Oren Minc

About Oren Minc

Oren Minc is an Engagement Manager for Ironside's SPM practice.
25 Jul 2017

Preparing for an Incentive Compensation Audit

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Business, Incentive Compensation Management|Tags: , , , , |

July 2017 By Oren Minc & Bejoy Pereira   For many, the word “audit” brings a range of negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. But does it need to be that way? After all, an audit is essentially a diagnostic or check of the business processes and results that exist in a company. Hence, [...]

13 Apr 2017

Why Is the Quota Setting Process Important?

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Business, Incentive Compensation Management, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recent Alexander Group survey showed 59 percent of participants reported quota setting as the top challenge among over 20 choices for their sales compensation program. Accenture research tells us that about 90 percent of companies leverage some quota-based incentives. Clearly, quota setting and management is a major focus for most sales teams. Each year [...]

17 Mar 2017

Why an Incentive Compensation Health Check Matters

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business, Incentive Compensation Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Squeaky wheels usually don't go away; they just get louder. Imagine you purchase a new car. The car is shiny and runs great, but after a year maybe there are few things you wish were different – the seat design could be more comfortable or the road noise is louder than you expected. Maybe you [...]

1 Feb 2016

5 Compelling SPM Dashboard Creation Tips: SPM Journey Part 3

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Reporting, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Content is King” is a phrase made most famous by Bill Gates in a 1996 essay, but it’s been used many times before. I believe he was referring to what will drive the internet for years to come. In my mind, this saying was and is still true in media. Just take a look at [...]

24 Nov 2015

Crafting an Individual Performance Report: The SPM Journey Part 2

By | November 24th, 2015|Categories: Incentive Compensation Management, Reporting, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Continuing from where we left off in the last article, I wanted to go more in-depth on which incentive compensation management (ICM) reports you should start with as you begin moving toward a full-scale sales performance management (SPM) strategy. In my experience, ICM implementations include at minimum both a compensation statement containing high-level compensation information [...]

5 Nov 2015

3 Ways to Focus Your ICM Reporting: The SPM Journey Part 1

By | November 5th, 2015|Categories: Advisory, Incentive Compensation Management, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , |

Are your reports an asset or a liability? It's an important question, but it's one that many compensation administrators typically see as secondary as they put on and take off the many hats they wear on a daily basis. It's time we started reevaluating that assumption. Of course, the number one priority with incentive compensation management [...]

10 Jun 2015

The Best of What’s New in IBM Cognos ICM 9.0

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Incentive Compensation Management, Proven Practices, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , |

Like many products, Cognos Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) goes through regular updates. The most recent release was Cognos ICM 9.0 on May 5th, a follow-up to the version 8.1.3 release on February 13th. Both of these releases included some big changes. The majority of these changes affect model development – creating and modifying your system. Speaking [...]

4 Jun 2015

Ironside Webinar Series: High Impact Incentive Compensation Reporting and Dashboarding

By | June 4th, 2015|Categories: Incentive Compensation Management, Proven Practices, Webinars|Tags: , , , , , |

On June 23rd Ironside hosted a High Impact Incentive Compensation Reporting and Dashboarding webinar, where we reimagined what can be done with incentive compensation reports using our expertise in and success with transforming business through an enhanced user experience. If you are a consumer or creator of reports for any level of the sales organization and beyond, [...]

2 Jun 2014

An Overview of IBM Cognos ICM Version 8.1.0

By | June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Advisory, Incentive Compensation Management, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Version 8.1.0 of IBM Cognos ICM, formerly Varicent, was released on Friday May 16th. It has become common practice to have approximately two major releases each year and several smaller releases between them. Updates roll out as needed between releases. The most important fact to remember is that the product is continuously improving to meet [...]

2 Jun 2014

IBM Vision 2014 Insights

By | June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Events, Financial Performance Management, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

IBM Vision 2014, the premier global conference for finance, risk management, and sales compensation professionals, took place in Orlando, Florida from May 18-21. There were over 1,500 Business Analytics users, clients, developers, and others in attendance. This was my first time at the conference, and there was excitement of all kinds in the atmosphere. Current [...]

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