SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the close of the acquisition by SAP, SuccessFactors, Inc., (NYSE: SFSF), today announced broad support for the deal from its global partner ecosystem. SuccessFactors has always partnered with industry-leading companies from around the world to help extend the value of its Business Execution (BizX) suite through complementary partner product and service offerings or helping open up new markets. Now, in concert with SAP, SuccessFactors and its partners are able to provide a vast array of new offerings that promise new value for customers as they optimize how they execute their businesses.
SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors combines the powerful assets of each company – including world-class cloud expertise, software applications and go-to-market capabilities – to create a global cloud leader with an end-to-end offering of cloud and on-premise solutions for managing business processes.
"Our industry is at a tipping point, as executives around the world position their organizations to fight and win the global war for talent," said Mercedes Ellison, vice president of global alliances and channels, SuccessFactors. "Our union with SAP will accelerate SuccessFactors' BizX roadmap by 10 years, which in turn will speed our partners' ability to deliver new solutions that meet growing customer demand. Together, we will scale our businesses to capitalize on the tremendous business opportunities in enterprise and people-focused cloud applications."
SuccessFactors Partners Speak Out
The SuccessFactors Partner Program will help partners effectively tap the comprehensive resources from SuccessFactors in order to develop, market, sell and deliver solutions that help solve customers' business execution problems.
Mark Willford, Global Managing Director, Accenture's SAP business
Yoav Ventura, Managing Partner, AKT Human Capital Solutions
Diego Maldonado, CEO, Avanxo
Barbara Spitzer, Vice President, People & Performance, Capgemini
Mikkel Krogsdal, CEO, Effective-People
Dan Finnigan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jobvite
Jason Averbook, CEO, Knowledge Infusion
Steve Bradley, President and Founder, Learn2Perform
Chuck Feltz, President, Lominger International (A Korn/Ferry International Company)
Rick Landsman, CEO, Marick Group
Damian McKinney, CEO, McKinney Rogers
R.J. Heckman, President and CEO, PDI Ninth House
Mike Desai, Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Cloud Alliances, Ping Identity
Chad Downey, President, Surrex Project Solutions
Sajan Pillai, CEO, UST Global
Curt Marks, CEO, Verifications, Inc.
Nancy Heet, President, Workforce Management Strategies, LLC
More information about the SuccessFactors Partner Program and its partners is available here.
About SuccessFactors, an SAP Company
SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, and delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries. With approximately 15 million subscription seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, we have more than 3,500 customers in more than 168 countries using our application suite in 35 languages.
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