Build a Results-Driven Culture With New SuccessFactors Migration Service Offered by WorkSimple

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SuccessFactors Alternative Brings Greater Engagement, More Visibility for Individual Workers

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The SAP SuccessFactors acquisition is a losing proposition for companies that have less 10,000 employees, virtual workers, or a Gen Y workforce. -- Morgan Norman, CEO and co-founder of WorkSimple

Following the announcement of SAP acquiring SuccessFactors™ on December 3, 2011, WorkSimple (, the Social Enterprise for goals, feedback, and recognition, today announced a free migration service that allows any companies using SuccessFactors to move to WorkSimple at a discounted rate. The migration enables better engagement from any team and increases the ability to predict and drive results through Social Goals, Results-Driven Feedback, and Social Recognition. The new offering also helps human resources, leadership, and management drive engagement with better work conversations that matches how employees actually work today.

The migration service is intended to improve engagement results in 2012 for SMBs and get SuccessFactors customers up and running quickly by providing data migration, social insight reporting, user communication, and activation of WorkSimple’s social performance platform. After migrating from SuccessFactors, employees, managers, and leaders will be able to take advantage of social goal features and functionality leading the industry changes in talent management. WorkSimple will also honor terms of their existing contract and pricing with SuccessFactors or provide the option of moving to a monthly pricing model.

Companies will be able to quickly and seamlessly transfer all goals and customer data from SuccessFactors to WorkSimple with a specialized migration tool. Instead of having to force employees to participate in the disengaging performance management processes of yesterday, WorkSimple provides a platform for employees to track their goals and accomplishments. The benefits of this approach are many: employees are more engaged, managers can better coach their teams, and leadership gets more transparency, productivity, and result-driven culture.

A true SuccessFactors alternative, WorkSimple goes far beyond SuccessFactors’ goal management capabilities to encompass Social Goals, Collaboration, Social Insights, Professional Reputation, LinkedIn integration, Social 360, Recognition, and Get Verified. Customers will enjoy advanced engagement analytics which showcase social insights and results metrics. Every employee will also receive a social graph dashboard, showcasing their results in real-time and social contributions to the business.

With WorkSimple, employees can work they way they already do instead of just showcasing annual or quarterly goals. They also get constant feedback in a social way -- not just from managers, but anyone in the organization -- helping build a culture of recognition for the corporate and virtual workforce. Unlike traditional performance reviews where companies only showcase 10 percent of goals, WorkSimple allows every employee to showcase what they are working on and working towards, leveraging social collaboration features.

“The SAP SuccessFactors acquisition is a losing proposition for companies that have less 10,000 employees, virtual workers, or a Gen Y workforce. These companies and their employees need a SuccessFactors alternative, a performance management platform that works the way they do -- agile, innovative, collaborative, and results-driven,” said Morgan Norman, CEO and co-founder of WorkSimple. “Many human resources executives and C-level executives have told us that SuccessFactors doesn’t move the engagement needle. With the WorkSimple platform, however, 53 percent of of employees are highly engaged, providing significant ROI."

In addition to the social features, the platform is self-organizing, allowing customers to invite users and employees can create groups, join teams, and follow workers that are important to them. The activity stream and daily digests keep everyone in the loop around the pulse, vision, and direction of the company.

“SuccessFactors is a system you log into because you have to, not because you want to,” said Ben Moore, CTO and Co-founder of WorkSimple. “That goes for both managers and employees. We don’t think it has to be that way. We designed WorkSimple to be beneficial to everyone in a company and not just for a single legal process to remove under-performers. Why can’t everyone else feel good about their performance? That’s why we built WorkSimple.”

Customers who have a SuccessFactors account with more than 25 users can switch to WorkSimple for annual fees 35 percent less (per user per month) than WorkSimple’s list pricing. Companies can also take advantage of the free product that allows companies to set up unlimited users. To learn more, contact

Benefits of the SuccessFactors Alternative Program:

  • Migration tool will automatically import SuccessFactors data into WorkSimple, enabling customers to be up and running immediately
  • Free communication materials and training training will be available to all customers that sign up for the program
  • Free migration and the first 90 days of service is free
  • WorkSimple will then honor the terms of the customer's existing contract with SuccessFactors or have the option of moving to monthly billing

WorkSimple pricing and availability:

  • WorkSimple Always Free (Unlimited Users): Social Goals™, LinkedIn Integration, WorkStory™, Feedback, Recognition, Professional Reputation, Teams, and Reporting
  • WorkSimple Team Edition ($5 per user/month): The Team edition includes all Basic Features, plus Goal Reviews, Goal Scores, and Enhanced Reporting
  • WorkSimple Company Edition ($9 per user/month): Includes enhance administration controls and premium support

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About WorkSimple:
WorkSimple is the new way to drive performance. Individuals, small teams and large global organizations alike use WorkSimple as a better way to share goals, work together, get and give feedback, and make others shine. The basic version of WorkSimple is free for unlimited users, and includes WorkStory™, Social Goals™, Praise, Get Verified, Feedback, and Activity Steams. Customers can pay to upgrade for additional functionality including Goal Reviews, Goal Score, and Influence. Get started at


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