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FAQ - Sales Commissions

Examining AccountPro Sales Commission Module

The AccountPro Platinum Sales Commission Module is a component in the highly versatile and functional suite of packages marketed and developed by AccountPro Software Inc.

This is another example of one of their ‘modules’ which acts by itself as a standalone package, which works independently or together with the AccountPro Platinum Invoicing to track commissions even further.  The application is a highly featured and versatile incentive management utility, which supports many advanced features and has numerous commission models.

This review aims to focus on how the Sales Commission Module and how it compares against other solutions currently available.  It will also look at the strengths of the application when used as a standalone module.

What is AccountPro Platinum Sales Commissions?

Platinum Sales Commission primarily benefits sales teams that are working in commission-based industries.  The application is versatile enough to lend itself to usage in a wide variety of ways, from auto dealerships all the way through to other forms of commission-based sales. It also offers a raft of features that possibly make it one of the only dedicated commission managers currently available.

Sales Commission Platinum fulfils a highly valuable role in which few other applications exist.  It manages to track employee sales commissions across multiple scenarios from quota-based commissions to individual percentage based figures and many more.

Subsequently, these commissions can be derived from a variety of figures such as value of sales or quantity to name but a Few.  Sales Commission Platinum is successful in managing negative commissions that result from refunds and cancellations in sales. 

These features make the application one of the most feature-packed commission analysis tools out there, and also one of the few commercial level commission accounting products online.

Looking at the Competition

Currently the only applications that feature commission analysis tools are enterprise level accounting packages and many of these programs are not entirely accurate in calculating commissions based on multiple factors or scenarios.

Often they have simple percentage based commissions, which are not always appropriate.  Up until now, the closest rival to the Platinum Sales Commission are spreadsheets and complex ERP solutions which are often overly complicated and still do not provide nearly the same amount of functionality as AccountPro Platinum Sales Commissions.

In truth, the AccountPro team has captured a market niche in which there will always be a high demand for incentive management tools and their application – AccountPro Platinum Sales Commission delivers nicely.

 Conclusion

For companies looking for a commercial grade industry tested way to constantly track and monitor sales commissions, there is simply no better package out there with a raft of benefits this program can bring to any sales-based organization that is reliant on commission tracking.

Well-documented and supported application
Various commission models are available
Split commission tracking
Negative commission calculation
Substantial reporting engine
Relatively straight-forward to use
Integrates with the highly popular AccountPro Platinum, Pro and Plus Invoicing software.

 

Sales Commission Module Frequently Asked Questions 

  1. Are there monthly fees required to use the software ... ?
  2. What are split commissions ... ?
  3. Can commissions be split for multiple products ... ?
  4. Are commissions calculated on an item by item bases ... ?
  5. How do we calculate commission percentages ... ?
  6. What are sliding scale commissions ... ?
  7. What are commissions based on gross profit ... ?
  8. Can the module handle commissions for pyramid sales ... ?
  9. What happens when we post invoice transactions from the Invoicing module with Sales Commission module installed ... ?
  10. Will this track sales commissions paid ... ?
  11. Can we enter daily transactions ... ?
  12. Are there sales commission reports ... ?
  13. Can calculated commissions be overridden ... ?
  14. Can Sales Commission be exported to Excel... ?
  15. What are Line Items ... ?
  16. What are Invoice Line Formats ... ?
  17. Why Modular Software ... ?
  18. What are the System Requirements ... ?
  19. What is a Customer ID ... ?
   

Are there monthly fees required to use the commissions software program ... ?

  • No, once you purchase a license to use the software, you may use the software as long as you wish on your computer.
  • There are no monthly fees.
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What are split commissions ... ?

  • Split Commissions in the Sales Commission module calculates the distribution of commissions to be paid to 1 or more persons involved or should get credit for a sale.
  • Commission amounts and or commission percentages may vary by employee or product depending on the various settings established by the user.
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Can commissions be split for multiple products ... ?

  • Yes, commissions may be split amongst employees or products depending on the various settings established by the user.
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Can commissions be calculated on an item by item bases ... ?

  • There are numerous options on how to calculate commissions in the program, but Yes, commissions may be calculated on an item by item bases if that option is selected in the program.
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How do we calculate commission percentages ... ?

  • The program has numerous options on how to calculate commissions leaving the actual mathematical calculations to the program based on the varous settings the user selected in the setup for a particular employee, service, item or product.
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What are sliding scale commissions ... ?

  • Sliding scale commissions are calculated based on for example:
    • The value of the transaction
    • The value of the transaction in relation to the normal sale price or cost.
  • Commission amounts and or commission percentages may vary by employee or product depending on the various settings established by the user.
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What are commissions based on gross profit ... ?

  • Gross Profit (as used for calculations in the AccountPro Sales Commission module) is the difference between the sale price and direct cost of the item or service.
  • Commissions calculated will be calculated on this difference in accordance with other criteria available in the Sales Commission module.
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Can the module handle commissions for pyramid sales ... ?

  • Yes, the Platinum version is required to distribute commissions in a pyramid fashion.
  • Each level can use a different percentage for calculating commissions earned.
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What happens when we post invoice transactions from the Invoicing module with Sales Commission module installed ... ?

  • Posting invoice transactions frm the Invoicing module will:
    • Adds all selected transactions for posting to the Sales Commission transaction menu.
    • From the Sales Commission module the user may add, edit or delete any of the transactions.
    • Adjust Sales Commission details.
    • Subsequently run the various reports available from the Sales Commission module.
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Will this track sales commissions paid ... ?

  • Yes, the program will keep a history of all paid sales commissions.
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Can we enter daily transactions ... ?

  • Yes, the program will allow you to enter transactions in any order and date.
  • Running reports will take care of the proper date sequence and range filtered by user selected criteria when the report is run.
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Are there sales commission reports ... ?

Several commission reports are available:

  • Sales Commissions Earned Report.
  • Sales Commissions Payable Report.
  • Sales Commissions Paid Report.
  • Sales Commissions History Report.

Lists:

  • Product List.
  • Employee List.

Each Report and List may be filtered by user selected criteria before actual printing takes place.

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Can calculated commissions be overridden ... ?

  • Yes, the program allows adjustments to the sales commissions payable (Plus or Minus).
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Can Sales Commission be exported to Excel... ?

  • Yes
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What are Line Items ... ?

  • LINE ITEMS as used in the Sales Commission, Invoicing and Purchase Order modules represent the item and line (row) on which you entered the item.
  • You may have up to 9,999 line items per transaction in the Sales Commission, Invoice and Purchase Order transaction menu.
  • The 'Item' may represent a physical item, a description of service, or just plain text.
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What are Invoice Line Formats ... ?

As most businesses have different needs as to what the invoice shows to their customer, INVOICE LINE FORMATS as used in the AccountPro Invoice module will print the details as selected from one of the options presented in the preferences menu.

Some examples:

  • Show Quantity ordered
  • Show Quantity shipped
  • Show Unit cost, do not show unit costs
  • Show Unit price, do not show unit price
  • Show Item ID, do not show item id
  • etc.
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Why Modular Software ... ?

Modular software allows you to purchase only the modules you need.

Any module may be purchased and run as a standalone module without the need for any other software, or additional AccountPro Software.

If multiple AccountPro modules are installed, the modules will automatically interface with each other without any special setup.

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What are the System Requirements ... ?

  • Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7, Vista, XP.
  • Memory 512mb (preferred 1gb) ram.
  • 125mb free disk space for the first module, 10mb for each additional module.
  • Screen Resolution 1024 x 800 or better.
  • Internet Connection for software downloads and upgrades (not required to run or install the program).
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What is a Customer ID? ... ?

  • A Customer ID is use to identify the customer's name or company name. A customer id may be numbers and or letters (alphanumeric). For example, A-101 would be a customer id.
  • A Customer ID may have up to 12 alphanumeric characters.
  • Using a Customer ID in AccountPro modules make for quicker entry and or section of customers and is less prone to data entry errors.
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