October 12, 2012 – Korn/Ferry International and SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, have formed a strategic partnership. Together, Korn/Ferry and SuccessFactors plan to integrate Forte, Korn/Ferry's career and leadership development application, with the SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) suite. As part of the agreement, Korn/Ferry will join SuccessFactors' Partner Program as a Strategic SuccessSolution partner. "We're partnering with SuccessFactors to leverage the breadth and depth of the BizX suite," said Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry. "Integrating Forte with SuccessFactors will provide a professional management application that integrates world-class content for executives at global organizations." Korn/Ferry Forte, commercially available to customers in December 2012, is designed to help clients improve employee engagement and professional development by helping executive-level successors close professional development gaps for upward mobility and improved performance. Forte automates, monitors, and advances the leadership development of global professionals and provides a complete career roadmap, available anytime, anywhere, from any device.