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Callidus' iCentera Awarded Patent for Sales Enablement Platform

PLEASANTON, CA, November 08, 2011 — Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today that Callidus' iCentera, the leading provider of on-demand portal software for sales enablement, has been awarded the new US. Patent No. 8,046,387 for its sales enablement platform. The 387' patent generally covers a system to provide browser accessible portals to enable the configuring, publishing and analyzing of electronic content between multiple users.

"The timely delivery of information is critical to empowering the sales force and facilitating the selling process," said Craig Nelson, Vice President, Sales Enablement, Callidus Software. "We continue to deliver innovative solutions that allow sales organizations to easily control and optimize the delivery of content to their team members, channel partners and customers, wherever they are, whenever they need it. This patent is a testament to our thought leadership and our innovative sales enablement platform and will enable us to vigorously defend our intellectual property."

iCentera is the leading provider of SaaS-based sales enablement solutions. iCentera's patented platform replaces static portals with a single sales enablement system that quickly enables business users to create and distribute marketing content to sales teams, partners, and customers. The iCentera platform provides easy-to-use solutions for business users that incorporate automated content management, portal creation, and built-in trend and behavior analytics through a cost-effective implementation that is running and available within days. In addition, the iCentera Mobile and integrated collaboration platform enables sales users to access subject matter experts and best practices when they need it most — when selling.

iCentera Sales Enablement is delivered as part of Callidus Cloud. Callidus Software's Cloud is a comprehensive SaaS suite designed to help businesses drive more effective selling at each stage of the sales talent lifecycle, from improved sales hiring — the foundation of strong sales performance — to improved campaign execution, to high frequency coaching and development. The Callidus Cloud suite includes Callidus' 100% multi-tenant, high-availability SaaS infrastructure; its Sales Selection, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Performance, and Learning modules; SPMConnect for data management; and Reporting & Analytics. Callidus Software powers more than 2.5 million users across the globe.

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