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Choosing a Sales Incentive System

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compensating sales reps has long been overlooked. But that trend is rapidly changing as an increasing number of companies turn to sales-incentive compensation-management applications to synchronize selling strategies and boost corporate performance. It’s about time. For years, companies have been relying on dog-eared spreadsheets to calculate salary raises and bonuses — an error-prone, inconsistent approach that can easily alienate employees. "It's still true today that the vast majority of companies of all sizes are using spreadsheet-based incentive systems," said Judy Hodges, research manager at IDC and ...
is a formal scheme used to promote or encourage specific actions or behavior by a specific group of people during a defined period of time. Incentive programs are particularly used in business management to motivate employees , and in sales in order to attract and retain customers . The scientific literature also refers to this concept as Pay for Performance .
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A query in my current Access Database calculates the growth rate based on last years performance e.g. 135% now I�m looking apply a formula or a use a piece of code, that lets Access look up the value. E.g. 135% belongs to the range 130 � 140 therefore the bonus to apply is 1.3% Every incentive is arranged in a way, that there will be only be one growth rate calculated for it and it has specific payment details linked to it, that only apply for that specific incentive. However, the next challenge is that those Min / Max values vary from incentive to incentive meaning I can�t hardcode those thresholds in (also to consider is that ...
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 I was working with complicated Linked Spreadsheets, for calculating Employee Incentive. In one of the Linked sheets I want to calculate incentive on the basis of target achieved the employee, looking at his salary. I'll explain it in detail. Incentive depends on the target achieved by the sales agent. Minimum being 3 times of salary. If he achieves that, his incentive is 5% of the profit he gives to the company. If his target exceeds 4 times the salary his incentive % will be 7% , if he gives a profit of 5 times his salary the profit will be 9% and at 6 times it'll be 10%. and no incentive if hes below 3 times ...