SOURCE: Callidus Software Inc.

Callidus Software Inc.

September 13, 2011 07:00 ET

New Business Win: Auqeo! Inc. Selects Callidus' Salesforce Assessments to Optimize Sales Hiring

Leader in Sales Recruitment to Use Salesforce Assessments to Select Top Performing Sales Professionals

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today that Auqeo!, a leader in sales recruiting, has selected Salesforce Assessments, a Callidus Software company, to optimize its sales recruitment processes.

"Part of our business model focus is to hire, train, and develop sales teams for our clients. Sifting through the multitudes of talent to try and find 'A-player' sales professionals is a daunting task. By utilizing Salesforce Assessments as part of our screening process, we are able to see how someone is truly 'hard-wired' -- not only as a sales professional, but as a human being. The tool helps us to identify a candidate's strengths and uncover their weaknesses. This assessment tool has become a vital component of our hiring process," said Angelo N. Pancho, Vice President, Recruiting, Auqeo!

Salesforce Assessments is a leading provider of SaaS-based sales assessments. The Sales Temperament Assessment solution enables sales managers to measure the fundamental temperament qualities that make up a successful salesperson and apply those qualities to their selling environments. By using the web-based, self-service process to assess all sales candidates, managers can increase the success rate of their sales hiring, avoid costly hiring mistakes, and more consistently meet their growth targets. In addition, the assessment reports provide built-in coaching recommendations to enable managers to ensure the right temperament is combined with the right sales and product training to increase the predictability of success for each new hire.

About Auqeo!

Auqeo! provides companies with strategic management expertise and sales acceleration services that help entrepreneurs increase their chances of building a successful and sustainable company. We work collaboratively to drive revenue for your company. Under the right circumstances, we provide companies with start-up capital. www.auqeo.net.

About Salesforce Assessments

Salesforce Assessments is the market leader in online sales assessments, proven to improve hiring results. The self-service, SaaS-based sales testing solution helps businesses hire the right sales professionals based on different sales roles in the organization, and furnishes managers with indicative performance scores, interview guidelines, capability tables, and reference check guidelines specific to each candidate. Salesforce Assessments 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 www.callidussoftware.com.

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