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SuccessFactors Partners with Capgemini Consulting to Provide Complete Business Execution Solution
Feb 09, 2011 (03:02 PM EST)


Relationship combines SuccessFactors' BizX Platform with Capgemini's consulting services

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF), the global leader in Business Execution Software, today announced a global consulting partnership with Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, that will enable customers to fully leverage Capgemini's consulting and implementation services, along with the performance capabilities of SuccessFactors' Business Execution (BizX) software suite. With this partnership, Capgemini Consulting and SuccessFactors will deliver end-to-end solutions to help companies improve execution and effectively develop and manage the talent required to meet today's unique business challenges.

Working as a team, Capgemini Consulting and SuccessFactors will be able to provide a complete business execution solution to help businesses align strategy with objectives, including a comprehensive transition plan to drive user adoption and lower implementation risk. As a result, clients can realize improved time to value, increased measurable returns and greater profitability from overall project success.

Through this alliance, SuccessFactors will expand its ability to address issues critical to achieving full business benefit by leveraging Capgemini's Human Resources and Change Management Consulting expertise as well as broaden its global implementation and integration capabilities. SuccessFactors' BizX Suite, which promotes business alignment and people performance, speaks directly to Capgemini Consulting's focus on helping business leaders create a true source of competitive advantage through their people. As a cloud-based SaaS solution, SuccessFactors' BizX Suite enhances Capgemini's Digital Transformation approach, a key focus for Capgemini Consulting. SuccessFactors will help digitize HR processes and provide business information and workforce analytics that enable organizations to put the right people in the right place at the right time.

"Working with SuccessFactors, Capgemini Consulting's goal is to digitize our customers' people processes in order to drive business execution, strategic alignment, workflow enablement and business intelligence, and to ultimately help them create a difficult to copy competitive differentiator," said Barbara Spitzer, Vice President, Global Employee Transformation, Capgemini Consulting. "By combining our deep talent management experience with the capabilities of SuccessFactors' BizX Suite, we believe we can deliver sustainable performance improvement to our clients."

"SuccessFactors has always been focused on enabling our customers to achieve the most important goal: executing on business strategy," said Catherine Cherubino, Vice President, global alliances, SuccessFactors. "Capgemini Consulting's global leadership in business transformation, innovation, consulting and business process outsourcing will complement SuccessFactors' BizX Suite to help customers improve business alignment and people performance. Partnering with Capgemini Consulting allows SuccessFactors to drive breakthrough results for companies all over the world."

As part of the alliance, Capgemini Consulting joins the SuccessFactors Partner Program as a Strategic SuccessServices partner. SuccessServices partners bring demonstrated market leadership and proven track records in fulfilling customer requirements. Leveraging their consulting, implementation, training and business strategy expertise, and applying it to the SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) Software Suite, SuccessServices partners help customers improve the overall performance of their organization and measure how well their workforce is executing against strategy. The Strategic partnership level is the highest tier in the SuccessFactors Partner Program.  

About Capgemini

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present in more than 35 countries, Capgemini reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4 billion (approximately USD $11.6 billion) and employs over 100,000 people worldwide. More information is available at www.us.capgemini.com.

Rightshore® is a trademarks belonging to Capgemini.

Capgemini Consulting is the Global Strategy and Transformation Consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, specializing in advising and supporting organizations in transforming their business, from the development of innovative strategy through to execution, with a consistent focus on sustainable results. Capgemini Consulting proposes to leading companies and governments a fresh approach which uses innovative methods, technology and the talents of over 4,000 consultants world-wide. For more information: www.capgemini.com/consulting

About SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) Suite, which is delivered through the cloud, improves business alignment, team execution and people performance to improve results for companies of all sizes. BizX bridges the gap between strategy and success by allowing every person in an organization to execute against their goals better and faster. Across 168 countries and 34 languages, more than 8 million users and 3,000 companies leverage SuccessFactors every day, up from approximately 300,000 users and 100 companies in 2003. SuccessFactors' recent acquisitions of Inform and CubeTree supplement SuccessFactors' core BizX strategy with integrated solutions that directly align with its mission of helping companies get work done by delivering robust business insights and improved collaboration.  To learn more, visit: http://www.successfactors.com/.

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