Tip #1711 – Import your Sales Goals Quickly with the dynaMACS Optional Module – eSi

Save hours of manual entry by exporting your sales data out of Sales IQ, manipulate the annual number and simply import your sales goals for the next year back into dynaMACS.

Export your sales numbers out of Sales IQ

  1. From the Sales IQ screen enter in a sales rep that you would like to create goals for.
  2. Select the GlobalView Tab.
  3. Select ALL from the Selector drop-down list.
  4. Wait for dynaMACS to process your request.
  5. Select the Export button.
  6. Name the file and place it in a directory that you will remember where it is located.
  7. Exit out of Sales IQ.
  8. Find the file that you just saved. Double click on it and the file will open in Excel.
  9. Insert a column next to the Sales Jan-Dec 17 column (F) and name it Goals.
  10. Create the formula with the percent that you would like to change. (Example shows 15%).
  11. Copy the formula down the spreadsheet and save it as a csv file.
  12. Go into the eSi reformat screen for dynaMACS.
  13. Map the Goals.
  14. Process through the rest of the eSi steps.
  15. NOTE: Make sure that you are posting the session to January of the year that you want the goals to go into. (Example:  01/2018)

Tip #1709 – Using dynaMACS’ Sales IQ Graph to Show the difference in “House” Commission percentages for this year versus last year

In our previous tip #1708 we talked about using dynaMACS’ Sales IQ to analyze “House” commission. The following will show you how to create a graph from that information.

Using the Graphing Feature in dynaMACS

  1.  From the Sales IQ screen select the Filter button.
  2.  Select Active from the Manufacturer Status drop down list.
  3.  Select the Apply button.
  4. From the Sales IQ screen with your selections displayed, click on the down arrow to the right of the Graph button and select Graph.
  5. Check the boxes for Jan-Aug 19 and Jan-Aug 18 in the Select Columns to Graph screen.
  6. Once you have made your selections click on the Graph button in the lower left hand corner of the screen.
  7. The graph will default to a bar chart.  Select the Customize button to change the type of graph that will appear.
  8. Select the Line chart (or Pie etc.) to customize the look of your graph.
  9. When you have completed your selections select the OK button.

From the Sales IQ Graph screen you can:

  1.  Print the graph.
  2. Customize the look of the graph.
  3. Copy to Clipboard.

Tip #1708 – Using dynaMACS’ SalesIQ to Analyze “House” Commissions

dynaMACS’ Sales IQ provides a unique method for analyzing your agency sales and commission numbers.  House commissions are the agency commissions remaining after paying all the sales reps their split of the commissions.

Use the “Data” Control to Display Your “House” Commissions.

In the following example we show data for Agency Commission + Agency Splits listed by manufacturer as of October 2019.  This allows you to examine the total agency commissions and the remaining “House” commissions.

  1.  From the dynaMACS main screen, select the Sales IQ button.
  2.  Select AgyComm + AgySplit from the Data drop down list in the Parameters section of the screen.
  3. We have selected October 2019 from the As-of drop down list in the Parameters section of the screen.
  4. Select the Manufacturers tab.
  5. This column represents the total agency commission amount for Jan-Oct 2019.
  6. This column represents the total agency “House” commission amount for Jan-Oct 2019 after paying the sales reps.

Tip #1706 – Are you constantly changing the “display by” search in the customer viewer?

The Display By field in the dynaMACS Viewer screens defaults to “Lookup” which lets you enter the first few characters of the Name i.e. manufacturer, customer or sales rep name in the Start field which will display a list based on that entry.

You can change this default temporarily by selecting the down arrow in the Display By field while in the Viewer screen.  This will change the Display By for the current viewing session.

You can also change the default so that every time you access the Viewer screens it will default to your personal selection.

To Change the Default Display By Field for the Viewer Screens

  1.  From the main dynaMACS screen select File>Preferences.

  2. From the User Preference(s) screen, scroll down to #19 Viewer Look-Up.
  3. Select the drop down arrow to the far right of Viewer Look-Up.
  4.  Select the field which you would like your default Viewer Look-Up to be ( i.e. City).
  5. Select the Save button.
  6. Select the Exit button.

Now when you access any of the viewer screens the Display By field will default to that selection.

Case Study: State Side Sales

 “dynaMACS uses GoogleMaps to plan efficient routes when we visit multiple customers. We spend less time in the car and more time selling.”

Joe Durbin, President
State Side Sales, Inc.

Client Challenge

State Side Sales Agency was using rudimentary sales and commission software that didn’t provide enough useful information to meet their needs. The agency chose dynaMACS and instantly had a wealth of meaningful data to analyze performance, track trends and operate proactively. As the years passed, the agency became accustomed to having all the sales and commission information they needed at their fingertips. When State Side Sales stopped using dynaMACS and tried to get by with different software, they missed many of dynaMACS’ features.


dynaMACS Solution

Joe Durbin, President of State Side Sales, read an article on LinkedIn about dynaMACS’ ability to map routes when visiting multiple customers, and he saw an opportunity to improve his agency’s efficiency. “We were already missing our favorite dynaMACS features. When I saw the GoogleMaps function, I knew it was time to go back to dynaMACS. We now spend less time in the car and more time selling and building relationships.”

While looking at the sales numbers, reps select the customer addresses that they want to visit. A map view of all locations is displayed, along with the most efficient routes and directions between locations. Sales reps can also re-sequence the route if they choose. “We’re increasing efficiency, reducing travel time and maximizing reps’ time.”

The agency also has the ability to select a territory and see performance data for the top 20% of manufacturer/customer relationships (using sales volume). “We use this as a performance indicator and we see trends faster. It’s another level of knowledge that we didn’t have without dynaMACS.”

dynaMACS continually adds new functionality, and the support team is on hand to show State Side Sales tips and tricks for extracting detailed information organized in meaningful ways, with just a few mouse clicks.

Tip #1704 – Quickly Identify New and Inactive Manufacturers in dynaMACS Sales IQ

The Sales IQ screen has been enhanced in dynaMACS Version 2016 to quickly identify new manufacturers and inactive manufacturers with a color scheme.  This is based on the Manufacturer Status in the manufacturer record.

  1.  A NEW manufacturer name will now be displayed in the color GREEN.
  2.  An INACTIVE manufacturer name will now be displayed in the color RED.

    Manufacturer Viewer Screen