SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

Callidus Software Inc.

November 02, 2011 07:00 ET

Callidus Software Launches Free Trial for Sales Coaching

New Self-Service SaaS Sales Coaching Solution Enables Automated Signups Over the Internet

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today the launch of its free trial and online signup service of its ForceLogix Sales Coaching solution.

With the new service, customers now have the opportunity to evaluate the features of Sales Coaching with no downloads or long-term contracts, including ranking their sales professionals based on different key performance indicators (KPIs); monitoring prospect, customer, and training activities across their sales teams in a consolidated 360-degree dashboard; and implementing concrete coaching programs based on each individual's challenges and opportunities.

Customers can also experience the new MySalesCoach mobile coaching application for the iPad. This new app helps increase the effectiveness of the Sales Coaching solution by enabling sales users to easily collaborate on deal engagements as they occur and to record field-based observations on the road.

"This new release reflects Callidus' commitment to delivering easy-to-buy and easy-to-use solutions that help organizations of every size drive more effective selling," said Lorna Heynike, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Callidus Software. "With this new self-service version of our ForceLogix solution, customers can now sign up and begin coaching their sales force in just a few clicks. With no hardware, download, or long term contracting requirements, this new release will allow us to serve a much broader array of sales organizations around the world."

Customers interested in additional information or in taking the free trial may visit

The ForceLogix Sales Coaching solution helps organizations optimize and increase the effectiveness of their sales force and call centers. The flexible and open platform enables businesses to rank their sales professionals and agents based on different KPIs from multiple data stores across the enterprise. Using the rankings, managers can easily identify the core activities and behaviors that drive top performance on specific KPIs with embedded visualization technology. They can then use these profiles to implement the right onboarding and training processes across their sales, telesales, and call center channels -- building a concrete roadmap for their new hires and existing employees to replicate the performance of their stars.

ForceLogix Sales Coaching is delivered as part of the Callidus Cloud, a comprehensive SaaS suite designed to help businesses drive more effective selling at each stage of the sales talent lifecycle, from improved sales hiring -- the foundation of strong sales performance -- to improved campaign execution, to high frequency coaching and development. The Callidus Cloud suite includes Callidus' 100% multi-tenant, high-availability SaaS infrastructure; its Sales Selection, Sales Enablement, Sales Performance, and Learning modules; SPMConnect for data management; and Reporting & Analytics. Callidus Software powers more than 2.5 million users across the globe.

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Callidus Software (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 effectiveness. Our award-winning multi-tenant SaaS applications set the standard for performance management of a company's sales force and channel partners. Over 2.5 million users have their performance managed by Callidus Software. For more information, please visit

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