Case Study: Don Green Sales Co., Inc.

“dynaMACS’ commission reconciliation module saves us thousands of dollars each year.   We would be lost without it.”

Kelly Hodges, VP of Finance / Marketing Coordinator
Don Green Sales Co., Inc.

DonGreen_ImageClient Challenge

When Don Green Sales Co. Inc., compares “the old days” of manually tracking sales and commissions to today with dynaMACS software, Marketing Director / VP, Finance Kelly Hodges says, “It’s like going from the Flintstones to the Jetsons.”

This busy agency doesn’t have time to waste on manual processes for entering data, tracking sales, reconciling invoices and paying commissions. Instead, it requires software that is automated, easy-to-use and reliable.


dynaMACS Solution

“dynaMACS has simplified our lives drastically, even with the thousands and thousands of invoices we receive each month,” Hodges stated.

Don Green Sales has partnered with MACS Software, creator of dynaMACS, nearly 20 years, and along the way has seen the software keep pace with the needs of manufacturers’ sales agencies and reps.

However, the agency did its research and looked at other Windows-based softwares before deciding to make the switch from MACS to dynaMACS. In the end, the agency selected dynaMACS. “The conversion was effortless, the Windows-based interface was simple and we didn’t have to learn another software,” Hodges said. She went on to say that by identifying unpaid manufacturers’ invoices, commission reconciliation has more than paid for the software’s cost.

The agency also uses dynaMACS Mobile so, “our salesmen are as current as the office is. Invoices are entered right away. The field knows about new sales so they can manage their territories effectively.”

*This case study was completed in 2006

Case Study: Mega Western

 “With dynaMACS, we are able to create reports
faster and easier than any other method we’ve tried.”

Dawn Farabee, Office Manager
Mega Western

Mega_Western_LogoClient Challenge

Mega Western’s previous agency software was no longer being supported or updated. When Mega Western had questions or needed help, they were left to their own devices. As time went by, the agency quickly knew it was time for new sales agency software.

Mega_Western_StatisticsdynaMACS Solution

With dynaMACS, Mega Western has software that is updated regularly and the agency can call when they have questions and need support.

With Sales IQ, the dynaMACS analysis tool, the agency can view information such as sales, commission and performance data. Mega Western sees data such as:

  • Recent sales activity by customers
  • Sales or commissions by factory
  • Manufacturers, sequenced by year-to-date sales
  • Five-year sales history for any combination of manufacturer, customer or sales rep
  • Sales rep performance

Administrative assistant Leanne Waestman says the ability to see which customers are performing well and which are down is very helpful for Mega Western.

dynaMACS also provides the ability to drill down to more detailed data. If a sales rep asks for a particular type of information, the agency is able to provide a detailed – or high-level report.

Office Manager Dawn Farabee says dynaMACS is easier than getting reports any other way– far faster than aggregating data manually. “Creating reports manually would take a lot longer.”

Case Study: Pacific Warehouse Sales

It’s crucial that our salespeople are connected to information at all times, no matter where they are. dynaMACS gives us that ability and much more.”

Deb Kanne, President
Pacific Warehouse Sales

Pacific_Warehouse_Sales_LogoClient Challenge

Pacific Warehouse Sales knows the power of technology and its ability to fuel efficiency and operations. However, the software they were using was outdated. It wasn’t user friendly and it wasn’t compatible with today’s newer computers. It was time for newer, better sales agency software.


Pacific_Warehouse_Sales_StatisticsdynaMACS Solution

Deb Kanne, President of Pacific Warehouse Sales, explained that the agency selected dynaMACS because it was created specifically for sales agencies, so it has all the features Pacific needs to operate and sell at maximum capacity.

Particularly for the sales team, who live and work in geographies scattered across the western United States, Kanne says, “It’s crucial that our salespeople are connected to information, no matter where they are. dynaMACS gives us that ability and much more.”

The Pacific Warehouse sales team, all of whom have iPads or laptops, are able to access the most up-to-date sales and commission numbers immediately from wherever they are.

Pacific Warehouse Sales is on the cloud. So when the operator enters sales and commission information, it is updated instantly on the cloud. All office locations and every sales rep can access the most up-to-date information at any given moment.

An unexpected benefit has come from the agency’s use of dynaMACS. “Customers are impressed by it. We are able to show them real-time information. Before dynaMACS, the customers didn’t know if lines are up for down. The sales managers of the lines we represent are always impressed,” Kanne says.

For her job, Kanne find Sales IQ to be useful and easy-to-use. She can view data any way she likes. “I can drill down to information sorted by manufacturer, customers or salesmen. It’s a great tool that is extremely informative and helps me work more efficiently.”

Case Study: Wes Coast Marketing

“Access to sales & commission data is instant. No waiting. dynaMACS eliminates the time lapse.”

Chris Mitchell
Operations Manager, Wes-Coast Marketing

Wes_Coast_Marketing_LogoClient Challenge

Like most agencies back in 1998, Wes-Coast Marketing was using Excel spreadsheets for sales and commission data. The agency “got by” with it, but reporting and analysis capabilities were bare-bones. A few years after launching, Wes-Coast experienced exponential growth in a relatively short period of time. Spreadsheets no longer filled the bill. The agency needed a powerful, technologically sophisticated software solution to manage and track sales and commission data, Operations Manager Chris Mitchell explains.

Wes_Coast_Marketing_StatisticsdynaMACS Solution

Wes-Coast chose dynaMACS software and was immediately impressed with the instant on-screen access to all sales information. For the first time, the agency was able to combine and analyze sales for all manufacturers in one database and provide sales reps with up-to-date sales reports. Principal Jim Marino remembers the pre-dynaMACS days. “It was an antiquated, paper-driven process that resulted in lengthy delays in getting information.”

Since switching to dynaMACS, Wes-Coast realizes the value of powerful agency software and takes advantage of the newest features as they are released.

First, the agency’s field salespeople and principal were equipped with dynaMACS Mobile on their laptops, so they had access to sales and commission information from anywhere as soon as the agency distributed it electronically. “Before dynaMACS Mobile, once a month we would mail out reports. By the time the reps saw the data, it was a month-and-a-half to 2-months old,” says Marino.

Next, the agency became an early adopter of the latest dynaMACS advancement: cloud processing. The team sees real-time data. They have the most recent figures, can get high-level sales information, drill down to detailed information, and send reports to reps – even email up-to-date reports to customers.

“Everything is instant. No printing stacks of paper. No waiting. The time lapse is eliminated,” says Mitchell.