SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

Callidus Software Inc.

September 12, 2011 07:00 ET

Callidus Software's Litmos Gains Strong Momentum Across Globe

Leading SaaS LMS Adds 50 New Customers Since Acquisition

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today that 50 new customers have joined its global roster of Litmos customers since Callidus acquired the company in the second quarter, 2011.

"Since joining the Callidus family of SaaS products, Litmos LMS has acquired almost 50 new customers, which represents a 100% increase in our monthly customer acquisition rate. Our free trials are also up 32% month-over-month. With premier sponsorship of the eLearning industry's major conference, DevLearn 2011 Conference and Expo in November, it's an exciting time to be involved with the hottest new LMS in the eLearning industry," said Rich Chetwynd, Vice President and General Manager, Litmos.

"Consumers are seeking a more immediate learning experience to optimize their business performance. Today, learning takes place in the context of business -- anytime, anywhere," commented Lorna Heynike, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Callidus Software, on Litmos' growing momentum. "The Litmos eLearning and mLearning platform addresses the learning needs of today's dynamic work forces. Litmos SaaS solution enables organizations to quickly and easily deploy and track learning courses across the extended selling and service network to accelerate onboarding, optimize certification, and improve business performance. Because Litmos is built to deliver courses from wherever users can access the internet, its web- and mobile-based platform is increasingly gaining adoption around the globe as the most accessible Learning Management System in the market."

New customers include: Fair Housing Solutions, LLC, the leader in fair housing and accessibility training; Edgewords Ltd, one of the leading training providers in the UK; Retail Advocacy Group LLC, leading professional consulting services for retailers, distributors, and service providers; and Coach Across America (CAA), an AmeriCorps program launched by Up2Us to provide the support needed to train and host highly effective coaches in sports and youth development. States Program Coordinator Caitlin Barrett of CAA, "Not only is Litmos incredibly cost-effective for a nonprofit like ours, but it also has all of the features we were looking for: the ability to brand the site with our logo and colors; a user-friendly interface for administrators and learners alike; the capacity to upload videos, supporting documents, and other related materials in a variety of formats; and an advanced quizzing and tracking capability that removes many of the headaches we had with previous systems that did not allow us to monitor course performance and completion." CAA Director James Kallusky goes on to state that, "We hope to be able to share our successes using the Litmos system with the member organizations of Up2Us so that they can also benefit from this great platform."

Litmos LMS is a fast growing online training system that makes the management and delivery of web-based training courses easy for business users. Litmos is designed from the ground up to be a quick, flexible, easy-to-use platform that enables organizations to create and distribute web-based content in multiple formats, and track results in real-time. Courses created on the Litmos LMS are automatically accessible from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices as well as the web so that users can access courses anywhere, anytime. Litmos LMS is fully Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) certified.

About Up2Us
Up2Us is a coalition of sports-based youth development programs who share the common mission of using sports to advance the mental, physical and social health of disadvantaged youth in the U.S. Coach Across America is the flagship initiative of Up2Us and the first AmeriCorps program to use sports to fight poverty and promote positive youth development nationwide.

About Litmos
Litmos is the world's most user-friendly learning management system. Litmos is a self-service, SaaS- and mobile-based solution that delivers a quick to set up, easy to manage, and fun to use learning management system. The Litmos solution promotes increased workforce productivity and the ability to manage and build on your current training material while providing access to a wider global audience. Litmos is a Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD) company.

About Callidus Software®
Callidus Software (NASDAQ: CALD) is the market and technology leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM). Callidus award-winning SaaS platform -- the Callidus Cloud -- is 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 Effectiveness, Sales Performance, and Learning modules; SPMConnect for data management; and Reporting & Analytics. Callidus Software powers more than 2.5 million users across the globe. For more information, please visit

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