Is Margin Based Compensation Right for Your Organization?

Sales Benchmark Index

It is almost that time of year again for companies both big and small, the dreaded compensation season. Numbers are crunched, budgets are realigned, and a firms overall compensation strategy is brought into the spotlight once again. As your company.

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5 Keys to Execute a Successful Sales Re-Org

Sales Benchmark Index

Weeks and months of planning go into defining the optimal sales org design for your organization. Countless meetings and analysis comparing the benefits of hunter/famer, stratification, product specialization or other org designs. Time is spent defining the role SDR’s, Sales.

SMA Research Findings: 10 Important Territory Planning Statistics

Xactly

Earlier this year, we teamed up with the Sales Management Association (SMA) to conduct a survey on sales territory design. More than 100 organizations participated in the survey and provided insights into how they design and plan their sales territories.

How to Optimize Sale Territories for a Strategic Advantage

Xactly

Effective territory design is the basis of strategic sales planning. Balanced territories allow you to set fair quotas, which have a huge impact on your incentive compensation and success of your salesforce. The Effect of Bad Territory Planning on Sales Performance.

How to Strengthen Sales Territory Planning with Data Intelligence

Xactly

Traditionally, manual processes, such as spreadsheets, have been the go-to planning tool, but they aren’t built for logic and can’t deliver valuable real-time insights. Optimizing Territory Design with Data Intelligence. As their compensation continues to drop, morale plummets as well.

You’re Done with the Revenue Plan; What’s Next?

Sales Benchmark Index

New tools make the process easier, however the resource allocation decisions. “Hello 2019, we’ll be right with you!”. Most of my clients have been in non-stop planning meetings since mid-August and earlier. Long days of adjusting and readjusting budgets and expectations.

5 Tips for Designing Successful Sales Incentive Compensation Plans

Xactly

Few leading indicators are more predictive of a company’s future sales performance than its incentive compensation plans. While multiple factors influence the effectiveness of your sales incentive compensation plans, 5 tips stand out: 1. Model all components of your compensation plans.

11 Sales Compensation Complaints to Address Before Next Year

Sales Benchmark Index

This post is for Sales and HR Leaders planning 2014 Sales Compensation. It provides a number of common Sales Compensation complaints. I also discuss some underlying causes of the complaints that may not be compensation-related. To get this tool, sign-up here.

Announcing Our 3rd Annual Guide to the Best Sales Acceleration Tools #TopSalesTools

Smart Selling Tools

If you’re seeking smart tools to drive sales performance, I’ve got great news for you. We’ve just released our 3rd annual Top Sales Tools of the Year Guide. Use this guide if you want to learn about innovative tools designed for all kinds of sellers.

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What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. Performance and Compensation.

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Will These 6 Tests Save 2013’s Sales Compensation Plan?

Sales Benchmark Index

This post will help you test a redesigned sales compensation plan to ensure cultural fit. Let’s suppose HR is fully engaged for redesign of a 2013 Sales Compensation plan. HR even brought in an expert compensation firm. But wait – this new incentive compensation plan could flop.

How to Avoid Wasting Money on a Compensation Assessment

Sales Benchmark Index

HR leaders, get ready for the 2013 Sales Kickoff by fixing the flaws in your compensation plan today. Read this post to reframe what may be disguised as a compensation problem. And get your hands on a Competency Grader for compensation assesement providers as part of SBI's "Make The Number 2013.". Is the compensation model to blame? Propose a Solution: Conduct a compensation study and redesign the plan. Compensation Study ? Compensation Assessment.

Optimal Incentive Compensation Plan Design for Successful Implementation

OpenSymmetry

The improved analytical capabilities provided by Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) software will help in the modelling and review of existing plans. Then add onto that any charge backs or adjustments for territory changes.

“Fixing The Compensation Problem….”

Partners in Excellence

I always worry when a conversation with a sales executive starts with, “We need to fix our compensation problem.” ” The ensuing discussion usually focuses on, “We aren’t meeting our numbers, we need to fix the compensation/commission system in order to make our numbers.” Do you know what’s keeping them from achieving their goals, will fixing their compensation fix those problems?” Compensation Drives Sales Behavior?

What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. Performance and Compensation.

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X-Factor Compensation Leaders: How to Be Incredible at Incentive Planning (CoreSite)

Xactly

From territory planning to sales team organization, to sales coaching and leadership strategies to sales compensation planning, each element helps to create a strong sales plan. Finding the right mixture of compensation requirements is a balancing act.

Sales Reps Love Their CRM!

Smart Selling Tools

When the first sales automation tool was launched, it truly changed the way sales were managed. The early 2000’s introduced cloud-based sales automation tools, but it was little more than taking the same empty promises of the 90’s and moving them to the cloud. Sales reps love their CRM.

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What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. Performance and Compensation.

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Is Your Compensation Program Missing the SPM Boat?

Xactly

When Xactly was founded more than 13 years ago , the company had a simple vision to democratize incentive compensation management and put powerful calculation tools in the hands of every company. One often missed opportunity in the planning equation is optimizing territory planning.

The Ins & Outs of Variable Pay Compensation Structure for Sales Teams

Sales Hacker

With increasing focus on grit and many claims of meritocracies in organizations across the country, why does variable pay compensation even exist? On top of that, why are sales people some of the few employees subject to variable compensation structures?

What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. Performance and Compensation.

Smart Selling Tools: Value Selling & ROI Tools Key Characteristic for Innovative Organizations

The ROI Guy

Value Selling & ROI Tools are a key characteristic of innovative organizations, and as with other Sales Tools, the majority indicates that Value Selling & ROI Tools can contribute to significant revenue growth.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sales Commission in 2019 (For Reps & Leaders)

Hubspot Sales

Compensation is an important factor in attracting and retaining employees, especially in sales. Imagine if almost half of your sales team left the company because of a poorly designed compensation plan. Will additional bonuses or incentives be a part of the compensation plan?

How to Setup a Commission Plan in Six Steps

Xactly

Your sales commission plan is a portion of your sales compensation plan. When it comes to designing sales compensation plans , there are many factors that can affect the success of your plan. Data is the most important and useful tool for any part of a strategic sales plan.

Nancy’s Sales App of the Week: @CallidusCloud #CALDC3

Smart Selling Tools

Get to know your sales tools in just 2 minutes a week. It can route the leads based on territories and pipelines to ensure optimized distribution. Stay tuned for next week’s episode when we talk about a tool to help your inside sales team crush their numbers.

The Pipeline ? Shrink Your Way To Success

The Pipeline

Stored in Attitude , Business Acumen , EDGE Sales Process , Metrics , Productivity , Sales Success , Territory Alignment , execution. By shrinking your territories, strategically where it make sense. logically shrink territories. Sales Success , Territory Alignment.

Finding the Right Sales Performance Management Vendor

OpenSymmetry

This year’s edition features organizations that expand across the broad spectrum of the SPM and Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) continuum and offers options to help provide transparency across the entire organization for sales related processes. Territory and Quota Management.

The Pipeline ? Talking Long-Term ? Acting Short-Term ? Sales.

The Pipeline

One that permeates many aspects of sales, starting at planning and territory alignment, right down to day-to-day tactical aspects of sales. Sales Compensation. Sales Tool. Territory Alignment. TopLine Sales Compensation Solutions. Home About The Pipeline. Contest.

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The Pipeline ? Retarded Sales Behavior and The Reasons We.

The Pipeline

Stored in Attitude , EDGE Selling , Guest Post , Proactivity , Sales Strategy , Sales Tool , execution. Instead of being thought-leaders we’ve become frenetic, selfish territory managers. Sales Compensation. Sales Tool. Territory Alignment. Home About The Pipeline.

The Pipeline ? ?But we're not IBM?

The Pipeline

If you are in sales and your mandate is to sell to companies within your geographical territory, you have probably faced a scenario similar to the one that follows. Sales Compensation. Sales Tool. Territory Alignment. TopLine Sales Compensation Solutions.

The Ultimate 126 B2B Sales Tools Rankings For 2018

Nudge.ai

We sifted through B2B sales tools on Capterra , G2 Crowd , Gartner and more to pull out our top 126 picks for everything from new-age social selling tools to B2B sales automation software. Monday: Simplified the complexity of a CRM into one visual tool. Top 5 Social Selling Tools. Top 5 B2B Prospect Research Tools. Top 10 Prospect List Creation Tools. Top 8 B2B Sales Intelligence Tools. Top 15 Sales Automation Tools.

10-Point Inspection for Top Sales Performance

Sales Benchmark Index

Are the compensation mechanisms driving the right behaviors?" To make your assessment easy, SBI has created a 10-point Compensation Inspection tool. This simple, free, downloadable tool reveals the vital signs of your plan. How Important is Compensation?

Are You Using Your Sales Performance Data Effectively?

Xactly

It is one of the most powerful tools in the business world. However, like any tool, the value of data analytics depend on how you use it. For sales organizations, sales performance data can be a useful tool to drive strategic planning and increase performance. .

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What is a Strategic Sales Plan?

Xactly

Processes: Are your sales territories balanced ? Technology: What sales performance management tools can you invest in to reduce administrative burdens, increase performance visibility, create stronger reports, and analyze your team performance? Territory design.

Transforming Enterprise Sales Organizations With AI/ML

Xactly

Sales compensation is vital to sales success and company growth. For decades, companies have gathered different tools to manage compensation. It is quickly transforming due to a variety of software tools aimed at helping improve day-to-day execution of the sales process.

10-Point Inspection for Top Sales Performance

Sales Benchmark Index

Are the compensation mechanisms driving the right behaviors?" To make your assessment easy, SBI has created a 10-point Compensation Inspection tool. This simple, free, downloadable tool reveals the vital signs of your plan. How Important is Compensation?

Thru the Candidate’s Eyes - Attracting Sales Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

Begin today with the ideas and free tools offered in this post. Here’s what top producers have told us they look for: Territory with abundant opportunity. First-rate compensation. Or maybe your compensation plan is targeted at the median level. Take a look at each motivator: Abundant Territory Opportunity. Top producers demand a fair, equitable and coverable territory. A patchwork territory based on prior relationships raises a red flag.

Smart Selling Visions: Up-Close with Top Revenue Leader K.V. Rao, CEO of @AvisoInc

Smart Selling Tools

Today, this vital business process is plagued by archaic tools, namely spreadsheets or simplistic and inflexible bolt-ons in CRM applications. Sales Managers and Sales Ops are quickly abandoning their archaic forecasting tools and vigorously adopting Aviso Insights.

How to Build a Strong Business Development Rep Commission Plan

Xactly

There’s one role in sales that seems to face all of the sales compensation issues that keep the compensation plan design team awake at night–the business development rep (BDR). This makes designing compensation plans for these reps more difficult for sales operations teams.

The Sales Leader's Guide to Performance Management

Hubspot Sales

Sales performance management tracking can provide valuable data enabling your organization to forecast future sales trends and employee compensation rates — particularly for commission-based compensation structures. Performance-based compensation.

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