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Callidus Software Inc.

November 18, 2009 07:00 ET

Callidus Software Unveils New Cloud Computing Products at Dreamforce '09, Salesforce.com's User and Developer Conference

With Callidus' New Cloud-Based Sales Performance Management Applications Built on the Force.com Platform, Force.com Customers at Small, Medium and Large Companies Can Improve Sales Performance and Close More Business

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference -- In a move to further expand and accelerate its presence in cloud computing, Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), introduces its new and expanding suite of SPM solutions on the Force.com platform at Dreamforce '09, salesforce.com's user and developer conference, held Nov. 17-20 in San Francisco.

This suite of cloud-based solutions -- which includes Callidus' Plan Communicator and Commissions Manager applications -- helps companies of all sizes optimize their sales compensation processes, from sales plan distribution and sign off, to commission projections, claims and approvals.

Drawing on the success of these solutions, Callidus Software is announcing the expansion of its Force.com suite to feature an end-to-end sales compensation platform, including expense claims, cost-of-sale analysis, channel integration and mobile enablement. The expansion of this suite will enable customers to streamline their sales compensation processes from commissions to expenses and provide a complete picture of the real cost of sale, by deal and account.

"Callidus Software continues to demonstrate its commitment to salesforce.com customer success by unveiling its latest SPM solution at Dreamforce, the cloud computing event of the year," said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer at salesforce.com. "With Callidus Software expanding its offerings on the Force.com platform, companies will have access to more applications in the cloud to help them avoid the steep costs of hardware and software maintenance so they can focus their efforts on improving business and winning market share."

Callidus Software's solutions leverage the Force.com platform so users can use the robust workflow, gain deep integration with Salesforce CRM processes, and deliver an intuitive, self-service user interface to empower the sales-user and improve sales productivity.

"More than 101,000 payees at companies of all sizes and in various industries already improve their business with our cloud-based solutions," said Leslie Stretch, president and CEO at Callidus Software. "With our new suite of Force.com solutions, customers can quickly transform their sales processes at a low cost. Customers experience a more rapid time to value. They can quickly on-board their sales force, accelerate their selling readiness, and manage their compensation with no software costs, no implementation."

Callidus Software's proven Force.com solutions combine incentive compensation management and performance management. These applications help businesses achieve maximum sales cost efficiencies and improve sales effectiveness.

Callidus Software is a platinum sponsor of Dreamforce '09 and can be found at booth #716.

About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange

Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM applications with more than 800 ISV partner applications like those from CODA and Fujitsu, and more than 120,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com's 63,200 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel.

Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange marketplace at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.

About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software (www.callidussoftware.com) (NASDAQ: CALD) is the market and technology leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM). Callidus' customers gain a competitive advantage by maximizing sales cost efficiencies and driving improvements in sales execution. Our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications set the standard for performance management of a company's sales force and its other employees. Over 2 million employees and channel partners have their performance managed by Callidus Software.

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