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SuccessFactors Completes Acquisition of Inform
SuccessFactors' More Than 3,000 Customers and 8 Million Users Can Now Leverage Business Analytics and Workforce Planning Solutions Integrated with Business Execution Software

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Today, SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF) announced that it has completed its acquisition of Inform Business Impact, the global leader in analytics and workforce planning.

With this strategic acquisition, SuccessFactors is the first company to offer business analytics and workforce planning as part of a comprehensive Business Execution Suite. Inform serves more than 130 enterprise customers, most with more than 100,000 employees, including 24 of the Fortune 500, which represent approximately 2.5 million employees. Customers include Comcast, BHP Billiton and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

The combination of Inform's powerful, 100 percent cloud-based software and unique expertise with SuccessFactors' market-leading Business Execution (BizX) Software will provide customers with solutions that allow them to assess their readiness to execute their strategies, forecast the impact of their business decisions, mitigate risk and take action accordingly.

Integrated within SuccessFactors' Business Execution Software Suite, customers can now leverage:

  • Predictive analytics
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Strategic reporting
  • Workforce analytics
  • Workforce reporting
  • Over 2,000 key performance metrics
  • Peer benchmarking content for over 20 industries

With unmatched applications and strategic consulting, Inform has a rich 28-year history and 600 person-years of field and academic research, proprietary content and technology development in business analytics and workforce planning.

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About Inform Business Impact

Inform Business Impact is the global leader in analytics and workforce planning. Over the 28 years since its founding in 1982, Inform's brilliant and highly experienced leadership team has crafted a rich set of analytics and workforce planning applications anchored by unique intellectual capital. Inform now serves more than 130 customers with their applications and strategic consulting, including 24 of the Fortune 500, such as Comcast, BHP Billiton, Nike and many others. To learn more, visit

About SuccessFactors, Inc.

SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. More than 8 million users and 3,000 companies leverage SuccessFactors every day. To learn more, visit:

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are SuccessFactors' current expectations and beliefs.

These forward-looking statements include statements about product capabilities and anticipated benefits of the acquisition. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements include: our ability to retain customers of Inform and to experience high customer renewal rates; ; the uncertain impact of the overall global economic slowdown; the fact that the business execution market is at an early stage of development and may not develop as rapidly as we anticipate; risks related to the integration of Inform and managing geographically-dispersed operations, competitive factors; and market acceptance of analytics software. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions proves incorrect, our results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make.

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Dominic Paschel, 415-262-4641
Director of Global Public & Investor Relations

SOURCE SuccessFactors, Inc.

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