"Salesforce.com and Rypple share a vision for extending the social enterprise to transform the way we work," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "The next generation of HCM is not just about a cloud delivery model, it's about a fundamentally better way to recruit, manage and empower employees in a social world."
"Our social enterprise strategy continues to accelerate, and is at the root of the broad-based transformation and innovation we are seeing from customers today," said John Wookey, executive vice president, advanced applications, salesforce.com. "With the launch of Successforce, salesforce.com plans to revolutionize HCM starting with an exciting social performance management app that will delight millions of employees around the world."
"We chose Rypple to be the core of Facebook's employee performance management platform because it's designed from the ground up to be social," said Tim Campos, CIO, Facebook. "We are delighted to see it become part of salesforce.com's social enterprise strategy."
"Rypple was designed from the start to be fun, social, and mobile--an app that can delight managers and employees in entirely new ways," said Daniel Debow, co-CEO and co-founder, Rypple. "As the leading social enterprise company with more than 100,000 customers worldwide, salesforce.com will allow us to not only strengthen our offering for the hundreds of high-performing organizations that use Rypple today, but also scale it to reach many more."
"We took the science of team performance and applied the collaborative, transparent, and real-time power of social networks to create a completely new model for managing people and the work they deliver," said David Stein, co-CEO and co-founder, Rypple. "Salesforce.com gives us the opportunity to apply our expertise and extend our vision for Rypple with Successforce."
Salesforceplans to rebrand Rypple as “Successforce," creating a "human capital management business unit."
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.