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6 Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget
Ask any three people in an organization why they budget and you’ll get three different answers. But no one says they budget in order to direct the way in which

corporate loyalty programs  the targets set for corporate objectives. If the organization discovers that their business assumptions are incorrect, they reconsider the associated plan targets and adapt accordingly. The Process for Linking Strategy to the Budget Given the preceding best practices, it is obvious that the creation of a good plan requires far more than just collecting a set of financial estimates. To achieve a best-practices plan that is linked to a budget, use the following six steps: Senior Management (Corporate) Activ

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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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