Sales Commission Calculation Made Simple with DataSelf BI

Figuring sales commission is simple again—even when the underlying rules are complex and always changing--for most companies a monthly ordeal. DataSelf BI's new sales commission module automates it.

San Jose, CA, April 01, 2008 --( Figuring sales commission is simple again—even when the underlying rules are complex and always changing.

"Managers say that figuring sales commission is 'simple, except for…'. The 'except for' is where too many companies spend hours and even days crunching their data every month," said Joni Girardi, CEO of DataSelf Corporation.

"Wouldn't it be nice to just press a button and calculate the sales commission?" he said. "How about a mid-month progress report? No matter how complex the rules are, no matter how often the rules change, most if not all of the commission processing should be automated."

This was the drive behind DataSelf BI new sales commission module.

The module lets mid-size organizations calculate commissions right after month-end closing, not days or weeks later. The module avoids the many errors that hand entry and Excel manipulation introduce. Also, when memories are fresh, commissions are easier to check. Best of all, salespeople can enjoy seeing their commissions pile up anytime and feel ever more motivated.

The module requires just a few hours to set up. After that, automation takes over most of the job. Commissions can be based on complex rules, and calculations can even combine data from the accounting system and other sources like Excel. Most rule changes can be made quickly.

The new sales commission module is another great benefit of DataSelf BI. DataSelf BI comes with more than 550 other report templates and key performance indicators to help managers focus resources. They can track it all on dashboards and reports they made themselves using point-and-click — with little or no help from tech support.

This complete BI solution lets managers set up reports out of the box and adapt the templates as needed. They can even build new reports from scratch faster than it takes to eat a donut. In fact, non-technical users of DataSelf BI find they complete from 70% to 100% of their reporting needs without help from IT — and in a fraction of the time required by competing platforms.

As needs evolve, managers can try out new metrics they may have never heard of before — thanks to the pre-defined reports and KPIs. Many DataSelf BI clients have seen an immediate return on their DataSelf BI investment just by monitoring trends these reports have revealed.

About DataSelf Corporation

DataSelf, with main offices in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is a privately owned software publisher of business intelligence (BI) solutions.

DataSelf ( provides user-friendly and high-end BI solutions designed to support decision-making in mid-size organizations. DataSelf BI clients find that they can fulfill from 70% to 100% of their reporting needs without technical assistance. With DataSelf BI, decision makers can write reports from scratch faster than they can eat a donut.

More than 550 out-of-the-box report templates and key performance indicators (KPIs) allow fast deployment and adaptation by non-technical managers. These templates and KPIs are so extensive that some customers say they amount to a virtual "consultant in a box."

The solution leverages an easily customizable data warehouse and several OLAP cubes, allowing users to fine tune the BI system as reporting needs change. DataSelf BI also provides such valuable BI features as traditional reporting, analytics, dashboards, forecasting, budgeting, data mining and business activity monitoring.

DataSelf's solutions have grown out of more than 10 years of experience providing best-practice, high-end reporting, data analysis and analytic solutions to mid-size organizations. The DataSelf team understands the reporting needs of this market and knows how to fulfill them. The team gathers business requirements from cross-functional groups and extracts data from a wide variety of mid-market business systems, including Microsoft Dynamics, Sage Accpac ERP, Sage BusinessVision, SageCRM, Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 200 ERP, Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage Pro ERP, Sage PFW ERP, Sage SalesLogix, and SAP Bus.

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Joni Girardi