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SuccessFactors Kicks Off Week of BizX Events in Asia PacificSuccessFactors Founder and CEO to Deliver Keynotes at Events Bringing Together Customers, Partners, Prospects and Thought Leaders
BRISBANE, Australia, Aug 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Today, SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF) began a weeklong series of customer conferences in Asia Pacific.
SuccessConnect Asia Pacific, the company's third global customer conference of five in 2010, kicked off today in Queensland, Australia, and on Wednesday, the 20th Annual Inform Conference will begin. Both events will bring together hundreds of customers, prospects, partners and thought leaders throughout Asia Pacific to share experiences and discuss how to best leverage SuccessFactors' Business Execution (BizX) Suite to accelerate business execution and achieve maximum results.
SuccessFactors Founder and CEO Lars Dalgaard will present the opening keynote for SuccessConnect Asia Pacific, as well as detail several important product announcements and updates surrounding the SuccessFactors BizX Suite.
"It's an honor and an exceptional reward that our first acquisition in Inform has enabled us to more than triple the size of our event, putting SuccessConnect Asia Pacific back-to-back with one of the most important and largest attended workforce planning and analytics events in Asia Pacific, Inform's 20th Annual Conference," said Lars Dalgaard, founder and CEO of SuccessFactors. "This week, we are inviting Inform customers to experience SuccessFactors, and SuccessFactors customers to experience the great success of Inform throughout this region. It will be a week of business opportunity building and learning from each other on how all organizations can execute business better in rapidly growing world economies."
SuccessConnect Asia Pacific also features a keynote from former Siemens AG board member and CEO of HI TEC INVEST, Dr. Frederick Froeschl, and numerous sessions from SuccessFactors executives and customers, including Siemens Australia, Crown Worldwide Group, NSW Audit Office, University of Technology Sydney and PFD Foods. In addition, the event has various product tracks to discuss specific modules within the BizX Suite, as well as a collaborative panel debate, featuring SuccessFactors executives and customers, on BizX and how organizations are leveraging SuccessFactors to execute more effectively and drive bottom-line results.
Other presentations scheduled for SuccessConnect Asia Pacific include:
- Dr. Steve Hunt, senior director business transformation services, SuccessFactors on "Generation BizX: Transformation through Execution"
- Paul Limbrey, president, Elkiem and Erik Berggren, director global research, SuccessFactors on "Creating High Performing Work Environments"
- Kai Xu, senior product director, on "SuccessFactors' Employee Central: Next Generation Core HR"
On Wednesday, the premier professional development event of the year for the HR community, Inform's 20th Annual Inform Conference, will kick off in Brisbane. Starting with a keynote from Dalgaard, attendees will be exposed to a diverse content set ranging from business strategy development through to business execution, including individual employee initiatives and the ensuing impact on individual and organizational performance. The conference will feature speakers from prominent global and Australian companies, including Nokia, Travellers, Westpac and the Australian Public Service Commission.
Peter Howes, founder of Inform, commented, "This week represents the marriage between SuccessFactors and Inform member bases into one global family, and we're extremely excited about the robust technologies we're delivering. Integrating planning and analytics with business alignment, team execution and people performance into a seamless solution is industry-leading - and makes BizX real. In my 35-year history in this industry, I have never before seen a value proposition like this - managers now have access to technology and best practices that will change the way organizations conduct business. Attendees will leave this event with a complete understanding of the '1 + 1 = 3++' equation that the SuccessFactors/Inform marriage offers."
Murray Sargant, vice president, APAC Enterprise Sales, SuccessFactors added, "We've seen tremendous growth and increased business capacity over the past year in Asia Pacific, particularly in Australia due to our acquisition of Inform. We're anticipating an enlightening and successful week in Asia Pacific that celebrates the ongoing accomplishments of our growing global community."
Both SuccessConnect Asia Pacific and the Inform Conference will showcase the latest SuccessFactors innovations, including new offerings powered by Inform and CubeTree technologies in the 'Solutions Expo' area. Additionally, both events will feature 'Ask the Experts' panels to give attendees the opportunity to speak with product experts about any module, enhancement, form, project or special request they may have. A number of networking sessions will take place throughout the week to give attendees the chance to network with peers amongst other companies. The events will also include programs for prospective customers who want to learn more about SuccessFactors best practices, products and services.
SuccessConnect Chicago will take place September 16-17 and SuccessConnect Frankfurt will follow on October 18-19.
For more information on SuccessConnect Asia Pacific 2010, the 20th Annual Inform Impact Conference and all other SuccessConnect events, or to register, please visit: http://www.successfactors.com/successconnect/ and http://informimpact.com/events/conferences/20th_Annual_Inform_Conference_Register/.
About SuccessFactors, Inc.
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. 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. BizX bridges the gap between strategy and success by allowing every person in an organization to execute against their goals better and faster. SuccessFactors' recent acquisitions of Inform and CubeTree supplement SuccessFactors' core BizX strategy with integrated solutions that directly align with SuccessFactors' mission of helping companies get work done by delivering robust business insights and improved collaboration. Together this has helped SuccessFactors grow revenue 85% CAGR over the last 5 years. To learn more, visit: http://www.successfactors.com/.
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