SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

October 17, 2007 07:07 ET

Callidus Software to Develop Native Applications for Salesforce.com's AppExchange

Leading Sales Performance Management Company to Release Its First Application on the Force.com Platform in the First Quarter of 2008

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today announced its commitment to developing several native, Web 2.0 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications on salesforce.com's Force.com platform. These applications will extend the reach of the Callidus sales performance offerings to all salesforce.com customers with particular emphasis on small and medium enterprises.

The new on-demand platform, which was announced in September during salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2007 conference, will empower Callidus customers to deploy a far-reaching array of sales performance management solutions faster, more efficiently and at a lower cost -- which ultimately helps drive revenue while expediting ROI. Callidus will unveil more details about its Force.com initiative during its TrueConnection Sales Performance Management Conference, in San Diego from November 11-14. To learn more about the conference and to register, please go to http://www.callidussoftware.com/trueconnection.

"Force.com revolutionizes the way on-demand applications are created and delivered to the marketplace, and we are excited to see one of the leading SPM companies introducing new product strategies that leverage this technology," said Clarence So, senior vice president of marketing at salesforce.com. "Callidus' native SPM offerings will be tightly integrated with our CRM solutions and will provide salesforce.com customers with a compelling offering."

As the leading SPM provider by any meaningful measure, Callidus' decision to develop applications on Force.com will extend its compatibility with salesforce.com's applications, technology, and platform. Earlier this year, Callidus announced the availability of its TrueComp® Suite on salesforce.com's AppExchange -- the world's first on-demand application marketplace. As a result, salesforce.com customers now have easy access to Callidus' widely deployed and proven SPM suite of products. Delivering its products on Force.com enables Callidus to maintain its laser-like focus on building SPM products and features without having to divert development resources to platform capabilities such as security, multi-tenancy, multi-language and multi-currency.

"We are on top of this important development in the world of platforms, and the timing could not be better for Callidus to develop on Force.com. Callidus' market-leading SPM solutions will be available on the AppExchange to meet the needs of virtually all companies, regardless of size. In addition to our existing market-leading on-premise and hosted on-demand solutions, our customers can now benefit from powerful, multi-tenant SaaS offerings," said Leslie Stretch, senior vice president of global sales, on-demand and marketing at Callidus Software. "SPM solutions have rapid ROI and are proven to drive revenue and profitability. All companies should be using these mission-critical applications."

About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software (www.callidussoftware.com) (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.

Force.com Platform and the AppExchange

Force.com reinvents the traditional development, deployment and distribution of any business application with platform-as-a-service. Developers, customers and partners can use Force.com to easily create a new generation of on-demand applications and deploy them worldwide as a service. Force.com allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace, enabling all the innovation that Force.com unleashes to be easily distributed to the entire on-demand community.

The AppExchange economy continues to expand, with thousands of customers installing thousands of applications via the AppExchange. Customers of all sizes can quickly and easily extend Salesforce with additional on-demand business applications available on the AppExchange, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of salesforce.com, and AppExchange. The Business Web, IdeaExchange and Successforce are trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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