landscape. SuccessFactors uniquely
brings together complete, core HR processes, strategic talent management
solutions and innovative workforce analytics to drive better execution
according to many reports that cited the company as a leader. SuccessFactors'
BizX suite's innovation, speed and agility, bolstered by SAP's experience in
HCM enterprise resource planning, uniquely positions the company as a global
competitive force, offering customers an end-to-end cloud, on-premise or
hybrid HCM solution to fit their business needs and help them execute better.


"We have selected SuccessFactors based on the completeness of their vision,
blueprint for future module enhancement and ability to execute on their
capability," said Robert Mellwig, SPHR senior vice president, Human Resources
Lowe Enterprises,Destination Hotels & Resorts. "Congratulations to the team
at SuccessFactors on this recognition across the ten analyst reports." 

The analyst reports where SuccessFactors achieved a Leader position include:

  oAll six IDC Talent Management MarketScape Reports for 2012
  o2012 Ventana Research Total Compensation Management Value Index
  o2012 Nucleus Research HCM Value Matrix
  oForrester Research, Inc.'s The Forrester Wave™: Talent Management Q1 2013
  oA highly-regarded analyst firm's 2013 report on Talent Management Suites

SuccessFactors believes this leadership "Sweep" validates it as the 'de facto
standard' for HCM solutions– providingcore HR, talent management (including
learning, recruiting, performance and goals, compensation, and succession and
development planning), and workforce planning. In addition to providing an
elegant, yet powerful user experience, SuccessFactors HCM solutions
incorporate and leverage unique social/ collaboration capabilities (powered by
SAP Jam), unparalleled Workforce Analytics, and highly engaging mobile
capabilities with BizX Mobile.

"Being recognized by top-tier analysts that we offer the most global and
comprehensive cloud HCM solutions is really an honor," said Shawn Price,
president of People & Money, SAP Cloud. "With HR transformation among the top
priorities of CEOs and business leaders today, this recognition helps validate
the connection between talent management and business results."

Market-Leading Solutions Help Customers Optimize Business Execution
As a market leader, SuccessFactors helps ensure that customer results are
nothing short of spectacular in terms of cost savings, productivity increases
and operational insight.

"SuccessFactors has allowed our HR and business managers to collaborate in
meaningful conversations supported by business insight," said Anne Cool,
director, HR Systems, ShawCor."The integrated global system is intuitive,
making our organization smarter, more efficient and providing us with what we
need today – and for the future. Congratulations to SuccessFactors!"

Proven Capabilities Boost Value for Partners
Market recognition benefits SuccessFactors' partners looking to develop,
market, sell and deliver the most comprehensive suite of Business Execution
Software solutions available today.

"As a Consulting Partner, we're pleased that industry recognition reflects
SuccessFactors' customer value and validates its ability to support new ways
of working with leading-edge HCM applications," said Kellie Fitzpatrick, CEO
of Symphony Management Consulting. "The integrated workforce framework, speed
of implementation and cost savings associated with the SuccessFactors BizX
suite enables us to provide companies with the best HCM offerings."

For more information on the leadership positions in recent analyst reports,

For more information on the SuccessFactors BizX suite, visit: execution-software/

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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 20 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 3,600 customers in
more than 168 countries using our application suite in 35 languages.

About the IDC MarketScape
About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to
provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or
industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology
utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and
quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each
vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear
framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and
strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT,
telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared.
The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to
allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of
current and prospective vendors.

About the Ventana Research Value Index
The Value Index is the result of more than a decade of analysis of technology
suppliers and their products and how well they satisfy specific business and
IT needs. The methodology used to produce the Value Index evaluates in detail
aspects of product functionality and suitability-to-task as well as the
effectiveness of vendor support for the buying process and customer assurance.
The Ventana Research Value Index is an impartial and authoritative evaluation
and does not endorse any vendor technology.

About the Nucleus Research Value Matrix
The Nucleus Research Value Matrix is based on functionality and usability, the
two core measures that Nucleus has found indicate an application's ability to
deliver initial ROI and, ultimately, maximum value over time. This approach
matches the user buying process of comparing the features and usability among
the vendors under consideration against the cost of the solution. The Value
Matrix is a relative ranking against competitors rather than an absolute
ranking, which highlights vendors whose solutions remain dynamic.

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