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Callidus Software Inc.

September 09, 2009 12:08 ET

Callidus Software Launches New Commissions Manager Solution on Force.com

Leader in Sales Performance Management Enhances Communication Between Managers and Sales Reps With User-Friendly Tracking Capabilities

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today unveiled its Callidus Commissions Manager solution. Commissions Manager is a 100% native Force.com solution that delivers a compelling, easy-to-use application that can be rapidly deployed and can help companies drive adoption of Salesforce CRM. The solution enables sales professionals to manage commissions and claims as part of their day-to-day opportunity management. Callidus Commission Manager is now available on the AppExchange at www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

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"Sales reps and managers always want immediate access to the latest information on their performance. Callidus Commissions Manager delivers just that," said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer at salesforce.com. "Built on the Force.com cloud computing platform, customers can get Callidus Commissions Manager via the AppExchange with just a few clicks."

Callidus Commissions Manager is a self-service solution. It lets companies quickly create and deploy sales commission plans that include sales quotas and rates, and on-target-earnings. This allows companies to pay commissions based on transactions or on period-to-date attainments. The solution allows sales representatives to review opportunities that have closed, initiate claims for credit and payment, and track the status and amounts of paid and pending commissions. Sales representatives can also preview projected commissions based on their pipeline.

"Customers are looking to incorporate sales performance into the daily routines of their sales force to drive sales effectiveness. Commissions Manager is designed just for that," said Lorna Heynike, senior vice president of marketing at Callidus Software. "This application works as an easy on-ramp to sales performance management. It helps boost sales productivity by providing quick access to commission projections, claims and disputes, even via mobile devices. This saves precious sales time and ensures sales reps gain transparency and confidence in the system."

Commissions Manager empowers sales managers by putting relevant, up-to-date commissions status at their fingertips. It provides intuitive and comprehensive roles-based dashboards that give them the most relevant information such as their top performers, and projected compensation. Sales representatives can use their dashboards to track metrics such as their year-to-date attainment, payouts over time and the status of their requests.

In addition, the solution can be used with Callidus Plan Communicator, available on the AppExchange. Plan Communicator expedites the sales plan communications and approval process with the ability to effectively and accurately communicate sales plans and contract plans to appropriate field organizations.

Pricing and availability

Callidus Commissions Manager is now available on the AppExchange. Pricing starts at $15 per user per month.

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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, 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 Force.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). 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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