SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

October 19, 2007 07:07 ET

Callidus Sales Performance Management Conference Puts Spotlight on Solutions, Customers and Partners

Event Positioned as Industry Hub for Advancing Sales Performance Management -- Advance Purchase Discount Rates Still Available Until October 29

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2007) - When Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), kicks off its seventh annual Callidus TrueConnection® Sales Performance Management Conference 2007 (CTC), the event is expected to outshine all other SPM conferences. CTC is bigger and more attractive than ever and will likely be considered the leading forum for discovering, unlocking and sourcing the most-effective SPM practices. Attendees of the prestigious event will have the opportunity to garner and share valuable insight into the foremost practices, latest trends and strategies that surround all aspects of sales performance management with peer groups that share the same objectives.

The conference is being held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego from Sunday, November 11 through Wednesday, November 14. Advance purchase discount rates are still available until October 29. An exclusive offering for customers and partners that arrive early at the Sales Performance Management Conference is the opportunity to be trained and certified on Callidus Software solutions. Callidus will offer three two-day pre-conference training sessions -- on November 9 and 10 -- to help participants learn about the company's new products and techniques.

Annually, CTC attracts the industry's leading executives and professionals from a wide range of businesses, including insurance, banking, telecommunications, high-tech, pharmaceuticals and retail, who see the event as their prime venue for sharing information and unearthing the most effective practices for driving revenue and accelerating ROI. For corporate executives, the conference presents a way to uncover strategies for optimizing sales performance. Finance executives are able to reap the benefits of the conference by sourcing ways to maximize the effectiveness of incentive compensation spend. For VPs of sales and operations managers, CTC is a tool for discovering new ways to plan, execute and analyze sales. And compensation professionals use the conference as a platform to spring board proven methods for fast-forwarding sales.

This year's agenda includes a striking lineup of speakers and breakout sessions that target tactics and execution of sales performance management strategies, designed to help companies realize the top goal of attaining the best possible sales performance. Top industry experts that are scheduled to speak include Michael Dunne, Research VP at Gartner, Inc., Steven Levitt, Author of the acclaimed best-selling book "Freakonomics," Jim Steele, President Worldwide Sales and Distribution at, and Mark Gorman, Strategic Research Advisor, Insurance at Towergroup. These presenters and speakers at more than 50 breakout sessions, including Timothy Chou, author of "The End of Software," will cover a wide range of topics that underscore the mission-critical relevance of SPM for today's companies. Tracks include strategic planning, analysis and management, execution and development of sales compensation plans. Moreover, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from thought leaders that include Stanford University, Stanford Business School and the University of Houston. Participants can also hear insights and best practices from leaders of companies like Accenture, BlueCross/BlueShield of North Carolina, Embarq, Lenovo, Novell, Sun, Wachovia and dozens more. Finally, the conference will also feature networking opportunities at the tradeshow welcome reception and cocktail parties, plus other special events that cannot be found elsewhere.

The conference provides a comprehensive perspective on the impact that SPM has when used as a strategic and competitive advantage. CTC's focal point is directly connected to the impact that sales performance software has on today's enterprises. Attendees will benefit from an enhanced understanding how to best fast-forward their company's incentive compensation system, accelerate responsiveness to changing market demands, and how to align corporate objectives with sales strategy.

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About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software ( (NASDAQ: CALD) is a leading provider of on-premise and on-demand Sales Performance Management (SPM) solutions to global companies across a broad range of industries. Our software allows innovative enterprises of all sizes to strategically manage incentive compensation, set quota targets, administer producers, and align territories, resulting in improved sales and distribution performance. Over 1.7 million salespeople, brokers, and channel representatives have their sales performance managed by Callidus Software's products.

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