Sales Comp for Support Staff: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by Chad Albrecht on Mon, May 07, 2018

As I ponder 20 years of sales compensation work, I’m seeing history repeat itself—specifically, the idea of sales support roles being on a sales compensation plan.


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2018 Sales Comp Planning: Time Is Running Out

Posted by Chad Albrecht on Wed, Nov 15, 2017

About this time every year, we get lots of calls from people in a panic: “Our sales compensation plan is broken. Do I still have time to fix it for 2018?” The answer is yes, but you’re running out of time.


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Four Ways to Customize Your Incentive Plan

Posted by Mike Martin on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Mayank Gupta co-wrote this blog post with Mike Martin.  

Over the past couple of years, there has been significant buzz within compensation circles around customizing and personalizing incentives. The motivating factors range from accounting for multiple generations in the workforce to accounting for local differences in salesperson geographies. One insurance company went so far as to have its salespeople set their own goals. The result was a 10% higher forecast than headquarters was expecting, along with a more empowered sales team. 


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How Channel Sales Are Better Aligning With High-Tech Customers’ Changing Needs

Posted by John DeSarbo on Fri, Aug 18, 2017

This blog post was originally published on ZS's high-tech blog, Tech Bytes & Insights

As high-tech manufacturers strive to accelerate profitable growth, they’re looking to their channel partners to provide more value to end customers. Successful technology channel partners are transforming their business models accordingly, transitioning from providing value primarily by distributing products to providing business solutions that are delivered in sync with customers’ changing buying and consumption preferences. Executing this transformation doesn’t just require partners to change. High-tech manufacturers must change as well to enable their partners to expand their capabilities. The need to help partners increase their effectiveness has significant implications for channel sales teams.


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Show Them It’s Worth It: How to Measure Sales Compensation ROI

Posted by Jason Huhn on Fri, Jul 28, 2017

With companies spending up to 10% of their revenue or more on sales compensation, CEOs are bound to ask their sales compensation leaders to demonstrate a sufficient return on investment, and when it happens to you, you better have an answer. A boost in sales revenue compared to the dollars spent is the most common measurement of sales comp ROI, but should that be the only one?  


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