Could really use a feature embedded where we keep track of cost ....yet need commission. So, let's say someone sells a training package and they make 15% .....
there isn't anyway for the sales person to estimate what their commish would be per deal.
A lot of organizations are exporting to excel and manually doing this...seem redundant to me.
The issue I see is that there are so many ways companies calc this: % of total, % of margin, sliding scales depending on discount, one % till hit target, then a different one, even different calculations for different products, etc...
It's doable in an add-on for a specific set of scenarios, but to add enough options for a majority of ACT! users would make it a really complex feature to use and setup
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Yeah, but if we get the feature it will be really useful for many people if not everyone.
I don't think we should rule out changes and improvements just because they won't be suitable in every scenario you can possibly think of. If only 50% of ACT! users find it useful that's 1500000 happy ACT! users!
But, in this case, which method do you use for the calculation?
I doubt that any single method would be useful to more than 5%... that means making it would need at least a few scenarios.
If Sage added the ability to add fields to the master product table (this is different to the one in the Ops and only has 4 fields), then it would be easier to do this via a Plugin
As an Act user in a branch of financial services, this would be a great feature for me. I know there are various addons but field calculation in Act would be a great development and very useful. The 4Advisors programme is too complicated for what we need but I find having to have 2 or 3 addons to calculate and run the reports makes Act very unstable. It would be much better if some/or all of the options were built in as standard. More users than you think need to calculate stuff.
Running and saving the output of calculations is another matter altogether for another post. Just another one of my bugbears!
This could be a good candidate for an add-on or module. In the meantime, I believe there is an add-on product that can be used for fields calculations which may do the job for now:
Automatic Field Calculations for ACT! 2010
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