SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

May 07, 2008 07:37 ET

Callidus Software Announces Callidus Plan Communicator -- Built and Delivered Natively on Salesforce.com's Force.com Platform

New Compensation Plan Workflow SaaS Application Harnesses Power of Cloud Computing for Callidus Customers

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today announced Callidus Plan Communicator, a compensation plan workflow application, built and delivered on salesforce.com's Force.com platform. Serving as a strategic addition to its Callidus On-Demand solution set, the new application further enables organizations to harness the power of cloud computing to drive sales performance for their businesses. The solution will be unveiled during salesforce.com's Dreamforce Europe user and developer conference May 7 - 8, 2008 at the Barbican Centre in London, U.K.

Callidus Plan Communicator integrates with Callidus On-Demand. Additionally, it is available as a standalone application for non-Callidus customers and provides a rapid on-ramp to the value of Sales Performance Management for everyone.

Callidus Plan Communicator is based on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology and built on salesforce.com's innovative Force.com platform. The application provides compensation plan workflow capabilities that enable sales organizations to distribute and approve compensation plan documents. It is the industry's first SPM application to offer enhanced visual and graphic capabilities that leverage salesforce.com's new visualforce user-interface-as-a-service technology. The feature enables business users to experience Sales Performance Management capabilities blended seamlessly with salesforce.com, lowering training costs and speeding adoption. Part of the Force.com platform, visualforce gives customers, partners and developers the ability to completely customize their Salesforce user interface for their specific needs and requirements.

"Force.com revolutionizes the way on-demand applications are created and delivered to the marketplace," said Clarence So, Chief Marketing Officer, salesforce.com. "As a leader in the SPM industry, Callidus Software has demonstrated its commitment to technology innovation, customer success and solution integration by building and delivering its new sales performance management application using Force.com."

The new solution allows companies to quickly, effectively and accurately communicate sales plans and contracts to their field organizations, track versions of changing sales plans and monitor and record digital acceptance. Sales operations and finance benefit from reduced effort managing and tracking signoff. Sales organizations benefit by receiving compensation plans faster and experience reduced effort reviewing and signing the plan.

With the launch, Callidus Software strengthens the momentum it has already successfully demonstrated as the fastest growing on-demand provider in the SPM market. The new product initiative underscores the company's significant investments in its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings.

"We are pleased with the rapid growth of our Callidus On-Demand business and we will continue to invest aggressively in cutting edge product strategies around SaaS and PaaS," said Jeff Saling, senior vice president of Callidus On-Demand at Callidus Software. "Callidus' market-leading SPM solutions are proven and available today on salesforce.com's AppExchange. In addition, our market research shows that functionally significant, multi-tenant offerings, like compensation plan workflow, will be very well received by our customers and the market alike."

Through the introduction of this pioneering product, Callidus Software underscores its commitment to revolutionizing the SPM market and developing Web 2.0 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Callidus Plan Communicator and other upcoming products will extend the reach of Callidus Software's sales performance offerings to all salesforce.com customers, with a focus on small and medium enterprises.

Callidus Software's products based on the Force.com platform empower companies of all sizes with a fast on-ramp to a far-reaching array of sales performance management solutions. This helps drive revenue while expediting ROI. As a leading SPM provider, Callidus Software's PaaS-based applications on Force.com further extend its compatibility with salesforce.com's applications, technology, and platform.

About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software (www.callidussoftware.com) (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.

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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