SimplyComp is simple and will make calculations simple
November 09, 2019

SimplyComp is simple and will make calculations simple

Thomas Katsahnias | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Xactly SimplyComp

We are implementing SimplyComp to automate the calculation of our B2B sales v-comp plans. The intent is to move from having this done manually through excel spreadsheets which is extremely error-prone to an automated system that also gives transparency to the sales organization as to what they are due on a monthly basis.
  • SimplyComp has a plethora of pre-built v-comp types that come with explanations of use cases. If your v-comp plans fit within these standards it is fairly straight forward to get the plans built.
  • Connects directly to reports within your salesforce org. This makes mapping much easier vs trying to have to understand your database schema then map the fields. A finance person, sales operations, or even a sales manager could do the configurations with the provided implementation specialist.
  • I love the fact that this product has the simplicity that we need vs having to go to a more heavyweight solution. While many organizations have very complex v-comp plans we don't on purpose and would rather not have to get a more complex solution.
  • Mapping of data can be quirky in the format that is needed. Ask questions of your implementation specialist they will help you right away. We had Holly who has been fantastic.
  • The steps for set up are not completely intuitive, I would suggest doing something like WalkMe to overlay what needs to happen and when for new people or even when things change and you don't remember the steps.
  • SimplyComp will allow us to remove the manual processing and mistakes that happen by having finance make calculations.
  • Transparency with the sales organization to catch processing mistakes early and fix them before payout will be wrong.
Great experience with our implementation specialist (Holly). Only thing that could be improved is to have her completely do it for us, just not sure how realistic that is.

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Well suited to organizations that need v-comp automation for standard less-complex sales comp plans where the data is easily obtained via the CRM (in our case SFDC). Less suited for organizations that need really complex v-comp automation because the plans have all kinds of complexity. Or where the data needs to be uploaded manually. It can work in these situations but I would consider looking at business processes and your plans if they are overly complex or you are not using a CRM before buying compensation automation software.

Xactly SimplyComp (discontinued) Feature Ratings

Sales compensation plan creation
Complex sales crediting
Sales compensation process automation
Sales compensation dashboards & forecasting
Agile incentive strategy