Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pay-for-Performance Pays off for Performance Management Software Companies

It seems to be a good year for Enterprise Compensation Management application vendors, particularly in the on-demand/software-as-a-service (SaaS) fields. In my two previous posts I created links to press releases from Xactly, Synygy and Centive.

Today, it’s Callidus who reported their fourth-quarter results, exceeding Wall Street’s expectation. Their total fourth quarter revenues were up 4%, partly due to a 850% increase of on-demand bookings Annual Contract Value (ACV).

So far I have only talked about some of the major vendors previously identified in the 2007 Gartner Market Scope research. With the growth in the sector, it is no surprise that many software firms will try to enter this market.

A quick surfing on Google revealed several other players in this field. I have heard about a few of them and I’m sure there are many more, but here is a quick list in alphabetical order:

EIM Software
Halogen Software
LaserBeam Software
Strategix Performance
Success Factors
Vue Software

If you have experience with any of these offerings or any other ICM applications, please share your experience.

1 comment:

Julien Dionne said...

Today I read about a CSC offering made specifically for commissions resulting from selling Life Insurance policies.

I also received an e-mail from Makana Solutions to remind me of their sales performance planning software.

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