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August 13, 2009 07:00 ET

Sales Performance Management Goes Web 2.0: New iGoogle Gadget Provides Industry News, Blog and Videos

First Sales Performance Management Gadget Available for Download; One-Stop-Shop for the Latest Sales Performance News

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2009) - The ability to effectively monitor and track sales performance data is critical to predictably delivering on financial targets. Increased visibility into sales performance allows for better decision-making and enables businesses to take quick, corrective action. Learning how to improve sales performance is difficult because reliable market-knowledge is scattered and time-consuming to track. This can take away from valuable selling time. Addressing this challenge is the iGoogle™ gadget for Sales Performance Management (SPM). Added to the iGoogle™ homepage, it automatically updates and provides a constant stream of real-time SPM information. The gadget features tabs for topical industry news, YouTube videos and the latest blog entries from by Julien Dionne. The gadget was created by Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management.

Users can keep track of SPM news via the gadget on their personalized iGoogle™ homepage, on or on the Callidus Software website. To download this gadget to your iGoogle™ page, please visit our social media site or go to the iGoogle™ gadgets directory.

"This is a fantastic resource," said Julien Dionne, blogger for "It makes a multitude of SPM information readily available. Anyone interested in the SPM industry should download it and refer to this gadget for the latest market developments."

"The Sales Performance Management iGoogle™ gadget is an effective way for users to stay up-to-date on the latest sales related news," said Lorna Heynike, senior vice president of marketing, at Callidus Software. "Professionals can easily access the gadget straight from their iGoogle™ homepage. The SPM gadget acts as a one-stop-shop to get current articles, videos and industry insight."

The SPM gadget reduces search time for SPM news by providing the information in an easily accessible tool without ever leaving the iGoogle™ homepage. iGoogle™ gadgets provide activities and information across the web and can be placed anywhere on the iGoogle™ homepage. Users can create personalized homepages with iGoogle™ by adding any number and variety of gadgets to it.

To add the SPM iGoogle™ gadget to your iGoogle™ homepage, please visit:

To create an iGoogle™ homepage, please visit:

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About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software ( (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.

About iGoogle™ and widgets:

--  iGoogle™ is a service from Google, that lets users create a
    personalized homepage containing a Google search box at the top, and their
    choice of any number of widgets or gadgets below.
--  Widgets come in lots of different forms and provide access to activities
    and information from all across the web, without ever having to leave your
    iGoogle™ page.
--  iGoogle™ is a registered trademark of Google Inc.

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