Sales Commissions and Spreadsheets-A Calculated Disaster

Spreadsheets are used in the calculation of sales commissions in most businesses. This is particularly true for small and mid-market businesses that cannot afford more robust systems. Given the common use of spreadsheets, it would be wise to understand the consequences for businesses that depend on them. In fact, the ramifications of errors in spreadsheets can be serious and dramatic.

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