SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

April 25, 2008 07:07 ET

Callidus Software Launches Operations Center in India

Sales Performance Management Leader Partners With Sierra Atlantic to Support Aggressive SaaS Product Strategy and International Growth

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today announced it has opened a new operations center in Hyderabad, India. The center enables Callidus Software to add capacity in the critical areas of product development, consulting services, and technical support through a strategic alliance with Sierra Atlantic, the leader in offshoring enterprise applications and outsourced product development.

The new operations center better equips Callidus Software to execute on its aggressive product strategy focused on quick and sustained development of new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and extended SPM offerings. In leveraging services and expertise from Sierra Atlantic, the operations center will increase the bandwidth of Callidus Software's engineering capabilities. Callidus-trained specialists from Sierra Atlantic will further enhance Callidus' services and operations efforts to support the rapidly expanding Callidus On-Demand business and to further enable 24/7 follow-the-sun technical services from Callidus.

"The launch of an operations center in India strongly emphasizes our commitment to innovation and product leadership -- it augments our ability to execute on a number of strategic initiatives while maintaining a prudent cost structure," said Mike Graves, senior vice president of engineering at Callidus Software. "We are pleased with the rapid growth and market acceptance of Callidus On-Demand and are investing in an exciting SaaS product roadmap. Sierra Atlantic has a proven track record with a number of leading software companies and will play a pivotal role in the development of our SPM solutions, and support our growing, global customer base."

"Sales performance and incentive compensation management are mission-critical functions impacting all businesses around the globe," said GK Murthy, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at Sierra Atlantic. "Sierra Atlantic is excited about Callidus Software's choice to work with us. This partnership will benefit our companies' joint customers and will provide them with world-class solutions and significant ROI. Using our global delivery model, we will build a Callidus 'Center-of-Excellence (COE)' to not only serve Callidus Software's development needs but also support their professional service and technical support organizations."

About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software ( (NASDAQ: CALD) is the 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 1.8 million salespeople, brokers, and channel representatives have their sales performance managed by Callidus Software's products.

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