SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

January 31, 2008 07:07 ET

Callidus Software Receives "Positive" Vendor Rating From Leading Research Firm

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today announced that it received a "positive" rating from Gartner, Inc. in the technology research firm's "Vendor Rating: Callidus Software."(1) Please visit http://www.callidussoftware.com/papers/gartner-rating-for-callidus to view this report.

"We are very pleased to receive a 'positive' overall rating from a top-tier firm like Gartner," said Leslie Stretch, president and CEO at Callidus Software. "I believe Gartner's findings are reflective of our success in providing the world's leading companies with optimum SPM solutions. In my opinion, this also further affirms our ongoing commitment to providing our growing customer base with SPM software solutions that align sales goals with business objectives to drive revenue and shareholder value."

The "positive" profile is celebrated news for Callidus Software, as well as its global customer base, which continues to reap the benefits of its services and software products that are renowned for their diverse capabilities, cost-effectiveness, ease of implementation, scalability and functionality. Callidus is the only company in the industry that offers its market-leading application on-demand and on-premise with complete portability between the two. This allows customers to focus on their business and technical requirements first and on the delivery vehicle second. With this flexibility, numerous enterprises can benefit from the power of Callidus applications.

Gartner's profile also acknowledged that the soaring interest in SPM and incentive compensation management solutions could prove significant for Callidus Software. As a result, Callidus Software could benefit from future decisions of companies that may find outdated tools such as spreadsheets to be inadequate in the effective management of sales targets, compensation and market coverage.

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.

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The Vendor Rating is copyrighted December 7, 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Vendor Rating is an evaluation of a vendor as a whole, not just on its position within a single market. It is based on Gartner's assessment of the vendor's vision and execution for a product or service, relative to Gartner's analysis of clients' requirements. It is not intended as a comparison relative to competitors in the market. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Vendor Rating, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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(1) Gartner, Inc., "Vendor Rating: Callidus Software," by Michael Dunne, December 7, 2007.

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