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Callidus Software Inc.

April 28, 2009 07:07 ET

Callidus Expands Ecosystem With Launch of Enhanced PartnerConnect Program

Partners See Significant Revenue Opportunities by Collaborating With Sales Performance Management Leader

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today announced the enhancement of its PartnerConnect program to include access to integrated training, marketing and tech support, sales enablement, deal registration and referral rewards. The announcement underscores Callidus' commitment to its partner ecosystem, which influenced over 30% of Callidus' 2008 total revenue and generated in excess of $100 million of 2008 revenue for the partner companies themselves.

"Partnerships have always been the key element behind the success and overall viability of our company," said Paul Seminara, vice president of channel sales at Callidus Software. "By enhancing our PartnerConnect program, we are equipping our partners to more effectively serve our joint customers. Ultimately, our customers get more strategic value out of their investment in SPM."

"Partnering with Callidus Software has created an opportunity for us to enhance our current service offerings throughout North America and EMEA," says Todd LeBaron, managing partner at OpenSymmetry, LLC. "The majority of our employees have worked with Callidus' products for years. We are able to combine that expertise with our portfolio of services offerings to deliver significant value to our joint customers."

Says Christopher May, CEO at CIS: "We enjoy working with Callidus Software and its market-leading products. We are pleased with the rapid progress we've made in establishing an SPM market in Latin America and look forward to continued customer acquisition and growth."

Today, more than 1.9 million salespeople, brokers, and channel representatives worldwide rely on Callidus Software to streamline the processing and management of performance-based compensation across the entire enterprise. This ability to deliver Pervasive Performance Management (PPM) ensures that everyone in the organization is aligned with the same corporate objectives, no matter how they are compensated -- paving way for Callidus customers to maximize profitability through the deployment of Callidus products.

Recognizing the value of flexible and efficient automated solutions that align sales performance with corporate strategy, more enterprise companies turn to Callidus Software than any other SPM vendor. Companies that partner with Callidus have an opportunity to build their business around a proven suite of solutions that deliver a rapid ROI.

To learn more about Callidus PartnerConnect please visit: http://www.callidussoftware.com/partners/programs/

About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software (www.callidussoftware.com) (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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