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Published By: Epson     Published Date: Jun 22, 2018
Despite the digitization of business today, most organizations continue to rely on paper hard copies to get the job done. A great deal of printed information drives the fundamental workflow and success of nearly any business, especially in highimpact, high-touch areas like Marketing and Sales; Planning, Engineering and Design; and Human Resources. As a result, companies continue to look for ways to manage the ongoing cost, workflow and efficiency of using printed documents.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Incentive compensation represents the potential of delivering optimal sales results. But with up to 60% of sales reps’ income coming from incentive comp, it is crucial to get this right. Our study data has shown that ineffective compensation structures can lead to disengaged reps, high turnover, money left on the table, and low margins. The way we have designed and managed incentive compensation plans in the past may inhibit the sales force and prevent the business from scaling at the needed rate. Modeling and planning quickly become too complex for a spreadsheet-driven exercise.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Finance has a mandate to become a strategic business partner. Integrated business planning offers organizations the ability to align operations and sales strategy with the company’s continuous financial performance. An increasing number of organizations have shown that even small steps toward integrated business planning have helped them deliver immediate benefits to the business, including light-touch forecasts, rapid “what-if” analyses, and more accurate budgets. Improved collaboration between departments, driving more awareness and shared understanding of potential issues, allows the business to take the prompt and incisive actions needed to keep performance on track. The question to consider is not “When are we going to do this?” but “Why don’t we start now?” because time is ticking away.
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finance, business, planning, integration, strategy, company
    
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Published By: FICO     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) isn’t just about aligning supply and demand. Ultimately, businesses across all industries need to synchronize plans across all functions to strike the right balance between demand, resources and other constraints. Companies are realizing that their use of analytics to help improve decision making needs to evolve beyond just reporting to include machine learning and optimization. Download our latest Q&A now with published author and supply chain expert Mike Watson, and learn how virtually any S&OP decision can benefit from advanced analytics and automation. You’ll get practical advice to help build a strawman, so you can move forward quickly – before your competitors! Read this Executive Brief to know the Top 7 Questions to ask before deploying your Sales and Operations planning.
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operations, sales, supplier, inventory, resources
    
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Published By: Optymyze     Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
The best sales teams have strong leaders who exercise control and use their experience to set a strategic direction, to inspire and coach sales reps individually. But keeping the team on track and focused on winning it’s not always easy. Read this article and find out what are the 5 leadership mistakes that keep sales managers from achieving their goals and how you can fix them.
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sales compensation management, sales compensation, compensation planning, sales force rewards and benefits, sales force productivity, sales operations
    
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Published By: Optymyze     Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
Quota planning is a big concern for sales organizations. Although decades of practice have brought the process closer to a science many companies still struggle to ensure a consistent attainment of corporate goals. This guide will help you decide on the sales quota management approach that best suits your business and get you up to speed with: • the four key principles of effective quota management; • the five stages to successful quota planning; • best practices, takeaways in sales operations, and much more. Download your free copy!
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sales performance management, sales quota management, quota planning, quota setting, sales operations, sales objectives
    
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Published By: Optymyze     Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
Sales compensation has the potential to be the most effective and responsive aspect of sales performance management. It can lead to: • greater process efficiencies • increased sales and profitability • greater retention of salespeople. A well-designed sales compensation process can help the organization reap tremendous financial benefits. It further contributes to creating a company culture characterized by high productivity, team pride, and easy, dependable communication between management and sales teams. Download this guide to find out the true value of sales compensation management.
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sales compensation management, sales compensation, compensation planning, sales force rewards and benefits, sales force productivity, sales operations
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
"A recent CSO Insights’ study* found that 69 percent of organizations use three or more metrics to build their sales compensation plans, but modeling and planning this sales strategy can quickly become too complex as a spreadsheet-driven exercise. Download this white paper to find: • The disconnect between sales behavior and incentive compensation structure • A recommended approach you can take to optimize your compensation plan • Three key steps to better predict and control sales revenue *CSO Insights 7th Annual Incentive Compensation and Performance Management (ICPM) study"
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
"Your sales compensation plan must align to market practices to attract, motivate, and retain the right talent. But only 20 percent of companies surveyed reported complete alignment between the sales compensation program and company objectives. To achieve the full benefit of an aligned sales compensation plan and a productive sale force, it is best to streamline the many siloed sales planning processes, including: • Revenue • Cost of sales • Account potential • Sales capacity • Territory and quota • Sales forecasting Download this white paper to see how successful compensation programs can collate numerous data inputs and align processes to meet business goals."
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Published By: Jedox     Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Download this whitepaper to learn a dozen essential questions a CSO should ask when considering the implementation of sales planning technology.
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jedox, sales planning, revenue, crm, erp, sales
    
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Published By: Clari     Published Date: Mar 24, 2017
The key to successful sales forecasting starts with pipeline measurement — consistent tracking in each stage of the sales cycle will bring consistent results. Careful focus on ?ve areas will strengthen the sales forecast process to drive better capacity planning, smoother operations, and most importantly, more revenue! The five metrics for every sales leader: Accuracy Variance Pipeline Coverage & Mix Compliance & Commitments Linearity Download now to learn more!
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sales forecasting, sales execution, clari, sales, sales operations, pipeline inspection, opportunity management, opportunity
    
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Published By: Clari     Published Date: Mar 24, 2017
Part art, part science, sales forecasting can be daunting for new and experienced sales leaders alike. Your sales forecast is required for successful company planning, and when it goes wrong, the dominoes begin to fall: your executives, investors, and even the public may question your credibility. Download now to find out!
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sales forecasting, sales execution, clari, sales, sales operations, pipeline inspection, opportunity management, opportunity
    
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jan 12, 2017
Businesses today expect finance to play an extended role across departments, including IT, human resources, compliance, operations, sales, marketing, and most importantly, corporate strategy.To successfully deliver on this role, the finance function needs to play a bigger and visible role in real-time decision making and continuous planning. This report explores how, using cloud and analytics, finance leaders can leapfrog a few generations of technology and offer mature analytical feature/functionality and skills to the entire organization.
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Published By: Xactly Corp     Published Date: Nov 16, 2016
Sales Compensation planning season is right around the corner, and there’s no better time than now to start preparing! Join compensation expert Robert Blohm, Xactly’s VP of Strategic Services, for an on-demand webinar which will share industry best practices regarding preparation efforts to help ensure you are ready. We’ll cover everything you need to do BEFORE you start designing. With the right preparation, your new plans will be grounded in reality and guided by the best thinking in your organization. Prepare to succeed.
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comp planning, compensation planning, sales compensation planning, comp design, sales compensation, sales compensation software, incentive compensation software, sales commission, sales payout, sales technology, sales best practices, sales performance management, incentive compensation, compensation management
    
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Published By: Xactly     Published Date: May 11, 2016
To ensure that you provide the right incentives that help your company achieve growth and success, you need to think strategically about the design process of your sales incentive compensation plans. With careful consideration and thoughtful design, you can inspire your teams and empower them to perform above and beyond the competition. Read on to find out how.
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sales, sales planning, business management
    
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Published By: Xactly     Published Date: May 11, 2016
Read on to discover how companies are designing and administering their sales compensation plans, and to get additional considerations and summary findings from Xactly analysts based on an analysis of the results.
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sales, sales planning, business management
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 14, 2016
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes. Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
Optimizing incentive compensation: aligning what you say with how you pay CSO Insights’ ICPM study* found that 69 percent of organizations use three or more metrics to build their sales compensation plans, but modeling and planning this sales strategy can quickly become too complex as a spreadsheet-driven exercise. It is crucial to get these incentive compensation structures right, because sales reps receive up to 60 percent of their income from incentive comp. In this white paper, we discuss the disconnect between sales behavior and incentive compensation structure and provide recommended steps towards optimizing your compensation plan.
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sales performance management, compensation management, incentive compensation, sales planning, incentive comp, commission structure, sales performance, xactly, callidus, cso, cso insights, incentive based compensation, excel, spreadsheet planning, spreadsheet, spm, commission, compensation, global compensation, sales engagement
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes. Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization. Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
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analytics, planning, cfo, operations, business practices, revenue, growth, enterprise business, finance trends, business analytics, business process, harvard business review, hbr, financial planning, corporate finance, fp&a, budgeting, integrated business planning, ibp, finance
    
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 10, 2016
There is little question that cloud is well established as a way to deliver business applications. Based on IDC research, over 70% of manufacturing companies are using hosted applications somewhere within their supply chain, with another 25% considering it. The most popular supply chain management (SCM) application areas are transportation related (transportation management, global trade management), where the "network effect" (i.e., carrier pooling, regulatory impact) can leverage both shared knowledge and existing connectivity along with sales and operations planning, demand signal management, and business intelligence/analytics. The concern that cloud is "risky" is increasingly taking a back seat to the perceived benefits of the technology. Indeed, those benefits, both achieved and anticipated, are significant, including cost, speed of implementation, and the ability to "consume" new capabilities and functionality easily and transparently.
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oracle, supply chain cloud, supply chain best practices, idc research
    
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Published By: Netsuite DWASF Leads Display Q1 2015     Published Date: Oct 06, 2015
Read this report to understand how the age of the customer requires tech management to transform into a customer-facing function in speci?c ways. Business technology (BT) brings together technology and traditionally customer-facing roles like marketing, sales, service, brand/product management, and ful?llment for the purpose of deploying systems of engagement that provide di?erential customer experience. Firms must build these systems of engagement from the outside in, according to how customers move in market spaces. The rules for planning, building, and running systems of engagement are not the same as for previous generations of tech management because customers are not employees. The increasingly crucial role that digital technologies play in customer engagement elevates the CIO role in business — if CIOs can move beyond the traditional IT focus on technology assets and adopt an expanded view that centers on customer experience and choice
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business technology, customer engagement, customer experience, cios
    
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Published By: InsideView     Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
Advances in automation increase visibility and accountability surrounding lead-to-revenue processes. Despite this, tensions between marketing and sales persist concerning the quality of support that marketing brings to the revenue-production equation. To progress from open hostilities to collaborative détente, CMOs will need to reimagine sales enablement programs and strategy around the journey that spans the customer’s lifetime. This means creating a more interdependent relationship with sales that puts the customer at the center of the conversations that marketing and sales create, talks more about the problems and issues that buyers face, and aligns lead-to-revenue planning and processes around outcome-focused goals.
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b2b, lead-to-revenue processes, customer success management, marketing-led communication, buyer's context, customer experience/engagement, sales
    
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Published By: Trapit     Published Date: Apr 06, 2015
Every sales organization strives to acquire new customers, shorten its sales cycle, and grow lifetime value. Social selling can help you achieve those goals. But being successful with social selling takes planning. This workbook outlines what you need for a successful launch of a social selling program.
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social selling, customer aquisition, trapit, social selling programs, content strategies, emerging marketing, business intelligence, market research, sales
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Many sales organizations continue to operate as they have for years: At headquarters, executives work with sales leaders to set revenue targets for the year. Sales teams receive top-down goals, which cascade across product lines, channels and other business dimensions. The end result is an account-level target, which is assigned to a sales rep. Because most companies do not have an easy way to complete this process—nor do they use a common system of record—they must resort to the quickest and easiest mechanism at hand: spreadsheets, a nonscalable, single-dimensional solution that does not handle complete data sets. This approach also poses challenges across key sales management functions, including planning, execution and optimization.
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consolidation, planning, survey, performance, sales, audience, finance, strategic exercise, compliance, software soliutions
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
For most large organizations, sales planning is a siloed process. Organizations typically need to analyze multiple years’ worth of data to prepare for planning. There is an even split between organizations that lead the planning process from the top down and those that lead it from the bottom up. Most sales organizations complete the planning process before the beginning of the fiscal year.
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