SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

August 27, 2008 07:00 ET

Callidus Software Announces Details of Annual Sales Performance Management Conference

Premier Industry Event to Feature Industry Thought-Leaders and Luminaries -- Special Rates Until September 7, Last Day to Register September 30th

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2008) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today announced details of its annual Callidus TrueConnection® conference (CTC). The event is being held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona from Sunday, October 12 through Tuesday, October 14. It is the SPM industry's leading conference on sales performance strategies, best practices and future trends. Advance registration for the event is still available and advance purchase rates are offered until September 7, 2008.

The conference provides an exclusive perspective on the impact of sales and pervasive performance management, and the beneficial financial impact they can have when used as strategic and competitive tools. CTC's focal point is the impact of SPM software on enterprises that implement industry-leading products. Attendees will learn the most efficient ways to improve their company's sales performance and incentive compensation management programs and systems. Participants can discover how to accelerate responsiveness to changing market demands, and how to broaden access to vital financial data. Thought leaders will come together to discuss the latest strategies for maximizing sales effectiveness and the value of extending pay for performance into the broader business.

"TrueConnection '08 is a 'must attend' event for everyone who is serious about sales and pervasive performance management and wants an up-close look at the technology advancements and compelling business benefits," said Jane Le Fevre, vice president of corporate marketing at Callidus Software. "With participation and sponsorships by leading customers, partners and prospects, the conference will build on the strong industry support for Callidus' solutions and demonstrate how we are shaping the future of SPM."

The 2008 TrueConnection conference features numerous highly regarded experts and speakers. The event will feature keynotes from David J. Cichelli, senior vice president of The Alexander Group, David C. Hoffmeister, executive in residence and director of the Center for Sales Excellence at DePaul University, Jason Jordan, principal of Mercer Consulting, Pete Peterson, director of the Program for Sales Leadership at the University of Connecticut and Elliot Scott, senior consultant at Towers Perrin.

CTC '08 offers over 40 breakout sessions, covering a wide spectrum of topics that impact SPM, including tips on how to influence sale behavior to improve results. Different aspects of strategic planning, analysis and management, execution and sales compensation plans, and other issues will be covered extensively. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts about sales management best practices at global companies. Presenters are subject-experts from companies including Embarq, KeyBank, Novell, TELUS and many more. CTC also provides attendees with first-hand knowledge of Callidus' ever-growing offering of SPM solutions.

Among other highlights, this year's conference will announce the availability of TrueTarget™ software, the market's only solution that provides Pervasive Performance Management. TrueTarget software enables companies to align all employees' behaviors, actions, and tasks with corporate objectives. Attendees will learn the unique benefits of managing both SPM and employee performance management (EPM) through a unified system.

CTC is the ideal setting for industry experts, compensation directors and analysts, and sales professionals to share insight into the latest trends and strategies facing companies today. All attendees experience networking opportunities throughout the conferences.

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About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software ( (NASDAQ: CALD) is the market and technology leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM). Performance-based compensation is one of the largest investments for all companies. Callidus' customers gain a competitive advantage by maximizing the return on this strategic asset. Our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications set the standard for pervasive performance management across the enterprise. Over 1.9 million employees and channel partners have their performance managed by Callidus Software.

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