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SuccessFactors Named a "Leader" for Fifth Consecutive Year in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Integrated Talent Management Report for

SuccessFactors Named a "Leader" for Fifth Consecutive Year in IDC MarketScape
            Worldwide Integrated Talent Management Report for 2013

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SUCCESSFACTORS
NEWSBYTE – SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, announced its positioning as a
leader for the fifth consecutive year in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide
Integrated Talent Management report. As part of this analysis, SuccessFactors
was also recognized as a leader in four separate IDC MarketScape Reports for
Recruiting, Performance Management, Learning Management and Compensation
Management, for the second year in a row. Specifically, SuccessFactors' key
strengths include market momentum, depth of portfolio, global reach, and
integration. The IDC reports represent an assessment of vendors' integrated
talent management, recruiting, performance, learning, and compensation
capabilities through the IDC MarketScape model.


"SuccessFactors is positioned again as a leader across all five of IDC's
MarketScape talent management analyses," said Lisa Rowan, research vice
president, Human Resources, Talent and Learning Strategies at IDC.
"SuccessFactors continues to make its mark in the industry with its ongoing
innovation and commitment to talent management."

"With its integrated offering of talent management solutions, SuccessFactors
has been a key enabler to ensuring Owens Corning has the global leadership
capability and talent necessary to win with our customers and grow our
people," said Dan Smith, senior vice president of Human Resources and
Information Technology. "Our leaders are better equipped with the people
insights they need to coach their teams and make impactful talent decisions.
SuccessFactors offers an end-to-end vision that accelerates business
performance, and we congratulate them on this leadership recognition."

"We are at a unique point-in-time, with a market in disruption and the
recognition that with four generations in the workforce for the first time, we
work in different ways," said Shawn Price, president, SuccessFactors, SAP
Cloud. "At SuccessFactors, we anticipated these changes and built and
acquired a true end-to-end portfolio, including core HR in the cloud, to help
our customers build a blueprint to transform their businesses through their
most important asset – people. This leadership recognition from IDC again this
year provides continued validation of our strategy and our 12 years of
experience delivering best-in-breed talent management applications in the
cloud. This transformation is supported by our recruiting, performance
management, compensation planning, and learning systems, complemented by
Employee Central and deep analytics, providing a truly integrated system of
engagement for our customers."

In each of the five reports, SuccessFactors was identified as a Leader.
Specifically, the reports noted:

  oThe IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2013 Vendor
    Analysis (IDC #242562, August 2013) stated, "Customer service becomes ever
    more important in a SaaS market as the barriers to change are far lower
    than with on-premise. Social integration is heating up with HR buyers, so
    getting into the fray on the social front will become essential very soon.
    Providing compelling use cases and client references remains key."
  oThe IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Recruiting in Integrated Talent Management
    2013 Vendor Analysis (IDC #242682, August 2013) highlighted SuccessFactors
    as "the only Leader in this analysis that didn't enter the market with
    recruiting as its first application." The report also added, "With talent
    acquisition, the emphasis is moving away from merely tracking candidates
    to offering better methods for sourcing talent."
  oThe IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Performance Management in Integrated Talent
    Management 2013 Vendor Analysis (IDC #242569, August 2013) noted
    SuccessFactors has "proven to be a pioneer in the performance management
    market." The report stated of performance management, "Differentiation is
    coming from the strength of integration with learning management to
    deliver a comprehensive development framework and from social feedback
    that becomes part of the performance process, not just an accessory."
  oThe IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent
    Management 2013 Vendor Analysis (IDC #242568, August 2013) highlighted
    SuccessFactors' "mature learning management capabilities." The report
    added, "Vendors seeking to serve the talent management market realized
    that having a deep learning management module would be vital to success."
  oThe IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Compensation Management in Integrated
    Talent Management 2013 Vendor Analysis (IDC #242545, August 2013) stated,
    "Managers now have tools where there once were none. Compensation
    specialists are no longer locked into cumbersome spreadsheets passed down
    through the generations. As a result, investments in compensation
    solutions are on the rise, and the importance to HR buyers is

SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, helps HR leaders deliver business execution by
offering beautiful, engaging HCM solutions that span the entire employee
lifecycle, supported by a global partner ecosystem and the experience and
commitment of SAP.

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 SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

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 22 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 3,700 customers in
more than 177 countries using our application suite in 35 languages.

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