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Case Study: BNT Sales Agency Limited

 “Before buying software, I did my homework. For every question or need I had, dynaMACS had a solution.”

Wade Wohlford, President / Welding Specialist
BNT Sales Agency

BNT_Sales_Agency_LogoClient Challenge

Spreadsheets used to be the rudimentary but necessary tool for BNT Sales Agency to track agency performance. The utilitarian process was time-consuming and limiting, showing only basic information. BNT needed more: the ability to see in-depth, organized sales and commission information.

When Wade Wohlford, President of BNT Sales Agency, saw a demonstration of dynaMACS at a trade show, he saw a world of opportunity; a wealth of sales and commission data at his disposal anytime – and the ability to see the agency in ways never before possible.




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“I did my homework, comparing various brands of software. For every question or need I had, dynaMACS had a solution,” Wohlford says.

dynaMACS combines sales and commission information for all manufacturers, customers and sales reps in one database. Sortable, filterable data enables Wohlford and his team to see exactly the information they need, in the ways they want to see it.

With the ability to view data, sorted by manufacturer, customer or sales rep – and much more, “I can look at a quick snapshot of customer and manufacturer numbers, or analyze in-depth data,” he says. Wohlford sees which territories are up or down, “We can identify which product lines to focus on.”

Wohlford says he also looks at year-over-year data, comparing this year to last for a full understanding of agency performance.

When it comes to analyzing sales, paying reps and tracking commissions, dynaMACS went beyond meeting BNT Sales Agency’s individual and specific needs. It changed the way agency operates.

Tip #1510 – Newly Enhanced Graphing Features in 2015

dynaMACS has made the graphing capability easier than ever.  We have created an instant graph option and a simpler way of placing the graph in other software.  The following outlines the changes to this feature.

Quick Graph

In dynaMACS 2015 you have the option for a Quick Graph which will directly open up a graph based on the selections in the Sales IQ screen.  This is now the default for the Graph button.

  1.  From the Sales IQ screen, click on the Graph button or the Down Arrow next to the Graph button and then select Quick Graph.
  2. The Graph screen will appear displaying the information based on the selections that were made in the Sales IQ screen.Graph Screen with Note

Graph

You can also use the regular graphing feature to change column headings and the graph title.

1.  From the Sales IQ screen, click on the Down Arrow next to the Graph button and then select Graph.
Graph Button

 

 

 

2. This feature will display the Select Columns to Graph screen where you can change the default column headings for your graph.

Columns to Graph

Graphs Can Now be Easily Copied to Clipboard

Copying the graph has never been easier.  By selecting the Copy to Clipboard button while in the Graph screen the graph will be copied to the clipboard and you can easily paste it into any document.

Sales IQ Graph - Copy to Clipboard

 

Case Study: Cutler Industrial Sales, Inc.

“dynaMACS is 110% better than our old software.  If a sales agency is using anything other than dynaMACS then they are missing out.”

Margaret Legnosky, Office Manager
Cutler Industrial Sales, Inc.

Cutler_Industrial_LogoClient Challenge

Cutler Sales Office Manager Margaret Legnosky can sum up the impact their old sales and commission tracking software had on the agency in four words: “We were always behind.”

Only one month of data could be entered at a time, so the previous month had to be closed before the next could be started. The reports were difficult to work with and could not be emailed, so extra time was spent creating, printing and sending reports to the field. Sales invoices had to be entered manually, with no ability to import information from manufacturers electronically. And the list goes on. In addition, help desk support was basically non-existent. This busy agency didn’t have time to be held back by antiquated software.

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So Cutler Sales made the switch from CAS to dynaMACS. Legnosky calls dynaMACS “a blessing. Everything is faster and easier: entering commissions, creating reports, sending information out to the reps, looking up customer information…I can do it all in a fraction of the time. Our old software was primitive in comparison.”

Manual entry of sales and commission data is virtually eliminated, because manufacturers send sales and commission data electronically and Legnosky imports it with dynaMACS eSi in seconds. Heavy month-end processing is a thing of the past, because data for any month can be entered at any time. Sales reps equipped with dynaMACS Mobile have 24/7 access to up-to-date territory information. The agency has instant on-screen access to all manufacturers, customers and sales territories. And technical support is just a phone call or mouse click away anytime Cutler Sales needs it.

Initially, Cutler Sales considered having a custom software program built. But it quickly became apparent that dynaMACS could do everything a custom application could do – for a fraction of the cost. “dynaMACS is designed specifically for sales agencies, so it meets all of our needs. Anything I need to do, dynaMACS can do it…and more,” Legnosky says.

Tip #1509 – Using dynaMACS’ Sales IQ to compare Sales and Agency commission for 3 months

This tip will demonstrate a quick way to view and compare your individual monthly sales and agency commission numbers for 3 consecutive months by using the dynaMACS Sales IQ feature.

Example:

In the following example we will show the last three months of sales and agency commission data for all manufacturers as of September 2015.

  1.  With the Manufacturers tab selected in the Sales IQ screen, select Sales + AgyComm (3 Mos) from the Data drop down list.
  2. Select September 2015 in the As-of drop down list.
    SIQ Screen 1
  3. The first three columns display sales and commission data for July 2015.
  4. The second three columns display sales and commission data for August 2015.
  5. The third three columns display sales and commission data for September 2015.
    SIQ Screen 2

Case Study: The Henson Sales Group, Ltd.

 “dynaMACS is sophisticated. It creates operational efficiencies and delivers extremely detailed data.”

Alicia Bucci, Office/Operations Manager
Henson Sales Group Ltd.

HensonSalesGrp_LogoClient Challenge

Henson Sales Group was spending too much time on manual tasks related to sales and commissions data. Many of the agency’s factories pay on Trace (point of sale) reports but the old software had limited capabilities and captured only basic data. The agency needed more: more efficiency, more access and more detailed data, explains Office and Operations Manager Alicia Bucci. It was also important that everyone in the organization have access to current information.

HensonSalesGrp_StatisticsdynaMACS Solution

dynaMACS was implemented on the cloud, which gives everyone access to real-time data anytime, anywhere from most smart devices. When Henson Sales Group began using dynaMACS, the agency noticed extremely advantageous improvements:

*The agency can drill down for details – in hundreds of ways – covering all facets of sales and commission. For example: View customers in a sales rep’s territory ranked in descending order by year-to-date sales. Or, a few clicks deliver a 5-year sales history for any manufacturer or customer.

*Manual data entry tasks that used to take hours are completed in seconds, with a few quick clicks using dynaMACS eSi.

*With dynaMACS Mobile, sales reps have access to the most up-to-date data from any Internet-enabled device.

*Sales reps slice and dice information in the ways that are most useful to them for evaluating their territory.

*Customer meetings are more engaging and productive. Sales reps share reports on lines that are down, and by how much.

*Sales reps are able to see complete details for their territory, but unable to see numbers for other territories.

*To assist with compensation, dynaMACS automatically splits commissions among sales reps.

dynaMACS delivered Henson Sales the functionality needed for efficiency and access to comprehensive data.

Tip #1506 – Using the dynaMACS Manufacturer X-Reference File “Source Code ” to Classify Groups

The Source Code field in the Manufacturer X-Reference file provides dynaMACS users with a powerful reporting tool.  As an example, all customers that buy that “line” through a buying group could be identified using the “Source Code”.  This tip will explain how to accomplish this.

Updating the Manufacturer/Customer Cross-Reference with a Source Code.

  1. From the Manufacturer Viewer screen, highlight the manufacturer.  In this example we have selected the manufacturer Lee Jacob Mfg.
  2. Select the X-Reference tab.
  3. Highlight the Customer.  In this case the customer is Adel’s Dist/Cinci.  If the X-Reference for a particular customer is not set up, you can do so by selecting the Add button.
  4. Select the Edit button.Mfg Viewer
  5. From the Manufacturer/Customer Cross-Reference Maintenance screen select the Binocular button to the right of the Source field.
  6. From the Customer Viewer screen select the Customer.  In the following example we will use the ABC Buying Group.  Double click on this customer.Customer Viewer
  7. You will be back in the Manufacturer/Customer Cross-Reference Maintenance screen and the Source Code field will be populated with the selected Source Code.
  8. Select the Save button and then select the Exit button.Mfg-Cust X-ref

Filtering on an X-Ref Source Code to Include in the Sales IQ Screen

  1. From the Sales IQ screen select the manufacturer.
  2. Select the Customers tab.
  3. Select the Filter button.Sale IQ
  4. In the X-Reference section at the bottom of the screen make sure “Starts With” is selected and enter the Source code for source “ABCB00” in both fields to the right.  This is the Source that was used for this example.
  5. Select “Include This Range”.
  6. Select the Apply button.Filters
  7. The Filters screen will close bringing you back to the Sales IQ screen which will refresh displaying the filtered data.  As you can see in the example below, only the customers for the manufacturer Lee Jacob Mfg that are in the buying group will be displayed in the list. Sale IQ 2