Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Varicent
Score 7.3 out of 10
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From quotas to sales and compensation, Varicent helps revenue leaders in enterprise organizations chart a more effective, connected path to revenue by providing vital data, insights, and sales go-to-market planning tools.N/A
Xactly Incent
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Xactly Incent is a software solution that allows companies to design, automate and manage incentive compensation—from the simple to the complex—and align seller behavior with revenue goals. With Xactly Incent helps customers to reduce time spent on plan administration, realize higher quota attainment, eliminate payout errors and increase payout accuracy, drive better performance with commission visibility. With its integrations, companies can combine compensation data with CRM, ERP, HCM and…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Varicent
Chose Varicent
Initial comparison analysis was done but no insights into the outcome and why Varicent was chosen over Xactly
Chose Varicent
Varicent is the leader in the ICM space because it is scalable and is always making improvements / enhancements based on customer input. However in my opinion based on my own experience, all ICM providers operate similarly in that they over-promise to get a customer's business …
Chose Varicent
Varicent was the best combination of cost, features, and scalable
Chose Varicent
Varicent was pre-selected before I joined the organization.
Chose Varicent
Out of all of the products I have ever evaluated for this space, Varicent is head and shoulders above the rest in my opinion. For me, I think of Varicent as akin to building an Access database while the other programs are like building an Excel data model. In Varicent you …
Chose Varicent
We did look at other vendors, but Varicent stood out in terms of offerings for the price. There were certainly fancier options, but this hit all marks--cost, quality, and features.
Chose Varicent
Flexible Data Model, Ability to Customize
Xactly Incent
Chose Xactly Incent
I was not part of the selection process in my current company.
Chose Xactly Incent
Both great products, we chose Xactly due to overall cost to own and support capabilities.
Chose Xactly Incent
Better allows businesses to tailor their commission plans upon needs.
Chose Xactly Incent
Due to the volume of transactions and the complexity of plans that can be accommodated in Xactly
Chose Xactly Incent
Xactly [Incent] Analytics reports are more advanced and easy to use. The interface is superior and allows for a deep dive into sales numbers and financials for the company. Other departments use Xactly [Incent] to help build cross-functional tools and databases, that can work …
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Good tool out there for our needs Intuitive, easy to use
Chose Xactly Incent
I have used Callidus for commissions calculations before and each system has its own pros and cons. Because I have used Xactly Incent longer than Callidus, and I'm still currently using it, I have gotten used to Incent and all its challenges. Callidus was also a great tool as …
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Xactly is able to handle all of our business needs. They have a great community of users where Xactly is involved and listening. The support is great and less effort needed in being fully self sustainable with Xactly at your company.
Chose Xactly Incent
At the time we looked into it, Xactly was very much ahead of the curve compared to Varicent and how it functioned. We specifically wanted something that had a robust reporting engine and also integrated into Salesforce.com so our field teams could have a single point of entry …
Chose Xactly Incent
We originally reviewed Callidus, Centive and Varicent and at that time we went with Callidus because of the customization we thought we needed. Unfortunately, the system was built in such a way, that it was so laborious for us to manage and we needed to know how to read and …
Chose Xactly Incent
Varicent - horrendous customer service and far more expensive Oracle Incent - literally had our compensation administrators in tears
Top Pros
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Features
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Sales ICM
Comparison of Sales ICM features of Product A and Product B
Varicent
6.8
55 Ratings
13% below category average
Xactly Incent
7.1
84 Ratings
19% below category average
Sales compensation plan creation7.348 Ratings7.579 Ratings
Complex sales crediting7.548 Ratings7.174 Ratings
Sales compensation process automation7.352 Ratings7.477 Ratings
Incentive auditing/regulation compliance6.546 Ratings7.263 Ratings
Sales compensation dashboards & forecasting6.647 Ratings7.272 Ratings
Incentive modeling6.543 Ratings7.255 Ratings
Agile incentive strategy6.538 Ratings6.751 Ratings
ICM mobile visibility6.532 Ratings6.848 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Varicent
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Ratings
Xactly Incent
8.6
79 Ratings
8% below category average
Personalized dashboards00 Ratings7.379 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards00 Ratings8.72 Ratings
KPIs00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting00 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data00 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Revenue Forecasting00 Ratings8.72 Ratings
Pipeline Analytics00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Sales Gamification
Comparison of Sales Gamification features of Product A and Product B
Varicent
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Ratings
Xactly Incent
8.1
68 Ratings
11% below category average
Sales contest templates00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Custom sales contests00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Team competitions00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multiple competitions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contest flexibility00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Sales rep view00 Ratings7.568 Ratings
Mobile game functionality00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Game notifications & updates00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Social competition / Game collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Sales game integration to Salesforce00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Sales performance reporting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
TV streaming00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
VaricentXactly Incent
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(67 ratings)
7.8
(268 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(15 ratings)
8.0
(44 ratings)
Usability
7.2
(59 ratings)
7.2
(22 ratings)
Availability
5.2
(3 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Performance
5.8
(3 ratings)
6.1
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
6.8
(6 ratings)
5.9
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.7
(2 ratings)
7.4
(8 ratings)
Online Training
7.7
(2 ratings)
8.7
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(6 ratings)
4.0
(14 ratings)
Configurability
5.2
(3 ratings)
4.6
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
4.3
(3 ratings)
4.8
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.8
(58 ratings)
4.9
(11 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.9
(3 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.9
(3 ratings)
7.9
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Varicent
For the use cases we have at the bank, ICM is a perfect solution. For any bank or institution that has similar requirements, ICM would be a perfect solution. But I also think for any use case that has any sort of incentives based on Sales done, this would work amazing, as both Calculations and reports are handled by ICM very well; it's an all-in-one solution, I feel like.
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Xactly Corp
Xactly Incent is well suited for communicating commission information to the field. I love that they can just log on and see all the data they need to verify the commissions they receive. I also like the option to post messages and announcements within the application.
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Pros
Varicent
  • Flexibility - Varicent is not template based. You can implement the model specifically for your organisation.
  • Scalability - Since it is not stick to templates you are able to expand the model for other domains as well.
  • Reporting - Several ways of reporting are possible and each has their own benefit/purpose.
  • Strong/Powerfull Calculation Engine delivering fast results/speed to insight
  • User Interface is minimized to what you need and is not showing off all the functions it can "also" do
  • Strong audittrail
  • Appears to be almost unlimited in what you are able to create
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Xactly Corp
  • It calculates the commissions so accurate based on the plan that we setup
  • It details the data reports in terms of Rankings, Payouts, Employee history etc
  • It works great with the combination of other Xactly products like Connect for automated processes and Analytics for Reports
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Cons
Varicent
  • As [the] model gets more and more transactional data, the calculation time increases. This should/can be handled internally with better model optimization.
  • Migrating from one env to other sometimes is challenging. There can be better 'Alerts' or 'Explanation' provided to handle it or at least to give a hint of the error.
  • For managers viewing their rep's report, the access part can be made easier. It should be linked to Payee hierarchy and access can be done automatically.
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Xactly Corp
  • Maintaining Hierarchies can become difficult throughout the fiscal year if you have a multi-layered commissions model. My team would benefit from a smoother mechanism to update/maintain hierarchies in the system.
  • Special characters are not supported in the tool and that can become a problem given we use the system globally.
  • Game changer if the system allowed more customization on the people object.
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Likelihood to Renew
Varicent
Customer support from IBM is impeccable. They are quick to respond and they don't nickel and dime you for every request you make. Their goal is to ensure your success and as a user, I really feel like they listen to my concerns. That's not to say there are no problems. All software has its issues, but I don't feel like those issues fall on deaf ears.
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Xactly Corp
Xactly Incent is a great tool for calculating commissions. The interface is user friendly and the system is set up in a way that allows for multiple setups for each commission plan. Over the last couple years since I have been on the commission team we have been able to optimize our plans to promote scalability. Our sales and accounting teams have become familiar with navigating the system which promotes transparency. From an audit perspective, Incent provides us with the reports and data we need to provide to our auditors.
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Usability
Varicent
Any calculations can be implemented as there are hardly any limitations on complexity. However, online real-time usability is lacking - a simple user enters, and the system calculates work in a way that it is in the browser and hence still needs overnight to be properly reflected in the batch calculations and backend tables.
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Xactly Corp
The devil is in the detail. It's not intuitive to use, also not for Sales employees. You need to train them. For superusers like me you need a lot of training to administrate the system. It has a lot of functionalities and complexity like staging and upload orders, reset triggers, updating & creating rate tables. A lot of formulars are necessary to learn.
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Reliability and Availability
Varicent
Never went down in last 3 years that I worked with it (every hour of the day basically). That is a 10 in my book.
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Xactly Corp
Xactly Incent is always available, they have planned monthly maintenance on Friday nights but are very proactive to communicate it. Monthly maintenance is useful as they address any bugs and also are constantly upgrading the user interface to make it easier to use.
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Performance
Varicent
All is fast, but with API's it is sometimes slower due to the application we are pulling data from. Reports are loaded directly or within seconds and our reports are very detailed with many columns and rows.
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Xactly Corp
Xactly Incent performs extremely well. I have not experienced it "slowing down" when usage is heavy. This is particularly true when it comes to the regular recalculation of credits and commissions. It is not uncommon for Xactly to be dealing with hundreds of thousands of orders/credits in a pay period, but the system handles it well. Xactly recently changed their calculation engine and the speed for regular refreshes increased significantly.
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Support Rating
Varicent
Giving a 10 would suggest there is no room for improvement. I don't feel like their support is perfect. However, I have never met another team that was more dedicated to making sure we get what we want and need.
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Xactly Corp
They take the time to understand the system. They keep us updated on the status of our cases. Finally, their continued follow up ensuring the initial issue was resolved is very nice. They will not close the case out until they have confirmed that our issue has been completely resolved and fixed.
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In-Person Training
Varicent
The training was good in general with a nice trainer as well. But, the training could be better if it is more focussed on our process/data etc.
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Xactly Corp
It was great, good explanations and good training material provided, we were able to get a really good idea of how to use the system. I also think that it was enough time to learn how to setup the system.
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Online Training
Varicent
There is a learning portal with many videos about navigation, creating reports and managing your model.
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Xactly Corp
Xactly offers training on new releases on a monthly basis and training on basic principles regularly via registration. My experience with both is that they do not provide the in-depth knowledge necessary to truly master the system and advanced courses still do not go to the level needed to autonomously manage the system and plans. Professional services are a large part of any cloud based service such as Xactly and I feel a reliance on such paid consulting services is a great money-maker for Xactly.
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Implementation Rating
Varicent
Test test test. Make sure that the product is calculating everyone 100% correctly. DO NOT accept a 70% pass rate as some companies would like to have you believe is acceptable. This means conducting thorough testing by providing 100% of all expected results, but it will be worth it when you know that the compensation plans are working entirely as expected.
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Xactly Corp
We have been satisfied with the implementation overall. The person from Xactly professional team was on our site to support the implementation and give us guides and instructions on how to operate the system in our case. it was really helpful moments. We have learned what and how to test Xactly Incent
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Alternatives Considered
Varicent
In 2015, we used a scorecard containing 80 attributes in our review of Oracle, Callidus, and Xactly & Varicent. Oracle did not have true self serve capabilities- programming was heavily required, not intuitive, out of the box functionality was limited. Callidus & Xactly could not provide us a demo using our data, statements could not be sent out in bulk form, difficulty in importing/exporting to CRM. Varicent excelled in most areas and was the clear winner.
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Xactly Corp
I have been working on Incent since one year. I found it to be the greatest tool for calculating commissions. From credits to commissions to sketches, the system has it all, including the ability to conduct reports and statistics. It has a lot of features and customizations that are necessary for creating complex commission plans and calculating commissions. I enjoy its modern and user-friendly interface that makes the product more fascinating. Furthermore, the team's latest updates are excellent and make the product more effective and friendlier
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Scalability
Varicent
It is very scalable and adaptable to changing complexities of calculations and business rules under a variety of different scenarios. It does not get full points because in large data loads the time needed to calculate and import the data increases exponentially and may cause issues related to timing potentially.
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Xactly Corp
It's very flexible. In most cases it can be adapted to your needs by programming which may cost extra money. We have a lot of different complans and close to 1.000 employees using Xactly in EMEA. It's mainly used by Sales and Finance
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Return on Investment
Varicent
  • Compliance - with a central system used for calculation incentive payments and commissions, we are able to provide reports and data showing every detail of how payments are calculated and why they are justified. We can also identify anomalies and outliers.
  • Integration with our payroll system is seamless. Except for regular pay, nothing goes to payroll without going through ICM. The process for paying incentives/bonuses/commissions is now very structured and efficient.
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Xactly Corp
  • We are able to quickly and easily identify duplicate credit and commission calculations through data extracts in Incent.
  • We have literally saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by identifying gaps in our sales operations processes, which were giving multiple people credits on the same deals, across multiple GEOs.
  • We have cut processing time by 75% through Xactly Incent automations versus calculating manually in Excel.
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ScreenShots

Varicent Screenshots

Screenshot of Varicent providing clarity and transparency to sellers, helping them to find answers faster and have confidence in compensation plans.Screenshot of Tools for sellers that help them align strategic initiatives, and that help them understand which deals will help them win.Screenshot of Varicent ICM model compensation plans that display the financial impact of changes. Its ability to more accurately forecast commission payouts with “what-if” assumptions, users can budget more effectively for sales compensation costs, manage target total compensation for sales representatives and assess plan effectiveness.Screenshot of Shareable information sent to the right people to drive the right results.

Xactly Incent Screenshots

Screenshot of Admin Dashboard: A quick snapshot into the overall performance of current compensation plans and Incent instance.Screenshot of Admin View of Quotas List and Dashboard: See and manage all quotas for teams.Screenshot of Admin View of Pay Curves: Adjust pay curves for reps based on set thresholds, quota attainment percentages and multiplier rates and then use those to build out commission rules.Screenshot of Admin View of Profiles List and Drilldown: Provides a comprehensive snapshot of payees’ details for streamlined reviewing and a detailed view of any payee in the system.Screenshot of Rep Dashboard: Increase rep productivity and trust with on-demand visibility into their commissions and payouts.Screenshot of Rep View of Incentive Estimator: Where teams can see how much they can earn based on current opportunities.