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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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benchmark programs  since its inception. This benchmark builds upon those earlier research efforts by examining the opportunities, challenges, and results of the sourcing programs of over 160 enterprises. Several case studies are included in this report to provide examples of the different sourcing strategies that enterprises are employing today to extend the value of their e-sourcing programs. The findings and recommendations of this report are intended to aid sourcing professionals drive sustainable improvement through Read More

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benchmark programs  Management Benchmark: Technology Automation and Employee Self-service To many executives, health insurance cost increases are as predictable as death and taxes. That’s why best-in-class organizations are embracing strategies which optimize benefit cost per employee. To succeed, these companies focus on wellness programs, clear communications about benefits choices, and benefits automation as part of an integrated system. And to compete effectively, other organizations will need to follow suit. Read More

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