commissions

The lazy salesperson and the overachiever Part II

How do we make things easier: Ok, so you want to make life easier for your salespeople, and more importantly, get past some of the issues we discussed that their lack of interest in entering deals can cause. Since we are going to discuss making things easier for them, I will skip over concepts that […]

The lazy salesperson and the overachiever Part I

The administrators of systems that require data entry by sales people loathe the overachiever. We all know this person, they blow their quota out of the water, go to countless club trips, and make a wad of money that would make Al Capone turn over in his grave. Yes, this person gets praise heaped upon […]

To switch or not to switch? That is the question.

Every year, every month you see it happening. A company is frustrated with their existing software plagues us all. It starts with a few minor glitches, maybe an outage. Maybe you go further back, to the implementation which took longer than expected. Whatever the case, there was a seed of discontent that was planted and […]

Commission ROI part 2: Shadow Accounting

Having done many implementations of Commission systems, we’ve found that one of the most prevalent reasons people implement has to do with clarity of commissions. Most feel like their sales people walk around all day not having a clue how or why they got paid what they did. I suspect this has a lot to […]

Commissions and Analytics

Every company in the sales and commissions world needs data in order to create their annual sales plans. How much are they selling? How much was sold in certain state or country? Which product had the major acceptance in the market? Which sales representative sold the most? How can we compensate our sales force based […]

Sales Territories

Throughout history, developing a brand new territory to establish a commission’s plan has been a challenging task for the Sales Department of all companies. With the advent of international trade agreements and globalization, the customers have been scattered to remote locations. Those remote sites might be in different cities, states, or countries. Sales representatives have now many different […]

Reward Behaviors: The Coming Shift in Compensation Management

By Chris Bucholtz Who here likes math problems? If your hand isn’t raised, I’m with you – there’s nothing I dislike more than crunching numbers. That’s why I’m glad I’ve never had to manage a compensation plan, especially using the old approach (e.g., manually, or with simple spreadsheets). Even accountants are glad those days are gone […]